Re: 400 visitors per hour

From: mclain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 01 2004 - 16:27:42 CST

Alan's right, we don't have a lot going on the development front
although several folks have expressed an interest. Once we have a clear
set of goals we will be able to pull in devs again.

On Slashdotting, anyone can do it. Just create an account and post it.
The reviewers at /. will decide if it shows up. It's much like a
moderated message forum.

        -Fred-

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Alan Dechert wrote:

> 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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