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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 Reziac on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:02AM

    by Reziac (2489) on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:02AM (#35334) Homepage

    I had the same thoughts... "This overly-long list could have been pruned of the obvious" and "WTF? Higher means better? Usually #1 is one's FIRST choice!"

    To deal with the "Crap, I voted wrong, I thought 1 meant #1" issues (which from the comments here were common enough -- I read the thing 3 or 4 times before I was sure I got it) -- just let people vote again, and have the later ballot overwrite the earlier one (with the voterID number, that should be easy enough -- obviously you have dupe checking in place already, so just add timestamp checking to know which ballot to use). That way it's still one ballot per voter, but no vote is borked by misunderstanding the instructions.

    Email really is not suited for working with long lists. *sigh*

    [I did read the entire list, just in case. And gave SoylentNews a 9 and didn't vote for anything else. There were one or two others I kinda liked, but not as well as SN.]

    And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
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  • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:12PM

    by mrcoolbp (68) <> on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:12PM (#35586) Homepage
    (Score:1^½, Radical)