Author: Sandro Language: text
Description: Tuxie Voting Suggestion Timestamp: 2021-01-05 18:24:17 +0000
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  1. Hi!
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  3. I'm writing about episode 385 and the Tuxies, it was fun!
  4. You asked for suggestions for the next editions, so here my two cents...
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  6. Maybe it's an overkill for the kind of contest you want to do, but if you want to go
  7. geeky you could split the project in two: the nomination phase and the voting phase.
  8. In the nomination phase (that could begin on November, maybe?) you accept proposals for
  9. each category and make a big list. Then you can edit this lists as you like, grouping
  10. similar entries, removing non relevant ones, deciding that at least 2 or 3 submissions
  11. are required for a nomination to be valid, etc...
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  13. Then in the actual voting one can only cast votes selecting from the list you have made.
  14. And the act of voting in a category would consist of giving an order of preference to
  15. the entries. It doesn't matter how many votes are given and how they are given, until
  16. you are able to sort the voter preferences in some way.
  17. E.g. Gnome = 1, KDE = 2, Sway = 3, mate = no vote, cinnamon = no vote. This would mean
  18. that Gnome is the first in the voter preference, KDE the second, Sway the third, all
  19. other projects are tie with no votes.
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  21. Then you count the votes considering only the first preference for each voter.
  22. In case you want to avoid having the same project winning multiple years in a row, you
  23. can simply remove it if in case it's the winner, and then use the second preference of
  24. each voter that selected it as the first one.
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  26. The good thing here is that no vote is wasted, and the result is much more
  27. representative of the audience preference.
  28. All this technicalities are inspired from this video (where the advantages of the system
  29. are much better explained):
  30. Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote
  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI
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  33. In case you want to be excessively precise, there is explained how to handle the
  34. preferences to fairly select the top 3 voted candidates.
  35. It would require some automated computations, but I think this shouldn't be a problem ;)
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  37. All that said, I apologise if there are problems in my English...and again thank you for
  38. your shows, they make commuting a bit less burdening!
  39.  
  40. Sandro
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