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It's That POTY Time Again
Posted by Michael on 5 December 2004, 00:08 GMT

Voting for the 2004 Program of the Year awards is now open. Last year was the first time we held this competition and it was a huge success. All featured programs from 2004 are eligible to win the Program of the Year award. Participating is as easy as simply voting for your favorite program in the weekly surveys and then waiting for the results in January.

As always, survey results will be hidden until all voting is done. In addition to being mentioned on the POTY webpage, winners will receive a special screenshot. This first week of voting is for the TI-83/83 Plus/84 Plus, so go exercise your ticalc.org civic duty right now!

Update: The second week's poll is up. Vote now for your favorite TI-85/86 program.

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Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Sebastian Schmied Account Info

I voted for Harvest Moon. It's a great game, I played it for hours.

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 00:13 GMT


Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Derrick F.  Account Info
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I never really got that game, I voted for Acelgoyobis.

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 17:27 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

I'm guessing that one's going to be the winner! :-)

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 22:02 GMT


Re: ¤
Derrick F.  Account Info
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Me too. It's awesome!

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 01:05 GMT

Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I'm pretty sure the featured programs from December of 2003 will also be included in the voting, at least the ones that weren't in the voting last year.

Everyone should go to their favorite TI sites and ask everyone on that site to come vote, the more votes the better!

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 00:27 GMT

Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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I like how the poll is put up before the news article. And maybe a new acronym is in order, mainly because this isn't a plumbing site (at least, not that I am aware of).

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 00:41 GMT


Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
aml1358  Account Info
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yeah...really. POTY sounds a lot like...well...you know...

/M_

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 01:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Not if you say it with a long o!

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 04:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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True, then it sounds almost like "party," but that's still better than the connotation my first pronunciation sounded like.

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 17:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Potty? People were making fun of the name last year too. :-P Just pronounce it Pee-Oh-Tee-Wi. Or Pohty.

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 19:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Lets put it like this, POTY is not a true acronym. True acronyms are read like any other word. For example: AIDS, SARS, NASA, or RIP.

no_one is correct, each letter needs to be pronounced seperately like in: CIA, FBI, or WSU

Basically its the POTM (which you can't pronounce as a word) but with a Y.

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 20:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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True, POTM can't be pronounced, but POTY ends with a y, which enables you, if you want to, treat it as a poorly spelled word.

And WSU can be spoken in other ways besides saying each letter. :-p

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 20:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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If you are referring to "Wazzu" then that isa completely different word....

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 01:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
aml1358  Account Info
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hold on...you are talking about Program Of The Month. This is the Program Of The Year, peoples!

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 02:13 GMT

6E303062
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well Mr. "im too sexy to be on this nerdsite" (your profile), perhaps you should re-read Morgan's post. He related the "acronyms" of POTY and POTM. He didn't say they were the same thing.

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 20:48 GMT

Re: 6E303062
anykey  Account Info

The world needs more programmer chicks. :^)

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 02:43 GMT

Re: Re: 6E303062
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I know, it's not fair! I don't know any programmer chicks. :(

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 21:31 GMT


¤ 6E303062 = n00b (without a translator :-P ) ¤
burntfuse  Account Info

Me neither. :'-( The only girl I really find attractive just thinks I'm weird for liking calcs so much...

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 22:05 GMT


Re: ¤ 6E303062 = n00b (without a translator :-P ) ¤
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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The secret is to not let them know you like calculators. However I have been gioing out with this one girl and she knows I like programming for calculators (she forced it out of me) but she actually thinks its a pretty cool hobby...who would have thought?

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 08:30 GMT


Heh
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha, that would never work for me. The whole school knows me for being good at math and for "knowing everything" (I wish) about calculators. Besides, if they're the type of girl that would make fun of you for having a geek hobby, then they're probably not worth it. My last girlfriend thought it was cool that I could program her stuff on her calculator. *shrug* The ones that would make fun of you would probably be really n00bish anyway. ("wat iz dat calclutor u nerd lol") And going out with a n00b would drive me insane. ;-)

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 21:12 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

Yeah, it would drive me insane too. ;-)

At least she doesn't really think it's stupid or tease me about it or anything, just thinks it's kind of amusing. As long as I don't mention calcs everything's fine...

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 21:49 GMT

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anykey  Account Info

Use lots of jargon that they can't understand. I did a project on computer programming and just ended up confusing everyone. I was asked that day if I could 'speak' java.

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 22:52 GMT


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Exbzurg Account Info

Thats happened to me too. I have had people ask if i could speak diffrent computer languages after talking about it at school. Its kinda sad and funny when it happens.

Reply to this comment    9 December 2004, 02:12 GMT


Re: Heh
Teddy Davis Account Info

People know me at my school for programming for the calculator. My math teacher sends kids with calculator problems to me. He could look at them for 10 minutes not figuring it out. When i look at it, in less than 1 minute later, the problem is solved. Way too many calc noobs in the school.
Guess what causes most problems. Thats right, games.

Reply to this comment    6 January 2005, 14:55 GMT


Re: Re: 6E303062
easily_amused  Account Info

Hehehe... does that mean I, a programmer chick, am in a minority here?

Reply to this comment    9 December 2004, 04:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 6E303062
Sebastian Schmied Account Info
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No. You are the only one.

Reply to this comment    2 January 2005, 16:46 GMT


Re: 6E303062
calkfreak83  Account Info
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What is 6E303062???

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 03:13 GMT

Re: Re: 6E303062
deathcloud333 Account Info

um.... this has to do with anything how?

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 14:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 6E303062
deathcloud333 Account Info

oh oops i didn't notice the subject on the other guy

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 14:26 GMT

Re: Re: 6E303062
anykey  Account Info

Yo' Mamma!!!!
Would you like some ice for that burn?!

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: 6E303062
BlackThunder  Account Info
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ASCII code for "n00b"

Amazing that no one has said it yet.

Reply to this comment    12 December 2004, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 6E303062
burntfuse  Account Info

I did (look in the subject bar a few comments up).

Reply to this comment    13 December 2004, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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One little unknown fact:

POTY wouldn't exist without the creator of CG Barrett. One night we were chatting about holding a {GOAT} Greatest Of All Time, contest where there would be extensive voting to determine a top 20 list of the best TI calculator programs ever made. The GOAT acronym was by Barrett I'm sure of :-)

From there the ticalc.org staff evolved the idea into something that we could handle...POTY.

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 00:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Barrett Anderson Account Info
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This Barrett person you speak of must be some kind of genius or something.

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 05:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Oh you now it! B is the best, haven't you seen Tankers and SOS? :-)

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 08:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Man that posts justs needs to be deleted all together lets try it again:

Oh you know it! B is the best, haven't you seen Tankers and SAS? :-)

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 09:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's That POTY Time Again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hey, close enough.

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 21:12 GMT

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