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A Vote on the New-Name-Vote

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I received the domain suggestion email, but I haven't responded
  28% 197 votes
I received the email and sent in my suggestion(s)
  14% 104 votes
Oh *there* it is in my spam folder, let me take a look
  13% 97 votes
Meh, I'm not taking part in the vote
  43% 305 votes
703 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Sunday April 13 2014, @04:44PM

    by cosurgi (272) on Sunday April 13 2014, @04:44PM (#30786) Journal

    Yeah, we found out that plenty of soylentnews.org emails went to spam folders in gmail. Too bad that spamassasin isn't that popular these days...

    Also I wonder how many suggestions we will collect :) There's still one week left.

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    • (Score: 1) by rufty on Wednesday April 16 2014, @09:26AM

      by rufty (381) on Wednesday April 16 2014, @09:26AM (#32229)

      What is popular? I'm running spamassassin and just wonder if there's something else I should be using?

    • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Wednesday April 23 2014, @01:29PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Wednesday April 23 2014, @01:29PM (#34862) Homepage Journal

      I'm on Yahoo mail, it was in my spam folder as well. Plus, I had to install Thunderbird to vote as Yahoo's webmail interface is really, really bad. I should have installed T-bird years ago.

      I don't know if my vote got through. Humorously, T-bird downloaded the inbox holding a few hundred emails, and when I responded to the Soylent vote Yahoo said my account was suspended for "suspicious activity." Half an hour later it reported that the mail was sent, and I had no trouble emailing my daughter. Had to reboot the computer and the phone at the same time to get it working again.

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      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Wednesday April 23 2014, @04:48PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @04:48PM (#34991)

        I used the old Yahoo Mail interface for literally 10 years; then they finally shoved the new one down my throat with no way to opt out. So long, Yahoo...sigh.

        Plus they would start sporadically dropping all my incoming emails for days at a time. That's kind of, y'know, THE CORE FUNCTIONALITY OF AN EMAIL SERVICE--the ability to get emails!

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        • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Thursday April 24 2014, @12:34PM

          by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday April 24 2014, @12:34PM (#35492) Homepage Journal

          Yes, that interface is horrible but Thunderbird makes Yahoo's interface unnecessary. Aside from the bad interface my only problem has been them sticking legitimate communications in the spam folder; soylent isn't the only victim.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by lhsi on Sunday April 13 2014, @04:46PM

    by lhsi (711) on Sunday April 13 2014, @04:46PM (#30788) Journal

    I got the email but can't think of any suggestions so haven't responded

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by isostatic on Sunday April 13 2014, @05:42PM

      by isostatic (365) on Sunday April 13 2014, @05:42PM (#30806) Journal

      Quite. Soylentnews is on the list, I will be voting for that, so no need to respond to this.

      Although uyvouo6rc7rctf.com could be interesting. I hope the suggestions are sanitised. Democracy is good, but death by committee isn't

      • (Score: 5, Interesting) by RobotMonster on Sunday April 13 2014, @05:52PM

        by RobotMonster (130) on Sunday April 13 2014, @05:52PM (#30810) Journal

        I'll probably be voting for SoylentNews, but it entirely depends on what the choices are -- there might be something really clever.
        I've been trying to think of something clever, but have failed thus far...
        Would have been neat if the submissions included suggestions for the extra terms involved; i.e. the equivalencies for "Soyled", "Soylentors", etc

        • (Score: 1) by yellowantphil on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:17PM

          by yellowantphil (2125) on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:17PM (#30821) Homepage

          Would have been neat if the submissions included suggestions for the extra terms involved; i.e. the equivalencies for "Soyled", "Soylentors", etc

          What about "Soylenators"? It seems more dignified than "soylentils," although I don't object to that name.

          • (Score: 2) by RobotMonster on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:55PM

            by RobotMonster (130) on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:55PM (#30834) Journal

            What about "Soylenators"?

            Love it! I was close with "Soylentors", but that extra 'a' makes all the difference.

            If SoylentNews survives the name-change-vote, this should be made the official term.
            If somebody could loan us a time-travel-device, I'm sure we could get Charlton Heston to issue a royal decree.

            • (Score: 1) by yellowantphil on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:05PM

              by yellowantphil (2125) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:05PM (#30841) Homepage

              I actually misread your earlier post at first, which is where I got "soylenators" from. Although I do like "soylentors" a bit better than "soylentils."

            • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Monday April 14 2014, @03:48PM

              by egcagrac0 (2705) on Monday April 14 2014, @03:48PM (#31351)

              Maybe after we decide on a site name, we should hold a vote to decide the common term for the community members.

              • (Score: 2) by RobotMonster on Monday April 14 2014, @04:32PM

                by RobotMonster (130) on Monday April 14 2014, @04:32PM (#31367) Journal

                Good idea, though it does suggest the term "voters" :-)
                Seriously though leaving it to 'organically evolve' is probably better.

                • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Monday April 14 2014, @06:48PM

                  by egcagrac0 (2705) on Monday April 14 2014, @06:48PM (#31469)

                  Well, in another week or so, "lentils" makes less sense (for some).

          • (Score: 1) by Bill, Shooter Of Bul on Monday April 21 2014, @02:02PM

            by Bill, Shooter Of Bul (3170) on Monday April 21 2014, @02:02PM (#33956)

            It should be soynuts.

          • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Wednesday April 23 2014, @04:51PM

            by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @04:51PM (#34995)

            Soyluser [catb.org] is my wish.

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        • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Monday April 14 2014, @07:03PM

          by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Monday April 14 2014, @07:03PM (#31484) Homepage Journal

          Same here, waiting on the vote itself.

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        • (Score: 2) by Hairyfeet on Friday April 18 2014, @12:23AM

          by Hairyfeet (75) <bassbeast1968NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Friday April 18 2014, @12:23AM (#32907) Journal

          I say if it ain't broke don't fix it. Soylent is clever, short, and an inside joke for the geeks, all in all I think its a top notch name.

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      • (Score: 1) by yellowantphil on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:11PM

        by yellowantphil (2125) on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:11PM (#30819) Homepage

        Although uyvouo6rc7rctf.com could be interesting. I hope the suggestions are sanitised. Democracy is good, but death by committee isn't

        Yes, they will have to remove some of the submissions, depending on what they get. There's no point in voting to change the site name to microsoft.com, 5lashd0t.org, or FreeSoyletOnlineGambling.org. I would be a bit curious to see the list of unusable suggestions though.

      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Wednesday April 23 2014, @04:56PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @04:56PM (#34997)

        Er...what is "uyvouo6rc7rctf" supposed to mean? It's not ROT13 and I can't parse it as leet-speak...and googling it only turns up your comment. Fourteen chars is too long a faceroll to remember.

        *scratches head*

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        • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Wednesday April 23 2014, @06:04PM

          by isostatic (365) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @06:04PM (#35044) Journal

          It's the sister of opans0yf34aqflsdf.com and as08ndyf93aq4fawdf.com

        • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Saturday April 26 2014, @07:32PM

          by isostatic (365) on Saturday April 26 2014, @07:32PM (#36689) Journal

          It's amazing, and scary, how google finds one string of characters someone in it's massive cache of the internet, and returns the result in milliseconds

          • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Monday April 28 2014, @02:29PM

            by tangomargarine (667) on Monday April 28 2014, @02:29PM (#37177)

            If you had bothered to read my comment, jackass, you'd see that I already tried that. Tried it again just now, with Safesearch off, and unhiding the duplicate results. I currently get 3 copies of the same original Slashdot comment that I replied to.

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            • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Monday April 28 2014, @08:30PM

              by isostatic (365) on Monday April 28 2014, @08:30PM (#37380) Journal

              You have no concept of cats do you?

              The tangical thought that google not only indexes every single word on the internet, but has access to it in milliseconds, is scary way beyond your inability to engage in polite conversation.

              • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Monday April 28 2014, @09:06PM

                by tangomargarine (667) on Monday April 28 2014, @09:06PM (#37392)

                Cats? I'm not sure what you're trying to say. If you can demonstrate a Google search that actually shows me what you claim it does, please do.

                The same Google also doesn't have a definition for the word "tangicle" either. Is this whole conversation some Absurdist metaphor? Or have I been misinterpreting your followup remarks as sarcasm when they're just off-the-cuff musings and bad spelling?

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        • (Score: 1) by timbim on Sunday April 27 2014, @04:59PM

          by timbim (907) on Sunday April 27 2014, @04:59PM (#36903)

          Ever use tor?

          • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Monday April 28 2014, @02:31PM

            by tangomargarine (667) on Monday April 28 2014, @02:31PM (#37178)

            No...is that supposed to be an exit node ID or something?

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    • (Score: 1) by pert.boioioing on Monday April 14 2014, @01:43PM

      by pert.boioioing (1117) on Monday April 14 2014, @01:43PM (#31275)

      Since the the .org .net and .com TLD's need to be available that excludes my primary choice, "www.clownpenis.fart" [www.dula.tv]

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 14 2014, @03:48PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 14 2014, @03:48PM (#31352)

      exactly, I want to vote, not suggest anything. Although anything would be better than "soylentnews"

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Lagg on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:59PM

    by Lagg (105) on Sunday April 13 2014, @06:59PM (#30838) Homepage

    You're probably not getting many responses because a lot of people probably haven't even gotten the mail. I know for a fact it wouldn't be marked as spam so it leads me to believe I have something not configured to get said email or you have an error in your code somewhere that is doing the sending. Is there an option I should be checking or unchecking in my preferences or what?

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    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by cosurgi on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:17PM

      by cosurgi (272) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:17PM (#30848) Journal

      Did you check "Willing to Vote" in http://soylentnews.org/my/homepage [soylentnews.org] ?

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      • (Score: 2) by Aighearach on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:36PM

        by Aighearach (2621) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:36PM (#30868)

        In my case I thought I had, but when I checked it hadn't remembered the setting.

        Not surprising, I get so many 503 errors from the site's broken cache.

        Kinda pathetic it is supposedly a site for nerds, but there is no sysadmin... or if there is, please, nobody out their handle, they don't to be as embarrassed as they should be. I'd be more forgiving if there was a giant "sysadmins needed please volunteer" or something on the front page. Then I'd think, well, nobody wants to help so they're doing the best they can.

        I know in my experience as a sysadmin, users should not get lame cache errors. It proves the site is being run by somebody that doesn't know how to configure a webserver, and isn't taking the error log seriously. The first day there were cache errors, it should have been fixed by changing the broken part of the configuration; e.g. when a backend fails, the front end should use one that is working. This generally happens automatically if you're using something like apache proxy balancer in the front, and mainstream tools in the back.

