Re: Contest for voting project list members

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sun Nov 07 2004 - 16:02:01 CST

> > If, for example, a mailing went out on a large email list (with
> > millions on the list) we could get 200,000
> > visitors in one day. So, I leave that as a possibility.
>
> It depends *a lot* on the type of mailing list it is though. Some set
> of readers would be the type to jump to OVC and promptly donate; others
> might just find it mildly interesting.
>
Right, although this is sort of self-filtering. We're not going to get a
link on the Better Homes and Gardens email list. The type of list I'm think
of might be Howard Dean's list -- someone political with an expressed
interest in the subject.

> I *do* think that Slashdot remains a particularly desirable target.
> Huge readership, and lots of them the type who might donate.
> But to get an(other) article on slashdot, we need to come up
> with a blurb ....
>
Right. I decided to hold off on the press release because I got the feeling
we didn't have enough mojo to rise above the din at this point.

In order to get on Slashdot, eo you think we could point to some of the
blogs etc that refer to us? For example, Princeton computer scientist Sam
Wang says, "I don't think this is going anywhere. The most constructive
thing at this point is to redirect energies to voting reforms, such as those
advocated by the Open Voting Consortium. This has the advantage of serving
all Americans."
http://synapse.princeton.edu/~sam/pollcalc.html

If we go through our referrer logs, we can find a number of things like
that.

Alan D.
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