[EM] Quota rule (also new user asking about Wiki situation and such)

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at t-online.de
Mon Apr 23 01:52:30 PDT 2018

On 2018-04-08 13:33, Juhani.Heino at sanasepot.fi wrote:
> Greetings!
> If you want, I can introduce myself and my reasons to be here. But now 
> to the point.

Welcome :-)

As for your suggestions, I'm probably not the right one to ask, because 
I prefer population pair monotonicity to quota. The rangevoting.org page 
on apportionment methods also suggests that Webster only very rarely 
gets quota wrong, so I'd just go with it; I don't think the added 
complexity is worth it.
> The idea is roughly that you convert your chosen method (that usually 
> means a divisor one) into pseudo-Hamilton method. I'm aware that this 
> retains some of the paradoxes, because it's unavoidable. But at least we 
> have curbed the quota violations, and in most cases the problems with 
> Hamilton for free. Meaning that if there were no quota violations in the 
> pure method in this election, then we have in effect used the pure method.

Could you describe the pseudo-Hamilton method in more detail? I don't 
quite get how it works.

> The requota system would need more explaining. Is Electowiki still in 
> regular use, and do you think I should get an account and add this stuff 
> there?

It's been kind of idle lately (just check its latest changes list). But 
there's nothing to lose by adding your method to it, so why not?

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