Several days ago, New Order shareholders went to the polls to vote on the CODEdot alliance logo. They were given two exciting options, both of which are my face. There was Rixx Javix's stunning stylized version, and Ophidia Black's smooth, refreshing black-and-white version. Once again the New Order was graced with an embarrassment of riches; both options were beautiful, so we couldn't lose.
Shareholders were told to vote, and vote they did! 51,399 out of 159,194 shares voted. Without further ado, the results...
Which style do you prefer for the CODEdot alliance logo?
Ophidia Black's BLACK-AND-WHITE style -- 44,146 votes (85.8%)
Rixx Javix's TECHNICOLOR style -- 7,253 votes (14.1%)
Abstain -- 0 votes
In the end, Ophidia's version won the day. The vote was more competitive than the total suggests. Early on, there was a torrent of votes for Ophidia's black-and-white version. Then the tide seemed to shift, and a lot of votes for Rixx Javix's version starting pouring in. Including the three shareholders who voted by EVEmail, the totals were 17 shareholders voting for Ophidia's and 20 voting for Rixx's. But the billionaire's club was on the side of Ophidia's, with 7 shareholders owning 1,000+ shares voting for her option, versus 2 for Rixx's.
Two more billionaires, oOReikaOo Michiko (1,000 shares) and Daltzi (13,000 shares), appear to have attempted to cast their votes for Ophidia's black-and-white version in the comments section of the MinerBumping post, but these votes could not be counted. The use of EVE-O or EVEmail is needed to confirm the identity of the voter. If those votes were genuine, then the share count was more lopsided in favor of the winner, but the shareholder count would come in at 19-20--almost an even split, by that measure.
Now, as we know, the great thing about our system is that even after a spirited campaign we all rally together and unite as one community. Let us look upon the winner of the vote, and imagine the miners of highsec seeing this image whenever they look at the banner of the CODEdot alliance:
Inspiring, no? I haven't been this inspired since I last looked at myself in the mirror.
A big thanks to all those who voted, and of course to all those who submitted artwork and ideas for the logo. I will shortly arrange to have a formatted copy of the image sent to the alliance executor, who will forward it to CCP for their review.
Once again, congratulations to everyone in the New Order for being such good, decent people.