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To recognize and encourage those who participate in the election process, we are adding a few badges. First, we'll be adding a Caucus badge for visiting the election (we double checked the spelling), this can be awarded multiple times and will be retroactively awarded for previous election participation.

Another badge we want to add is for voting in the election, we'll be adding this in the next few days but want to get a great name for it, the names thrown out internally are:

  • Rocked the Vote (trademarked, we may have issues here)
  • I Voted
  • Hanging Chad
  • Ballot Stuffing

What name should this badge have? Give us your best.

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  • I'm incredibly surprised there was never a badge-request for this... They suggest them for everything else...
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:04
  • Electorate is already taken, sadly...
    – Oded
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:04
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    I'd personally avoid the ones with somewhat negative connotations, like "Ballot Stuffing" or "Hanging Chad". It is supposed to be encouraging positive behavior, no? ;) Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:04
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    I'm from Chicago: "Vote Early, Vote Often", where we also have "Ghost Voting".
    – LarsTech
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:05
  • I hated having the name Chad during that election! Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:05
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    "Hanging Chad" also sounds like something that doesn't make any sense outside the US.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:09
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    Perhaps "Community Voice"?
    – Oded
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:09
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    I think We the People sounds pretty cool.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:10
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    Can we get a silver badge for voting X times in an election? Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:12
  • @Oded since Electorate is taken, Electric looks like second best to me
    – gnat
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:15
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    mic drop. I will also accept "By Popular Demand", just to confuse Popular Demand
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:16
  • I like Partisan but it has a negative connotation in the US.
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:34
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    I won't suggest Gerrymandering then :)
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:39
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    [status-hasvoted]
    – Dennis
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:58
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    Long Live the King, just to see Evan Carroll flame about the mods being all-powerful monarchical dictators. Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:03

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Well, we already used the terms "Electorate" and "Vox Populi" for other voting badges, but Constituent is still open.

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    I'm not completely comfortable with "Constituent"... we're electing moderators, not politicians.
    – Pops
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:41
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    @PopularDemand: The definition isn't necessarily tied to politics: "One that authorizes another to act as a representative". Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:46
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    I am aware. But still. Feels weird to me.
    – Pops
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:47
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I Voted

I Voted

I like this because it's a play on the corny stickers here in the USA. It might be too US-centric because of that, but it's also a clear description of what the badge is for. I wasn't clear on if "the names thrown out internally" meant "thrown out there" as in "suggested" or "thrown out" as in "rejected... didn't see it as an answer so I figured I would post it myself. It's too good to pass up!

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    sounds like an Apple thing :) "iVoted"
    – ajax333221
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:35
  • I also support I VOTED
    – Harpreet
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 18:15
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by the people

for the badge for voting in the election

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This is tricky, since there are so many kinds of voting on the site, and so many voting-related terms are already in use.

Since voting in moderator elections is open to all non-drive-by users (it only takes 150 rep to participate, after all), it's similar to voting in a Referendum or a Plebiscite in a way that voting on questions and answers isn't.

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    Can you make this two answers? I would vote for Plebiscite, if I could do so without voting for Referendum.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:30
  • Plebiscite would work very, very well.
    – Makoto
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:34
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    Referendum would be for voting in five or more consecutive moderator elections?
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:36
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    Plebiscite sounds like a mineral harvested from the bodies of Plebeians.
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:41
  • @jcolebrand what's the significance of five?
    – Pops
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:43
  • That it's more than 1? Other than that, nothing in particular. Also, 6 to 8 is so vague, but that could work.
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:44
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    I think the negative connotation adds weight to the word... it's a "power to the people" sort of word.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:55
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    I always take words seriously. They're all we have man. You can't go "oh, that word makes me feel bad inside" when it has a concrete meaning. You can, however, talk about how it's a trigger for you based on a past experience. But we can't say "oh, you can't say the word 'Nazi' because that's illegal", words have to be independent of regulation (internal or external) so we can have a discussion about the things the words represent. I believe penultimately in the power of words over all things.
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:13
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    Seems like the whole point of this question is to analyze words and phrases for meaning, no?
    – Pops
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:21
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By Popular Demand

(seriously, 30 chars?)

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    We wouldn't want @PopularDemand to get a big head... :P
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:07
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    Oh, it's far, far too late for that, @Flimzy. See how my avatar isn't a photo of me? It's because my head is already too big to fit.
    – Pops
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:34
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I like @PopularDemand's suggestion of:

Plebiscite

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What about a silly pun:

Modevoter

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  • Nothing improves the quality of my day like a silly pun. Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:23
  • This is the most underrated answer of all imo Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 21:52
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Yea or Nay

or I think the original

Yay or Nay

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    english.stackexchange.com/questions/817/…
    – mmyers
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:51
  • This has the same problem as "Electoral College." It's a somewhat voting-related term, but it doesn't describe the system of voting used in moderator elections here at Stack Exchange.
    – Pops
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:54
  • Technically there's no "Nay" vote...
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:55
  • @BenBrocka: Isn't there in the primary?
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 23:03
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"None of the Above" gets my vote...

If nothing else, it is obscure enough that people will look it up.

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    Technically you should get such a badge by not voting
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:31
  • I think it's so overused that nobody will look it. Also, since it is "designed to allow the voter to indicate disapproval of all of the candidates in a voting system", it's inherently negative towards the moderator candidates. I can say I have never felt the anywhere near the same disapproval of all of the candidates in a SO election as I have for US elections! If only real-life elections were like SO elections the world would be a better place, IMO. Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:48
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    @TheUnhandledException: that's the difference between SO and the US...you've actually got to prove your usefulness on SO (something money can't buy).
    – user7116
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:29
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    Well said @sixlettervariables! Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:29
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I Participated

filler text to fill out 30 characters.

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    In what? [filler]
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:50
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Democracy in Action (just for voting)

Although I don't think it would work due to it having 3 words...

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    or just "Democratic"
    – LarsTech
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:11
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    @LarsTech I was thinking about that, but then all the US Republicans would yell at me....
    – Naftali
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:12
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    or "Democracy Inaction"...
    – robert
    Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 3:39
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Voted for moderator so name it

VO: from Voted MO: starting two char of moderator TOR: Last three of Moderator

VOMOTOR

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