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08-25-2011, 09:04 PM
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Thanks for keeping the ball rolling. Some questions:

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
[*]Final voting will occur for two (2) days, by email.
What did we agree on - vote for all ten, vote for top 5, top 6?

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
[*]In the event that two players are tied after Round 2, the higher spot will be awarded to the player with the most top votes (1st, then 2nd, etc.)
I know this is a common way of doing it, but I dislike it, as it rewards the outlier voters. Assume there are five voters. If player A gets 10, 3, 3, 2, 2 (=20) points from the voters and player B gets 5, 4, 4, 4, 3 (also =20) is it really reasonable to conclude that player A is better? The more likely explanation is that one voter really overvalued player A.

If the players are really that close in the voting, we should try to go with the consensus view, not the outlier. I'd rather see the exact opposite tie breaker - if two players are tied, award the spot to the player with the least top votes of the two. That will mean that the player that has the broadest support will get the top spot.

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