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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: 4, Insightful) by edIII on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:08PM

    by edIII (791) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:08PM (#35226)

    To vote please hit reply and put only numbers 1 to 9 in the square brackets. Use
    each number only once, only the first use will be counted. A higher number means
    you like this choice better. You do not have to use all the numbers.

    A little bit hard to understand, even after the 10th reading.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:15PM (#35230)

    How dare you be critical of such GENIUS

  • (Score: 2) by umafuckitt on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:28PM

    by umafuckitt (20) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:28PM (#35239)

    I didn't parse the "higher number" thing at all. Awesome, now my choices are inverted. What a mess.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by frojack on Thursday April 24 2014, @01:03AM

      by frojack (1554) on Thursday April 24 2014, @01:03AM (#35283) Journal

      In that case, your use name is quite apt. ;-)

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    • (Score: 2, Funny) by ramloss on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:41AM

      by ramloss (1150) on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:41AM (#35328)

      Are you, by any chance from Florida?

      • (Score: 2) by umafuckitt on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:43AM

        by umafuckitt (20) on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:43AM (#35329)

        Who, me? No. Not from Florida.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @01:08AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @01:08AM (#35882)

          we should change your name to hangingChad

    • (Score: 2) by moondrake on Thursday April 24 2014, @08:59AM

      by moondrake (2658) on Thursday April 24 2014, @08:59AM (#35418)

      See http://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?sid=1177&cid=35 354 [soylentnews.org]

      just vote again

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:30PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:30PM (#35240) Journal

    I only voted for the one name, soylent news, and put a 9 in the spot....

    if i'd put a one in that spot, would they have thought that I thought that that was the worst name?

    I'm thinking that they're thinking that they would have thought that i'd thought that that

    ..... oh, dang... I just dropped an I.Q. point somewhere....

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    • (Score: 2) by edIII on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:33PM

      by edIII (791) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:33PM (#35244)

      If you see any of my IQ points on the ground will you tell them to come home please?

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