@keith-edmonds Awesome! I agree with all of your summary points.
I imagine Piotr will approve, since it is substantially similar to his design of MES on ranked ballots (except of course we use cardinal ballots). Also, he may be sick of me at this point, lol , but if it looks like others are buying in as well we should definitely run it by him to verify.
It is definitely similar to seq-Monroe, but instead of using the mean of the Hare quota it uses the min, and it has a built-in way to tiebreak. I do like this method more since, as you say, I think it has a more consistent ethos and a high level of guaranteed proportionality.
Hopefully the name will be STAR-PR 😜 , but a name like that sounds good too. I sometimes visualize this method like an iceberg, since you start with the threshold high and only see the 'tips' of the ballots, then uncover the 'body' of the ballots as you lower the threshold. Not sure if Iceberg Voting is particularly evocative though. Maybe "floating" fits in with those words, something like "Floating Threshold Voting"
Edit: Reddit user /u/OpenMask suggested Scoring Threshold Allocated Representation for STAR, lol
Let's see what others think in the call in a few weeks!