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2008 POTY Voting Opens
Posted by Michael on 17 December 2008, 03:38 GMT

This year's POTY voting is now open. Go vote for your favorite 68k program. All programs featured in 2008 are eligible to win the ticalc.org Program of the Year award in their category. Since we only had two this year (the cutoff is December), the voting is even simpler than usual. The winner will be announced in January and will receive a special screenshot. You can find more information at the POTY webpage.

And yes, ticalc.org is thawing back to life. Look for more activity in 2009.

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Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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A very slowwww thaw.

Reply to this comment    17 December 2008, 04:05 GMT

Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Travis Evans Account Info

That's good to hear. I was getting worried for a while.

Reply to this comment    17 December 2008, 08:01 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Matt M Account Info

I concur.

Maybe it'll get back busy enough to encourage me to start coding on calculators again...too bad they don't have a JAVA JRE for the 89 or I'd be chruning out code like crazy :)

I really should learn TI-89 programming syntax since that's what I use now...

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 04:01 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Congratulations to TI-Freakware for having won a 2nd POTY in a row. Altough they won by default now I think these two entries are incredibly good and if they had to compete with last year entries it would have been a quite big competition.

I think next year will see more programs featured though, seeing the larger amount of projects under developpement right now on all sites. If ticalc.org finally decide to feature old programs that should have been featured like Contra 83, Robo War for the TI-82 and IndestructoTank in the same fashion than with Blinded By The Dark and xLIB Bowling, this could add more competition.

Reply to this comment    17 December 2008, 04:21 GMT

Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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And I vote for Ultima V

Reply to this comment    17 December 2008, 04:23 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
UTI_Bananaman Account Info
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I don't remember Blinded by the Dark, but xLIB bowling was definitely worthy of a feature.

iirc there was only one featured program for the 83/84 before December. It would be rather sad to have a program win POTY by default.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 12:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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wow actually I completly missed the ADD and IndestructoTank news article, I'm so not used to ticalc.org posting 3 news articles in one day, so I guess this would be the only program this year. I think it's fine if it wins by default though if the game is good enough, but it wouldn't be eligible for 2008 POTY because December programs always appears in the next year poll (like Reuben 1 did)

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 15:30 GMT

News postings
Travis Evans Account Info

Yeah, it's weird... I think ticalc.org just broke the record for the longest period of time (almost three months) without a news article since June 1997! And then Michael suddenly posted three articles at once, which hasn't happened since the beginning of 2004.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 17:41 GMT


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UTI_Bananaman Account Info
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If you notice on the POTY voting for the 68k, ADD is not there. I think it got featured too late.

iirc Phoenix 4 was the only featured program for the 83+/84+.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 22:16 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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I know, it's UV and Egypt

Reply to this comment    19 December 2008, 06:45 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
zeromp  Account Info

Will there be a POTY vote for the TI-83 family? That's where most of the activity is and there have been plenty of great programs posted this year.

Also, how are candidates chosen?

Reply to this comment    17 December 2008, 21:44 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Featured programs are the candidates, basically.

Reply to this comment    17 December 2008, 23:54 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Morgan Davies  Account Info

Wow, had it really been 5 years since I tossed out the idea of a Program of the Year award in ticalc staff mailing list =) SS's from 2003 look best IMO =P

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 10:11 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Oh look who's back!

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 18:02 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
Travis Evans Account Info

I had been wondering whether there would be a POTY at all this year. 2008 has been the slowest news season ever in ticalc.org's entire history.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2008, 17:44 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Voting Opens
mdsb  Account Info
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It is now February. Anyone know the results?

Reply to this comment    4 February 2009, 00:11 GMT

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