[Haskell-cafe] Re: How do we decide on the new logo?

Eelco Lempsink eelco at lempsink.nl
Sat Jan 3 15:27:58 EST 2009

On 3 jan 2009, at 17:33, Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 3:15 AM, <roconnor at theorem.ca> wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jan 2009, Achim Schneider wrote:
>>> Step 2: Determine the winner by polling preferences, same-level
>>> preference (ambivalence) allowed
>>> (eg. place 1 for logos C and D, place 2 for A and place 3 for B)
>> The only reasonable method of voting using this ranking data is one  
>> of the Condorcet methods.  How you break ties doesnt matter much to  
>> me. Wikimedia, Debian, Gentoo, and Software in the Public Intrest  
>> all use Schulze method for what that is worth.
> Yes. Condorcet voting picks the best compromise and is IMO the way  
> to do this - we won't all agree on the best logo, but at least we  
> can pick the least disliked one.
> It doesn't need to be super sophisticated, just a box next to each  
> logo where you can enter a rank in any range you like (1 being most  
> preferred, empty boxing being equivalent to +Inf), allowing multiple  
> entries to share the same rank.

Since there already is a condorcet voting package on Hackage, I made a  
simple (HAppS powered) web app where you can drag-n-drop your  
preferences.  See http://github.com/eelco/voting/tree/master for the  
code (contributions more than welcome! Note, there's also a jQuery  
branch which has a bit different drag-n-drop behaviour) and http://code.tupil.com/voting/ 
  for a live demo.

It needs a bit more work but mainly a whole bulk of decisions, like
* Limit voting, if so how?  Email confirmation, IP based, vote once,  
once per day?
* Maybe don't show the results until the contest is over?

I, for one, very much welcome any benevolent dictator to make these  
decisions, because we can probably argue about pros and cons for  
months.  Since Don started the contest (http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2008-December/051836.html 
) and also seems to have some ideas about the voting process (http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2008-December/052257.html 
), I hereby officially appoint him to lead to masses.  (Does it work  
like that? ;)


Eelco Lempsink

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