Yes, once the results are published, members of the community will be able to see what proposal(s) you voted for.
Why is it not a secret ballot?
The vote is non-binding in any case and you need to join the governance meeting to argue in favour of your proposal, it makes trolls accountable, and it combats spamming and the use of fake accounts to influence vote outcome.
Unfortunately the poll cannot be edited. If you think you have a better suggestion, please comment in the thread below and see who “hearts” it. The vote is non-binding. You can still join the Jan 17 governance meeting and argue for your proposal.
Who decided on all this?
The attendees of the last governance meeting. The details were left to me, @lehnberg, to work out as best as I could.
I have a different question, what should I do?
Ask it by posting in this thread.
I’m limiting myself to characters and symbols I can actually copy and paste in text because… well, I can’t include them in the poll otherwise, and it kind of defeats the purpose.
Which of the above is the “phonetic g symbol” that was discussed recently? It seemed like the best choice, but in the forum font I can’t recognize it. Might it be missing from the alternatives? (lehnbergplsdonthateme :-p)
UPDATE: it’s ᵹ I was looking for. It does look different on this forum than in gitter
Wikipedia says this about it:
The lowercase insular g (ᵹ) was used in Irish linguistics as a phonetic character for [ɣ], and on this basis is encoded in the Phonetic Extensions block of Unicode 4.1 (March 2005) as U+1D79. Its capital (Ᵹ) was introduced in Unicode 5.1 (April 2008) at U+A77D.
valid total amount of boxes you can tick when voting are: 1, 2, 3, 4. So you can just make a single vote on one suggestion, two, three, or four suggestions in total. Up to you. Of course, fewer votes means fewer votes in total. Means each vote counts more as a percentage of total.
I agree, the poll UX could be improved to give better feedback. This is how I believe it works: When voting (for the first time) the big number counting total votes should increase +1. You can change your vote, which is why the boxes remain visible and the vote button is still present.
ᵹ satisfies me because most people will have never encountered it outside of the context of grin (that and it is cool looking, and phoeneticaly the letter G). the tsu smiley is fun and I think in another life would have been my first choice, but it is all over the internet already, and I think that is a strong detractor. and while I am all for taking things lightly, and it is kind of in our aesthetic already, I don’t think the smily japanese tsu symbol is serious enough. Similar reason why an actual emoji I thought would be cool at first, but eventually felt was a bit hokey.
i don’t want to see a little smiley when I am paying the coffin salesman for my grandma’s funeral. @firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe give it a bit more time to stew before calling it? All involved in the meeting may not have thought about the options in depth before the determination was made.
I liked the tsu a lot at first but already feel I’ve grown out of it, it would be a shame to solidify something that could quickly lose its novelty, and conceivably keep people from taking it seriously. At that point why not just do a smiley face emoji, which is as well standardized? Why a slanted smile at all? Seems like just any smiley would work and we could keep it open to however people want to render it.
Money isn’t always used for happy things. What if you were getting oral reconstructive surgery and the little currency symbol on your bill was a slanted smile? Just seems unnecessarily unprofessional.