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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: 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...)