Stuff:Vilfredo goes to Athens

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g About page.
  2. ^ a b Vilfredo Tutorials.
  3. ^ Vilfredo "is a consensus-building and decision-making tool."1 It "is a tool for reaching an agreement over an open question... It works through two phases by letting people present their proposals, and vote on all the proposals presented."2
  4. ^ Dating from the first version of the about page.
  5. ^ "The system works as a human based genetic algorithm, where people propose and evaluate each other's answers. It works through a cyclic procedure where proposals are written, evaluated and filtered... a limited number of those proposals will pass the filter and be accepted in the next generations. Those proposals will represent the basic elements that the users will be invited to integrate to reach a comprehensive answer."1 It is unclear whether a candidate answer may be altered after passing the filter. But certainly it may be copied into a new answer and altered there. Such separate answers are understood to be alternatives, not additions. Therefore it appears that the candidates are effectively mutatable.
  6. ^ What makes a good question?
  7. ^ a b This is unknown. "Vilfredo is a tool for small groups of dedicated individuals."6 But there is no apparent intent to employ it in contexts where the participation limit would necessarily exclude those who are affected by the decisions.
  8. ^ At least within the participation limit,7 it is apparently intended to be inclusive. "Every person that is interested writes the possible answer(s)."1
  9. ^ a b Running demo.
  10. ^ Vilfredo refers to "questions" and "answers". Many of the questions are normative, such as this one about Vilfredo itself, "Should we abolish 'questions' and replace them with 'topics' or 'issues'?."9
  11. ^ Vilfredo "is a consensus-building and decision-making tool."1 "If a consensus has been met the system ends."2
  12. ^ A demo is running.9 Apparently it is offered as an alpha prototype. "The system represents a testing site in which to study an alternative decision making system that could be used in e-democratic societies."1
  13. ^ "If someone does not agree with the final consensus, he or she can open it again. To open again a question a person must write a new possible answer. This makes the question move on to the Writing Phase (point 4)."1 So it is continuous.
  14. ^ "Every person that is interested writes the possible answer(s). There is no maximum to the number of answers that a person can write." But really there is a maximum because "everybody is supposed to read all the answers".1 So it is not unbounded.