Do you want quadratic voting in the Final Voting Phase?

post by Raemon · 2022-01-13T20:20:08.688Z · LW · GW · 2 comments

For the 2020 Review, people have continued using the 7-point preliminary voting option throughout the Review Phase. I've personally found it fairly satisfying to use. I'm considering whether to add back the "fine-tuned quadratic voting" option from previous years in the Final Voting Phase.

I currently am mostly happy to leave it as-is (i.e. just use the 7-button voting system the entire time). The extra complexity cost of a separate voting system doesn't seem worth it. But I'm interested in hearing from anyone who wanted to make a strong bid (or, even a weak desire) for a return to the original system.

Some facts about how the current system is playing out:

My personal take is:

Curious what other people think.


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comment by ryan_b · 2022-01-14T15:52:51.026Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Weak desire for quadratic voting. This is chiefly because it never shows up anywhere else, and there are very few areas of life where I care enough to vote and have the surplus capacity to actually engage with a new voting system.

If I don't endorse it in these conditions, then I effectively don't endorse new voting systems anywhere, which feels weird.

comment by Sherrinford · 2022-01-14T11:01:05.338Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

To determine which kind of voting makes sense, you should decide whether you want to have agreement to many posts with weak consensus or whether you want to reward polarizing posts. In the former kind of system, "the incentive to downvote everything you don't like to -1" is not a bug, it's a feature. I'd also prefer a system with 3 extra buttons to an asymmetric one.