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July 1999 POTM Nominations
Posted by Andy on 1 August 1999, 02:43 GMT

It is once again time for the POTM nominations. As with last month, these nominations will determine the finalists which will then be voted on. Please take the time to nominate your favorite programs and games.

 


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Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Diego
(Web Page)

Whoa, 1st message. Maybe not by the time I post it. Anyway, I was wondering when will the silly user id / password be changed? I hate having to check my confirmation email in my inbox everytime I want to take part in online polls. Just since you guys mentioned that you were gonna change it one of these days...

     1 August 1999, 03:03 GMT

Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
ticalc_chris

Hang in there... we're working on it.

Chris

     1 August 1999, 05:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
ticalc_chris Account Info
(Web Page)

...and indeed, we have changed it. :)

Chris

     13 August 1999, 07:53 GMT


Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Tip DS

I know what you mean! I would like to vote, but I don't remember my password, and I normall don't have access to it when I am in a position to vote. (I got the confirmation at home, and I usually check out this site at work.)

Later,
Tip DS

     1 August 1999, 19:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Jean Canazzi
(Web Page)

Why not keeping the password in a cookie ? When the cookie is not found, then only the user would be prompted for his id/password.

     2 August 1999, 00:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Slo

Well, I don't like the idea of baking cookies with a piece of paper containing the password in them...what if you forget which cookie it's in? Then you'll have to eat all the cookies in the batch till you find the one with the password in it. Plus, if you forget the PW and resort to looking in the cookie, you'll have to bake a whole other cookie to hide the PW in again since the old one will be eaten or broken. On the subject of food and drink, I'd recommend hiding the PW in a Coke can to keep in the fridge or something.

P.S. If you take any of this seriously, don't even bother replying to it...

     2 August 1999, 01:05 GMT


Re: Cookies
Dan Weiss

Well, I wouldn't mind eating an entire batch of cookies to find a password...unless they were RASIN COOKIES!!! Also, pepsi is better than coke.

My suggestion is to ditch the id/password system, and replace the id with the user's nick, and allow the user to specify the password. It would be as easy as getting into hotmail. (adv not intended)

     2 August 1999, 04:03 GMT


Re: Re: Cookies
Tip DS

Yea. That's the way to go. Or at least let the users change their passwords the after they are registered. I can see that they wouldn't want to leave it wide open. If so, you'd get hacker-wannabes making passwords for everyone before the real users had a chance to create one.

Tip DS

     3 August 1999, 21:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Cookies
a sweet and bitter taste of raisin cookies

hmmm.... i must say.... ticalc sure is in a low point right now... it's summer, no one is programming, and school is out so no one needs game for math class right now. Don't worry though ticalc... school starts soon and then the juices in the calculator world will begin flowing again. So just hang on in cyberspace a little bit longer.

     6 August 1999, 06:27 GMT

Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Me

There seem to be a lot of BASIC programs there, others have suggested breaking it up into an area for each calculator, but I think that since some calculators are similar, maybe a 82/83 group as well as a 85/86 group and an 89/92 group would be sufficient.

     1 August 1999, 03:38 GMT


Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Dan Weiss

I personally think that Z80 calcs and 68K calcs should be seperated, because a TI92 is just plain superior to a TI82.

Also, I tried to vote and it gave me an error message saying something about 'error with survey in question'

     1 August 1999, 05:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
SiberP
(Web Page)

I got the "error with survey in question" message last night, but it seems to be working correctly now. Try voting again.

     2 August 1999, 05:38 GMT

Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Fred C.

I just noticed that Word Writer, which I released in the first week of June, has not been placed on the POTM Nomination board. WIll someone please correct this?

     1 August 1999, 15:30 GMT


Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

I would have responded to this earlier, but I was banned from accessing the server...

Anyway, the reason your program is not on the POTM nomination board is that your program was released in June, and the nominations are from the month of July.

     2 August 1999, 04:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Fred C.

Not to be rude, but my program was released in July specifically because I knew it had no chance against SOS 2.0, so I delayed its release. Every program in the zip (and you can verify this) was made on 07/02/99. Therefore, it couldn't have been released in June, and should be in this potm.

     3 August 1999, 05:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Andy Selle

The way in which the nomination lists are generated is quite simple and automated. Whenever a file is added/updated from our system, the database has an entry added with a field that stores the date of this receipt. Our time is synchronized automatically every night. If it is not on here, I doubt it was added in July. If you still have further questions on the subject, please email me.

     3 August 1999, 06:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Sam Heald
(Web Page)

Shouldn't there a rule where the same game can not be nominated for POTM more than once? I bring this up because there are several repeat nominations (and even winners) as a result of minor updates.

     3 August 1999, 18:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Jean Canazzi
(Web Page)

The problem is that the nomination system was created exactly to handle this disadvantage, by letting users choose themself the programs they want to vote for...

     4 August 1999, 03:12 GMT

Suggestion
bob
(Web Page)

I think you guys should provide more usefull information in the archive table such as number of players review score. It would definetly be a lot more convinient

     2 August 1999, 00:12 GMT

Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
James Rubingh

Hmm... I like reading NEW news on the Ticalc.org main page. it's usually pretty good. There isn't going to be another 10+ day break again is there? goodness. Why don't you just re hire Bryan? He always updated the news, it's not like you PAY your members or anything, i mean goodness...

maybe you should change it from "latest news" to just "News".

other than that small defect, i love the website heh

     5 August 1999, 22:00 GMT


Re: Re: July 1999 POTM Nominations
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

Gee James, why would you think there would ever be a break in the news?

     6 August 1999, 04:39 GMT

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