Re: time to (re)consider preferential voting?

On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 08:41 +0000, Telsa Gwynne wrote:
> Ar Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:10:23PM -0700, ysgrifennodd Elijah Newren:
> > At the risk of sounding like a bad person...
> [...]
> > Trying to counteract this factor, I've often voted for such people
> > that I thought would be great and would be unknown in the wider
> > community, and omitted voting for people I liked that I knew would
> > make it on the board anyway (often making sure to select fewer
> people
> > than the maximum I was allowed).  I was hoping it would even out the
> > number of votes a little bit, and make those who didn't get elected
> > feel more encouraged to try again.
> What can be bad about this? I do this too. 

That if everyone does this the results will be surprising and unstable.

> Telsa

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
 Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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