# Timeline for Game theory: ignorant voting, when to pass, when to guess?

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Jan 11 '18 at 21:32 history edited
Minor clarifications.
Jan 10 '18 at 16:18 history edited
Typo.
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Mar 13 '17 at 18:39 comment
Mar 13 '17 at 18:29 comment @indigochild, Re "a guess is not random": surely a guess that uses a random number generator would be random, or perhaps you're referring to the decision to guess rather than the method of guessing.
Mar 13 '17 at 18:26 comment @indigochild, re "every actor must": thanks for the clarification -- would your favored definition of an abstract game require actors' goals to be a single shared utility function and preference order, or does a game permit several ordered rankings, or even several functions?
Mar 13 '17 at 18:14 comment A guess is not random. It still conforms to the notion of a ranked-order preference. The idea of people voting randomly in your answer does not, because it suggests (to me, at least) that they do not have a well-ordered set of preferences (because you've assigned them all equal probabilities).
Mar 13 '17 at 18:07 comment @indigochild, Re #6: It can be rational to guess, e.g. a wire dilemma. GT with random aspects is not novel, e.g. GT informed strategies of Poker.
Mar 13 '17 at 17:11 comment Second concern - You are incorrectly characterizing my answer. In a game, every actor rationally pursues some goal (given by their utility function and order of preferences). Every actor must do this, or it isn't a game. However, I don't assume that a voter wants things that are best for themselves. They could order their preferences according to some kind of social good and still be rational.
Mar 13 '17 at 17:06 comment About point #6 - In game theory, all actors are rational. There is no possibility that a voter votes randomly, it must be done according to their ranking of preferences.
Mar 11 '17 at 22:46 history edited
Tweak.
Mar 11 '17 at 8:16 history answered