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posted by NCommander on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the apt-get-install-democracy dept.
I wanted to get feedback on how the community feels about our current name vote. There have been some concerns that we've had relatively small percentage (~10 percent) of members register to vote, and wanted to see if there was something more fundamental going on. As it is currently setup, here's how things are
  • You had to be registered by April 12th to have been included in the name vote; if you received a ballot for submission, you should have gotten ranking ballot
  • We haven't retroactively added in additional users, though it hasn't been clear that there was a hard cutoff
  • The submission phase went until the 19th, and the vote for the name will continue until the 27th
  • The current system is email only (but we are looking at getting something integrated into the website implemented for future votes)

I want to hear your feedback below from everyone. Based on what we get back, we'll roll improvements into future votes, or if need be, reset the vote and do it again; I know a lot of you are active here or at least more involved, so the relatively low turnout is a warning canary for me. Leave your comments below, and expect another story in a few days to see how we're using your comments.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:08PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:08PM (#35166) Homepage Journal

    AC is probably correct. Even if we were a vocal minority about Beta, not everyone has an opinion or an opinion that goes against what we already have on a name.

    Also, people are lazy about voting for anything, no matter how important.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:41PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:41PM (#35197) Homepage

    Thirded, Soylent news is just a bit "inaccessible" to the average Joe but good enough for Slashdot refugees.

    I for one didn't vote for two reasons: the first being that I didn't have a better idea (especially one that met the criteria) and the second being that it would be jarring to some who were just starting to get settled in. We don't need anymore jarring events after the Barrabas stuff. But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

    I don't think anything should be done. Maybe include a small "Why Soylent news?" link near the logo which explains the name to the baby or common plebe and then wittily points them to the mission statement and constitution and all that shit.

    That being said, I'll stick around here, no matter the name, until I die or get banned. Or until the admins get bought out by Facebook and force SN Beta on us all.