Talk:Warren Smith

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Measuring Bayesian Regret[edit | edit source]

"He was the first to measure that benefit for the range voting system via massive computer election simulations with the aid of a statistical yardstick called Bayesian Regret."

User:Dr. Edmonds, not sure about him being "the first". Weber and Merrill were doing these computer simulations in the 70s and 80s, while Smith got into them in the 90s? Social Utility Efficiency (VSE) is from 1984. — Psephomancy (talk) 22:17, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Update as you will. I am putting in a lot of content and it will be shifted around a fair bit. I do not know much about VSE so you are likely correct.
VSE is basically the same thing as BR, just normalized and upside-down. — Psephomancy (talk) 14:23, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

BLPs on electowiki?[edit | edit source]

Given how difficult and fraught it is for Wikipedia to have biographies of living people (BLPs), I don't think electowiki should have BLPs either. See w:WP:BLP for English Wikipedia's policy.

I bring this up here because I'm especially reluctant to have a BLP for anyone who has been (at one point) a frequent poster on the Election-methods mailing list, as Warren Smith has been. To be clear, I don't think we should have pages for Allan Gibbard or Mark Satterthwaite either, or for Rob Lanphier either. Rather, pages about living persons on Electowiki should either be user pages (e.g. Rob Lanphier) or stub articles that point to the Wikipedia articles.

Not to single Warren out; the creation of this page was just the catalyst for thinking about this. -- RobLa (talk) 05:13, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Maybe we can ask them, I would be happy to have a page. I would think that we just stick to facts and attributing credit. Election Science is not really an academic subject. Many people who do it are doing it on their free time. unsigned comment -- Special:Contributions/Dr. Edmonds - date/timestamp (in UTC, see Help:UTC timestamp): unknown - see history of "Talk:Warren Smith" for details
I'm not sure what this means. Just because people are doing this on their free time, it doesn't excuse lack of rigor. -- RobLa (talk) 07:15, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion/redirect[edit | edit source]

Having read the page in the process of editing it, I became convinced that this page needs to be deleted, or at least redirected to a user page. There was a lot of information in this page that isn't appropriate for this wiki. -- RobLa (talk) 07:34, 25 November 2019 (UTC)