Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Proposal: Liquid Democracy

Failed, 13-1. Josh

Adminned at 29 Apr 2010 02:19:15 UTC

In Rule 2.1 entitled “Next Emperor Showdown ” replace “Each Voter has a Ballot, tracked in the GNDT; it defaults to blank (meaning no vote), and other legal values are “Spoil”, “Meta”, and the name of each Voter (other than the Returning Officer).” with:

Each Voter has a Ballot, tracked in the GNDT; it defaults to blank (meaning no vote), and other legal values are “Spoil”, “Meta”, the name of each Voter (other than the Returning Officer) and the name of a Voter known as the Delegate (including the Returning Officer) enclosed by parenthesis. In the last case the vote counts as the vote of the Delegate. This is resolved recursively (eg. A votes (B) and B votes (C), A and B vote the same as C). If this cannot be resolved because of circular references, all unresolved votes become invalid which means the same as if they were blank.

I am a fan of Liqud Democracy, so I need to propose something like this. I would even like general Liquid Democracy mechanisms (they would be really good for a holiday replacement), but that‘s not the topic here. :)

I assume this will not used that much, but that is no reason against this mechanism. ;). It might be helpful, if you can’t decide or if you are not sure whether you have enough nomic knowledge to consider all aspects to know which idea is the best one. You could easily trust an “older” Player who has more experience then.

Comments

Wakukee:

27-04-2010 20:30:14 UTC

against

Put:

27-04-2010 20:34:24 UTC

imperial

Josh: he/they

27-04-2010 21:06:38 UTC

against

SeerPenguin:

27-04-2010 21:28:58 UTC

against

Darknight: he/him

27-04-2010 23:36:36 UTC

against

Klisz:

28-04-2010 00:48:24 UTC

imperial

redtara: they/them

28-04-2010 01:20:03 UTC

against No need to complicate things.

Purplebeard:

28-04-2010 07:52:54 UTC

against

Kevan: City he/him

28-04-2010 09:04:29 UTC

against Interesting, but it makes it hard to see how the election’s going at a glance. It’s easy enough just to change your vote to the vote of a player whose judgment you trust.

Klisz:

28-04-2010 14:51:13 UTC

against  CoV.

flurie:

28-04-2010 15:34:49 UTC

imperial

Tiberias:

28-04-2010 15:53:58 UTC

against

spikebrennan:

28-04-2010 18:17:28 UTC

imperial