If I post here a fork of the code, where number voting will be allowed to all MNO by using the mngovernance command, will you then change the poll result of this pre-proposal in favor of a "yes"?
As a sign of a good will, I am waiting for the third "yes" vote to be casted into the poll, in order for me to start hacking the code.
Most developers are paid in dash. I am paid in faith.
demo, voting by numbers already exists, it's available to anyone running a multiple number of servers... they can simply split their share of votes among their nodes.
The proposal is not only "vote with numbers". It is also to extract the result as the average.
Even if you have multipe number servers and split their share of votes among your nodes, they all vote only yes/no in the budget, and not an average is extracted.
So, for example, you cannot implement the alternative budget system (which is only one of the many uses the number voting has)
It's not going to work with averages because there are different ways of calculating it and not everyone is going to agree which is best
Of course there are different ways of calculating the result of a vote.
The key in order to select the winner method is: Each method in order to be selected should initialy respect its own method, then the most loved method is selected.
For example if you want the majority rule (50%+1) to be implemented as a decision rule, this must be supported by the majority of people. If you want strong majority (66%+1) to be implemented as a decision rule, this must be supported by 66%+1 of the people.
Not everyone is going to agree which is the best decision rule, but everyone should agree with the logic, and the logic says that if only 55% want the strong majority(66%+1) to be implemented, it is not logical to implement such a rule that do not respect itself.
So lets say we have several numerical votes (1,5,34,2,23). One method to decide is to extract the average (1+5+34+2+23) / 5 = 13. What other methods exist? Tell me an alternative method, and I will apply the above mentioned rule (marked in bold), in order to find the winner method.
The median, in your example, would be 5... but the mean is 13
Why select the middle number? Does this set (1,1,1,55,56,56,56), where the median is 55, elimitates anomalies? It is not logic.It's the middle number of the set... and your example shows why it's sometimes the better method because it eliminated the anomalies / spikes (23 and 34).
Why select the middle number? Does this set (1,1,1,55,56,56,56), where the median is 55, elimitates anomalies? It is not logic.
The mean elimitates anomalies and spikes, not the median.
So the mean is a rational method in order to decide, and the median is an irrational one. But I am not going to define what rational is, this is a subject to vote. Lets put the mean and the median methods in a vote, and let the best method wins. I am 100% sure the mean method will win the median method.
What other methods exist? Except the median method (which seams irrational), tell me another alternative method, and I will apply the rule (marked in bold), in order to find the winner method.
For the example purposes, you may use whatever set of number votes you wish.
HOWEVER, the point being made is not which average is the "best" because, as you can see, we could debate statistics all night and get nowhere. We can't vote on this because that voting process itself would also require a good selection process....
Using a median is a bad idea if the votes are likely to be extremely polarized (as in, very few people vote in the middle). Using a mean is a bad idea if the voting pattern has a more bell shaped curve and there are likely to be some extreme outliers
I didnt ask when the methods turn good or bad. I asked you to list methods. We currently have the mean average and the median average method, as proposed candidate methods in order to extract a result from a set of number votes..
Is there any other desired method?
I am asking this because I am planning to put an example vote, in order for people to be able to select the desired method that is going to be used for extracting results from a number voting. We can put a vote and decide the method as long as we all agree with the following rule, which is a rule of logic: Each method in order to be selected should initialy respect itself, then the most loved method is selected.
So lets list the candidate methods, and I ll put the vote for you to understand better the example, in practice.
It can't be done like that... there are three basic types of average (median, mean and mode) but sits within the larger subject of statistics as a whole, which is not your field of expertise.