Condorcet and STV in polls
Short, concise description of the idea
Allow users to create polls with a number of options, which would then be ranked by everyone filling in the poll, and then evaluated using either condorcet or single transferable vote.
Full description of the idea
Frequently I will use polls to try to ascertain a general consensus amongst those reading my journal, but when there are a lot of options a simple "which of these options do you like best" is unreliable. It would be nice if users could rank all the options in order of preference and then have lj determine the most popular overall based on either condorcet or single transferable vote (ideally a choice of either).
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