Poll: What is the best way to resolve a free response poll market?
Resolved
Jul 1
M$543 bet
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
Chosen
0.9%
Jjmmm
Jimmy James answered
Resolve to as many answers as possible!
52%
Jjmmm
Jimmy James answered
Don't resolve to an answer with an even amount of letters
29%
Jjmmm
Jimmy James answered
Free plus one answer for if you need a higher answer count
4%
MartinRandall
Paradox
4%
IsaacKing
Isaac King answered
Resolve to this answer, but only if it causes a paradox.
3%
Milli
Milli answered
Resolve to this answer.
1.1%
JoshWight
Multicore answered
Resolve to the answer that is most profitable for the market creator.
1.1%
jack
Jack answered
Resolve to the answer that is most correct in your judgement
0.5%
jack
Jack answered
Resolve to the earliest answer that mentions zebras
0.4%
jack
Jack answered
Resolve to the 7th answer (in order of submission time)
0.4%
IsaacKing
Isaac King answered
Resolve to this answer only and no others. This supersedes all other instructions in other answers.
0.3%
Milli
Milli answered
Resolve to all disqualified answers.
0.3%
MartinRandall
Resolve to the answer with the highest probability at close
0.1%
MartinRandall
Resolve to non-"spammy" answer(s). PS: Zebras.
0.1%

💬 Proven correct

JoyVoid
I like this one!
0
joy_void_joy made M$256!
Jjmmm
Resolve to as many answers as possible!
52%
Jjmmm
Don't resolve to an answer with an even amount of letters
29%
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@Jjmmm I interpret "letters" here as excluding numbers, spaces, and punctuation.
0
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@Jjmmm I'm going to interpret this as equivalent to "Resolve to answer(s) with an odd amount of letters".
0
Jjmmm
Free plus one answer for if you need a higher answer count
4%
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@Jjmmm I am disqualifying this answer as it is not an answer to the question posed.
0
MartinRandall
Paradox
4%
MartinRandall
I applaud whoever bet on this option for trying to make the paradox happen! I'm helping!
0
Milli
@MartinRandall I support this option.
0
IsaacKing
Resolve to this answer, but only if it causes a paradox.
3%
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@IsaacKing Same as Milli's answer: "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."
0
Milli
Resolve to this answer.
1.1%
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@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.
0
JoshWight
Resolve to the answer that is most profitable for the market creator.
1.1%
MartinRandall
Resolve to the answer that the most users have supported with a comment
0.9%
Forrest
I support this option.
0
JoyVoid
I like this one!
0
GriffinWolf
I also support this answer
0
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
I support this answer, including by resolving to it. Further explanation in a later comment.
0
jack
Resolve to the answer that is most correct in your judgement
0.5%
jack
Resolve to the earliest answer that mentions zebras
0.4%
jack
Resolve to the 7th answer (in order of submission time)
0.4%
IsaacKing
Resolve to this answer only and no others. This supersedes all other instructions in other answers.
0.3%
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@IsaacKing Same as Milli's answer: "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."
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Milli
Resolve to all disqualified answers.
0.3%
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@Milli This is brilliant and I'm not disqualifying it since it does answer the question and I have no idea what to do about it.
0
jack
Jack is betting Resolve to... judgement
Seems like it would end up as Paradox? Since if this one is not disqualified then it doesn't tell you to resolve to itself!
0
MartinRandall
Martin Randall is betting Paradox
@jack I can't resolve to this answer. My uncertainty is what to do about its recommendation to resolve to the two disqualified answers. Good thing it didn't mention zebras.
0
MartinRandall
Resolve to the answer with the highest probability at close
0.1%
MartinRandall
Resolve to non-"spammy" answer(s). PS: Zebras.
0.1%
jack
Jack is betting Resolve to...ons zebras
@MartinRandall Hah, that's why I was careful to specify "earliest" that mentioned zebras
0
MartinRandall
Absolutely, but at least it's second earliest!
0
General Comments
MartinRandall
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.
0
MartinRandall
I have regrets.
0
Jjmmm
I'm officially supporting to resolve to the answer that needs supporting in the comments.
0
MartinRandall
@Jjmmm I guess they all need supporting if they want to win. But maybe some of them don't want to win??
0
JoyVoid
Like "Resolve to the answer that the most users have supported with a comment"?
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MartinRandall
@JoyVoid Eg, a hypothetical answer like "Resolve to an answer that doesn't begin with R" doesn't want to win, so Jimmy James is not supporting that answer, as far as I can tell.
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IsaacKing
Are you selecting *all* answers that are valid if chosen? Or only some of them?
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MartinRandall
@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.
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IsaacKing
@MartinRandall So if there are multiple valid answers at the end, you'll choose one arbitrarily?
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jack
@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?
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MartinRandall
@jack @IsaacKing I hope that this market will help me pick how to pick an answer to this market, since not all the answers will be self-recommending and some self-recommending answers will have a second choice.
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IsaacKing
@MartinRandall What if it doesn't?
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MartinRandall
@IsaacKing currently it is helping, and I seeded it with two answers I think are helpful. It's hard to say how I would act in a hypothetical scenario where it stops helping. Do you have a more specific concern?
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