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posted by mrcoolbp on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the and-the-winner-is dept.

We've finally reached the end. The name will be....

...SoylentNews.org!

I know, it's a bit anti-climactic, but we've gone over the results and our current name won by a significant margin. We'll follow up with a post detailing the voting results in a few days.

Edit: The results data are available in responses to this comment.

For what it's worth, there were a lot of us that would have like to see the name change. The staff even had a chance to override this decision, but instead we decided to support the community's choice.

I'd like to thank everyone who spent a lot of time (and in some cases money) suggesting domains, voting, and bearing with us through this long complex process. It turned into a huge, non-trivial task to pull off, and I appreciate your patience and understanding. We listened to your criticisms of the process as well and we've learned a lot about how we can significantly improve this process for the future.

Okay, now cue all the "I told you that SoylentNews would win!1!!1!!" comments...

 
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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Subsentient on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:49PM

    by Subsentient (1111) on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:49PM (#49625) Homepage Journal

    *pop* *fizzle* WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Soylent News !!!!! WOOOOOO!!!! *puke* WOOOOOOO!!!!!

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    • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:28PM

      by buswolley (848) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:28PM (#49644)

      I already forgot the other names on the ballot... um technocrap or something?

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      • (Score: 1) by _NSAKEY on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:11PM

        by _NSAKEY (16) on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:11PM (#49661)

        So did I. Forkdot was the only good alternate name on the ballot.

    • (Score: 2) by SpockLogic on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:47PM

      by SpockLogic (2762) on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:47PM (#49669)

      Champagne? OK, in keeping with the french theme, all I have to say is plus ca change ...

             

      (Sorry, no idea how to format the c with a cedilla.)

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:51PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:51PM (#49672)

      Well that's curtains for me. I'm off to go find something else to do on the Web. Bye from Mr B

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:28AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:28AM (#49769)

        the name sucks, but it just means i won't be mentioning it in rl. doesn't mean that the community sucks though. i'll be staying cos i like chatting on soylent irc and occasionally trolling tfa comments on the sn website :-P

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Appalbarry on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:52PM

    by Appalbarry (66) on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:52PM (#49626) Journal

    I'm actually pretty happy with that - Good Stuff.

    Since I did vote in the first round I'm a bit annoyed though that I never saw an email or anything else inviting me to vote in the final round. Yes I've checked settings and spam filters etc.

    It's not the end of the world, but is worth examining if other decisions come up in the future.

    • (Score: 1) by mrchew1982 on Saturday May 31 2014, @10:32PM

      by mrchew1982 (3565) on Saturday May 31 2014, @10:32PM (#49725)

      happened to me too, so don't feel lonely...

    • (Score: 1) by nwf on Monday June 02 2014, @03:18AM

      by nwf (1469) on Monday June 02 2014, @03:18AM (#50064)

      Ditto. Nothing from SN on voting. I was getting daily update emails, but even those stopped. The winner is what I would have voted for anyway.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Gaaark on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:53PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:53PM (#49628) Journal

    I can dance to it, and it's got a good beat. I give it a 10.

    (But mine goes one better! Mine goes all teh way to 11!)

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by d on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:56PM

    by d (523) on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:56PM (#49629)

    I told you that SoylentNews would win!1!!1!!

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by black6host on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:56PM

    by black6host (3827) on Saturday May 31 2014, @04:56PM (#49630) Journal

    I just wanted to say thank you for giving it so much consideration and putting the time and effort into it.

    Job well done, folks.

    • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:25PM

      by buswolley (848) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:25PM (#49642)

      Yes this is a community success, mo matter the result.
      NExt up on the docket,
      changing the name of slashcode to soylentcode,spaghetticode,slashcode, or ____

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    • (Score: 1) by stephenw32768 on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:53PM

      by stephenw32768 (2735) on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:53PM (#49711)

      +1.

      I've been lurking here almost since the beginning. I didn't register to vote because I'm not an active member of the community and thus didn't have any skin in the game, so to speak; but I like the name and I'm glad it won.

      Nice one, guys.

