The polls for the 2012 US presidency are ready. Vote and compare the results:
Je viens de créer quelques sondages en rapport avec les élections présidentielles françaises de 2012:
See the start of an uncommon citizen debate between a Libertarian and a Liberal, here.
Many criteria have been proposed to qualify the different properties of various election methods.
I would like to add one in light of fairly recent events: the Pencil and Paper Criterion.
The definition is simple: an election method satisfies this criterion if an election can easily be held (i.e. votes cast and tallied) without the use of any electronic device, beyond, possibly, a simple pocket calculator to make additions.
I just received in my mail a link to the following web site:
It is a nicely designed comparison of Plurality and Condorcet voting methods using apparently trivial polls like choosing the where to go on vacation and what food to order.
Copy of an email I sent to the EM list.
Jan asked me to post here my comments about the Taiwan Legislative
elections last Saturday.
I assume that the interested reader knows at least the basics about
Taiwan politics, so I won't explain much that can be found on
Also, http://www.taipeitimes.com/ is a good source of information in
Post election issue:
For those interested, I will create (in Chinese)
http://minguo.info/taiwan/ (link will become active in a couple of
Wikipedia is a great source of information on general topics. However, it has largely been criticized for its inability to value and incorporate expert opinion. Also, wikipedia can be the worst source of information on some controversial topics. On such topics, I usually learn more from the talk pages than from the article itself.
As a result, some web sites are being created that present themselves as an alternative to wikipedia, trying to avoid the big sister's pitfalls.
One such alternative is the Encyclopedia of Earth: http://www.eoearth.org/ .
In the FA/DP discussion group, I posted the following comment:
On Thursday 01 November 2007 10:47, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> Minguo.info is an FA/DP organization or has at least endorsed
> the concept, and does have a DP engine in place.
Thank you Adb for the reference.
raphfrk: please join the USA FA/DP at http://minguo.info .
Later, when the USA FA is well developed and we have several interested Irish members, we can create an Irish FA/DP within minguo.info, too.
This entry is about a small step in a wider effort to improve the handling of both personal polls and community polls.