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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 Marand on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:05PM

    by Marand (1081) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:05PM (#35222) Journal

    I haven't gotten one either. I also never got a request for name submissions (which is fine, I didn't have a suggestion). Not even anything in spam folders.

    So, either there's something wrong with the system (or my email address), or there's some extra caveat to getting the mail that's been neglected to be mentioned.

    I don't much care what the site name is, honestly, so I guess it doesn't matter too much, though I do think the current one is kind of crap and would have liked to at least see the alternatives.

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  • (Score: 1) by gitano on Thursday April 24 2014, @01:59PM

    by gitano (3926) on Thursday April 24 2014, @01:59PM (#35537) Homepage

    I am in exact same situation, only emails i get are the daily newsletters. But do not mind the name at all, i come there to read the comments. Not wanted to even ask why was not getting those emails, maybe i am outside US or something wrong whit my hotmail account, they are not in spam folder either.