Tue 28 Nov 2017 8:58PM

Transferring power

KC Kristian Colletis-Wahl Public Seen by 161

Hi there,
I prepare to use Loomio for a consultation in a liquid-democratic style. I miss a functionality that would permit to transfer the possibility of choice to other people (transitivity).
Do you think it could be interesting to develop something in this way?
Thanx !


Matthew Bartlett Tue 28 Nov 2017 9:39PM

FWIW, here and here are a couple of previous discussions of liquid democracy on Loomio.


Kristian Colletis-Wahl Tue 28 Nov 2017 9:44PM

Thanks Matthew
In particular for this link criticising delegation. I will have an in-depth look.


Danyl Strype Wed 19 Dec 2018 5:18AM

If you do want to experiment with vote delegation, you could try out LiquidFeedback:


Kristian Colletis-Wahl Wed 19 Dec 2018 9:20AM

yes thanks...I know it, but wanted to know if it was possible to integrate it in Loomio.


Robert Guthrie Wed 19 Dec 2018 6:59PM

It's possible. We could build a view to choose a delegate for a group, then multiply the score by the number of delegates.

Is your organization in a position to pay for some of the development of it?


Kristian Colletis-Wahl Thu 20 Dec 2018 1:10PM

not sure... it is a french University :slight_frown:


Robert Guthrie Fri 21 Dec 2018 2:16AM

Very interesting, what kind of decisions are you trying to make, and with how many people?


Kristian Colletis-Wahl Sun 19 May 2019 8:13PM

Hi Robert, sorry for my late answer... We are implementing the overall evaluation of our University in France involving about 20.000 members (not all of them will participate) by using liquid democracy methodologies.
There will be several stages :
1- presentation of existing situation
2- propositions of members concerning improvements (everyone can make propositions)
3- votes concerning the importance of improvements (priorisation). For this stage it woul be great to have a possibility of delegation of votes in order to increase participation of our students
4- Elaboration of a questionnaire based on point 3
5- random panel of participants which will have to elaborate conclusions and recommendations.


Robert Guthrie Sun 19 May 2019 9:01PM

In the near term we plan to release a "members" page, which shows all the members in an organization. That would be a good place to select your representative for when you don't participate in a poll.

We would be happy to discuss developing a contract to bring this functionality to Loomio for you. Please use my contact button to email me privately and discuss further.


Kristian Colletis-Wahl Mon 20 May 2019 7:07AM

email has been sent !

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