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Results
Choice Votes   Percent
It should stay the same. 38 11.4%   
Users should nominate the finalists. 166 49.7%   
It should be terminated. 46 13.8%   
I have no opinion. 84 25.1%   

Survey posted 2000-10-05 23:39 by Andy Selle.

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Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I dislike the POTM, because you can only vote for featured programs. I think all programs should be eligible. Right now, the POTM of the month depends heavily on whether the news editor decides to feature your program.

Reply to this comment    5 October 2000, 23:46 GMT

Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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I agree. It should be OUR decision, not the editor's.

Reply to this comment    5 October 2000, 23:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
JrJinfinity  Account Info
(Web Page)

most people agree, but just because there is a poll doesn't mean it will change anything.

-JrJinfinity

Reply to this comment    10 October 2000, 07:00 GMT

Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Joel Thompson  Account Info

Yeah, I agree with you. For example, when WFRNG (Nick D's Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator) won, it was probably solely because he was the news editor, so why not feature his program (no offense Nick)? In this system, we could nominate programs by sending them to the news editor, either via email, or by having a list of all new programs for the period, and checking the one(s) that you nominate. And also, it should be seperated by catagory. That way, something like WFRNG won't win again, progably because there will be a decent ASM program posted.

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Me and my (user nominated :) 1/50 dollar.

Reply to this comment    6 October 2000, 03:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Phil Genera  Account Info
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Actually, Nick featured his program because it was important to the funny news article making sense.
We had originally planned on manually preventing it from being nominated in that month's POTM, but due to a miscommunication (and a bit of poor timing), it slipped in.
--
Phil

Reply to this comment    7 October 2000, 14:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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And then it was removed. And I thought that it was the file archivers who chose featured programs.

Reply to this comment    7 October 2000, 19:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
calcfreak901  Account Info
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No, it is the news editor(s) who choose the featured program.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2000, 19:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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It's anyone. Any staff member who sees a cool program can feature it. Even Magnus.

Or Henrik.
RIGHT, HENRIK?! :)

--BlueCalx

Reply to this comment    15 October 2000, 23:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Amalfi Marini  Account Info
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Do you mean that nick's random numbar generator didn't get the merit to win? you're wrong :-)

Reply to this comment    22 October 2000, 06:50 GMT

Re: Re: Gettin paid.
The_Untouchable_One

For all we know the editors could be gettin paid off to have someones dumb a$$ program to win POTM.
Just a thought...I'm not sayin they do that. They are a good "honest" staff.

Reply to this comment    6 October 2000, 08:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Gettin paid.
Shiar  Account Info
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Err... you don't win anything by winning POTM. Why would *anybody* pay anything to win it? Anyways most programmers are teenage nerds who don't *have* any money ;)

Reply to this comment    6 October 2000, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Gettin paid.
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I'm proud to be a teenage nerd. :)

Reply to this comment    12 October 2000, 23:40 GMT

Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
acr34  Account Info
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What annoys me is programs like code converter get featured rather then stuff like airhawk and fastlink. It seems like it matters more who made it rather than what it is.

Reply to this comment    6 October 2000, 21:39 GMT

Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Ben Ilegbodu Account Info
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I totally agree. Having all programs eligible to be POM would be more fair. What ends up happening is that the TI-89 programs are always the featured ones. And even if a TI-83 program were to creep into the list, it wouldn't stand a chance with the TI-89 assembly programs. They should definitely change the way nominees are chosen. One way, which might be the easiest, is to base it on the number of downloads. The 5 programs downloaded the most would be nominees. Another way to do it, would be to have a small poll on each program's profile page which could say something like "Would you nominate this program for POM (yes/no)." This obviously would be very difficult because they'd have to go back and put that poll on every page.

Somebody else may have said this, but I think that there should be a POM for each calculator. So there'd be a TI-83 POM, a TI-85 POM, etc. I think it would be more meaningful for a program to be labeled the best of it's platform. The current way the POM is set up, really doesn't mean anything because the programs that are made for calculators that aren't used a lot, don't stand a chance.