      *resumes lurking*

      -Stephen

    • (Score: 2) by M. Baranczak on Saturday May 31 2014, @10:49PM

      by M. Baranczak (1673) on Saturday May 31 2014, @10:49PM (#49727)

      Speaking of time... why will it take "a few days" to put up a post with the voting results? You already have the results, right?

    • (Score: 1) by NullPtr on Thursday June 05 2014, @07:50AM

      by NullPtr (3786) on Thursday June 05 2014, @07:50AM (#51537) Journal

      And it's amusing that even you thought it was a stupid name! Out of interest.....why? Why was it called Soylent Green? What's the connection between a slashdot fork and a limp movie?

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by moondoctor on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:02PM

    by moondoctor (2963) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:02PM (#49633)

    i got nothing against the name, but when there is a cultural history *and* a company called soylent making headlines regularly, it seems odd to me. on hearing 'soylent news' my first thought - i don't care about rich kids lazy (and misguided imho) food alternatives...

    anyway, keep up the good work, *very* glad this place is here.

    Cheers!

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by frojack on Saturday May 31 2014, @11:12PM

      by frojack (1554) on Saturday May 31 2014, @11:12PM (#49731) Journal

      And it appears neither the food company nor the original movie company has clear title to the name or the word soylent.

      We are not likely to run into trouble, because the Soylent food company is probably going bust soon anyway, because nobody likes it, its not significantly different from any other liquid diet, which as a class have proven pretty un-healthy.

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      • (Score: 2) by everdred on Monday June 02 2014, @02:40PM

        by everdred (110) on Monday June 02 2014, @02:40PM (#50229) Journal

        I don't know; I would think that a company nobody likes that is supposedly going bust soon is the most likely to indiscriminately have lawyers cause trouble.

  • (Score: 2) by ls671 on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:02PM

    by ls671 (891) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:02PM (#49634) Homepage

    If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

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    • (Score: 2) by BsAtHome on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:58PM

      by BsAtHome (889) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:58PM (#49655)

      Sanity prevailed.

      • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Sunday June 01 2014, @06:54AM

        by DECbot (832) on Sunday June 01 2014, @06:54AM (#49841) Journal

        For whatever reason, I read your post as "Salinity prevailed." Perhaps it's the soylent food theme.

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        • (Score: 2) by Ryuugami on Sunday June 01 2014, @09:32AM

          by Ryuugami (2925) on Sunday June 01 2014, @09:32AM (#49859)

          Soylenity prevailed?

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Lagg on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:10PM

    by Lagg (105) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:10PM (#49636) Homepage Journal

    Seriously though it was already established as the name for some time so it was a foregone conclusion. If you wanted it otherwise it probably would have been best to figure out the name before you had soylentnews.org registered and everything and implying that it wasn't anything but a codename. I know that given the circumstances that couldn't be done, but honestly who cares. There's not enough soylent in the world (the stupid disrespect-to-the-name food doesn't count, just like it shouldn't count when you think of why this name isn't good enough).

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    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by zizban on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:11PM

      by zizban (3765) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:11PM (#49637)

      I thought the name was good from the get go but my second choice would have been apt-get-news, which makes the geek in me happy. A proud nerd here!

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by Lagg on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:19PM

        by Lagg (105) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:19PM (#49639) Homepage Journal

        I liked that too (even though I don't use debian for most systems anymore) but it's too debian-centric, and ubuntu-centric as sad as that is. Would have also implied that this is some kind of apt project site or a news site for debian itself.

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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by tangomargarine on Saturday May 31 2014, @09:32PM

          by tangomargarine (667) on Saturday May 31 2014, @09:32PM (#49718)

          If you ask me, it doesn't actually make sense if you stop to think about it either.

          apt-get update - doesn't take an argument, and you don't read the ensuing file/output anyway
          apt-get install news - you only likely do this once, so it doesn't work as a recurring metaphor for fetching news either

          apt-get upgrade/dist-upgrade - often takes a really long time to run...is that the message we want to send? And again, you only actually look at the output if something goes wrong.

