Horizontal cascades and vertical geo-locals

David Hilvert dhilvert at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 15:52:48 EDT 2009

On Sun, 02 Aug 2009 20:11:54 +0200
Thomas von der Elbe <ThomasvonderElbe at gmx.de> wrote:

> I don´t think, that issue is important now, but ... How would it be, if 
> *every* voter automatically votes for his own draft and can additionally 
> delegate his vote to another draft? So that his vote counts for both 
> drafts then. Just like everybodys vote counts for his/her delegate and 
> further for their delegates too.

While it would probably be best if these options remained mutually exclusive,
having some way to allow delegates to indicate areas of contention with their
'upstream' (short of a vote change) would be good.  A system like stet or
co-ment could do this (independently of votorola, but integrated into the
drafting system).

Given the scope of such a project, best might be to use an existing system or
find a way to combine systems (e.g., combining a wiki with a comment mark-up
similar to co-ment or stet, or developing wiki layers from an underlying system
[e.g., git] supporting branching).  Others have worked on this sort of thing
already.  (Maybe Wikimedia would be interested in providing funding?)

The nice thing about votorola is that it allows the drafting system to be
fairly independent of the voting system.

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