I think that any program that is one of the top 5 download programs of its calculator should automatically be a featured program. For it to be one of the top 5, it has to be really good.

My last suggestion is that authors should also be featured. Maybe the top 10 authors with the most downloads should be featured. It would be nice to be featured.

That's all I have to say except that ticalc.org should develop some way for us users to decided what programs are featured.

Reply to this comment    7 October 2000, 22:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Ben Ilegbodu Account Info
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Sorry, but I had one more thing to say. :) How can somebody vote for the nominees in the POM if they don't even have that type of calculator? How does that person know that they program is any good? Most people, I feel, just vote based on it's title and possibly the screen shots, and not on how good it actually is. If there is a POM for each calculator, I think there would actually be more votes and those votes will be real.

And that's really all I have to say.

Reply to this comment    7 October 2000, 22:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Joel Thompson  Account Info

If your idea was a program it would crash your platform due to a fatal flaw. If your idea was actually implemented, then VTI would be on the list for a long, long, long while. Then, when Rusty Wagner finally gets around to updating it, it will be on the list for a very long time again. And, since it is a very high quality program, everyone would vote for it time after time.
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Me and my 1/50 dollar.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2000, 00:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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That's easy to fix: When a program wins POTM, it should be ineligible for future POTM nominations.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2000, 01:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Ben Ilegbodu Account Info
(Web Page)

Or maybe just the next month or if it's updated

Reply to this comment    8 October 2000, 04:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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Or just the month it was uploaded in.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2000, 03:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
TheWog Account Info
(Web Page)

Then, as an author, you'd be saying "Yeah, my game will be selected 2 months from now, barring any smash-hit games comming out."

Reply to this comment    10 October 2000, 16:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

That's simple to fix: Make it the most downloaded of the week. My favorite was that idea up towards the top of having a 'nominate me' option on each one. Featured programs are too heavily biased and it detracts from the honor of wining the POTM
(Lets see, what is another way of writing 50 cents?)
My $5+$7-$0.25+$3-$7-$1.50-$6.73

Reply to this comment    12 October 2000, 01:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
(Web Page)

If you do the calulations, you'll find that your
opinion is actually worth a negative amount.

For "50 cents," try one of these:
4 bits
10 nickels
5x10^8 nanodollars
13.5^2-11.5^2 cents
nDer(x^2,x,250) millidollars
fnInt(x,x,0,1) dollars
e^(pi*i/2+ln 2) quarters
invNorm(.6914624673) dollar

Reply to this comment    12 October 2000, 06:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Ben Ilegbodu Account Info
(Web Page)

um...you really thought that one out, huh? Somebody has a little too much time on their hands. :)

Reply to this comment    13 October 2000, 05:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
JrJinfinity  Account Info
(Web Page)

Some of us support Unix/Linux, in the end we spend far less time rebooting to fix system problems & actually have much more time to get work done :)

I can't help it if the place I work for supports Unix can I? Especially not when I'm the System Admin right?

-JrJinfinity

Reply to this comment    14 October 2000, 11:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I'm not so sure that's a good idea. What about programs such as Ion (83+) that are always in the top 5? How many times will it win?

Reply to this comment    12 October 2000, 23:44 GMT

Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Czoky

ok, if the POTM was for ALL programs, it wouldn't be the program of the MONTH. and personally i think it should be terminated or at least put the results on the front page if you keep it, b/c i never check the results, it's too much trouble

Reply to this comment    12 October 2000, 21:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Ben Ilegbodu Account Info
(Web Page)

Yeah, where do you find the winner of the POTM? I think I found it once...on accident. I agree with the people who said there should be a "nominate me" button on each page.

Reply to this comment    15 October 2000, 17:30 GMT


Re: Re: What do you think should be the future of the POTM?
Brian Wood  Account Info
(Web Page)

i like to eat cheese because it is good
┬┐donde esta' mis pantelones?

Reply to this comment    21 November 2000, 23:39 GMT

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