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          • (Score: 2) by Lagg on Saturday May 31 2014, @11:26PM

            by Lagg (105) on Saturday May 31 2014, @11:26PM (#49735) Homepage Journal

            Yeah, especially if you consider the debian guidelines saying stuff should only output for unexpected conditions and errors if it isn't intended for a machine to read (e.g. piping to something). I guess you could just say the awesome power of soylent wrote an extension subcommand for news. But now we're really entering nerd territory.

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            • (Score: 2) by Foobar Bazbot on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:59PM

              by Foobar Bazbot (37) on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:59PM (#49904) Journal

              I guess you could just say the awesome power of soylent wrote an extension subcommand for news.

              "This APT has Super Newspaper-Fetching Cow Powers."?

              (I would insert ASCII art of a cow holding a newspaper, but slashcode wouldn't like it, so y'all gonna have to use your imaginations this time...)

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by NCommander on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:34PM

      by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:34PM (#49687) Homepage Journal

      This was one of the big issues I had as part of the build up of me taking over as head of the site. The should have been well under way before I ever was head of operations. Instead, it didn't even get started until I took over, plus the other issues that go. I've got more to write about it, and that will go up with a post soonish.

      I'm not hugely happy that SN won, but it was by such a significant margin that it would have been a slap to the community had we gone with anythng else.

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      • (Score: 3, Informative) by mrbluze on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:42PM

        by mrbluze (49) on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:42PM (#49693) Journal

        If it was the apparent will of the community, then there is nothing more to say. I wish the project all the best an encourage anyone who has the slightest inclination to put themselves forward and help out. Cheers everyone.

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      • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:50AM

        by Reziac (2489) on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:50AM (#49772) Homepage

        Me, I'm glad SN won -- but I'm more glad you guys are going with the community instead of against it. We've got a lot of years to come in us. :)

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      • (Score: 1) by islisis on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:01AM

        by islisis (2901) on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:01AM (#49776) Homepage

        Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned from leaving things late then. It's possible people simply got too used to the name to process any change.

        Considering some of the staff comments in this post, it may have been useful to have heard their reasons before the vote, too.

        • (Score: 1) by Joe Desertrat on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:15AM

          by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:15AM (#49784)

          "Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned from leaving things late then. It's possible people simply got too used to the name to process any change."

          Well yes, but I'm sure there were a lot of more immediate issues with which to deal as things were getting started.

          "Considering some of the staff comments in this post, it may have been useful to have heard their reasons before the vote, too."

          I certainly agree with this. I kind of get the feeling the staff wanted a change for some reason as I never saw any posts from the community complaining about the name. Perhaps if the staff would have simply presented a case for a change the community would have rubber stamped it. Maybe they thought it was better to stay above the fray, but ultimately if the staff is unhappy I see little chance the community will survive.

          • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Tuesday June 03 2014, @04:00AM

            by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Tuesday June 03 2014, @04:00AM (#50515) Homepage

            "I never saw any posts from the community complaining about the name."

            There were many actually.

            "Perhaps if the staff would have simply presented a case for a change the community would have rubber stamped it."

            From the "Name Finalists [soylentnews.org]" article text:

            "and two extras due to possible copyright issues with two of the names (soylent and apt-get-news)"

            Many people had already mentioned issues with this name, I didn't personally feel it was necessary to reiterate those thoughts. Some hate the name, but many more seem to like it.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @06:12AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @06:12AM (#49829)

          There were numerous deficiencies in this. It's a crying shame.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @04:48PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @04:48PM (#50291)

          For the record I believe this name choice is a mistake and the process was poorly designed and executed. For this reason I have left the project, and this should serve as a warning because I am not the first to have walked over substandard management in this project. Nonetheless I sincerely wish the project best of luck.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @10:47PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @10:47PM (#50442)

        Wait, even NCommander himself agrees that the site name is TERRIBLE? What a travesty. He should have taken the initiative to change it and use something presentable.

