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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, Insightful) by Doctor on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:32PM

    by Doctor (3677) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:32PM (#35242)

    Crap. I did the same thing.

    I don't know what all the technical issues on doing the vote were, but I don't know why you could not use registered users on some sort of poll. The email format was definitely clunky and the list was really long with a *lot* of lame names. (And no, I'm not real fond of Soylent News as is basically just a non-sequitur.)

    "Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way." - The Doctor
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  • (Score: 2) by moondrake on Thursday April 24 2014, @08:53AM

    by moondrake (2658) on Thursday April 24 2014, @08:53AM (#35415)

    see: 354 []

    you can cast your vote again