Wonko on 4 Feb 2002 02:46:09 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: new proposal: ptime

Quoth Eric Gerlach,

> At 09:41 PM 2002-02-03 -0500, you wrote:
>> Quoth Donald Whytock,
>>> The way my proposal is written now, each player casts a single vote for
>> one of
>>> the proposals on the ballot.  They don't cast yes-or-no votes on each
>>> proposal.  So how can two proposals be tied for the majority?  Easy: three
>>> players vote for Bean's refresh proposal, three others vote for
>> Scoff!'s, and
>>> any other proposals voted for each get one.
>> But then if there's even only one other proposal that got one, neither
>> Bean's nor Scoff!'s proposals have a majority, 'cause Bean got 3 votes out
>> of 7 votes sent out, and Scoff! got 3 votes out of 7. 3/7 isn't a majority.
> Good point, perhaps we should do multiple ballots, where the one with the
> least votes gets dropped, then we vote again on the remainder?  Takes
> longer, but gets better representation...
> Bean
Maybe just say 'whichever gets the most votes', so that you don't need 9/16
if the closest competitor is 4, you just need 5.

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