[EM] A definition for your criteria system

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Wed Mar 21 01:28:38 PDT 2007

FARCS stands for Fictitiously Assumed Rankings Criteria System.

Because no FARCS advocate on EM has defined FARCS,  I’m going to define it 
in this posting.

Definition of FARCS, consisting of instructions for writing a criterion 
failure example in the FARCS system:

1. Specify a set of voter rankings that complies with the criterion’s 
premise’s stipulations about rankings.

2. Specify each voter’s actual vote (using the actual balloting system of 
the method being tested) in such a way that s/he doesn’t vote X over Y when 
your ranking for that voter ranks Y over X.

3. If you can thereby specify actual votes that give a result that doesn’t 
comply with the criterion’s requirement, then you have written a successful 
failure example.

[end of FARCS definition]

Mike Ossipoff

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