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.

  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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