Design Vote 4b: “The Sub-Theme”
THIS VOTE IS NOW CLOSED!
Please use the appropriate design thread to discuss the results of the this vote.
The original text of this post:
It’s now time to consider the various project sub-themes that we have been discussing in design thread 4. For this vote there will be SIX options that you will need to rank from most favorite, to least favorite.
This thread is NOT for a continuing discussion of themes (please use the appropriate Design Thread for that). This thread is strictly for the posting of comments concerning the vote itself – and for anyone who is experiencing problems with the voting process.
Online vote forms will be sent out to everyone over the next 24 hours (by 27 Mar.).
You will use the form to rank EACH of the following options (a more detailed explanation of each group can be found in this post):
Option 1: 1910s
Option 2: PROP ERA
Option 3: NAVIGATION/SPECIALTY TIMEPIECES
Option 4: BOMBING TIMERS
Option 5: COCKPIT CLOCKS
Option 6: END OF AN ERA
This vote will run for FIVE days (from 26 Mar. to 31 Mar.) or less, if all eligible votes are received before the end of the voting period. On the completion of the vote the results will be tabulated and posted in this thread and in the project summary post of the FAQ thread.
IMPORTANT! Given the shorter duration for this vote, it will not count against a participant’s participation in the project. In other words, this vote is not mandatory.
The Usual Preamble Concerning Voting (please read – at least once):
Over the next 24 hours a vote form will be sent to the email address you used to register for the project. Please look for this email, fill out the form completely – and accurately – and then submit it. You will need to use the Unique Identifier (UI) number that was sent to you in a WUS PM by CzechMate when you first registered for the project. Please contact CzechMate if you do not receive your vote form by 27 Mar. at 21:00 GMT (and after you've checked your spam/junk folders).
A sub-theme that receives the majority of the votes (>51%) will be considered the winner.
All voting for Project THOR will use the STV system, which allows a person to rank all options in order of their preference. In other words, if your first choice doesn't get enough votes to win, your vote will automatically roll over to your second choice, and if necessary (and applicable), your third choice and so on. This is an excellent system, one that we used to great success for our last Steinhart project watch. We suggest that you search Wikipedia for “single transferable vote” if you would like more detailed information on how the STV works.
Once the vote has concluded, and the results have been posted, those who are unsatisfied by its outcome have two options: They can either notify us that they wish to leave the project, or they can accept the result and continue on. There will no option to debate a vote result or to repeat it. If you decide to leave the project we would appreciate that you immediately notify us so that your position on the registration list can be given to the next person on the waiting list.