Public names for Condorcet methods (Was: Re: [EM] Condorcet for public proposals - IMV)

Gervase Lam gervase.lam at
Sat Jan 31 12:41:01 PST 2004

> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 15:22:09 +0100
> From: Markus Schulze <markus.schulze at>
> Subject: Re: [EM] Condorcet for public proposals - IMV

> For Ernest's proposal, I suggest terms like "Smith-MinMax"
> or "Smith-Simpson-Kramer".

I agree with Markus here.  In fact, there are quite a few names involving 
Condorcet methods:

Ranked Pairs/Tideman

Of all of them, for something that needs a good name, I think Tideman is a 
good name.  So you might as well use it 'as is' as a public method.  It is 
also one step better than "Plain Condorcet".

Sure, there are two variants of Tideman, margins and "winning votes".  But 
those are just details.

There are many variants of flu, some worse than others.  But people 
usually use just the basic term flu.


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