[Haskell-cafe] The Haskell re-branding exercise

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 20:11:51 EST 2009

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> s.clover:
>> 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

So.... does this mean no 'haskell YEEAAAAHH!'?


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