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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-30 23:03:12

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> christopher diggins wrote:
>> So what's the status on the logo contest, any word on when the results
>> will be tallied?
> Hi Christopher,
> Sometime next week.

Alright, we might need a little more time. Kalin (the one who
volunteered on doing the tally), sent me a tally. However,
IRV poses a special challenge because of the number of entries
involved. It would be nearly impossible to get a "majority vote".
Hence, we would have to do more tallies, iteratively until either
the winner has a "majority vote" or we reach the 5th iteration
(since we have 5 preferences for each voter). I'm guessing we'll
reach a 5th iteration.

<<<This makes me think that IRV is not suitable for this type
of voting, and we should reconsider next time we have to do
this again.>>>


Joel de Guzman

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