[Haskell-cafe] Re: The Haskell re-branding exercise
marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 08:34:27 EST 2009
Sterling Clover wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
I suggest we do voting by email, and restrict voting to those who have ever
posted on haskell-cafe before 1 Jan 2009. We could then have an
auto-confirmation scheme similar to mailing list sign-up where the
confirmation message is sent back to the originator to confirm their
identity, containing a verification link to click on.
I realise there are flaws in this, but it seems to be (a) cheap to
implement and participate in, and (b) good enough.
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