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by NCommander on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:42PM

          by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:42PM (#30872) Homepage Journal

          When did you get these?

          We had approximately 20 minutes where the site was flopping on and off today due to trying to properly fix the portscanning bug (the feature wasn't fully disabled, and had to push a fix which made thing worse before getting it properly fixed).

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          • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:48AM

            by Open4D (371) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:48AM (#31591) Journal

            I got some about 3 hours ago. First the site was totally down. Then it was half-working, with several 503s.

            I didn't notice anything at http://status.soylentnews.org/ [soylentnews.org] - I wonder if it's worth having a "most recent website problem" entry on that page permanently, so that we can check you were aware of any apparently temporary problems we've encountered. OTOH, maybe it's not a big deal at this stage in the site's development.

        • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Monday April 14 2014, @07:03AM

          by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 14 2014, @07:03AM (#31185) Journal

          Not surprising, I get so many 503 errors from the site's broken cache.

          Strange, I've not gotten a single one. Maybe the server saw your user name starts with "Ai" and decided it won't serve an artificial intelligence. :-)

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      • (Score: 2) by zocalo on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:26PM

        by zocalo (302) on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:26PM (#31044)
        It's showing as checked for me and no email here either, or entries in my email server logs to indicate it might have been bounced for that matter. Oh well, not like I've thought of any worthy entries to suggest, and maybe the actual voting emails will arrive OK.
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        • (Score: 2) by AudioGuy on Monday April 14 2014, @11:27PM

          by AudioGuy (24) on Monday April 14 2014, @11:27PM (#31566) Journal

          Zocalo, your server seems to be blocking us, I suspect a firewall problem.

          Detail from the logs here:

          http://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?sid=1177&thresh old=-1&commentsort=0&mode=flat&startat=100 [soylentnews.org]

          • (Score: 2) by zocalo on Tuesday April 15 2014, @06:20AM

            by zocalo (302) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @06:20AM (#31686)
            Ah. OK, I see what the problem was; your IP address is blacklisted on some DNSBLs, and if the DNSBL IP address is cached on my local DNS, SMTP won't even say HELO. See for info [mxtoolbox.com] to clear it.
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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 26 2014, @10:10AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 26 2014, @10:10AM (#36544)
              You're configuring your email system wrong if you are trusting DNSBLs that much to decide 100% for you whether you should accept email at all.

              Use it as a weight, but the 100% way you are doing will cause you more problems.
               
      • (Score: 5, Informative) by elf on Tuesday April 15 2014, @01:19PM

        by elf (64) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @01:19PM (#31777)

        My first impression was "what mail?" too. I also didn't know there was a setting in preferences to turn this on. Was there a notification on this?

        I personally wouldn't want to suggest name, but I'll vote if and when the vote happens. Will there be an opt in for this too?

        • (Score: 1) by Alien8r on Tuesday May 06 2014, @08:09PM

          by Alien8r (1322) on Tuesday May 06 2014, @08:09PM (#40315) Homepage

          Same here, until I saw your message I didn't understand what the issue was.
          Now I know, I left the willing to vote unchecked for now.

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      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by unitron on Tuesday April 15 2014, @07:40PM

        by unitron (70) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @07:40PM (#31948) Journal

        When was that option added to that page and when was the addition announced on the main page?

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      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday April 16 2014, @11:34AM

        by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday April 16 2014, @11:34AM (#32254) Homepage
        What about those of us who've been travelling and only found out about the setting yesterday?
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      • (Score: 2) by mojo chan on Wednesday April 23 2014, @07:33AM

        by mojo chan (266) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @07:33AM (#34748)

        Gah, I had no idea that was even there. No wonder I was never asked to vote, and now it's too late. Do you have stats on the number of people who didn't have it ticked? Maybe time for a second post on the front page highlighting it, and another round of emails.

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    • (Score: 1) by Lavaeolus on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:18PM

      by Lavaeolus (2406) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:18PM (#30851)

      I can confirm that - no email here either. I have solent emails whitelisted and searched my spam folder just to be sure.

       

      Oh, yes, and the missing poll option is "the truth is... there is no email"

      • (Score: 2) by AudioGuy on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:43PM

        by AudioGuy (24) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:43PM (#30873) Journal

        You did not have the 'willing to vote' box checked. As required and specified in our article about the vote.

        Sorry.

        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Lagg on Sunday April 13 2014, @08:47PM

          by Lagg (105) on Sunday April 13 2014, @08:47PM (#30950) Homepage

          It would appear the egg is on my face. But I don't think I saw that article. This new config opt seems like something that would be more appropriately announced on a front page banner. In any case now that people know this perhaps you could resend that mail.

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          • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:41AM

            by Open4D (371) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:41AM (#31588) Journal

            For the record it was Call for Suggestions for Site Name Vote [soylentnews.org]

            I wonder whether you will get into the 2nd round if you enable that setting now.

            The first round is just a call for suggestions.

            I'm one of the 91 people so far who "received the domain suggestion email, but I haven't responded". Because I haven't thought of any good suggestion. If you have a good suggestion, feel free to make contact with me.

            • (Score: 2, Informative) by Lavaeolus on Tuesday April 15 2014, @05:52AM

              by Lavaeolus (2406) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @05:52AM (#31680)

              Thanks! My bad - I must have missed that story when it was first posted.

