[Haskell-cafe] The Haskell re-branding exercise
dons at galois.com
Sun Dec 21 16:23:33 EST 2008
Would you be willing to set up a little online voting system (or do you
know of one) so we can implement this?
Assume there'll be < 10 candidates.
> 2008/12/21 Paul Johnson <paul at cogito.org.uk>
> This suggests that the current effort to find a new logo for Haskell
> needs to go back to the basics. Its no good expecting consensus on one
> of the suggestions because there are too many options and everyone has
> their favourite. Nothing will attract a majority of the community.
> I agree with this, which I why I would propose using Condorcet-voting.
> Personally I find the current logo horrendous. I think it's ugly and
> intimidating at the same time. I don't really care too much which one of
> the proposals should win, just so long as I can weed out some of the ones
> I really hate.
> Condorcet voting will pick a good compromise, where someone like me could
> just put all the acceptable ones at shared #1, and all the ones I dislike
> at #2., and someone with stronger opinions could flesh it out some more.
> The point being that the "least disliked" logo wins out. Maybe nobody will
> be happy, but hopefully most people won't be deeply unhappy with it.
> It would be a shame if there's lots of votes that are spread out over a
> large group of fairly similar logos that are good, and then a crappy one
> wins out with 6% of the vote because there weren't any others like it so
> the votes for that "style" weren't spread out over multiple entries.
> Sebastian Sylvan
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> Visible links
> 1. mailto:paul at cogito.org.uk
> 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_voting
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