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!
People were asked to register for the vote by setting a flag in their user preferences. 507 did so.
In addition, more people were added by hand over the course of the various phases, those totaled 30 by the last vote.
The original email requesting submisssions went out seeded with one choice:
45 people that were registered sent suggestions email back, plus a few more were added from people added who were not registered, by staff. Three people missed the cutof time for that phase. (voting emails had already gone out).
The final list of submissions we got was this:
(1) absorbingnews.com(2) achetee.com(3) alphadot.com(4) altdiscuss.com(5) apt-get-news.com(6) baconnews.com(7) bangdot.org(8) bayesianews.com(9) beardrhetoric.com(10) boardkey.com(11) chattrnews.com(12) crosslog.com(13) dailybacon.net(14) deltachroma.com(15) devnull.com(16) dotbang.org(17) dotsalt.org(18) dupenews.com(19) eigentime.com(20) epsilonnexus.com(21) fetanews.com(22) firingsquid.com(23) forkbeta.com(24) forkdot.org(25) freedefy.com(26) freedivide.com(27) fuckbeta.com(28) futurians.com(29) gammavortex.com(30) geekcard.com(31) gitgot.com(32) grepcutnews.com(33) grepnews.com(34) hashsalt.org(35) hecknews.com(36) ionews.com(37) iorevolution.net(38) iotanexus.com(39) itarium.com(40) legitworksite.com(41) li694-22.com(42) linevertex.com(43) lostdash.com(44) lowlevelnews.com(45) ls-lnews.com(46) makemesmart.com(47) minddivide.com(48) nerdcard.net(49) nerdcraft.com(50) nerddiscourse.com(51) nerdgloss.com(52) nerdnewsnet.com(53) nerdpost.com(54) newschattr.com(55) newsconfig.com(56) newsdotorg.org(57) newsgrep.com(58) newsignal.com(59) newsisyou.com(60) newslash.org(61) newsping.com(62) newstat.com(63) newuucp.com(64) nntpping.com(65) noncorpnews.com(66) noncorporate.com(67) nunexus.com(68) omnidiscuss.com(69) pipebeard.com(70) port119.net(71) primedelta.com(72) pulsedot.net(73) reslashed.com(74) salientnews.net(75) salientnoise.com(76) saltdot.org(77) salthash.com(78) shpxurnq.com(79) sigmanexus.com(80) sigmavortex.com(81) silentmews.com(82) soylentnews.com(83) squintfeed.com(84) stealthnews.com(85) sudonews.com(86) techmatter.com(87) thegarlic.com(88) uuengeek.com(89) yottatalk.com(90) yottatech.com