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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 Open4D on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:36PM

    by Open4D (371) on Thursday April 24 2014, @03:36PM (#35609) Journal

    "A higher number means you like this choice better."

    If you didn't absorb this before voting, don't worry. You can change your vote [soylentnews.org].

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 2) by clone141166 on Thursday April 24 2014, @05:30PM

    by clone141166 (59) on Thursday April 24 2014, @05:30PM (#35680)

    Thanks. It's kind of funny that there is yet another weird/hidden feature in the voting process that lets you recast your ballot.

    The SoylentNews voting machine has so many features I think somewhere in there it probably doubles as a microwave oven.