[EM] [Fwd: Pairs Approval default]
chrisbenham at bigpond.com
Fri Apr 4 21:26:03 PST 2003
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Subject: Pairs Approval default
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 14:51:02 +0930
From: Chris Benham <chrisbenham at bigpond.com>
To: fsimmons at pcc.edu
I think we we referring to two different "defaults"-- I was
referring to the voter who does nothing but give one candidate a number
1 , and you refer to a voter who numbers all the candidates but doesn't
approve any pairs.
How big an advantage do strategic pair approvers have over sincere
rankers who use your suggested default pair approving strategy ? (Just
now the point of having the voters rate the candidates instead of just
ranking them has dawned on me.) If the answer is very small, then you
may even have stumbled upon a practicable method! (rather than just a
Very interesting and congratulations!
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