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I want to set up a little website on a reasonably reliable host -- that's free, due to my minimal income -- to implement a calculator that tallies voters' orders of preference using a state-of-the-art algorithm (much better than the Ranked Choice Voting algorithm). The website won't store any data or transmit data to anyone (except it would of course send the results to the user who types or pastes in the votes). The site would be just one file, a php5 script that's about 60 kBytes. To use it, one member of the voting group pastes their orders of preference into the webpage's text field, and then clicks the "tally now" button... it would respond by tallying the results on the server side (using php code) and sending the results as a refreshed webpage. The webpage is just text with some color-coding, so the bandwidth consumed would also be tiny. I'm hoping the partners at Heliohost have the will and a way to spare me from the monthly logins... they seem unnecessary due to the negligible storage and bandwidth that my site would consume, and my free time is very limited. This website would not be for my personal benefit or profit. My goal is to teach the world about this voting system by letting people use it. This kind of system would have many benefits if used by democracies: It would minimize spoiling (Ranked Choice Voting does NOT eliminate spoiling, contrary to what many of its proponents claim), eliminate the need for primary elections, create a much stronger incentive for politicians to adopt policies similar to the majority-preferred policies they believe the voters themselves would collectively choose (if voters were able to vote directly on issues), end political polarization, reliably defeat extremists, and stabilize policies. In other words, the goal is to strengthen democracy and save the world. The reason that primitive voting methods (including Ranked Choice Voting) cause so many problems is that they count at most one majority. But the fact is, there's more than one majority when there are more than two candidates, and all of the head-to-head majorities of the complete round robin tournament can be counted given the voters' orders of preference. (The most widely used, most frequently used voting method -- the Robert's Rules procedure for voting on motions -- pays attention only to head-to-head majorities, which are based on relative preferences. But it's only halfway toward state-of-the-art because it works like a single-elimination tournament, not a round robin tournament. In other words, the Robert's Rules procedure counts only some of the head-to-head majorities: when there are N alternatives, it counts N-1 majorities to eliminate N-1 alternatives.) After counting all of the head-to-head majorities of the complete round robin, the best way to construct the order of finish is to process the majorities one at a time, from largest majority to smallest majority, placing each majority's more-preferred alternative ahead of their less-preferred alternative in the order of finish. The largest-to-smallest processing order is in accord with the heuristic that underpins majority rule: "The larger the number of people who think x is better than y, the more likely it is that x is better than y, all else being equal." I've attached a screenshot of part of the webpage (before the voters' orders of preference are typed in). The text in the screenshot provides some additional information about the voting method.
Hi, My VPS has slowed to a crawl for the past 8 hours: it started taking time to respond, and now all SSH and HTTP connection attempts are timing out: the only way I know my server is still alive is through a ping. I've seen this happen for short stretches before, but this is the first time it's been down for so long. Could someone check if this is a problem specific to my server or an issue across all VPSes? The only unusual thing I did today was to try upgrading wallabag (which is a PHP app) on YunoHost; the upgrade failed early because of some connection issues so I think the problem was already there before. VPS domains: hippo2.heliohost.org and members.snipettemag.com Thanks in advance!
I'm asking about the difference between production servers and testing servers. I heard that uptime is a factor, but is there any other factors that makes one better. I also heard that the speed is faster, but also heard that Ricky was slow (before the upgrading). Also this is off topic but is Autossl Let's Encrypt or Sectigo/Comondo (I know that cpanel.net is Sectigo)???
Hello. Trying to understand what is happening on my site. Last month pages viewed and downloads were less than half of the months before and this month awstats reports mostly less than 5 visitors a day, often 1 or even 0. I wondered if perhaps Tommy was often down or had other problems. Or if Heliohost blocked me, because download volume was to big (> 1GB in March) or because I did some other thing wrong. After all, 0 and 1 visitor per day, that is not normal to happen. Then, I thought that perhaps there is someting wrong with the statistics applications. In fact, the Apache log file has same size as the months before and the bandwidth application in C-Panel reports 800MB (versus 16MB viewed + 140MB not viewed traffic in awstats). Anyone, who can help? Thanks.