              • (Score: 2) by mrbluze on Wednesday April 16 2014, @01:43AM

                by mrbluze (49) on Wednesday April 16 2014, @01:43AM (#32122) Journal

                Still it's a fair point - blink and you miss it. That needs to be improved.

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    • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:19PM

      by cosurgi (272) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:19PM (#30853) Journal

      Oh, and you have seen this one?

      https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/04/08/22 16224 [soylentnews.org]

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      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday April 16 2014, @11:43AM

        by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday April 16 2014, @11:43AM (#32260) Homepage
        "Call for suggestions ..."?

        Why the fuck would one look *there* for something like "how to register for voting"?

        I do believe that on a bus late at night I may have seen that title and scrolled right past, as I had no suggestions, as I trusted the staff who were in control of such things to do things sensibly.

        However, now I've seen they can't title a topic to distinguish "we have something important to tell you" from "do you have anything important to tell us", I do have a suggestion - LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE.

        Not enrolled for the vote, and pissed off about that.
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        • (Score: 3, Informative) by mrcoolbp on Wednesday April 16 2014, @09:01PM

          by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday April 16 2014, @09:01PM (#32428) Homepage

          Looks like a few people missed the registration. We want to include as many people as possible so we are looking through comments and contacting people individually. We'll make sure your votes are counted.

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    • (Score: 1) by thoughtlover on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:58PM

      by thoughtlover (3247) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:58PM (#30887) Journal

      Yup, same here. No email. I did turn off Daily Headlines (which seemed to be on by default). Is there a pref that allows those one-off emails to be delivered?

    • (Score: 1) by xtronics on Tuesday April 15 2014, @10:26PM

      by xtronics (1884) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @10:26PM (#32037) Homepage

      Do mail here either - grepped the logs..

    • (Score: 1) by cubancigar11 on Tuesday April 22 2014, @12:41PM

      by cubancigar11 (330) on Tuesday April 22 2014, @12:41PM (#34343) Homepage Journal

      I just received a list of domain names yesterday, and replied back with ranking.

      I was going to pick soylentnews anyway, but some of the suggestions have definitely changed my mind and I hope one of them wins.

  • (Score: 2) by AudioGuy on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:46PM

    by AudioGuy (24) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:46PM (#30876) Journal
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 19 2014, @06:51AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 19 2014, @06:51AM (#82942)

      z31E6X xdfyhstkiqow [xdfyhstkiqow.com], [url=http://fcnhgdmodvff.com/]fcnhgdmodvff[/url], [link=http://kuqprabdlcmf.com/]kuqprabdlcmf[/link], http://pqtujrqljzws.com/ [pqtujrqljzws.com]

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by AudioGuy on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:58PM

    by AudioGuy (24) on Sunday April 13 2014, @07:58PM (#30888) Journal

    I was originally a bit worried (based on the hot discussions here and in irc) about getting so many submissions that people would have to vote on literally thousands of choices.

    However, at this point, about a day and a half in, I have only 21 name submissions, so apparently people are more interested in the vote itself than in thinking up good names. :-)

    If you have been holding back because of my original fear - don't. It's probably still a good idea to limit your submisssion to just your very best though.

    • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Sunday April 13 2014, @09:19PM

      by cosurgi (272) on Sunday April 13 2014, @09:19PM (#30978) Journal

      to be honest, the requirement to have the name available in all three TLDs .com .net .org limited my possible options. I had bought few domains earlier, but they weren't available in all three TLDs, so I didn't submit them for voting...

      I don't argue that the requirement is wrong. Hard to decide, maybe it is a good one.

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      • (Score: 2) by stderr on Sunday April 13 2014, @10:39PM

        by stderr (11) on Sunday April 13 2014, @10:39PM (#31021) Journal

        to be honest, the requirement to have the name available in all three TLDs .com .net .org limited my possible options.

        That's also the reason I haven't suggested any names this time. Some of my suggestions only makes sense in some of those TLDs.

        If the reason for that requirement is to limit the chance of IP issues, as mentioned here [soylentnews.org], just say so, e.g. by changing the first criteria to "free of obvious IP issues" and drop the IMHO useless requirement of "available in .com, .net and .org".

        BTW: What about the suggestions we have made months ago when the voting was mentioned the first time? Do we need to make those suggestions again or are they already on the list?

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        • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Monday April 14 2014, @07:04AM

          by cosurgi (272) on Monday April 14 2014, @07:04AM (#31186) Journal

          BTW: What about the suggestions we have made months ago when the voting was mentioned the first time? Do we need to make those suggestions again or are they already on the list?

          We need to make them again, it was said clearly.

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        • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Monday April 14 2014, @04:35PM

          by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Monday April 14 2014, @04:35PM (#31369) Homepage

          Same with a domain I registered, and I'm thinking I shouldn't add mine in either. We meant that to be an ideal case, but it seems everyone is reading it as law. Might be too late to change the wording at this point.

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          • (Score: 2) by stderr on Monday April 14 2014, @05:12PM

            by stderr (11) on Monday April 14 2014, @05:12PM (#31397) Journal

            We meant that to be an ideal case, but it seems everyone is reading it as law.

            Which is why the list will be much shorter than it needs to be and will be missing a lot of the good suggestions.

            It almost feels like that rule was put in place to help soylentnews, since "they" already got that option in all three TLDs.

            Might be too late to change the wording at this point.

