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== Logo and theme ==
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In addition to the listed voting methods (e.g. proportional representation, IRV, Condorcet), this page should mention other prominent voting systems, including plurality voting, plurality with runoff, and approval voting.
  
'''FWIW & IMHO''' - I am neither enamored with the '''Electorama!''' name nor the yellow and red logo. For my tastes it is too quasi-commercial and lacking in sufficient "professional" weight. Quibble 2, "Electowiki" comes out of the mouth as a mumble or worse. "Electoralwiki" would get my vote in a single-winner two choice contest.
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''Old discussion moved to [[Project:The caucus]].''
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Alternatively, there should be a link to [http://depuy-pinnacle-lawsuit.weebly.com/ Depuy Lawsuit] an editable main page.  This would allow the main page to be free from vandalism, while at the same time allowing a single point for the editable hierarchy.
  
For the record, while I have been here a scant 20 minutes, I am very excited for this project.  [[User:Wegerje|Wegerje]] 11:12, 31 Jan 2005 (PST)
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'''''[http://www.fosamaxattorneys.zoomshare.com/ Fosamax Class Action Attorneys Updates]'''''
  
:Great to see you here, Jeff!  The logo was copied from electorama.com.  I don't really care much about logos one way or another, but if you can do better, why don't you upload it and post it at [[Project:logo]] and if people like it, I can upload it onto the server directly.  [[User:DanKeshet|DanKeshet]] 11:30, 31 Jan 2005 (PST)
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The current situation where people cannot create a link to a new page in some kind of top level category page does not encourage people to create new pages.
::I'll give it a crack. It will say ElectoWiki or some such. (Though see added quibble 2 above.)[[User:Wegerje|Wegerje]]
 
  
:Regarding the name: that's precisely the reason I use these "Project" namespace links.  So that we can change the name of that namespace without too much trouble.  With Rob's permission, we could change the title to simply: Electorama. 
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For example, the front page could be changed to:
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(or something similar done by someone with better wiki formating skills that me)
  
::Feel free to call this the Electorama Wiki or any other name.  I'd caution against getting too wrapped up in gravitas, though.  We're going to be at this a very long time, so we might as well have some fun along the way. For what it's worth [http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.misc/browse_frm/thread/f80b26ea8a5eb75a/3e36bcd744d73a9f#3e36bcd744d73a9f this isn't the first group with grave concerns about the gravitas of their logo].
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I have also created a [[Main Index]] page.
  
::The goal behind naming the main Electorama site was to avoid going down the same rathole that most electoral reform pages go down.  They either use the old red, white, and blue cliche, or some other textbook metaphor for serious stuff.  The problem is that these sites often pronounce how boring and ponderous they will be before someone ever gets a good read.  I specifically wanted Electorama to be accessible, and chose the theme accordingly.
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::So, this Wiki doesn't necessarily have to use the same theme as the main Electorama site.  What's more, if there's a better theme for the main Electorama site, I'm happy to adopt it there, too. -- [[User:RobLa|RobLa]] 22:28, 1 Feb 2005 (PST)
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=Introduction Page=
  
== Content contradictions ==
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Welcome to Electowiki!  This is a wiki associated with [http://www.electorama.com Electorama], the [[Election-methods mailing list]], and communities of election-minded people. 
  
Research thrives in lots of content - the kitchen sink theory - whereas activist "propaganda" thrives in less content - the less is more theory. It will behoove us to craft short, concise, clear activist pages that may point to the dense research pages as needed, but only point and never get bogged down with. [[User:Wegerje|Wegerje]] 11:41, 31 Jan 2005 (PST)
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===Main Page ===
  
:I'm not very worried about this until or unless it becomes a problem, but a custom namespace could always distinguish fact from editorial. [[User:DanKeshet|DanKeshet]] 14:57, 31 Jan 2005 (PST)
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The [[Main Index]] contains a listing of all the categories.
  
