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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: 1) by islisis on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:56AM

    by islisis (2901) on Thursday April 24 2014, @02:56AM (#35332) Homepage

    I'm reposting from this thread [soylentnews.org] because I'm still interested in any answer

    I presume the inverted 'rank' numbers are employed as it's claimed "In a sense, it's more like moderating than voting."

    Why should we need to moderate the candidates, when the result calls for a single name? A vote determines what we prefer, not what we scored. If it is a moderated event, the implementation makes no sense. What is the reason for barring multiple "9" ratings? The quasi-ranked input is completely arbitrary.

    If it is based on a voting algorithm instead, do you have information about the one you employed? For instance what how it might result in the outcome commented in the official help [soylentnews.org]:

    "You might even only vote for one, since in a close race your second number could actually break a tie - and not in your favor."