[Election-Methods] Simple two candidate election

rob brown rob at karmatics.com
Thu Dec 20 23:08:50 PST 2007

On Dec 20, 2007 10:58 PM, Juho <juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2007, at 3:24 , rob brown wrote:

> Median is often a nice way to pick the best best value, but as
> discussed in other mails it is not always possible to set a numeric
> value to solve a question.

Of course it isn't.  Who said it was?

My question was IF we are voting a number (and I gave an example that
I thought was simple), then would the median method be considered
"ideal"?  I fully understand that if we are voting for non-numbers
(such as candidates), a method for voting for numbers isn't going to
be effective.

> Here's one example where numeric values
> may bring some additional value to an election that is a choice
> between two exclusive alternatives.

You have moved it back to talking about electing discrete candidates,
which I never suggested that median was good for...or at least isn't
"perfect" for.  In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say it is most
certainly not.


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