[Haskell-cafe] The Haskell re-branding exercise

Don Stewart 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.

-- Don

>    2008/12/21 Paul Johnson <[1]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.
>    Wikipedia:
>    [2]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_voting
>    --
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>    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_voting

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