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!
I will put some information about any email bounces for the emails here as comments to this post. Some of us have rather strong email defenses. :-)
Just a couple so far:
1469 nwf ""host smtp.bethzur.com[220.127.116.11] said: 554 Service
unavailable; Client host [boron.soylentnews.org] blocked using Barracuda
http://www.barracudanetworks.com/reputation/?r=1&i p=18.104.22.168 [barracudanetworks.com] (in
reply to RCPT TO command)
host mx7.webfaction.com[22.214.171.124] said: 554
5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [126.96.36.199] blocked using
b.barracudacentral.org (in reply to RCPT TO command)
One more which may be a bounce:
1240 slackcity :
(host remote.slackcity.com[188.8.131.52] said: 452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources (in reply to MAIL FROM command))
-- Be sure to check spam folders as well, people --
Actually, my mail server went mad, moved the swap file and then stopped co-operating. Fixed now, mail received.
Thanks for the post.
user 302 zocalo :
one more which is deferring, could turn into a bounce.
59CDE27923 2166 Sat Apr 12 06:57:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
(connect to mail.zocalo.uk.com[184.108.40.206]:25: Connection timed out)
Apr 14 19:14:03 boron postfix/smtp: 59CDE27923: to=, relay=none, delay=217023, delays=216963/0.73/60/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to mail.zocalo.uk.com[220.127.116.11]:25: Connection timed out)
This looke like a possible firewall block rather than a simple spam block.
More bounces for the actual first vote:
User: 3957 'bikepete'
18.104.22.168 is in a black list attruncate.gbudb.net 550 http://www.gbudb.com/truncate/ [gbudb.com] [22.214.171.124] (inreply to RCPT TO command)
User: 3016 'Chaos'host mx7.webfaction.com[126.96.36.199] said: 5545.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [188.8.131.52] blocked usingb.barracudacentral.org (in reply to RCPT TO command)
User: 1469 'nwf'host smtp.bethzur.com[184.108.40.206] said: 554 Serviceunavailable; Client host [boron.soylentnews.org] blocked using BarracudaReputation;
Best option in most cases is to just whitelist us.
Damn. It's looking like my please-vote email got eaten somewhere along the way :-(I received the call-for-submissions email just fine, didn't even have to go digging through the spam.It's possible it went into the spam folder and I missed it when emptying the trash, but if that's what happened its gone now :-(Is there any way I can get mine resent?
Yep, I did miss them in amongst the tonne of spam. Rescued them via TimeMachine, woo!
Here's the SpamAssassin points breakdown:
Content analysis details: (5.2 points, 5.0 required)
1.4 RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT RBL: RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT
[220.127.116.11 listed in bb.barracudacentral.org]3.0 BAYES_95 BODY: Bayes spam probability is 95 to 99%
[score: 0.9744]0.8 RDNS_NONE Delivered to internal network by a host with no rDNS
Glad you were able to find the email.
There is a reason I suggest people just whitelist us. :-)
'3.0 BAYES_95 BODY: Bayes spam probability is 95 to 99%'
We are sending emails that have a list of almost 100 domains, and -that- looks REMARKABLY similar to link farm spam. Hopefully any other votes will not have this particular problem.
'1.4 RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT RBL: RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT[18.104.22.168 listed in bb.barracudacentral.org]'
Barracuda lists no reason for the block, unlike most legitimate block lists, and no, we are NOT going to pay them $20 to get off their list. Note that SpamAssassin rightly gives this a rather low point count.
'0.8 RDNS_NONE Delivered to internal network by a host with no rDNS'
I believe this is referring to another machine than one of ours, perhaps your mail host.
This email is sent by boron.soylentnews.org. It seems to have a proper reverse:
# dig boron.soylentnews.org ;; ANSWER SECTION:boron.soylentnews.org. 300 IN A 22.214.171.124
# dig -x 126.96.36.199 ;; ANSWER SECTION:188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa. 85435 IN PTR boron.soylentnews.org.
You should be able to tell which machine by looking at the headers of the email.
Thanks for the analysis.I've whitelisted soylent, increased the SpamAssassin threshold, and I'm trying out SpamHammer.Spam is such a blight.I can't believe enough people respond for the spammers to retain interest...
Ooh, that's me! But it must be my ISP doing the blocking. Will see what they say...
Not had much joy. Have now changed to a different email address - don't suppose some kind admin could resend the ballot? TIA!
Seem to be having better luck with the new address:
relay=mx1.freedom2surf.net[184.108.40.206]:25, delay=2.6, delays=0.02/0.01/1.3/1.4, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 ok 1398282417 qp 19774)
Thanks, got it now! Many thanks :-)
Another bounce for the first voting phase:
User: 315 quadrox
status=deferred (host cornergraf.net[220.127.116.11] said: 450 4.2.0 : Recipient address rejected: Greylisted, see http://postgrey.schweikert.ch/help/cornergraf.net. html [schweikert.ch] (in reply to RCPT TO command))
Fastest solution is to whitelist us. This will cause the email to get through.