User talk:Dr. Edmonds

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Welcome![edit source]

Hi Dr. Edmonds! First, a belated welcome! We appreciate getting contributions of original material to complement (and potentially replace) a lot of content that was copied to this wiki in 2005.

I only just saw the thread on the "Mirror of ElectoWiki" thread on forum.electionscience.org that you seem to have been a participant in. While I think there's a lot of interesting content over on rangevoting.org, there's also content that I don't agree with, and that (in my vague recollection) I think many people on the election-methods mailing list also didn't agree with. We need to make sure that electowiki.org content is generally well-vetted on a trusted forum (e.g. election-methods mailing list, reddit's /r/EndFPTP).

Anyway, I'll try to keep up and clean up some of your work, but as you can see, I haven't been able to keep up with the pace that you've been posting stuff. I'll try to keep pace, but you can help by being rigorous about linking to Wikipedia articles (rather than creating new original content here) and aligning the article names with Wikipedia style (per w:WP:CAPITALIZATION).

I'm looking forward to editing electowiki.org with you! -- RobLa (talk) 04:54, 2 December 2019 (UTC)


Thanks RobLa Much of the content I have posted so far had been collected from a lot of sources and condensed privately for my own reference. There are several documents put together by Equal Vote as well as stuff on the CES forum that I have added. reddit's /r/EndFPTP tends to be fairly amateur and I would prefer to source content from published papers and books. I have a few experts who I have arranged to write specific pages and I have set up skeletons to facilitate that. My understanding was that electowiki intended to be more detailed and in depth than Wikipedia so if we can have a better page then lets do so. There is a lot of content on wikipedia that nobody outside of FairVote agrees with. I am happy to have both and/or all opinions on electowiki and keep politics out of it. A good example is my rewrite of Proportional Representation. I was very biased and inaccurate. I have updated it to contain a more nuanced and detailed explanation. I do apologize for any formatting, spelling and grammar errors I have made. I intend to come back and proof read everything. As for the content on rangevoting.org, could you elaborate on what you disagree with? There is a lot of unpolished steam of consciousness type pages but the core stuff it reasonable. In my experience people tend to site it like we would want them to site electowiki. And for the record Warren is happy for us to take any content from there we wish to and says as much on the site.

Form letter welcome message :)[edit source]

Hi,

Belated welcome to the new Electowiki! See User:RobLa and Electowiki:About for notes about the migration.

Let me know on my talk page if there's anything I can help with, if you know of any deleted articles on Wikipedia that could be resurrected here, etc.

This runs on Mediawiki, so it has a lot of the same features as Wikipedia, but is missing a few (like automatic citation generation) and has a few that Wikipedia doesn't (like support for inline YouTube videos). Images from Wikimedia Commons can be used directly without needing to be uploaded. Templates can also be transcluded from other wikis, though it's better to export and import them.

The wiki is 14 years old and has never had a ton of activity, so the goals/policies were never really solidified. Your input is welcome, especially on how to handle the separation of biased advocacy from neutral informative content (which are both welcome). See Electowiki:The caucus for the discussion topics and Electowiki:Policy. — Psephomancy (talk) 17:20, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Moving pages[edit source]

Hi, I just saw that you've manually moved Reweighted Range Voting and Sequential Monroe voting. For future notice, you can rename or move pages by clicking the "More" dropdown on a page (next to the star and "Search Electowiki") and then choosing "Move". This will preserve the page's edit history, which manually moving it won't. (I did the same mistake myself with Maximum Constrained Approval Bucklin :-) If you'd like to preserve the edit history of the two pages you've already moved (i.e. undo the manual move and do a proper move), User:Psephomancy can probably help you. Kristomun (talk) 13:08, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

OK thanks for the heads up. I should have done it that way. --Dr. Edmonds (talk) 19:34, 9 February 2020 (UTC)