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#1 Aug 22 2013 at 11:23 AM Rating: Excellent
PLEASE VOTE IN BOTH POLLS! The other can be found here.


Name says it all... other than Karma Zameleons, which of these alternative names would be preferred for our Free Company?

Choose your favorite alternative option to Karma Zameleons for our FC:
ZAM :20 (30.8%)
Allakhazam:12 (18.5%)
Kraken Club :33 (50.8%)
Total:65


Although the other poll hasn't been open too long, these are the names that have already separated themselves somewhat from the rest. If there are no statistical surprises in the other poll, then tomorrow we can pit the winner in this poll head-to-head against Karma Zameleons for a final FC name vote.

Not the most scientific way to go about this, but given the time constraints, this poll will be helpful.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 10:26am by Thayos

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#2 Aug 22 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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And again, I like me some ZAM.
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#3 Aug 22 2013 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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once again ZAM
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#4 Aug 22 2013 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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It doesn't seem particularly fair that these three names get two chances to win.
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#5 Aug 22 2013 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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This bracket thing is fun :-)
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#6 Aug 22 2013 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
It doesn't seem particularly fair that these three names get two chances to win.


Not really win, just for the right to compete against Karma Zamelions in a two way runoff
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#7 Aug 22 2013 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going ZAM this time.... I just think it would be so cool to have the <ZAM> tag under our names.

Really it's a toss-up I'll be happy just to be in the FC with you guys whatever you name it.
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#8 Aug 22 2013 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
Well we already know that in a pool of all the options, Karma Zameleons will win.

However, there are lots of people who simply would prefer a different name for the FC, so anything but a head-to-head vote doesn't really give that crowd an adequate voice.

By choosing the strongest "alternative" name, we'll get to see whether the desire to have something different outweighs the already interesting name we've chosen for our linkshell.

Nothing is set in stone, either... for example, I voted for ZAM in this poll... but if ZAM doesn't win out, then I'll just vote for Karma Zameleons in the final poll, because I don't believe the other alternative names are strong enough. So, there's a good chance Karma Zameleons will still win... but the "something different" crowd needs to be represented with a strong name candidate.

Otherwise, the final vote will be the Karma Zameleon crowd versus a divided crowd among two or three other things, in which case we might as well not even have a finalist vote.

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#9 Aug 22 2013 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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i went allakhazam again but zam will win lol

ZAM makes me think of Jelly

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#11 Aug 22 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Two names enter, one name leaves.

Edit: Yes, I know there are three names. I was playing on what Thayos said with the head to head reference.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 1:42pm by Geffe
#12 Aug 22 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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Thayos wrote:
However, there are lots of people who simply would prefer a different name for the FC, so anything but a head-to-head vote doesn't really give that crowd an adequate voice.
But you're shutting out six other voices because three slightly louder voices might possibly feel hurt their choice isn't being used. And as of this post, the lead is ahead by something close to a three to one ratio so you're, obviously inadvertently, telling them their voice is only worth half of what the middle group's is.
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#13 Aug 22 2013 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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I kind of agree with lolgaxe. Since it's such a landslide in favor of Karma Zameleons, it's almost like we're specifically trying to make it lose if we just pit it 1 on 1 versus the winner of the other three. It's like we're saying, well the majority clearly want Karma Zameleons, but maybe if we can pit it properly another winner will come out. I dunno. This whole thing has gotten too complicated lol.
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#14 Aug 22 2013 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
Are we having a LS name and a FC name?
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#15 Aug 22 2013 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
That's also why I didn't close the other poll, and why I linked to it in this poll.

Really, we're just very pressed for time, and there's no great way to do this. We definitely need to have a finalist vote with only two options, in order to give a proper voice to the number of people who simply want something other than what we have for the linkshell name. This is the fastest way to go about that. If we don't rush it, then we can more thoroughly work our way toward that final head-to-head vote.

Taking our time would be totally fine by me, but I know a lot of people probably want to hammer this out by the start of early launch.
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BartelX wrote:
I kind of agree with lolgaxe. Since it's such a landslide in favor of Karma Zameleons, it's almost like we're specifically trying to make it lose if we just pit it 1 on 1 versus the winner of the other three. It's like we're saying, well the majority clearly want Karma Zameleons, but maybe if we can pit it properly another winner will come out. I dunno. This whole thing has gotten too complicated lol.


Welcome to the spoiler effect

Karma Zameleons has the most votes even though the majority of voters don't want it.
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#17 Aug 22 2013 at 12:02 PM Rating: Excellent
Just looking at the other poll, it looks like we're heading toward a KZ - ZAM faceoff regardless, and that was also the early indication even before I made this second poll.

We could be incredibly thorough about this... really though, it's not overly complex, and I doubt the trends will be changing much throughout the day.
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#18 Aug 22 2013 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Are we having a LS name and a FC name?


We already have a linkshell name: Karma Zameleons.

Right now, we're trying to figure out a name for the free company. It may or may not be the same as the linkshell name, depending on how the polling goes.
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#19 Aug 22 2013 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
BartelX wrote:
I kind of agree with lolgaxe. Since it's such a landslide in favor of Karma Zameleons, it's almost like we're specifically trying to make it lose if we just pit it 1 on 1 versus the winner of the other three. It's like we're saying, well the majority clearly want Karma Zameleons, but maybe if we can pit it properly another winner will come out. I dunno. This whole thing has gotten too complicated lol.


