Re: 400 visitors per hour

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon Nov 01 2004 - 15:12:11 CST

I believe we've been slashdotted 3 times (IIRC, NOV 03, MAR 04, APR 04): Charlie Strauss, David Mertz, and Fred McLain were the perps on those occasions. Laird Popkin and Joe Hall know something about the process.

There isn't a lot of news regarding software development right now, but maybe David, Fred, Liam, or others have something to report.

Alan D.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Edmund R. Kennedy
  To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
  Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 1:05 PM
  Subject: Re: 400 visitors per hour

  Hello Alan:

       Who was the person who got us slash dotted the last time?

  First draft suggested copy for the teaser to the "Slash Dot" audience on November 3, 2004:

  "Now, more than ever, it's plainly obvious we need better voting technology. The group with the best effort underway is the Open Voting Consortium. We've mentioned their open source, Linux based, paper ballot voting system before. Give 'em a look at http://www.openvotingconsortium.org " I don't have any contacts at Slash Dot but I think David or Charley does if my memory serves me at all.

  What is the status of the software? Last I heard was that it had gone through another itereation and was available as an enhanced demo under Strong Box Linux. Anything new?

  Thanks, Ed Kennedy

  Alan Dechert <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
    For the last 4 hours, we've been getting about 400 visitors per hour and one
    new Supporting Member per hour. To reach one million visitors in the next
    ten days, we need to increase that to about 4,000 visitors per hour.

    About 10 links on really active web sites would do that. The time to start
    getting those links is NOW!

    Alan D.

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