            It's a stupid rule and it should be changed ASAP! Extend the voting for a week, if needed. Just fix the rules, so we can get the good suggestions on the list. Otherwise a lot of us will feel that the voting was rigged, not what the community really wanted.

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    • (Score: 1) by jackb_guppy on Sunday April 13 2014, @10:03PM

      by jackb_guppy (3560) on Sunday April 13 2014, @10:03PM (#31005)

      I like Soylent News. Logo and color should be green to make better play on Soylent Green, but I can see /. may want their color scheme back.

      So, why get a third new name? Are you going drop all users again, so we can fight over 3 or 4 digit numbers?

      I finally got the listed https://splentnews.org/ [splentnews.org] in my favourites in the right order for browsing and got the password cached to always let me in. :-)

    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:57PM

      by c0lo (156) on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:57PM (#31059)

      However, at this point, about a day and a half in, I have only 21 name submissions, so apparently people are more interested in the vote itself than in thinking up good names. :-)

      Typical geek ethos: it is not the result/solution that counts, its the way you solve the problem.

    • (Score: 1) by Buck Feta on Monday April 21 2014, @04:39AM

      by Buck Feta (958) on Monday April 21 2014, @04:39AM (#33854) Journal

      Vote "LOLButts" 2014 or the terrorists win.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Koen on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:19PM

    by Koen (427) on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:19PM (#31041)

    So what happens to this list [soylentnews.org]?

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    • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Monday April 14 2014, @08:02AM

      by cosurgi (272) on Monday April 14 2014, @08:02AM (#31200) Journal

      you need to resubmit those that you like most.

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    • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Tuesday April 15 2014, @05:23PM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Tuesday April 15 2014, @05:23PM (#31887) Homepage

      Most of those rip off the "old site" in some way and wouldn't really be "unique" or "free of any obvious trademarks."

      Feel free to re-submit any that meet the requirements if they are available or you own them and are willing to donate to the organization.

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  • (Score: 1) by gishzida on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:35PM

    by gishzida (2870) on Sunday April 13 2014, @11:35PM (#31050) Journal

    I thought suggestions were what was being sought the last time we had this discussion. I gave mine in that last posting [soylentnews.org]. At this point I've reached my tolerance for making suggestions so either take the last ones I made or don't-- I am not going to use email.

    • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Monday April 14 2014, @03:00PM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Monday April 14 2014, @03:00PM (#31313) Homepage

      If you read TFS from that discussion [soylentnews.org], you'll see that comments were not where we were asking for suggestions. Sorry for the confusion.

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    • (Score: 2) by Foobar Bazbot on Monday April 14 2014, @07:36PM

      by Foobar Bazbot (37) on Monday April 14 2014, @07:36PM (#31497) Journal

      At this point I've reached my tolerance for making suggestions so either take the last ones I made or don't-- I am not going to use email.

      ... and nothing of value was lost.

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by gishzida on Tuesday April 15 2014, @04:39AM

        by gishzida (2870) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @04:39AM (#31668) Journal

        Exactly! Just as nothing of value was gained by your remark.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 21 2014, @04:36AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 21 2014, @04:36AM (#33853)

      I also, will not use email to make suggestions or vote in polls.

  • (Score: 1) by tadas on Monday April 14 2014, @02:07AM

    by tadas (3635) on Monday April 14 2014, @02:07AM (#31101)

    I haven't submitted any names because I'm perfectly happy with Soylent News, and I'll vote for it when the actual vote comes.

    • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Wednesday April 16 2014, @08:19PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Wednesday April 16 2014, @08:19PM (#32418)

      Me too. I got the email, thought about it for about a minute, but I couldn't think of anything I liked better than SoylentNews, so I didn't bother replying.

      What's wrong with SoylentNews anyway?

  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Monday April 14 2014, @07:19AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 14 2014, @07:19AM (#31190) Journal

    I must admit I don't actually understand the instructions of the mail.

    OK, I shall reply in text mode.

    My mail reader then automatically quotes the mail starting with "> ". Am I supposed to leave that in?

    Then there's this "--- BEGIN VOTE ---" block; I guess that part is somehow automatically evaluated (or else, why the strict format requirements), so it's crucial that this is formatted correctly. But as I said, the mail will be quoted (unless I'm supposed to delete that quote, but then, the text asks me to *add* my suggestions to the list, so I guess not). So am I supposed to remove the quote marks ("> ") from that part? Or am I supposed to add the quote marks in front of my suggestion? Or am I supposed to leave the quote marks in the list, but add my suggestions without quote marks? Or am I supposed to copy the whole block unquoted to the end, and then add my suggestions to the "list" (which just contains "soylentnews.org" at the moment)? Should "soylentnews.org" remain there, or should I replace it with my suggestion?

    Or maybe I misunderstood, and I should just add my suggestions in the form "[9] suggestion.com" to the very end of the mail, ignoring the form completely?

    Please clarify.

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    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by http on Monday April 14 2014, @07:53AM

      by http (1920) on Monday April 14 2014, @07:53AM (#31198)

      Seconded; the instructions are a deep well of ambiguity with unwarranted assumptions floating to the top.

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    • (Score: 1) by crutchy on Monday April 14 2014, @08:12AM

      by crutchy (179) on Monday April 14 2014, @08:12AM (#31202) Homepage Journal

      i couldn't be bothered reading it. i like coding software, not emails.

    • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Monday April 14 2014, @03:05PM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Monday April 14 2014, @03:05PM (#31316) Homepage

      The instructions were long, we were trying to avoid confusion, apologies if that made it more complex. The software is pretty smart and will easily ignore the quote marks if present, just ignore those. All you have to do is add your suggestion in the format presented just below "soylentnews.org" (or anywhere within that block).

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      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by jmoschner on Thursday April 17 2014, @06:25AM

        by jmoschner (3296) on Thursday April 17 2014, @06:25AM (#32524)

        To be blunt, you guys did a shit job on this. The entire process has been a convoluted mess. First there are issues in getting the message about what is going to happen when. Then there are the issues in people knowing to go to a page to change a setting so they can get an email with more instructions to submit an idea in plain text or heaven forbid the servers or admins freak out and melt. Then who the hell knows what comes next.

        This level of overly engineered/complex crap is bad.

        You created an overly convoluted solution when you already had the freakin tools to reach a solution.

        First you just had to have a thread calling for submissions with a clear cut off date. A good 2-3 week window should have done the trick. Bumping or pinning the thread if need be.
        Then lock tread when submissions closed and edit summary to reflect that.
        Next have admins narrow it down to top choices that are available and not something horribly offensive or trademarked.
        Open new thread to let people vote.
        Here you have plenty of options to explore in collecting a vote: People could vote by commenting in the thread and only count votes of logged in users. People could be given a link to a poll only logged in users can see that only lets one vote per user. You could have set up a survey like with survey monkey and ask for people to vote there (maybe also ask for their uid).

        The point is: there are simpler and easier ways to do this. And by simpler and easier I mean for the users. This really seems like you guys were trying to automate this and create less work for yourselves and instead created this mess.

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by mrcoolbp on Thursday April 17 2014, @06:20PM

          by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Thursday April 17 2014, @06:20PM (#32773) Homepage

          The point is: there are simpler and easier ways to do this. And by simpler and easier I mean for the users>

          Simpler would not necessarily be better. This is not as easy as you think. Most votes require simply choosing between a few options. This one requires submitting suggestions from users, paring down a long list, and making a final decision. We explored all of the options you've outlined actually. Let me explain:

          We wanted to keep submissions private to avoid domain-squatting, so leaving domain suggestions as comments was out. We avoided a slash poll as they are unreliable (read the text below the results of every poll) and this is important, we'd have been criticised if we used that. 3rd-party solutions would have required handing thousands of user's email addresses to a third party, something we are not comfortable with (yes, that's how survey monkey works, we looked into it).

          I admit we have communicated poorly and handled some details poorly. Still 512 people managed to sign up, we've contacted those who've claimed they were unable and we are including them too. We've been working night and day to make this happen, we all have real jobs and are not getting paid for this. Sorry if it's not up to your standards but I ensure you it's not out of laziness.

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          • (Score: 2) by jmoschner on Friday April 18 2014, @05:03PM

            by jmoschner (3296) on Friday April 18 2014, @05:03PM (#33129)

            Thank you for taking hte time to respond and explain.

            just and FYI I've used survey monkey in the past and know others that have. It doesn't require you hand over a bunch of emails. (you can if you want, but don't have to). You make a simple survey. It gies you the link or the option to embed it in your site. Who ever looked into it didn't look hard enough. The only email required is the suvery creator's when they first set up an account. To ID people in the survey just make a required question that asked for their soylent UN/UID or mail out the survey link yourselves.

            • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Friday April 18 2014, @05:36PM

              by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Friday April 18 2014, @05:36PM (#33140) Homepage

              I'm looking through the docs and a solution that would work in our situation is not obvious or simple, though I don't deny it's possible. Thanks for the explanation, it could be something to look into in the future. In this case though we'd still have had to email users ourselves (non-trivial with thousands of UIDs), and need some way for users to indicate that they'd like to opt-in (and might still be in a similar predicament with people frustrated that they did not do so in time). Furthermore, this solution would have required hundreds of dollars and use of a third-party, both of which we were trying to avoid.

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by cosurgi on Monday April 14 2014, @03:27PM

      by cosurgi (272) on Monday April 14 2014, @03:27PM (#31340) Journal

      I must admit I don't actually understand the instructions of the mail.

      OK, I shall reply in text mode.

      My mail reader then automatically quotes the mail starting with "> ". Am I supposed to leave that in?

      yes.

      Then there's this "--- BEGIN VOTE ---" block; I guess that part is somehow automatically evaluated (or else, why the strict format requirements), so it's crucial that this is formatted correctly. But as I said, the mail will be quoted (unless I'm supposed to delete that quote, but then, the text asks me to *add* my suggestions to the list, so I guess not). So am I supposed to remove the quote marks ("> ") from that part? Or am I supposed to add the quote marks in front of my suggestion?

      just type in your suggestion. Stop bothering about ">", it will be parsed correctly as long as you are inside that "--- BEGIN VOTE ---" block. It doesn't matter if you add ">" or not.

      Or am I supposed to leave the quote marks in the list, but add my suggestions without quote marks? Or am I supposed to copy the whole block unquoted to the end, and then add my suggestions to the "list" (which just contains "soylentnews.org" at the moment)?

      Do not overcomplicate. Do not do any extra edits. Minimize your work. Just type the letters with your suggestion and that [9] before it, don't change anything else. For example like this:

      [9] superus.com
      [9] evenbetternews.com

      Should "soylentnews.org" remain there, or should I replace it with my suggestion?

