Poll: What is the best way to resolve a free response poll market?
I will resolve by picking an answer or answers such that following the instructions in that answer leads me to resolve by picking those answers. If that is not possible, I will resolve by picking the answer "Paradox". Jun 8, 6:50pm: I will disqualify any responses that are not answers to the question posed in the title, with the exception of "Paradox", which is a special case. I will also disqualify duplicates of earlier submissions.
Resolve to the answer that the most users have supported with a comment
@Milli I am disqualifying this answer as it is not quite an answer to the question posed. The question posed refers to "a free response poll", and this answer is only an answer to this poll. Even if another free response poll had "Resolve to this answer" as an answer, it would be a different answer to this answer.
In the end this was not as bad as I feared. I decided to run this as a responsarchy, where each free response would "vote" for each eligible free response, and I would resolve to the winner. My first choice was using a single winner voting system or a multi-winner voting system. The majority of responses voted for a single winner voting system (9-5). While my personal favorite single winner voting system is approval voting, this requires a minimal level of "strategic voting" to function correctly, and I didn't think my hallucinated electorate could handle that. Therefore I picked a Condorcet voting system, because Plurality Voting is an abomination. After that I dismissed the DQ'd answers and the "Paradox" answer for being disqualified and not having much to say about the remaining candidates. It turned out that all Condorcet voting systems gave the same result: "Resolve to the answer that the most users have supported with a comment". This got a very solid voting base by having an odd number of letters, being the most profitable for the creator (of eligible answers), having the most comments, and being the best in my judgement. It was also a second place choice for "Resolve to the earliest answer that mentions zebras" because it was very early, despite its lack of zebras. This gave it a winning margin. "Resolve to the answer that is most profitable for the market creator" was an honorable second place, and can at least be satisfied in voting for the winner. Thank you for your time, congratulations to those who profited, commiserations to those who did not.
@IsaacKing I will resolve by picking an answer or answers such that following the instructions in THE ANSWER(S) I PICK leads me to resolve by picking those answer(s). I am not expecting a multiple answers play to work... but then I also didn't think that a Paradox play would work and the market disagrees.
@MartinRandall E.g. what happens if two separate answers read "resolves to this answer" (or reads something else that has the same effect that if you followed the instruction you'd pick the answer itself). Either of them is a valid choice that satisfies the instructions. How would you pick?