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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 Gaaark on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:56PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:56PM (#35258) Journal


    Just drop it, in my opinion. I like it, it's got a good beat and it's goes good while i read by bicycle-powered light... I give it a 10 (or a 9, if that is the highest, but mine goes 11). The ONLY change i'd make is to call it soylent-green, or soylentgreen or something.

    drop the vote and keep on truckin'! :)

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  • (Score: 1) by Jeremiah Cornelius on Thursday April 24 2014, @12:17AM

    by Jeremiah Cornelius (2785) on Thursday April 24 2014, @12:17AM (#35264) Journal

    Joined 14th, I was holding out.

    Never got a ballot.

    I think the site should be named "Richard Harris". It's a good name, and no one is using it, anymore.

    You're betting on the pantomime horse...
  • (Score: 2) by moondrake on Thursday April 24 2014, @08:36AM

    by moondrake (2658) on Thursday April 24 2014, @08:36AM (#35408)

    Too late. You cannot drop it now. Either call a vote and vote or do not call vote. Dropping the vote at this moment makes the team seem incompetent and frustrates a percentage of users that DID want to vote on it.

    If you are happy with the same, you should vote to keep it. If you did not, do not bitch when it gets changed.

    What may be done by the staff is to call another round of voting (including new registration) for the people that somehow missed the name.