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From Danesh Irani <danes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] on ground rules for determining Derby logo
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2005 22:19:20 GMT
+1


On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:36:56 -0600, Rich Hall <derby@opxn.net> wrote:
> +1
> 
> On Mar 7, 2005, at 5:31 PM, Susan Cline wrote:
> 
> > I think you're right, we do need to better define this.  I think
> > Option 2 would be good.
> >  
> > So I'll change my original proposal to this:
> >  
> > The voting will consist of two phases.  The first phase will be used
> > to select the top three
> > finalists (unless there is a tie for number of votes there might be
> > more than three entries
> > in the run-off.)
> >  
> > The second phase will be a run-off between the top entries selected in
> > the first phase.
> >
> > * Everyone gets to vote.
> > * Only one vote per person submitted to derby-user@db.apache.org
> >     - please don't use a different email address to vote twice :-)
> > * Vote for only one logo, or you may vote for 'none of the above'.
> > * Once we call for the vote, voting will continue for one week. 
> > * When we call for the vote we will announce the official deadline
> >    to jive with the one week period.
> > * The vote will be done by email to the derby-user mailing list.
> > *The top three vote getters (actual number of votes) from the first
> > round of votes will
> >      be the only logos included in the second round of voting. 
> >      However, if multiple entries tie for the top number of votes, all
> > of these entries
> >      will be included in the run-off.  For instance, say 7 entries all
> > get 20 votes, then
> >      all 7 will be included in the run-off.  Or, if the top entry gets
> > 20 votes and the
> >     second most voted on logos each get 19 votes and there are 4 of
> > these logos,
> >     all 5 would be included in the second round of voting. A third
> > example would be
> >     the top vote getter got 20 votes, the second got 19 votes and the
> > third got 18 votes,
> >     with three entries getting 18 votes.  Then these 5 entries would
> > all be included in the
> >     final round.
> > * For the second round of votes the highest vote getter from the three
> > will be the winner
> >     of the contest overall.
> > * In the event the winner of the second round of voting produces the
> > result of
> >     'None of the above', we will not choose a logo at this time and
> > wait for
> >     more entries.
> > * The second round of voting will last from March 21st - March 23rd, 5
> > PM PST.
> > * I volunteer to tally the votes.
> >  
> > Before we actually vote for the logo, please vote on the
> > acceptance of these ground rules.
> >  
> > The vote for these ground rules will end March 9th at 5 PM PST.
> >  
> > [ ] +1 : I agree with these rules
> > [ ]  0 : abstain
> > [ ] -1 : I disagree with these rules
> >  
> > Finally, if you have already voted on the early rules today you do not
> > need to revote unless
> > you wish to change your earlier vote.
> >  
> > Susan
> >
> > Jeffrey Lichtman <swazoo@rcn.com> wrote:
> >
> > >The simple majority of votes will determine the winner.
> >
> > Do you mean a simple majority or a plurality? With the number of
> > entries,
> >  it's not likely that there will be a simple majority (i.e. an entry
> > whose
> >  votes account for more than 50% of those cast). There are several
> > ways to
> > deal with this:
> >
> > 1) the winner is the one with a plurality of votes (i.e. the most
> >  votes, although not necessarily a majority)
> >
> > 2) a run-off among the top vote-getters (possibly the top three)
> >
> > 3) instant run-off, where each voter lists up to three (or possibly
> >  more) selections in order of precedence. Everyone's first choice is
> > counted. If the top vote-getter has more than 50% of the vote, that's
> > the
> >  winner. Otherwise, figure out which candidate has the least votes,
> >  eliminate that one from the competition, and count the votes again
> > using
> >  the next choice for anyone who preferred the candidate that was
> > eliminated.
> >  Keep doing this until there is a clear winner.
> >
> > 4) approval voting, where each voter is allowed to vote for as many
> >  candidates as he or she wants. The idea is to vote for all the
> > candidates
> >  one approves of. The winner is the one that gets the most votes -
> > there are
> >  no run-off elections in this voting system.
> >
> > I really think it's important to figure this out - otherwise, we could
> > run
> >  into disagreements about which logo really won, or we could get a
> > winner
> >  with three votes that the great majority of the voters didn't vote
> > for.
> >
> >
> > - Jeff Lichtman
> > swazoo@rcn.com
> > Check out Swazoo Koolak's Web Jukebox at
> > http://swazoo.com/
> >
> >
> 
>

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