New subtitle for Equality-by-Lot

This is to announce the results of the vote for a new subtitle for this blog.

Terry Bouricius has done the hard work of collecting the ranked choice lists and converting them to pairwise comparison matrices. Thanks, Terry!

Following Terry’s instructions, I have summed the matrices and produced the sum matrix. Candidate subtitle #6 has a clear advantage, beating almost all other candidates in a head-to-head comparison. The sole exception is candidate #26 which is tied with #6 at 8 votes each. However, Terry assures me that despite this tie, due to tie-breaking considerations, candidate #6 is the undisputed winner.

Reflecting this result, I will start taking steps to change the subtitle of this blog to “The democratic potential of sortition”.

I thank everybody for contributing candidates and registering their votes. Again I encourage the proposers and voters to take part in this blog in other ways as well.

18 Responses

  1. Big thanks to Yoram and Terry for successfully bringing this to a conclusion. Also delighted to see that EbL now has 1,001 followers!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. What were the tie-breaking considerations in question?

    Like

  3. Oliver,

    We never had to get to an actual tie-breaker issue because option 6 was the only choice that either defeated or tied with every other option. While option 6 and 26 were tied in a head to head themselves, option 26 was defeated in a head to head contest by option 25, so could not be a Condorcet winner. Every variant of Condorcet tabulation (with any tie-breaking method) declares #6 the winner.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. We’ve been promoted from page 6 to page 4 of Google searches for “sortition”; hopefully we’ll be on the front page within a few weeks.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. It’s an improvement for sure – but I still think you should revisit the main title itself!

    Like

  6. Equality by Lot equates very accurately to the full range of interest in the potential of sortition to achieve social justice and democratic equality. It also has the benefit of having been in use for over ten years. Yoram did suggest that it might be an idea to update the graphic. How about something more redolent of modern lotteries, say: https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2016/01/04/21/Lottery.jpg?width=990&auto=webp&quality=75

    or

    Like

  7. I’d rather stick to the good ol’ kleroterion.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I agree with Arturo – lottery balls have a very different connotation.

    Like

  9. Does EbL really have 8,008 followers, or is my computer exaggerating (we had 1,002 yesterday)?

    You are following this blog
    You are following this blog, along with 8,080 other amazing people (manage).

    Like

  10. It’s not your computer – it’s telling me the same! Either a lot of people are suddenly really into sortition, or it’s bots.

    Like

  11. I think I figured this out. I believe Nicholas Gruen set up sharing of his EbL posts to his Twitter account. This apparently added his 7000+ Twitter followers to the official count of EbL followers. (Those followers will only see tweets when Nicholas posts.)

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Looks like we’ve been upgraded to page 3 of Google searches for sortition.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. And now we’re on page 2 of Google searches for sortition. I don’t know whether that’s down to the subtitle change or Nick’s fan club, but onwards and upwards.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Google searches are different for each person (based on previous searches you made Google modifies what shows up in what order to each person). I did a Google search in “incognito” mode and EbL was on the first page of results six from the top.

    Like

  15. Brilliant! Has that changed since we altered the subtitle? Yoram’ gave us a page six ranking before the name change, but don’t know if he searched incognito

    Like

  16. PS how do you do an incognito search?

    Like

  17. i opened an incognito window but it didn’t cahange the ranking for me

    Like

  18. hhhmmmm? mysteries of Google…. maybe somebody on here knows more than you or I do???

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: