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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, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 24 2014, @05:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 24 2014, @05:10AM (#35361)

    I didn't vote because I prefer to remain anonymous and not create and account, and because even though I dislike the current name I doubt it will be changed because it existed for long enough for people to develop an attachment to it.

    I would prefer a name that is closer to technology, like slashdot was, because maybe then it will be harder for the site to steer away from "news for nerds".
    Current name sounds populist and doesn't sound very techie.

    Current name is a reminder of a dystopian cult movie about an overcrowded starving future where people eat each other... it's a good movie but it's about a bleak future and not only it's not related to technology news but so it's also a depressing name.

    I don't have any idea for a better name but pipedot sounds better, since their site doesn't seem to gain any popularity maybe the two projects might unite.

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