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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 Common Joe on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:25AM

    by Common Joe (33) <reversethis-{moc ... 1010.eoj.nommoc}> on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:25AM (#35322) Journal

    I have two accounts with Soylent News. I remember the first coming in (for this account) but not the second (which has a much higher UID). I saw the email and because I've been really busy (looking for a job sucks), I just didn't worry about it at the time. Now I can't find it.

    Honestly, it doesn't matter to me anymore for reasons others have outlined. I think changing the name would do more harm to the community than keeping it, but I'll go with the popular vote. I like the Soylent News name, but I'm not that picky. There are more important things I need to do than worrying about the name of a website I'm going to come back and visit anyway.

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