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!
Soylent [vegan lent? who Knew?] is less than appealing. The movie starred one of my least favorite actors [they should have gotten Shatner]... and it was sadly the last movie of Edward G. Robinson.
So if you insist I'll live but to give you a few ideas
apt-get-news.org [debian does news!]
sudonews.org [or .com] [a bit of a pun-ish name!]
or other plays upon this theme.
I do have a couple of domains I am not using: coolculture.net and dvusweb.com... no obligation, no strings. I'm offering to transfer them for community use gratis. I also have market-street.net but I don't think you are planning to open a stock / business news site any time soon so you probably don't need that one.
To clarify: I do not own apt-get... nor sudo... domains
I do own the other three domains.
How about aptnews.org?
Who doesn't want news that's apt? If you want apt news, get aptnews!
I'll make sure these get in the running