Talk:Spatial models of voting

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Psephomancy (talk) 23:55, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Merging the "Dimensional limitations of the spatial model" article into this one

User:Lucasvb, it would seem that the "Dimensional limitations of the spatial model" could be merged into this article, couldn't it? I'm starting to see why the "Spatial model of voting" article needs to be more prominent on electowiki, but I'm not sure that I have the time (right now) to turn all of the articles linked to from this article into Wikipedia-worthy articles. We should figure out how to make this articles portable to English Wikipedia, shouldn't we? -- RobLa (talk) 08:35, 9 January 2023 (UTC)

It could, but I figured it might be too lengthy? If you think that's not a huge issue, then sure, I can move it there. And yes, I think we should have more in-depth and interconnected articles on these foundational concepts. lucasvb (talk} 12:12, 9 January 2023 (UTC)


The way the introduction is written, there is only one spatial model of voting. Many folks have mathematical and non-mathematical models for voting, and many folks think of their models non-mathematically. It's not as though everyone who thinks of politics as "Left-right political spectrum" thinks in terms of mathematics, but they almost certainly are thinking spatially (distinguishing the "left wing" as "far" from the "right wing"). There are many, many spatial political models. Any big problems with renaming this article to "Spatial models of voting? -- unsigned comment by RobLa - 08:46, 11 February 2023‎ (UTC)

The proposed move is more-or-less completed -- RobLa (talk) 18:31, 10 July 2023 (UTC)