[EM] proposal for posting style

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 09:39:56 PST 2012

I heartily agree, something like that would be good. The policy I've
adopted is that any abbreviation I use is available as such on
wiki.electorama.com. For instance, if I say CW, just go to
http://wiki.electorama.com/wiki/CW and you'll find the definition.

I've encouraged others to adopt this policy. Some have agreed to do so,
some haven't.


2012/2/2 Ted Stern <araucaria.araucana at gmail.com>

> I have a simple request for those posting to this list:
> If you use abbreviations for voting methods, please include a small
> glossary at the end of your message.  For example,
> ... here I'm saying something about DMC, GATV, and IBIFA ...
> [... rest of text ...]
> Glossary:
> DMC:  Definitive Majority Choice (a Condorcet method)
> GATV:  Graded Approval Transferable Vote (quota-based PR method based on
>       ER-Bucklin)
> IBIFA:  Irrelevant Ballot Independent Fallback Approval (Chris Benham
>        single-winner method based on ER-Bucklin)
> If you make a file containing your usual terms, you can just include
> it at the end of your message.
> Okay, maybe that isn't such a simple request ;-), but it would really
> help, especially when certain posters use a whirlwind of initialisms
> that I didn't pay attention to when they introduced them in 20
> separate messages 28 months ago ...
> Ted
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