[EM] Introduction (cont.)

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Mon Aug 6 14:07:21 PDT 2001

On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Richard Moore wrote:


> Doug,
> If I'm not mistaken this is the same as what we've referred 
> to on this list as Cardinal Ratings (CR). This is a very 
> good system as long as the voters have no reason to vote 
> strategically (impartial judges in a contest, for instance).
> As soon as voters begin to vote strategically, they will 
> exagerrate their preferences, rating candidates either 0 or 
> 10, so that the system becomes equivalent to Approval. Of 
> course, that doesn't make it a bad system, since Approval is 
> a good system; it just doesn't have any advantage over 
> Approval in such applications.
> Richard

I want to add my "Amen" to Richard's comment, and to welcome Doug to the
EM list.

Welcome!  I hope you can filter out our pride and prejudices enough to
enjoy the good ideas that sometimes appear. We look forward to more of
your insights.


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