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!
Apparently Yahoo thinks our long list of domains is spam, and is actually blocking people sending to the voting address.
Solution: Copy the entire email and send from another address or system. Make sure you send -to- the From: address listed on the email.
If you have a way to whitelist us, use that, and whitelist the entire soylentnews.org domain. I do not know if that will help with sends on Yahoo's system, but it does on some, so it might.
Let Yahoo know this is wrong, if you have a way.
If you have NO OTHER OPTION but to send from Yahoo - let me know here by a post replying to this one. I will see if I can set up a forwarder on a domain not blocked by them. If you cannot send, and would be willing to help me test that, indicate that in your post as well.
I use Yahoo and I have not seen a bounce back message.If you want to check you have my reply, look for the senders address beginning with "soylentnews@m"...
sorry, it's "soylent@m"...
Thank you, that is very helpful. Your email is there, so apparently this is not affecting ALL users of Yahoo. I note you are in the UK.
It seems like it worked fine for me. Yahoo just asked me to fill out a captcha after I clicked "send."