I don't have the privileges to even suggest this synonym, apparently

(and can't even ask on here without typing a lot of characters in order to meet some arbitrary limit.)

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  • The “arbitrary limit” seems to work well since it detected you didn’t bother to write a self-contained post (incomprehensible without the title), let alone give any explanation or reasoning. – chirlu Mar 29 '18 at 16:19
  • @chirlu The title is all that's necessary. These tags are exact synonyms and should be merged. – endolith Mar 29 '18 at 17:51

There are five questions affected:

What voting majority is needed to present and pass cryptocurrency smartcards for social security in a ballot vote? (doesn't seem related -score only) removed tag

How does Score-Runoff (STAR voting) compare with plain Score voting? (includes both tags) removed score-voting

How do abstentions affect Majority Judgment voting? (range only)

How does range voting deal with lack of objective scoring? (range only)

Has range voting been successfully implemented anywhere? (range only)


Score voting (also called range, evaluative, or utilitarian voting) is a voting method in which voters give independent numerical ratings to each candidate.

The scores are then averaged (if abstentions are allowed) or summed (if not), and the winner is the candidate with the highest total score.


Range voting (also called ratings summation, average voting, cardinal ratings, score voting, 0–99 voting, the score system, or the point system) is a voting method for one-seat elections under which voters score each candidate, the scores are added up, and the candidate with the highest score wins.

And they link to the same wikipedia article (range voting)

I think this is a reasonable merge.

It appears score-voting is extraneous. It is on two questions, one also has range-voting, and the other shouldn't have it.

And now I edited both question to not have it. score-voting is no longer used anywhere.

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  • Yes, they're literally 2 different names for the same thing. See rangevoting.org and scorevoting.net, for instance. – endolith Mar 29 '18 at 18:59
  • But they should still be synonyms for when people try to enter score voting as a tag for their question – endolith Mar 31 '18 at 17:56

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