== Our "Village Pump"? ==
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===Purpose of Wiki ===
  
We should probably have some sort of "Village Pump" type page hereNaming this is always traditionally different on a per Wiki basis, based on the flavor of the WikiMy proposal would be for "[[Project:Smoke-filled room]]" or perhaps "[[Project:The caucus]]", but regardless, this page should probably be reserved for discussion of the [[Main Page]]. -- [[User:RobLa|RobLa]] 16:02, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)
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'''Wikipedia is not a research community.''' 
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Wikipedia only wants well-established ideas and facts.  New systems, new methods for evaluating systems, new insight, and new jargon are invented frequently on the mailing list.  These ideas need a place to grow up to before they are notable enough to be included in Wikipedia.  Electowiki can be this research community; Wikipedia cannot.
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Electowiki strives to be accurate and informative.  But many of us research not just for knowledge, but also for change.  Electowiki can be the place where we collaborate on arguments for change, craft draft letters to use when we write to groups where we are involved, et cetera.
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===Election Methods ===
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There has been an increasing awareness in many parts of the world of the effect that different [[:Category:Voting systems|election methods]] (voting systems, voting methods, etc; this site uses these words interchangeably) have on the quality and timbre of elections and democracyThere are movements for [[proportional representation]], [[instant-runoff voting]], [[Condorcet method|Condorcet]].  This site gives you a guide to what these things are and other less well know methods. 
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But it also goes one step further: there is a vast literature on the [[:Category:Voting theory|theory]] behind these systems: what [[:Category:Voting system criteria|criteria]] can you use to judge whether a particular method works well?  What [[tactical voting|strategies]] will different systems encourage voters to use?  We record the collective wisdom of scholars and enthusiasts, and, by working together, hope to create a canonical reference for all to use.
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===About the project ===
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We are a wiki!  That means, anybody can get involvedWe are free content.  That means, we offer a license for anybody to copy and modify our works.  To learn more about us or how to edit, see the [[Project:Community Portal|Community Portal]] and [[Project:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]!  This project begain in January, 2005, so it is young yet.  However, much of the content is built on top of past free content writings on election methods.
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===Electowidget ===
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This site also hosts [[Electowidget]], a plugin for MediaWiki for conducting online elections using advanced electoral tallying methods.
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'''[[Special:Allpages|See a list of all pages on Electowiki]]'''
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--Raphfrk

Latest revision as of 12:30, 25 April 2013

In addition to the listed voting methods (e.g. proportional representation, IRV, Condorcet), this page should mention other prominent voting systems, including plurality voting, plurality with runoff, and approval voting.

Old discussion moved to Project:The caucus.


Alternatively, there should be a link to Depuy Lawsuit an editable main page. This would allow the main page to be free from vandalism, while at the same time allowing a single point for the editable hierarchy.

Fosamax Class Action Attorneys Updates

The current situation where people cannot create a link to a new page in some kind of top level category page does not encourage people to create new pages.

For example, the front page could be changed to: (or something similar done by someone with better wiki formating skills that me)

I have also created a Main Index page.


Introduction Page

Welcome to Electowiki! This is a wiki associated with Electorama, the Election-methods mailing list, and communities of election-minded people.

Main Page

The Main Index contains a listing of all the categories.

Purpose of Wiki

Wikipedia is not a research community.

Wikipedia only wants well-established ideas and facts. New systems, new methods for evaluating systems, new insight, and new jargon are invented frequently on the mailing list. These ideas need a place to grow up to before they are notable enough to be included in Wikipedia. Electowiki can be this research community; Wikipedia cannot.

Electowiki strives to be accurate and informative. But many of us research not just for knowledge, but also for change. Electowiki can be the place where we collaborate on arguments for change, craft draft letters to use when we write to groups where we are involved, et cetera.

Election Methods

There has been an increasing awareness in many parts of the world of the effect that different election methods (voting systems, voting methods, etc; this site uses these words interchangeably) have on the quality and timbre of elections and democracy. There are movements for proportional representation, instant-runoff voting, Condorcet. This site gives you a guide to what these things are and other less well know methods.

But it also goes one step further: there is a vast literature on the theory behind these systems: what criteria can you use to judge whether a particular method works well? What strategies will different systems encourage voters to use? We record the collective wisdom of scholars and enthusiasts, and, by working together, hope to create a canonical reference for all to use.

About the project

We are a wiki! That means, anybody can get involved. We are free content. That means, we offer a license for anybody to copy and modify our works. To learn more about us or how to edit, see the Community Portal and Frequently Asked Questions! This project begain in January, 2005, so it is young yet. However, much of the content is built on top of past free content writings on election methods.

Electowidget

This site also hosts Electowidget, a plugin for MediaWiki for conducting online elections using advanced electoral tallying methods.

See a list of all pages on Electowiki


--Raphfrk