        There's NO reason he couldn't do it anyway. The "community" voted for a known quantity because of fear. Don't let their stupidity and fear ruin the site you're dedicating so much of your time and money to, NCommander.

        SoylentNews is an awful, ridiculous name that damns this site to obscurity.

        • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Tuesday June 03 2014, @03:45AM

          by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Tuesday June 03 2014, @03:45AM (#50512) Homepage

          He didn't say it was "terrible" he just said he "I'm not hugely happy that SN won". It's a matter of opinion really, there are comments damning the name, comments praising it, and pretty much everything in between. That's why we rolled with the majority of the community's choice. I'm not sure what you mean by they voted out of "fear," but not respecting that decision is worse in my mind.

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  • (Score: 1) by kbahey on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:45PM

    by kbahey (1147) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:45PM (#49650) Homepage

    Well, I liked SoylentNews.org and voted for it. So I am relieved it is staying the same.

    I do realize that we needed a vote, but it did take much more effort and time that warranted.

    Let us not spend too much effort on things that don't need it, and spend more effort where it is needed (e.g. more participants in submissions and commenting).

  • (Score: 2) by el_oscuro on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:46PM

    by el_oscuro (1711) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:46PM (#49651)

    1711, the call sign of the USS Enterprise. I think the only geekier number is 42.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by pogostix on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:59PM

      by pogostix (1696) on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:59PM (#49656)

      Ummmmm..... actually. .. nevermind :)

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by n1 on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:14PM

    by n1 (993) on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:14PM (#49663) Journal

    Just like to mention, as a member of staff, this outcome is not one I was hoping for.

    I respect the result even though I quite strongly disagree with keeping the name. We can be the GIMP in the 'news for nerds' sphere.

    • (Score: 2) by mattie_p on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:49PM

      by mattie_p (13) on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:49PM (#49670) Journal

      Hopefully you don't disagree enough to ragequit, we would miss you.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by lhsi on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:55PM

      by lhsi (711) on Saturday May 31 2014, @06:55PM (#49673) Journal

      Part of me was hoping for a different name, one that's easier to get across to other people in discussion would be nice. The last set of choices weren't too much better though.

      In all, I'm not too bothered about it.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by pe1rxq on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:03PM

        by pe1rxq (844) on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:03PM (#49679) Homepage

        I did not visit the other site all those years because its name made sense or was explainable.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:25PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:25PM (#49699)

          Amen brotha!

        • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:48AM

          by Reziac (2489) on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:48AM (#49771) Homepage

          This!! I visited the other site all these years because it was worth visiting... and a bit because I could remember the bloody name. I'm glad SN won... another name I can remember, another site I hope to visit for a lot of years. :)

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    • (Score: 1) by islisis on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:10AM

      by islisis (2901) on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:10AM (#49780) Homepage

      So sad and so true

    • (Score: 1) by islisis on Sunday June 01 2014, @05:19AM

      by islisis (2901) on Sunday June 01 2014, @05:19AM (#49820) Homepage

      I would still like to know why you decided to use a 'moderation' system rather than a voting algorithm, like instant-runoff. Might the outcome have been changed...?

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Ambient Sheep on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:41PM

    by Ambient Sheep (2148) on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:41PM (#49691)

    Yeah it's not a great name... but tbh, all the others in the final shortlist were worse, so I'm happy for it to stay as it was.

    I thought there were some much better names in the longlist that never got down to the short one.

  • (Score: 1) by terryk30 on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:41PM

    by terryk30 (1753) on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:41PM (#49692)

    Tough and Badder!

    Duff in Batter?

  • (Score: 1) by ticho on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:44PM

    by ticho (89) on Saturday May 31 2014, @07:44PM (#49694) Homepage Journal

    I think the name is good enough, and what's more, it already gained some (small) fame, so one more reason to stay with it.

