suzerainsimmons at outlook.com
Sat Jul 10 18:19:47 PDT 2021
Eliminate already has a connotation of no possible further active influence on the course of the process. But a disqualified candidate may play a role in disqualifying other candidates from continuing status.
Neutralized is another acceptable word for disqualified.
So far I think your "group" description is conceptually simplest. Of course there are many possible synonyms for words like group, head, merge, etc.
Keep trying ... I'm not saying improved terminolgy is the only possible avenue of improvement!
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From: Daniel Carrera <dcarrera at gmail.com>
Date: 7/10/21 5:10 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Susan Simmons <suzerainsimmons at outlook.com>
Cc: election-methods at lists.electorama.com
Subject: Re: [EM] Teams
On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 6:33 PM Susan Simmons <suzerainsimmons at outlook.com<mailto:suzerainsimmons at outlook.com>> wrote:
We have to be careful about adding connotation to the word "defeat" in the context of pairwise contests since it already has standard usage relating pairwise victors to losers.
It is more common to use forms of "disqualify" and "disqualified" to denote the change of status from eligible (continuing) to ineligible.
"Defeated by" in its standard meaning is not a transitive relation, but we do have the liberty to include transitivity into our definition of "disqualifies."
Oh, I did not know that. Alright, aside from that, and assuming we find the right terms, do you think that my attempt to rephrase River using a transitive relation instead of teams is correct? If so, then it is the shortest legalese that I've found so far.
Can I use the word "Eliminate"? I worry that "Disqualify" may sound like the candidate did something wrong.
(3) If no candidate receives a majority of first preferences, the presiding officer shall re-tabulate the ballots in rounds according to the following rules:
(3a) The difference between the number of ballots that rank candidate “A” above candidate “B” and the number that rank “B” above “A” is said to be the loss margin of “B”.
(3b) Before the first round, the candidate with the greatest loss margin against any other candidate “X” is said to be Eliminated by “X”. All other candidates are said to be Continuing.
(3c) In each round, the Continuing candidate “A” with the greatest loss margin against any candidate “B” not already Eliminated by “A” is said to be Eliminated by “B”. Candidate "A" and every candidate Eliminated by "A" is said to be Eliminated by "B" and every candidate that Eliminates "B".
(3d) The rounds shall continue until only one Continuing candidate remains, who is then Elected.
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