[EM] More re: FBCs

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Wed Mar 14 11:18:05 PDT 2007

FBC/SF is just a shortcut for expectation FBC. FBC/SF is easier to 
demonstrate compliance with because it only looks for noncompliance in one 

DAMC, it seems to me, passes FBC/SF. It also seems to me that the way in 
which DAMC can reward favorite burial is so unpredictable, and just as 
likely to hurt as harm the voter, that it can’t be said to help the voter’s 
expectation, leaving the mistreatment of one’s favorite to give the 
favorite-burial a negative expectation increment.

FBC/SF assumes that that can be said, for all methods, for the 
favorite-burials that FBC/SF doesn’t look at. Maybe that’s a good 
assumption. But expectation FBC is what it’s really based on. You don’t want 
it to be knowable that the voter can improve his/her expectation by 
favorite-burial, without very improbable predictive information.

Mike Ossipoff

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