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you never sausage a name [Apr. 12th, 2011|12:03 pm]
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So that happened. No wiener roast after all, sadly.

2011-04-12 04:52 pm (UTC)



I think this Beefy Miracle calls for a fork!
From: Sebastian Dziallas
2011-04-12 10:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Fork


There's this already:

From: joe_buck
2011-04-12 05:54 pm (UTC)

very conventional winner


The winning name is suitably corporate-friendly, I'm sure that the overlords are happy. I guess the minions sent 20,000 votes from under the sea.
[User Picture]From: jspaleta
2011-04-12 05:59 pm (UTC)

Re: very conventional winner


Without looking at the demographics of how the voting actually turned out I wouldn't make any assumptions about them.

I think what we are seeing is a _feature_ of the rank voting methodology. Instead of choosing something that is high polarizing it will instead prefer middle grounds that everyone is sort of okay with even if its not a strong first choice.

But again I'd need to look at the demographic breakdown to be sure of that. I'm willing to do it, but I'd have to be given access to the voting records and I'd have to be trusted to do an analysis without exposing any personal info like names. I can do that sort of analysis, if there is any interest at all in seeing a demographic breakdown done.

From: joe_buck
2011-04-12 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: very conventional winner


I was joking; I'm sure that the vote was fairly conducted, and I agree that rank voting can lead to boring results as interesting names produce strong negative as well as strong positive reactions.