After several early attempts, we have settled on a process for deciding on the final name for this site currently known as SoylentNews.org. You'll need to log in and go to: userprefs/homepage and check the box marked "Willing to Vote" if you'd like to participate (do this now, the submission round will go out soon). The vote will occur using an email-based solution loosely based on the Debian/Condercet method that we cooked up. Note: checking this box will indicate that we are scraping your email address from the database for participation (this is completely opt-in). If you wish not to participate, just make sure this box is unchecked (this is the default).
We are opening the floor to name suggestions. If you have suggested a name earlier, you'll need to re-submit it through this email voting system. Though we prefer available domains, if you have pre-purchased a domain (eg: to prevent squatters), by submitting the name you are stating that you are the owner of the domain(s) and will give it without strings attached to this project if it were to be chosen.
The criteria for an acceptable name:
This is how it will work:
If you're interested:
NCommander adds: So its finally here, and I wanted to apologize for the long delay before this actually happened. To the editoral team, please bump this to the top of the index for the next 24 hours so everyone gets a chance to see it (click 'fastforward' then save to autoupdate the timestamp). I promise a Featured Story option is coming in the next major update so we don't have to deal with this!
Congratulations! I know it seems like it's taken a long time to the staff who have been working on it, but a few weeks to refine a voting system is really quite fast. The time spent is nothing compared to how valuable it will be to have a good system worked out.
This is especially true since this first vote will lay the groundwork for future, important votes.
The core of any organisation is how the votes are cast and counted. You could spend years refining it and it would still be worth it.
Thanks to everyone, and especially audioguy.
Settle down, spaz.
RollTheDice.orgLong time lurker at the other place, f*ck dice and beta.Too many trolls there, more good info here.Not a coder, I just repair the stuff your code runs on. Somebody has to fix that crap!
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