[Election-Methods] Simple two candidate election

Juho Laatu juho.laatu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 13:06:41 PST 2007

Ok, no intention to say that our mails would be somehow incompatible.  
Median is perfect for many uses.


On Dec 21, 2007, at 9:08 , rob brown wrote:

> 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.
> -rob
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