Polls for Moderator Voting - How Should They Be Set Up?

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by goofyfish, May 2, 2004.

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One man, one vote - or multiple choice?

Poll closed May 16, 2004.
  1. One man, one vote.

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Multiple choice.

    11 vote(s)
    68.8%
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  1. goofyfish Analog By Birth, Digital By Design Valued Senior Member

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    One man, one vote - or multiple choice?
     
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  3. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

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    Multiple choice. We are probably going to be in a situation where several of the choices are basically the same... on both sides of the fence.
     
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  5. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    I say one man, one vote. If we have multiple choice then we'd have people just clicking on all of them and that wouldn't further the polls at all.

    One Man; One Vote. The way it should be
     
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  7. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

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    But it wouldn't set the polls back any either. At worst it dilute the vote... but the people who best represent the views still get elected.

    On the other hand (under one man, one vote) if 2 or 3 people have the same point of view and are for all effective reasons 'the same' to you, then the vote is split and people with the views you agree with stand a better chance of losing.
     
  8. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    The problem with multiple polls on the basis of one person for each is that everyone could vote for every person wanting to be a moderator, making the overall outcome a tie.

    I think a Multiple selection vote covering those that are standing plus perhaps a "None of the Above" option would work better. (I would also suggest the voters being publicly seen, and the suggestion made to those that stand to cast a vote of "None of the Above" to stop any cheating.)
     
  9. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

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    That isn't at all a problem. A tie is also possible in a one man one vote poll. I seriously doubt that we'd all vote for everybody.
    I find it diffucult to justify somebody not being able to vote just because they are in the running.
     
  10. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    Multiple choice, I think, is the better of the two options.
    A tie is unlikely, anyhow.
     
  11. SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology Moderator

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    I go with multiple choice
     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Multiple choice is ok. If somebody decides to vote for everybody, then their vote won't actually make any difference. On the other hand, a person may think any of three candidates out of six would be ok as a moderator, so they could vote for all three.

    I like the idea of a "none of the above" option, because it might turn out that no suitable candidate nominates for the position.

    Another idea would be to have two rounds of voting - the first one multiple choice to whittle the field down to 2 or 3 candidates, and the second one single choice among the three candidates.
     
  13. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Actually, maybe a second poll would only be necessary in the case of a tie...
     
  14. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    Is the Grand Pseudoscience Election ever going to commence?
     
  15. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Patience, Rappaccini. Patience.
     
  16. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    Foozball... I mean... patience is the devil!
     
  17. Spyke Registered Senior Member

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    multiple choice.
     
  18. SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology Moderator

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    Plus a hundred word essay supporting each candidate you vote for.

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  19. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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