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!
This is the big one. :-)
The combined staff and community top fives were sent out to the community.
Registered voters results
1253 7 soylentnews837 5 grepnews or newsgrep792 8 sudonews769 9 techmatter550 1 apt-get-news514 6 salientnews or salientnoise485 4 forkdot472 3 dailybacon447 2 crosslog
Add in points from a few manually added (kicked out, could not be decoded) ones:
1253+28 7 soylentnews837+29 5 grepnews or newsgrep792+4 8 sudonews769+15 9 techmatter550+3 1 apt-get-news514+5 6 salientnews or salientnoise485+8 4 forkdot472+10 3 dailybacon447+6 2 crosslog
Add in points from voters added after registration:
1253+28+91 7 soylentnews837+29+107 5 grepnews or newsgrep792+4+68 8 sudonews769+15+79 9 techmatter550+3+54 1 apt-get-news514+5+52 6 salientnews or salientnoise485+8+64 4 forkdot472+10+42 3 dailybacon447+6+37 2 crosslog
-Grand Final Totals for the community vote final runoff-
Score Name- -1372 soylentnews973 grepnews or newsgrep864 sudonews863 techmatter607 apt-get-news573 salientnews or salientnoise557 forkdot524 dailybacon490 crosslog
Now to the staff final vote, which by the rules, will prevail.