The voting for the site name has finished. In all, 68 people voted. There were five site names presented and each person voted for their first, second and third preference. The votes were as follows.

                     First Second Third  Weighted  Total
crossvalidated.com      29      6     4       103     39
confidenceregion.com    17     17     5        90     39
degreesoffreedom.com    15      9     5        68     29
optimummodel.com         6      3     2        26     11
modelconvergence.com     1      5     7        20     13

Just counting first preferences, CrossValidated.com is a clear winner.

If the votes are weighted (3pts for first, 2pts for second and 1pt for third), then CrossValidated.com is a clear winner.

If the total votes, regardless of preference, are counted, then it is a tie between CrossValidated.com and ConfidenceRegion.com. (Note that there was a bug in the software so that the total counts reported after you voted were incorrect.)

Consequently, the new site name will be CrossValidated.com. Thanks everyone for your participation. The next stage will be determining an appropriate logo.

For those wanting to know more about cross-validation, see Why every statistician should know about cross-validation.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great news. I love seeing this project moving forward. $\endgroup$ – Tal Galili Sep 28 '10 at 22:12

Thumbs up on crossvalidated.com. It was the catchiest, most mainstream name (even if the average person doesn't know what it means) of the lot.

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    $\begingroup$ As they say, the average person has fewer than two legs. $\endgroup$ – user603 Sep 27 '10 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Kwak And 2.3 kids! $\endgroup$ – Mark C Nov 1 '10 at 4:37

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