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Slowvote User Guide
Phabricator User Documentation (Application User Guides)

Detailed dispute resolution manual.


Slowvote is a simple polling application for asking questions like "Where should we order pizza from?", "Are dogs better than cats?" and "What is the optimal strategic direction for our company?". You can use it to quickly get feedback from people in a lightweight, structured way.

Slowvote is based on a Facebook application called Quickvote, which was pretty good when it was originally written but went through a couple of poorly executed rewrites and ended up being extremely slow and glitchy, often taking more than 10 seconds to load. I originally designed and implemented the entire Slowvote application while waiting for a Quikvote to load.

Plurality vs Approval

When you create a poll, you can choose plurality or approval voting.

In plurality voting, users choose one option. The winning option is the one with the most votes.

In approval voting, users choose all the options they approve of. The winning option is the one the largest number of people accept.