    I still would prefer to call the site DotStar (as in .* regexp, meaning "anything"), but oh well... :)

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:03PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:03PM (#49696) Journal
    Just came up with the perfect name

    "I'm Batman".com

    but you have to type it in a disguised, anonymous kind of way. too late, as usual..... :(

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by present_arms on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:52PM

    by present_arms (4392) on Saturday May 31 2014, @08:52PM (#49710) Homepage Journal

    I'm happy that the site has kept it's name, made no difference really, it could have been called shitonastick as long as the content and comments are decent it matters not the name :)

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    • (Score: 1) by Kunasou on Saturday May 31 2014, @09:17PM

      by Kunasou (4148) on Saturday May 31 2014, @09:17PM (#49717)

      Me too, the most important thing on a website (in my opinion) is its content and SoylentNews does it well.

  • (Score: 1) by lcklspckl on Saturday May 31 2014, @11:47PM

    by lcklspckl (830) on Saturday May 31 2014, @11:47PM (#49745)

    Yay inertia!

  • (Score: 2) by skullz on Sunday June 01 2014, @12:47AM

    by skullz (2532) on Sunday June 01 2014, @12:47AM (#49759)

    Now I don't have to get this "I Soylent!" tattoo removed or modified. Thanks, Soylent!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:51AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @01:51AM (#49773)

    I like the name, I like the tagline, I like the inertia. I now get 9.6% of my news from this site.

  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:12AM (#49781)

    SoylentNews is a stupid name.

    • (Score: 2) by skullz on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:33AM

      by skullz (2532) on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:33AM (#49791)

      Yes. And that is why it is awesome.

    • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:53AM

      by buswolley (848) on Sunday June 01 2014, @02:53AM (#49794)

      Go get a fork

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @04:37AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @04:37AM (#49813)

        Fuck the new name!

  • (Score: 1) by chewbacon on Sunday June 01 2014, @03:10AM

    by chewbacon (1032) on Sunday June 01 2014, @03:10AM (#49799)

    Didn't need to change it. It's a great name.

  • (Score: 2) by evilviper on Sunday June 01 2014, @06:41AM

    by evilviper (1760) on Sunday June 01 2014, @06:41AM (#49836) Homepage Journal

    I'm disappointed... I was lobbying for changing the name to "pipedot".

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  • (Score: 2) by AndyTheAbsurd on Sunday June 01 2014, @11:17AM

    by AndyTheAbsurd (3958) on Sunday June 01 2014, @11:17AM (#49874) Journal

    I know a handful of other people have said it already, but I feel that it can't be said enough: Thanks for respecting what the community here wants! The fact that the community is no longer respected is one of the major things that's driven me away from that other, similar-looking website with a different color scheme (well, similar looking when they don't load their "beta" version on you, anyway).

    Long live soylentnews.org!

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @11:37AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 01 2014, @11:37AM (#49878)

    How many votes were there? What were the counts for each of the finals?

  • (Score: 1) by TheRaven on Sunday June 01 2014, @12:22PM

    by TheRaven (270) on Sunday June 01 2014, @12:22PM (#49883) Journal
    Okay, now queue all the "I told you that SoylentNews would win!1!!1!!" comments... Good to see Soylent keeping up the fine Slashdot tradition of employing illiterate editors.
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  • (Score: 1) by khakipuce on Monday June 02 2014, @08:51AM

    by khakipuce (233) on Monday June 02 2014, @08:51AM (#50129)

    There is this thing called DNS which will allow multiple names to point to the same web server. We are all reasonably intelligent and can handle the fact that a site could have two names. I know the marketeers will be throwing their iPhones across the room at this suggestion but hey, why not break some more moulds

    I wanted a name change and I thought there were some very good alternatives offered, is it possible that your method of selection (9 as favourite, rather than 1) could have skewed the result, i.e. people intended to put soylent as a bottom of the list default, ended up giving it top score? Although perhaps not if soylent won by a wide margin.

    One final nit pick and sorry if it's been pointed out before but in this case it's cue not queue...

    • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Tuesday June 03 2014, @03:37AM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Tuesday June 03 2014, @03:37AM (#50510) Homepage

      We've considered pointing the other domains that we already control here, but I'm not sure it would do much at this point. And someone did already point out the "cue" mistake, it was mine, I was tired. Sorry. = )

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