The point of this poll is to identify the most 5 important elements of a good, online consensus process. The poll looks for those specific items a group prefers for all other alternative. What are the important components in an online consensus process? Rank these according to what is most important to you.

Only the 5 favorite choices will win the poll.
The poll ends July 4, 2012. The poll supervisor is Randall Burns (randall_burns@yahoo.com). Contact the poll supervisor if you need help.

Give each of the following choices a rank, where a smaller-numbered rank means that you prefer that choice more. For example, give your top choice the rank 1. Give choices the same rank if you have no preference between them. You do not have to use all the possible ranks. All choices initially have the lowest possible rank. Note: “No opinion” is not the same as the lowest possible rank; it means that you choose not to rank this choice with respect to the other choices.

This poll is decided using an experimental Condorcet-based method designed to provide proportional representation. It is assumed by the voting algorithm that you want the ranking of your most preferred winning choice to be as high as possible, and if two sets of winning choices agree on the choice you prefer most, then you would decide between them using the second most preferred choice, and so on.

 Choice Rank
Getting a 60% supermajority
Voting by Secret ballot
Allowing voters to change their minds after seeing the result of a vote
I think there is something missing but I can't add it
All of the remaining are unimportant to me
Continuing until we get a previously agreed upon supermajority
Continuing until we have a specific supermajority on one point
Adding a Write-ins privately
Staying within an agreed up on time limit
Following a supermajority indication a majority decision should be made/accepted
I prefer the current remaining majority choices to continued voting
Vote until a super majority prefers a majority solution to continued debate
Getting a 80% supermajority
Voting until folks quit changing their minds
Gettin a 90% supermajority
Vote until a time limited agreed by supermajority has been reached
I would rather not vote until I see something that really strikes my fancy. (write-in)
I don't believe that decisions should be by consensus, 51% is enough or we will be in a constant state of gridlock (write-in)
Getting Unanimity
Voting at least twice
Comparing all choices to see if we have one preferred my a majority to all others
Listening to all opinions
Letting folks fully express their preferences via voting
Getting a 70% supermajority
Vote until a super majority prefers a majority solution to more voting
Having this neat write-in feature (write-in)
None of remaining are important to me




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