Talk:Majority

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Disambiguation page questioned[edit]

Doesn't seem like a disambiguation page to me... Wouter Lievens 20:53, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Me either; I'll remove the tag. Melchoir 21:46, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Beyond the scope?[edit]

There's a note about discussions of majority as applied to parliamentary procedure being beyond the scope of the article, a little ways down from where it's discussed (and where it was discussed before I expanded the discussion). Which is it? Jay Maynard 22:33, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

There is a recent creep in American usage to majority being "the bulk", in speaking for instance of "a majority of the water"; but this is not in Webster, where it is implicit that "majority" is a countable and therefore integer number. Clearly the "majority of water" is a pomposity for "most of the water", and should be discouraged on grounds of style as well as erring.

Different Definitions[edit]

I added the definitions of majority from RONR and TSC.

For the record Wimpy the Gerbil came in second in the Undergraduate Student Government elections at the Pennsylvania State University in 1981-82. He beat the human candidate endorse by the Collegian student newspaper.

If someone can fix my citations, go ahead.

--J. J. in PA 07:08, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

As it happens, you almost got the references right. Wikipedia markup can do it automagically. All you have to do, after putting in <ref> and </ref> tags in the entry, is add a section with a single <references/> tag, and presto! -- Jay Maynard 09:31, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Parliamentary rules "one" vs. "a few."[edit]

The normal misstatement is "one more than half."

J. J. in PA 17:16, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

It's been proposed to merge this article with Simple majority, which is an article on a voting system, not on the mathematical concept of majority. I've discussed this at Talk:Simple majority#New merge proposal: to Majority. --Abd (talk) 21:00, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Overall majority[edit]

Overall majority redirects to this article, but the term wasn't mentioned at all - I've added a definition and example to the lead. Tevildo (talk) 11:24, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Why this Tennessee example?[edit]

Can't we do better than this Tennessee example? It might be great for an article on some other topic, but I don't see how this could possibly be the best example for explaining what a majority is. I know this with certainty because the example never arrives at what the majority is voting for. The closest it comes to "illuminating" is what the last choice of the majority is. And that, by the way, is a concept that is not explained anywhere else in the article. For this situation to be an actually example of a majority, the scenario would need to be a vote to down-select the number of choices for the capital.

What I like least about the example is that Memphis does not appear to be all that much farther away from Nashville than, say, Knoxville is.--ChrisfromHouston (talk) 18:25, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Majority of What?[edit]

I know that there are other different types of "majority", depending on whether the majority is of all cast ballots, majority of quorum present, or majority of eligible voters. Came to this page looking for proper terminology. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.175.128.1 (talk) 16:49, 21 October 2013 (UTC)