Result for vote regarding new members for the board of directors

Sven Luther luther at
Sun Feb 23 09:21:18 UTC 2003

On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 04:24:29PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 07:49:28AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Documenting a buggy interface isn't fixing the problem, and the obvious
> > interpretation of the vote "------1-" or "G" is to rank Bruce above
> > everyone else. For comparison, the latest drafts of the Debian voting
> > mechanism say:
> This omits a useful option.  For instance, what if I do not feel that I know
> enough about a given candidate and wish to express no opinion whatsoever
> about that candidate?
> This may be what happened here (I don't know).  It can also happen in
> Debian, but the draft excludes that possibility.  Even if a voter is allowed
> to rank all "unknown" candidates the same, there is still some preference
> expressed between the "known" candidates and the unknown ones.

You rank the unknown ones above the 'none of the above', and the known
ones you absolutely don't want below the 'none of the above'.

Would this not solve the problem ?


Sven Luther

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