[Haskell-cafe] The Haskell re-branding exercise
sylvan at student.chalmers.se
Sun Dec 21 16:26:23 EST 2008
I am very shortly travelling abroad for several weeks and will not have
(reliable access to) a computer, but isn't this a task for one of the
haskell web-apps people (HSP, HAppS, Turbinado, etc.) to show us once and
for all why *their* library is better than the competition? :-)
On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 9:23 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -- Don
> > 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
> > of the suggestions because there are too many options and everyone
> > 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
> > the proposals should win, just so long as I can weed out some of the
> > I really hate.
> > Condorcet voting will pick a good compromise, where someone like me
> > just put all the acceptable ones at shared #1, and all the ones I
> > at #2., and someone with stronger opinions could flesh it out some
> > The point being that the "least disliked" logo wins out. Maybe nobody
> > 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
> > large group of fairly similar logos that are good, and then a crappy
> > wins out with 6% of the vote because there weren't any others like it
> > the votes for that "style" weren't spread out over multiple entries.
> > Wikipedia:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_voting
> > --
> > Sebastian Sylvan
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> > References
> > Visible links
> > 1. mailto:paul at cogito.org.uk
> > 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_voting
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