Welcome to the spoiler effect

Karma Zameleons has the most votes even though the majority of voters don't want it.



But whos to say the majority of voters that don't want it. Won't vote for it if there is less choices to choose from?


Say Karma Zameleons Vs ZAM. Whats to say that all those people who voted in the original vote that didnt vote for Karma. Wouldn't pick Karma Zameleons in a vote between Karma vs ZAM.
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#20 Aug 22 2013 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
Thayos wrote:
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Are we having a LS name and a FC name?


We already have a linkshell name: Karma Zameleons.

Right now, we're trying to figure out a name for the free company. It may or may not be the same as the linkshell name, depending on how the polling goes.


In that case I would like the ls to remain Karma Kameleons and the FC name to be ZAM, my votes reflect this ^^
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#21 Aug 22 2013 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
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BartelX wrote:
I kind of agree with lolgaxe. Since it's such a landslide in favor of Karma Zameleons, it's almost like we're specifically trying to make it lose if we just pit it 1 on 1 versus the winner of the other three. It's like we're saying, well the majority clearly want Karma Zameleons, but maybe if we can pit it properly another winner will come out. I dunno. This whole thing has gotten too complicated lol.

It's not necessarily a landslide though, in the KZ vs Anything Else poll, KZ is losing. All this is doing is saying, what's the best alternative to the people who don't want the same name for the FC. For instance, I want the Kraken Club, but if there's not enough support for that I would choose ZAM. Really a tournament style vote is the fairest way, but like you said there's not really enough time for that.
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#22 Aug 22 2013 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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Phasmoto wrote:

But whos to say the majority of voters that don't want it. Won't vote for it if there is less choices to choose from?


Say Karma Zameleons Vs ZAM. Whats to say that all those people who voted in the original vote that didnt vote for Karma. Wouldn't pick Karma Zameleons in a vote between Karma vs ZAM.


You're not entirely wrong. The right way to do this would have been to take a couple of days and do a poll on alternative names, without Karma in the mix. And then put the winner of that in a poll against Karma by itself.

But we don't have time for that.

And the current polling data shows that the majority of people want a different name. But because that side is very fragmented, it looks like Karma has a majority lead.

EDIT:

BTW, this counts as everyone's crash course in American electoral processes.

What should have happened was:
- Candidacy: People suggest names
- Primary: Poll the candidates to get a nominee
- General: Nominee vs Incumbent

Unfortunately time constraints forced some trimming of this process.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 1:13pm by Callinon
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Anakte wrote:
BartelX wrote:
I kind of agree with lolgaxe. Since it's such a landslide in favor of Karma Zameleons, it's almost like we're specifically trying to make it lose if we just pit it 1 on 1 versus the winner of the other three. It's like we're saying, well the majority clearly want Karma Zameleons, but maybe if we can pit it properly another winner will come out. I dunno. This whole thing has gotten too complicated lol.

It's not necessarily a landslide though, in the KZ vs Anything Else poll, KZ is losing. All this is doing is saying, what's the best alternative to the people who don't want the same name for the FC. For instance, I want the Kraken Club, but if there's not enough support for that I would choose ZAM. Really a tournament style vote is the fairest way, but like you said there's not really enough time for that.


It has changed a lot recently. At one point no more than an hour ago it was a 3:1 KZ advantage over any other option. Regardless, I will most likely be voting for the alternative option to KZ, I just wanted to make sure it was actually fair.
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#24 Aug 22 2013 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
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Thayos wrote:
Just looking at the other poll, it looks like we're heading toward a KZ - ZAM faceoff regardless, and that was also the early indication even before I made this second poll.
Here's the million dollar question though: If Zam wins the original poll ahead of Karma Zameleons, are you still going to have a run off?
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BartelX wrote:
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BartelX wrote:
I kind of agree with lolgaxe. Since it's such a landslide in favor of Karma Zameleons, it's almost like we're specifically trying to make it lose if we just pit it 1 on 1 versus the winner of the other three. It's like we're saying, well the majority clearly want Karma Zameleons, but maybe if we can pit it properly another winner will come out. I dunno. This whole thing has gotten too complicated lol.

It's not necessarily a landslide though, in the KZ vs Anything Else poll, KZ is losing. All this is doing is saying, what's the best alternative to the people who don't want the same name for the FC. For instance, I want the Kraken Club, but if there's not enough support for that I would choose ZAM. Really a tournament style vote is the fairest way, but like you said there's not really enough time for that.


It has changed a lot recently. At one point no more than an hour ago it was a 3:1 KZ advantage over any other option. Regardless, I will most likely be voting for the alternative option to KZ, I just wanted to make sure it was actually fair.

No, I mean the poll in your original thread with only two options KZ or Change.
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lolgaxe wrote:
Thayos wrote:
Just looking at the other poll, it looks like we're heading toward a KZ - ZAM faceoff regardless, and that was also the early indication even before I made this second poll.
Here's the million dollar question though: If Zam wins the original poll ahead of Karma Zameleons, are you still going to have a run off?

I thought no matter what there was going to be a runoff, as long as the last poll had multiple options. But now there's so many polls I'm losing track lol.
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