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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 Adrian Harvey on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:25PM

    by Adrian Harvey (222) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @10:25PM (#35180)

    There's a lot of choice, so I need some time to work through the choices... And I don't really mind that much. So long as it's not something really dumb I'll get used to it in time....

    Also, it's kind of lucky that audio guy stuffed up the first email, as it got spam binned (on gmail) but I got his errata, so I knew it was happening and could get it back.

    I'm a bit worried about the plain text email bit though - I'm traveling and my net access is entirely via iPad. Anyone know of an email client for iPad that can do what's required? This is way too long and fiddly for telnet to port 25 to be a good work around. I may just submit from the iPad email client and hope that the email is still parseable - does the voting system tell you if your attempt to vote failed?

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