Talk:Majority

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Criterion

oops! Criterion 1 looked out of place to me. A long sentence whereas the others were a couple of words. Then I looked at what you had done. You (Dan K) have created pages with the word Criterion as part of the page name! I think that that is a logical and/or structural mistake, IMHO. I'm too tired to explain better now, it has just struck me as I was about to call it a night. Wegerje 21:07, 16 Mar 2005 (PST)

Actually, I imported pages from Wikipedia with page names like Favorite Betrayal criterion, monotonicity criterion, etc. I created headers with the word "Criterion" in them on this page. Is that what you meant? By the way, I think we should define a CSS class for election model notation in Mediawiki:monobook.css, then use it consistently. What do you think? DanKeshet 21:38, 16 Mar 2005 (PST)
I'm all for style. I wanted a real typeface for the critera list rather than the typewriter font that it was coming out as. So just point me to the style book and I'll follow.
I think the way you did it in the div box looks good. I was thinking of adding a CSS style for the election model notation, but if you beat me to it, I won't complain. You could just play with putting the election models in div boxes, or use your personal stylesheet: User:Wegerje/monobook.css to play with it until it's ready to be copied. DanKeshet 22:04, 17 Mar 2005 (PST)
I'll need to learn a new skill, eh!
After hours of web tutorials and trial and error I now know more about CSS than is safe for me to know. A little knowledge is a dangerous ... Wegerje 23:49, 19 Mar 2005 (PST)
As for criterion/criteria. Ok, I looked up "Generalized Condorcet criterion" on google and it appears to be common usage. It struck me strangely, but that's my lack of education. Wegerje 09:29, 17 Mar 2005 (PST)
Aah, I didn't understand that you were talking about criterion vs. criteria. I guess we should set up redirects so that people searching for "criteria' will find it. I'll look at that stuff tomorrow. DanKeshet 22:04, 17 Mar 2005 (PST)
No not that, although that may be an issue in itself. I didn't realize that people actually called something the "Generalized Condorcet ciriterion" or the "Montonicity criterion". I didn't realize that "criterion" was a part of the name and that people used it in common reference. My Bad, as bloggers say.


Definition of "Intermediate majority rule methods'

The definition of "intermediate majority rule methods" could be interpreted more than one way. Does "Criteria 1, 2, and 3: Intermediate majority rule methods" mean that only methods satisfying all three of those criteria can qualify? If so, then listing Minimax and Black is erroneous, since both of them fail "Criterion 2: Mutual majority criterion". (The obvious example of a method satisfying criteria 1, 2 and 3 but not 4 is IRV-completed Condorcet.)

Or are "intermediate majority rule methods" and Condorcet methods that aren't Smith-efficient, without regard to mutual majorities? If so, "Criteria 1, 2, and 3: Intermediate majority rule methods" needs to be changed. -- (unsigned comment 21:43, 31 October 2005 by 202.27.213.4)