      Leave it there. Just add yours.

      Or maybe I misunderstood, and I should just add my suggestions in the form "[9] suggestion.com" to the very end of the mail, ignoring the form completely?

      You got it almost right. You do that inside the "--- BEGIN VOTE ---" block, not at the end of email.

      Please clarify.

      you are welcome.

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      • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Monday April 14 2014, @07:05PM

        by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 14 2014, @07:05PM (#31485) Journal

        Thank you (and also mrcoolbp) for the clarification.

        Now I just have to find a name that sounds good, but is not yet taken. Everything I try seems to already exist ...

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        • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Monday April 14 2014, @09:58PM

          by cosurgi (272) on Monday April 14 2014, @09:58PM (#31532) Journal

          I know your pain. Took me about an hour to find something interesting... I used thefreedictionary to find synonyms of words I thought about.

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          • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Saturday April 26 2014, @05:57PM

            by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Saturday April 26 2014, @05:57PM (#36667) Journal

            Well, I ended up not submitting any because all those I could think of that I considered good were already taken.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @08:33AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @08:33AM (#34759)

        Overcomplicated is exactly the idea of setting up a vote-by-mail system, in 2014, and for a single use.

        Why not use URLs with single use tokens giving access to a vote page?

        If you have plans of some liquid democracy for SN, that is again predating the main goal (news) and, sorry, not a nice experiment.

        I know how majordomo works, but please..just no.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:49AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:49AM (#34804)

          Seconded.

          The au pirate party would have helped if asked

      • (Score: 2) by mojo chan on Wednesday April 23 2014, @05:08PM

        by mojo chan (266) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @05:08PM (#35003)

        So can we suggest names or not? The only email I ever had said no. How come?

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  • (Score: 1) by halcyon1234 on Monday April 14 2014, @04:11PM

    by halcyon1234 (1082) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 14 2014, @04:11PM (#31362)
    I know I checked the Willing to Vote option. Just looked at userpref, and it isn't checked anymore.

    Re-checked it. Will I get the email?
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    • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Tuesday April 15 2014, @04:01AM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Tuesday April 15 2014, @04:01AM (#31657) Homepage

      Did you click "Save" at the bottom of the page?

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      • (Score: 1) by halcyon1234 on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:24PM

        by halcyon1234 (1082) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:24PM (#31755)
        Yup, as far as I can remember. (I tend to always hit save, since I usually don't enable JS by default, and thus don't rely on ajax-y save things). No clue if I didn't click it hard enough, or if it just didn't get saved. It's saved now, though.
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        • (Score: 3, Informative) by AudioGuy on Tuesday April 15 2014, @07:24PM

          by AudioGuy (24) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @07:24PM (#31937) Journal

          It looks like we may have had a few people who forgot to save, not sure what the problem was in your case.

          However, we have a added a way now for anyone who got left out to add your name ideas, see the front page. (We can add these by hand at a certain point in the process).

          If you have some good ideas please do submit them by that method.

  • (Score: 1) by freesword on Tuesday April 15 2014, @08:10PM

    by freesword (1018) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @08:10PM (#31968)

    If I'm not submitting a suggestion do I need to respond to this email anyway?

  • (Score: 2) by michealpwalls on Wednesday April 16 2014, @05:44PM

    by michealpwalls (3920) on Wednesday April 16 2014, @05:44PM (#32389) Homepage Journal

    I forgot to enable the Voter option in user prefs. Meh, I'm terribly at creative writing anyways. SoylentNews is People!

  • (Score: 2) by kbahey on Thursday April 17 2014, @01:59AM

    by kbahey (1147) on Thursday April 17 2014, @01:59AM (#32488) Homepage

    I got the email, but did not respond.

    This is because I like the current name, which will be on the list of choices, and I will vote for it.

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday April 17 2014, @11:49AM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 17 2014, @11:49AM (#32589) Journal

    Will be voting either for status quo: 'soylentnews.org' which is already on the list...

    ...or...

    ...'please don't start another world war because the west is too afraid to really make you back down Mr. Hitler, errr, I mean Mr. Putin, sir.'

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    • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Saturday April 26 2014, @06:01PM

      by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Saturday April 26 2014, @06:01PM (#36669) Journal

      "soylentnews.org" is not in the vote list, only "soylentnews.com". But I hope if that one makes it, it will remain .org anyway.

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  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Thursday April 17 2014, @03:47PM

    by Bot (3902) on Thursday April 17 2014, @03:47PM (#32712)

    Yo Dawg, I herd you like to vote, so I set up a vote about the email about the vote.

    Moreover, bot posted this very same comment about the vote about the email about the vote so you can mod it -1 redundant.

  • (Score: 1) by caffeine on Friday April 18 2014, @10:34PM

    by caffeine (249) on Friday April 18 2014, @10:34PM (#33241)

    I didn't receive the email. And yes:

    • I checked the spam folder.
    • I'd already checked the participate in votes when I read the first discussion on name voting.
    • I've double checked that that box was checked, and it was.

     

    I do recall disabling the daily notifications but can't seem to find where that setting is now. Perhaps that is related to not receiving the email. Did anyone else do everything right and still not receive the email?

