New Feature: Share Your Page.

November 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

MiniShareMeYou can now share your me page via email, on FaceBook, on Twitter, or wherever else you would like to share it.

Why would you want to? 

Because doing so can achieve several goals:

state to the world who you will vote for and why

educate those around you on why they may want to vote for a particular candidate

verify that you are making the right choice by exposing your viewpoint to your circle of influence.  Perhaps you are missing something and your friends may participate on a position that you marked as important to make you more aware.

Post Support Responses

November 3, 2012 § Leave a comment


You can now post support responses.

Feature Release: Me

November 3, 2012 § Leave a comment


Another day closer to elections, another feature released.  Today we released the “Me” page.  This page lets you track what positions you rated, bookmarked, set as primary, etc.   In addition, we added the following rating capabilities:


Email notification are up.

October 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, we think this is it.  Email notifications went live at about 1:30am this morning and, assuming that no huge bugs are encountered, we shouldbe on our way.  Now we just need a logo.  Any ideas?

We’ve released sorting and it’s Magic!

October 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

MagicSortMagic sorting.  Really?  OK, this deserves a bit of an explanation – after all, it’s not like people would accept something in politics without understanding it.

So, what’s up with magic.   First, let’s assume that any post (position or response) on WhyWeVote can be either a “good” or a “less-than-good” post.  A “good” post is one that helps us make a decision, that educates us, that is valuable to whatever workflow we are pursuing.  A “less-than-good” post…  not so much.

So, our goal is to give good posts exposure.  So we came up with a constantly evolving algorithm to sort through the posts to:

  • allow good positions get more exposure
  • prevent mobs from suppressing good positions due to bias
  • prevent old good positions from disappearing amongst the new noise

At the end of the day, WhyWeVote is a sort of a social brain.  At any node/post, we are trying to identify what is the most important information for that specific context and the “magic” sorting algorithm seeks to do just that.

We expect the algorithm to evolve, but if you get frustrated and want something different, you can always switch to sorting by time.

And now for real

October 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

OK, now it all should work.  Very very sorry about that – please try again and let us know if you are still unable to post positions.

2012 Version Online

October 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

And we got the 2012 version of online.  There is active development presently going on, so please come back often as we’ll be rolling out features on a regular basis and posting about that here.  At this point, please post why you are planning on voting or mark other people’s positions as your primary position.

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