Re: SPARQL WG Survey plan - input desired

On 17 Apr 2009, at 15:57, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:

> On Thursday 16 April 2009 23:08:03 Steve Harris wrote:
>> Ah, sorry, I misunderstood. Well, it depends whether the ranking
>> method, doesn't it? If we use something like Condorcet then there's  
>> no
>> problem with people voting for as many as they care to, if I remember
>> correctly.
> Yeah, that's my understanding too. Condorcet looks nice to me, as it  
> produces
> a ranked list, but then I came across something the other day that  
> said the
> method was created for single-winner ballots, so perhaps there is an  
> even
> better suited method somewhere that has been explicitly created for  
> ranked
> list ballots? If we can't find something quickly, Condorcet sounds  
> good to
> me.

According to Wikipedia[1] there are minor variants of Condorcet that  
produced ranked lists.

Approval voting would be more like the straw polls we've been doing,  
and I find it an easier decision making process. But, I understand  
there are situations where the outcome is not representative of the  
wishes of the voters. I don't know how common that situation is though.

- Steve


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