Design Vote 8d: “Final Dial Layout Vote”
THIS VOTE IS NOW CLOSED. Vote results can be found in this post, and in the subsequent posts to it.
We’ve now – finally! – reached the point that we can choose the actual dial layout that will be used for the Project THOR watch.
This vote will not only decide which of three* layout finalists will be used for our project, it will also answer a few questions regarding those who are participating in it. Attached to the vote is a short survey that we hope will help us to improve the project with the goal of maximizing everyone’s participation in it, so it’s important that everyone answers the questions honestly.
Just as a reminder, this thread is NOT for the continued discussion of the dial layout. It is not to debate which layout is the best, or the worst. Please use the appropriate Design Thread for such posts. This thread is strictly for comments pertaining to the vote itself – or for anyone who is experiencing a problem with the voting process.
Online vote forms will be sent out to everyone over the next 24 hours (by 18:00 EST on 12 November).
This vote will run for SEVEN days (until 18 November), or less if all eligible votes are received before the end of the voting period (we can dream, can’t we?). The vote results will be tabulated and posted in this thread upon its completion and in the project summary post of the FAQ thread.
IMPORTANT! This vote and survey IS mandatory and WILL count against your participation in the project should you fail to vote.
*Important reminders concerning dial layout #3: A vote for #3 is a two part step. First you will rank the overall concept of #3 in relation to #1 and #2. Second, you will be asked for your preference of the two #3 variations. As has already been explicitly explained in the design thread, indicating a preference for #3a is an acceptance of the overturning of a previous vote result (using an inverted power reserve instead of the voted upward orientation). Also, as of now both layouts will use the GMT sub-dial shown in #3a. The use of the sub-dial shown in #3b will only be discussed should layout #3 win the overall vote.
The Usual Fine Print Concerning Our Voting Process (please read at least once if you haven’t already):
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 12 November at 21:00 GMT (and after you've checked your spam/junk folders).
An option 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.