another way to look at the difference between EPA and AS (at least, on approval ballots) is that EPA spends ballot power such the variance in amount spent per utility gain is exactly minimized, and AS spends ballot power such that the variance in amount spent per utility is exactly maximized. Despite their similarities, in that respect they represent two ends of an extreme.
Right but if you are creating a new party it seems like you need to have a general idea of ideology (beyond the meta-issue if how you vote).
On the other hand, if the "ideology" of the party is to simply be centrist, I could get behind that. Methods that I consider good tend toward electing centrists. And in theory, a centrist candidate -- one that is essentially the first choice of the median voter -- might actually be able to win in a plurality election.
I could see a "Harmony Party", where the main goal of the party is to end the tribal politics, by nominating centrist candidates and advocating for better voting systems (that in turn tend to elect centrist candidates)
To be clear, I wasn't suggesting limiting to basic colors like that because that defeats the whole purpose. My suggestion would be pick the colors purely visually from a palette (a small 8x8 palette for 64 colors would be perfect), or using a color picker.
Oh gotchu. Yeah not a bad idea
Expecting people to set up a custom dataset is fine, if it's that kind of app.
Oh no, that's not actually what I meant. What I envision is that the default is to use the current color data. But there's a drop down to use other stuff.
For example, in Wikipedia there's a common example given of cities in Tennessee trying to elect a new capital. Each city's preferences are based on their X,Y coordinates and distance from each other. I could totally add this as a dataset as well (with even more cities probably)
And then at that point I think the logical next step is to make one of the drop down options "custom" where the user can enter arbitrary data. This might also actually make this toy somewhat useful. Like if someone already has votes from a scored election and is wondering how the outcome would've differed under a different scoring method, they can enter that data here simulate it all
But the default would still be color-based unless the user specifically decides they wanna go with something else.
It's been quite a while since we have held any sort of meeting about the forum. Now, obviously we shouldn't just hold meetings just for the sake of it, but one of the points of some of the later meetings I recall was ensuring that people fill various roles. Some of these people I have not seen here in a long time, i.e. several months to a year. I propose we hold a meeting on the following topics:
What day-to-day responsibilities have we assigned, and are they currently being filled? If not, do we need to recruit new volunteers?
What goals had we set for the forum at launch, and have we achieved them?
What new goals should we have for the forum?
Officially I think we turned 1 year old about a month ago, so it seems like a good time to start planning a meeting like this. I'm not in a huge hurry to hold this meeting, but I do want people thinking about it. People seem quite busy at the moment, so I'll plan for it to happen some time in May.