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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 bradley13 on Thursday April 24 2014, @06:37AM

    by bradley13 (3053) on Thursday April 24 2014, @06:37AM (#35377) Homepage Journal

    Apparently I am reading-challenged. I thought the process was fine. A web-form would have been easier, but it's early days...

    Then I read above that "9" was the number to use for the best name, and "1" for the least-preferred? Perhaps I am reading challenged, but I used "1" for my first choice and "9" for my ninth choice. I expect many, many other people did as well.


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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 (#35587) Homepage
    (Score:1^½, Radical)
    • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:17PM

      by Open4D (371) on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:17PM (#35592) Journal

      I think the contents of comment 35354 should be paraphrased and added to the "Name Voting News" slashbox thingy that I see on the left of my screen.