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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: 3, Informative) by iroll on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:28PM

    by iroll (4013) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:28PM (#35238)

    What are you talking about? There's a banner on EVERY page (Site News, just to the left of the box you filled in to post this comment).

    Not only that, but a hundred comments previous to yours tell you how they voted (or were unable to vote).

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  • (Score: 1) by cockroach on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:34PM

    by cockroach (2266) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:34PM (#35245)

    I hadn't noticed the voting thing either. I don't see any banners about voting, all I see is a tiny little box on the bottom left side of my screen below various other similar boxes. Not exactly obvious.

  • (Score: 1) by lajos on Friday April 25 2014, @09:03PM

    by lajos (528) on Friday April 25 2014, @09:03PM (#36347)

    well, apparently that's a crappy place to put it. nobody ever looks at those boxes, especially on mobil where the first thing that happens is the page gets zoomed to hide all but the articles.

    how about a big ass banner on the top of the page? if this would've been important, it would've been handled in a way that all visitors would've seen it.