    • (Score: 1) by caffeine on Friday April 18 2014, @10:41PM

      by caffeine (249) on Friday April 18 2014, @10:41PM (#33243)

      Sorry, ignore the previous post. Just noticed this poll was uploaded a week ago, looked deeper in deleted items and found it there.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 19 2014, @03:55AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 19 2014, @03:55AM (#33275)

    'If you are interested in voting in the next major site issue, check this box.'

    Oh, that wasn't on by default? But... people!

  • (Score: 1) by linuxrocks123 on Sunday April 20 2014, @12:51AM

    by linuxrocks123 (2557) on Sunday April 20 2014, @12:51AM (#33495) Journal

    It's possible it got sent to spam and then deleted before I checked for it just now, although I thought I'd trained my provider to stop doing that to SoylentNews. Maybe make a front-page story when the next round is sent so I'll know to check my spam folder?

    • (Score: 2) by cosurgi on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:33PM

      by cosurgi (272) on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:33PM (#33614) Journal

      next email was sent today. This time asking to vote.

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      • (Score: 2) by RobotMonster on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:38PM

        by RobotMonster (130) on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:38PM (#33615) Journal

        Damn. Didn't get the vote email :-(.
        I did get the call-for-suggestions email, and it wasn't even marked as spam.
        Is there a way I can get it resent?

        • (Score: 2) by RobotMonster on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:25PM

          by RobotMonster (130) on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:25PM (#33632) Journal

          Yep, it got flagged by SpamAssassin, and then I deleted it without noticing them. Too much spam.
          Fortunately I was able to rescue it via TimeMachine. Woo!
          Vote submitted.

  • (Score: 1) by idetuxs on Sunday April 20 2014, @11:03AM

    by idetuxs (2990) on Sunday April 20 2014, @11:03AM (#33575)

    I got the mail, but didn't responded as I would vote for SoylentNews name, which is already a possibility to vote...so.

    I don't know, I think is fine SoylentNews, it's catchy, easy to remember, and don't think at all is ugly as other soylents said.

    Whatever the result, it's cool.

  • (Score: 1) by zizban on Monday April 21 2014, @01:53PM

    by zizban (3765) on Monday April 21 2014, @01:53PM (#33953)

    I voted for Soylent News but I thought apt-get-news was amusing.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Iskender on Tuesday April 22 2014, @09:23PM

    by Iskender (470) on Tuesday April 22 2014, @09:23PM (#34597)

    I used all my nine ranked votes. I had a favourite option or two. But for me it's all about maximising the chances of the current name being defeated.

    Imagine that the site were starting out today, and we were given these options:
    1) devnull.com
    2) apt-get-news.com
    3) soylentnews.com
    Two of these are clearly related to the userbase and the computers we use, and IMHO at least as clever. One is a reference to a cheesy 70s scifi movie, and a beating-a-dead-horse meme based on it (the "Home" scene in the movie was great though). I don't think the current name is in any way better than the options, it's there due to inertia.

    Many of the new options are better, and quite clever. This site is still being built and improved upon, so I feel this is a good time to improve the name, too.

  • (Score: 2) by quadrox on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:25AM

    by quadrox (315) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:25AM (#34796)

    I know I am late to the party now, but I really wonder why the poll did not include an option for "I never got an email" in the first place.

    I wasn't signed up for the voting feature because I was unaware of it's existence. Such a fundamental concept should be advertised clearly and loudly on a banner for several weeks, not simply be mentioned once in a random site update (hyperbole, but still).

    I am not angry though - so please take this as constructive criticism only :)

    • (Score: 1) by cockroach on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:38PM

      by cockroach (2266) on Wednesday April 23 2014, @11:38PM (#35248)

      Same here.

  • (Score: 2) by Techwolf on Sunday April 27 2014, @01:46AM

    by Techwolf (87) on Sunday April 27 2014, @01:46AM (#36748)

    I just notice this new poll. I got my e-mail, didn't respond with any new suggestions. Got the first round voting e-mail, read the directions and wonder how many will put "1" as there first choice instead of "9". Turns out a whole lot...enough to have me concerned that the current round of voting has been invalidated due to this UI bug.

  • (Score: 2) by nightsky30 on Monday April 28 2014, @12:03PM

    by nightsky30 (1818) on Monday April 28 2014, @12:03PM (#37115)

    Name it what you will, but my outdated bookmark link will forever say BaconNews: Bacon...

  • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Sunday May 04 2014, @04:46PM

    by isostatic (365) on Sunday May 04 2014, @04:46PM (#39520) Journal

    It's been a week since the results closed

    • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Friday May 09 2014, @04:43PM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Friday May 09 2014, @04:43PM (#41310) Homepage

      "Final Community Runoff Vote slated for approximately May 12. (watch this space)"

      (above is from the "Site News" box on the left of every page)

      Sorry for the delay folks.

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  • (Score: 1) by bart9h on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:41PM

    by bart9h (767) on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:41PM (#40651)

    I was always annoyed by the excessive days that polls last on /., and it seems to be worst here.

    Isn't three days more than enough?

    Also, the new polls aren't announced on the RSS feed. For a user that follows the site from the feed (or from email newsletters), it means you can miss polls if you don't check the homepage every now and then.

    • (Score: 2) by GlennC on Thursday May 08 2014, @02:08PM

      by GlennC (3656) on Thursday May 08 2014, @02:08PM (#40898)

      A vote on the new poll topic will be announced after the site name voting has completed.
      </sarcasm>

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