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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, @03:09AM

    by Reziac (2489) on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:09AM (#35337) Homepage

    starcraftsicko says...

    "4 - before becoming concerned, see how the quantity of voters compares with the quantity of 'active moderators' in the last week. If the number of voters is close to the number of people who participate (however peripherally) in administering the site, you're probably doing OK."

    I think that's a good observation.

    starcraftsicko says...

    "5 - Don't re-vote. Revoting sucks worse than voting by email."

    My thought (which I muttered somewhere upstream) was that an easy workaround for the confused-by-the-instructions is to let people vote as often as they like until the deadline, but only count the last ballot from any given VoterID. Since the VoterID thing is in place as a dupe check anyway, seems to me they could just add timestamp checking and only count the last of however many ballots from each person.

    And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
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  • (Score: 2) by AudioGuy on Thursday April 24 2014, @04:49AM

    by AudioGuy (24) on Thursday April 24 2014, @04:49AM (#35357) Journal

    The answer to this can be found here: 354 [] (just added)

    And many others in threads there, where as many answers as we can come up with are kept.

    I will go through this thread and try to answer more of them tomorrow, however MANY are actually already answered if you read there.

    • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Thursday April 24 2014, @05:15AM

      by Reziac (2489) on Thursday April 24 2014, @05:15AM (#35362) Homepage

      Thanks, I hadn't seen that, but I'm not surprised that you've got it covered already. :)

      And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.