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From Ryan McKinley <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] LOGO
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:49:33 GMT
I don't think STV makes much sense unless we are picking more then  
one.  The key in STV is that the extra votes for the "winner" get  
passed on to the choice.  Since there really is not a next choice it  
does not help.

Instant Runoff however does make sense.  We cycle through the votes  
and at each "round" toss out the losing candidate.  In each round,  
everyone gets to vote for their top choice of available candidates  
until something has a majority or no other candidates are left.  If  
there is a tie at the end, the STV tally can break the tie.

We could rank more then 4 to ensure that the rounds could go  
longer...  but i hope that is not necessary.  For things to work out  
though it is important that everyone vote for the same number of  

On Dec 10, 2008, at 10:52 PM, Yonik Seeley wrote:

> Doesn't limiting to top 4 defeat the purpose of using STV to overcome
> splitting-the-vote?
> Seems like we should rank the whole list (or all that an individual
> finds acceptable)
> -Yonik
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Ryan McKinley <>  
> wrote:
>> This thread is for solr committers to list the top 4 logos  
>> preferences from
>> the community logo contest.  As a guide, we should look at:
>> The winner will be tabulated using "instant runoff voting" -- if this
>> happens to result in a tie, the winner will be picked by the 'Single
>> transferable vote'
>> To cast a valid vote, you *must* include 4 options.
>> ryan

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