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Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Posted by Michael on 8 September 2007, 22:46 GMT

We are pleased to announce that Duncan Smith has joined the ticalc.org staff. Duncan will be the resident evil grammatist overlord, err, reviews editor. He will also be in charge of surveys and assisting with the site in general. Duncan is already rapidly gaining fame as having one of the most interesting staff biographies.

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Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Travis Evans Account Info

Yay, my reviews have finally been published. Thanks! That should motivate me to write some more.

Reply to this comment    12 September 2007, 02:25 GMT

Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Travis Evans Account Info

I just now noticed that people like Nick D. and Andy Selle are now *former* staff. I didn't know that—did I miss a news article way back or something?

Reply to this comment    13 September 2007, 09:46 GMT


Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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nickd retired over seven years ago. See my link for the news article.

Reply to this comment    13 September 2007, 18:09 GMT

Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
angus  Account Info

Wow, two news articles in 3 days! That hasn't happened since... ummm... 3 articles ago. Damn, that comment didn't really end up having the point it was meant to have.

Reply to this comment    13 September 2007, 10:25 GMT

Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
KermMartian  Account Info
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So why didn't you just hit your browser's back button?

Reply to this comment    13 September 2007, 16:52 GMT


Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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I am questionning myself as for why is there so few comments on news articles lately at this time of the year... even calcgames doesn't get much replies either

Reply to this comment    14 September 2007, 01:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Ryhan Hassan  Account Info
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School is starting perhaps? Last year's seniors have left for college and HS/MS freshman are still figuring out how to turn their calc on...

With each new school year, sports/clubs start again, and so I personally have less time to program or come here...

Reply to this comment    14 September 2007, 03:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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well in the past 6 years I've been here school starting meant activity peak period on almost all TI sites, including this one. In late 2002 most news got near 300-800 comments

Reply to this comment    14 September 2007, 11:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
KermMartian  Account Info
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Yeah, this is true. Students are using calculators more than ever, so what's the problem? I find it hard to believe that students no longer play games on their calculators in class.

Reply to this comment    14 September 2007, 13:54 GMT

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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Maybe forums and comments boards has became less popular because of spambots (altough over here there is no spambots yet, I doubt anyone will write a bot script just for ticalc.org) or for other reasons and IRC may have became the thing. When i came back on tcpa for a month recently there was nearly 60 people in the channel and 2 years ago there was an average of 35. Even TI-Freakware, UTI and Omnimaga channels kept increasing in traffic

Reply to this comment    14 September 2007, 19:53 GMT


Spambots
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Yes, who needs to write a spambot when you can just hire a teenager to make PARADE and PYRAMID posts ....

Reply to this comment    15 September 2007, 02:26 GMT


Re: Spambots
KermMartian  Account Info
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Speaking of which... :D

Reply to this comment    16 September 2007, 16:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Ryhan Hassan  Account Info
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Based on my own experiences, I think most students just get games from eachother. When they get them online, they just get them here and go; no point commenting on programs/people they've never heard about...

When Omnicalc came out, barely anyone at my school cared about it; it doesn't help them play games...

Reply to this comment    15 September 2007, 01:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
b-flat Account Info
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I find that this is definitely true. Look at the downloads of the top programs. There are several with several thousand downloads in the past 7 days, whereas this summer, I remember times when a program only needed about 150 to get on the list, and the top programs only had about 2000 downloads.

I was not here several years ago, so I don't know how the new download stats compare to the older ones.

One thing that I would like is a list of the top 5-10 programs in each section, not just the top program.

Reply to this comment    15 September 2007, 16:39 GMT


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KermMartian  Account Info
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You mean like http://www.ticalc.org/ archives/files /statscat.html ?

Reply to this comment    16 September 2007, 16:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
b-flat Account Info
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No, I mean like the top 5 programs for basic math programs, basic games, etc.

Reply to this comment    16 September 2007, 17:45 GMT

Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

Welcome! Mayhaps you will visit the IRC channel? We don't bite!

-Sir_Lewk

Reply to this comment    17 September 2007, 01:54 GMT


Re: Re: Duncan Smith Joins ticalc.org
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

Ah! You are chronomex!

Well, that comment goes for the rest of you guys too.

Reply to this comment    17 September 2007, 01:57 GMT
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