Hi everybody,

so we are planning to do a (monthly, but pausing in August) community shave! We collectively choose a soap, and on D-day, everybody uses the same soap for their SOTD.

We need to know several things:

  • Who would be interested in participating? If you would like to join, respond to this message by including “I’m in!”
  • When will we do it? It would be best to choose a Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday, to avoid clashing with the reddit theme days, and it would be easier to organize if we could avoid the beginning of July. Furthermore, it would be probably best to fix it once and for all (something like third Wednesday or last Sunday of the month). Opinions?
  • Finally, we need to agree on a soap. I don’t know how to poll this (I know you can do a poll on Mastodon, not sure about lemmy). The idea would be: everybody who participates nominates a soap, and if that soap is picked, that person agrees to send out smushes to everyone who doesn’t have the soap. In order to be on the safe side, we probably would want to have the soap picked three weeks before the chosen date.

There are surely things that I have forgotten. Any ideas, questions?

    • waldenMA
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      I’d make a new post and then add a comment for each soap that was nominated. We can use upvotes as the polling (ignoring downvotes, but I’ll just ban anyone who downvotes! jk).

      Edit: maybe also make it a rule that you can’t vote for your own nomination.

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        Upvoting would allow anyone inethe fediverse to choose !unless you mods see who upvoted). It would adso allow for several votes per person.

        I don’t knok if this could be excluded if we do a Mastodon poll. I also don’t know if itewould be an issue in the first place.

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          Yes, we can see who votes how.

          Yes, mastodon polls can have their visibility set to “mentioned people only” like DMs

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          Multiple votes might be ok, like the photo contest on Reddit. Worst case we’ll need a tie breaker.

          We can see who votes so we can check for random upvotes.

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        1 month ago

        Why not vote for your own? We nominate soaps we’d like to share, so “winning” means doing volunteer work. That feels ok

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          If everyone voted for their own there could be 5 entries, each with a single vote (no winner). If you can’t vote for your own you have to vote for something else, so the higher chance of something getting at least 2 votes.

          With a small number of voters and a relatively large number of things to vote on, it makes sure there’s a winner.

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              1 month ago

              I wish. Voting by upvote is a bit lacking compared to ranked voting!

    • djundjilaMA
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      We only a handful of people, so I suggest we

      1. Vote in text form because it allows for ranked voting that yields the right result without run off elections or similar shenanigans or
      2. A Mastodon poll knowing that it might require runoff polls if the winner doesn’t have a majority.

      Voting by up down votes suffers from every fedinaut being able to vote, not just participants