[Haskell-cafe] The Haskell re-branding exercise

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Feb 8 19:44:36 EST 2009

> IP based limitations are a terrible idea. Multiple users can be and  
> often are behind the same IP if they're in some sort of intranet, be it 
> corporate, academic, or simply multiple home computers. Mail-based  
> authentication can be screwed with, sure, but it's also very easy to  
> notice this (as opposed to ip nonsense) through simply eyeballing the  
> results. There's no general everywhere way to prevent vote fraud.  
> However, if we make it even require a mild bit of thought, that should be 
> sufficient in this case, as there won't be enough votes to prevent some 
> sort of rough eyeball-based check of the results, and if there are, then 
> that's a sign of fraud for sure! Furthermore, there's very little 
> incentive for someone to go the extra mile here, as we're voting for a 
> haskell logo, and not, e.g., giving away ten thousand dollars. 

Exactly. Let's not wander down to the bikeshed :)

> Furthermore, since I assume we'll only be presenting reasonable logos, 
> there's not even some room for pranksters to stage a "write-in" of some 
> gag slogan.

Right, only a subset of previously submitted ones.

-- Don

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