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The election-methods mailing list can be found at:
  
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On "election-methods-list", we discuss the nitty-gritty
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The list is for discussion of the nitty-gritty details of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of all election methods. "election-methods-list" discussions tend to be technical in nature (or at least, very laden with jargon), with the ultimate goal of providing recommendations and educational material to the electoral reform movement.
details of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different
 
proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of
 
all election methods. "election-methods-list" discussions
 
tend to be technical in nature (or at least, very laden with jargon), with the ultimate goal of
 
providing recommendations and educational material to the electoral reform movement.
 
  
Those that want
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The list was [http://lists.electorama.com/pipermail/election-methods-electorama.com/1996-February/065327.html started in 1996] by Rob Lanphier ([[User:RobLa]] on this wiki). During it's first few years, it was on [https://eskimo.com eskimo.com], but [http://lists.electorama.com/pipermail/election-methods-electorama.com/2003-March/074889.html moved to electorama.com (hosted on Dreamhost) in 2003]. The list has been continuously active for 23 years.
to have in-depth discussions about the technical subtleties of election
 
methods can use "election-methods-list" to discuss those things without
 
fear of reprisal from those who aren't interested.
 
 
 
== Code of Conduct ==
 
 
 
Please come prepared to defend the statements that you make,
 
and to directly answer the questions that others ask of you. This list
 
was set up to increase communication between people interested in new forms
 
of election methodology, not as a sounding board for those who wish to
 
drown out opposing views with prolific repetition of statements already
 
made. When conflicts arise, please use this list to understand ''fully''
 
why the other side feels the way they do by honest intellectual inquiry.
 
And when those who feel differently than you are trying to understand why
 
you feel the way you do, please answer as honestly and directly as possible.
 
 
 
Hopefully this is all common sense, but sadly not common enough (hence
 
the reason for this message). In summary, please ask, answer, and be humble.
 
 
 
== Frequently Asked Questions List ==
 
 
 
Most things discussed on this list should be documented on [[Main Page|Electowiki]].
 
 
 
Additionally, there are a number of unofficial sources which define many of the terms used on the list:
 
* The Wikipedia project is working on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Voting_Systems Wikipedia:WikiProject Voting Systems]
 
* Phil Hunt once maintained the [http://www.vision25.demon.co.uk/pol/votefaq.txt Voting Systems FAQ], which he posted periodically to [news:alt.politics.elections the alt.politics.elections newsgroup], among others. It hasn't been updated in quite a while, though.
 
* [http://electionmethods.org ElectionMethods.org] has an overview of election methods and the definitions associated with them, along with a number of interesting opinion/analysis articles.
 
* Blake Cretney has set up [http://condorcet.org/emr/ an election methods resource page] provides useful definitions of methods, criteria, and related concepts.
 
* Mike Ossipoff composed [http://www.eskimo.com/~robla/cpr/single-winner.html an explanation of single winner methods].
 
* The [http://dmoz.org/Society/Politics/Campaigns_and_Elections/Voting_Systems/ Netscape Open Directory Project Voting Systems page] has a pretty complete list of alternate voting systems. [http://www.google.com Google] also carries Open Directory with page rankings (very cool feature), so you can see [http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Politics/Campaigns_and_Elections/Voting_Systems/ the ranked version of the Voting Systems Category].
 
* James Green-Armytage's [http://fc.antioch.edu/~james_green-armytage voting methods resource page] provides a detailed methods survey as well as original proposals and argument essays.
 
* Rob LeGrand's [http://userfs.cec.wustl.edu/~rhl1/rbvote/ ranked ballot voting methods] page describes and evaluates several ranked ballot methods, including a very wide variety of Condorcet completion methods.
 
 
 
== Email free subscription ==
 
 
 
If you really don't want to receive mail directly from the list, but still want to post, you should still [http://lists.electorama.com/listinfo.cgi/election-methods-electorama.com subscribe], but change your subscription by [http://electorama.com/em/subscription-options.html visiting the subscription options page]. You will then be given the option to "Disable Email Delivery"
 
 
 
== Archive ==
 
 
 
There are several archives available for this list:
 
 
 
* [http://lists.electorama.com/pipermail/election-methods-electorama.com/ Electorama.com archive] - This is the official archive for this list, which has all postings back to the starting of the list in 1996.
 
* The VA Linux Mail Archive service ([http://www.mail-archive.com mail-archive.com]) carries everything back to 2000, [http://www.mail-archive.com/election-methods-list%40eskimo.com/ archived here]. Messages from March 2003 and later [http://www.mail-archive.com/election-methods-electorama.com%40lists.electorama.com/ can be found here].
 
* [http://gmane.org GMane] maintains [http://news.gmane.org/gmane.politics.election-methods/ a great archive of the election-methods list]. They have a great web interface, and additionally have an NNTP feed which can be read using standard [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsreader Usenet news reader software].
 
 
 
Additionally, [http://mail-archive.com mail-archive.com] also carries [http://www.mail-archive.com/election-methods-electorama.com%40lists.electorama.com/maillist.rdf an RDF/RSS feed of the mailing list], used by syndication sites like My Netscape and [http://my.userland.com My Userland].
 
 
 
Speaking of [http://my.userland.com My Userland], they now provide an [http://my.userland.com/viewChannel$3894 election-methods-list "channel"] which allows you to read this list off of My Userland.
 
 
 
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''The election-methods list is maintained by [http://robla.net/ Rob Lanphier].''
 

Latest revision as of 23:16, 16 February 2019

The election-methods mailing list can be found at:

The list is for discussion of the nitty-gritty details of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of all election methods. "election-methods-list" discussions tend to be technical in nature (or at least, very laden with jargon), with the ultimate goal of providing recommendations and educational material to the electoral reform movement.

The list was started in 1996 by Rob Lanphier (User:RobLa on this wiki). During it's first few years, it was on eskimo.com, but moved to electorama.com (hosted on Dreamhost) in 2003. The list has been continuously active for 23 years.