Borda Count

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How much do you trust popular websites to maintain your data and online privacy? In this week's poll you can rank them using the Borda Count voting method.

Instructions:
  1. In the box next to each item, put your choice of rank. The site you trust the most earns a "1", the site you trust just a bit less gets a "2", a site you trust even less gets a "3", etc. So "1" is the site you find most trustworthy.
  2. You don't have to rank all 8; you can just rank the ones you have an opinion about. But since there are only 8 choices, you can't input a number higher than that (ie, it's impossible to rank something 9th place in a contest with only 8 places).
  3. Simply be careful not to duplicate numbers!
    Have fun!
[Post edited by zafiro17 2014-04-28 13:54 to clarify the instructions.]

Re: Anonymous Cow Herds Can't Vote (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-29 03:50 (#18E)

There's no way to say "1" for X, "4" for Y, and "8" for everything else.
Actually, that's almost exactly how it seems to work. Type a "1" in "Your website", type a "4" in "Google", leave the rest blank. This will give 8 points to "Your website", 5 points to "Google", and 0 points to all the others. Looks like you can vote as many times as you want (resetting your previous choices), so you can experiment and observe how the results change.
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