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Re: Quick Survey About You and Omnimaga.
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2013, 07:03:18 pm »
@Kerm: Actually TI-Nspire nearly died entirely over here until a few days ago. There are news about bad OS updates and hardware changes, but Texas Instruments almost completely destroyed our TI-Nspire programming userbase. :(


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Re: Quick Survey About You and Omnimaga.
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2013, 06:54:16 pm »
1) How did you first learn about Omnimaga and what aspect influenced you to stay?
I've spotted Omnimaga around 2006, but only signed up in 2011 after my brother Stefan showed me that the calculator community was still alive.

2) Do you feel as if we have similarities outside of programming naturally. If so, what are they? (i.e. MLP fans)
The drive to make devices to what they are not supposed to do.

3) For what reason(s) do you frequent Omnimaga over other sites like Cemetech or TIPlanet? (Or vise-versa)
Because I'm interested in all the projects that are going on. Mainly the TI-Nspire projects, but I'm always interested in reading threads regarding tweaks/hacks to the z80 devices.

4) Do you consider the community of Omnimaga to have a main goal(s)? (if so, what are they?)
The goal of the website on its own is to group calculator programmers and unite them. I suppose that has worked out pretty well.

5) How do you feel your relationship is with other members?
Yes, especially with some of the TI-Nspire members. (Although most of them are TI-Planet admins)

6) Do you find that Omnimaga (and calc programming) has helped you in the outside world?
Omnimaga and calculator programming in general has helped me learn very interesting things. It has been a very useful resource of information to me.

7) What is your favorite inside joke/lingo?  (i.e. Holy Necropost Batman!  or Welcome peanuts etc.)
No favorite one for me

8 ) What country are you from?
Belgium


@Kerm: Actually TI-Nspire nearly died entirely over here until a few days ago. There are news about bad OS updates and hardware changes, but Texas Instruments almost completely destroyed our TI-Nspire programming userbase. :(

It doesn't mean that when some people don't post regarding projects that it's dead.
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Re: Quick Survey About You and Omnimaga.
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2013, 07:21:25 pm »
True, but sometimes there can be weeks with no project updates, when there are like 2 84+ project updates on a regular basis. It's not necessarily dead, but sometimes, it's quite close.

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Re: Quick Survey About You and Omnimaga.
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2013, 08:13:23 pm »
TIPlanet seems to be more about the inspire.
Well of course if every z80 guy says "it's more about Nspires" and don't go there, it will stay more about Nspires lol.
In fact, TI Planet works in a different way than other websites. There is a team trying to get every possible information on every model. That includes for example dismounting a model to see its hardware, and most news are obviously about new models because older models were already dismounted, this is why you have more Nspire news. But when the CSE was new, there was a lot of CSE news too so it is definitely not a Nspire only forum.
And apart from that team, everyone is welcome to share his/her work on the forums, it is just a vicious circle that makes that no one does it, so no one does it.

But yeah, I understand that it is more convenient to be active on as less sites as possible, to avoid having to check 3 topics for the same project and 3 archives for the same program.

Your right, I had judged my answer more off of recent posts (and edited to make it shorter). A minor problem is the way I have to translate everything and clicking the flag does nothing but show you the latest posts (I think) but still in French. I did get an addon that uses google translate to convert the pages, but the translation isn't that great. If something isn't spelled right it doesn't get translated and on one post I've seen the phrase 'its pissing me off'. Judging from the rest of the text (it was all nice comments) I think it was suppose to translate to great program or something along the line.

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Re: Quick Survey About You and Omnimaga.
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2013, 03:25:56 am »
TIPlanet seems to be more about the inspire.
Well of course if every z80 guy says "it's more about Nspires" and don't go there, it will stay more about Nspires lol.
In fact, TI Planet works in a different way than other websites. There is a team trying to get every possible information on every model. That includes for example dismounting a model to see its hardware, and most news are obviously about new models because older models were already dismounted, this is why you have more Nspire news. But when the CSE was new, there was a lot of CSE news too so it is definitely not a Nspire only forum.
And apart from that team, everyone is welcome to share his/her work on the forums, it is just a vicious circle that makes that no one does it, so no one does it.

But yeah, I understand that it is more convenient to be active on as less sites as possible, to avoid having to check 3 topics for the same project and 3 archives for the same program.

Your right, I had judged my answer more off of recent posts (and edited to make it shorter). A minor problem is the way I have to translate everything and clicking the flag does nothing but show you the latest posts (I think) but still in French. I did get an addon that uses google translate to convert the pages, but the translation isn't that great. If something isn't spelled right it doesn't get translated and on one post I've seen the phrase 'its pissing me off'. Judging from the rest of the text (it was all nice comments) I think it was suppose to translate to great program or something along the line.
Yeah, the flag doesn't translate everything. It "just" sets you as Ensglish, and when a post is available in both languages it will be displayed to you in English. But not all posts are available in both languages. Most big news are (props to the admin team for their double hard work), but most topics aren't.
For the "it's pissing me off" part, it may be right in fact, if that was in a post from Lionel Debroux lol. Everyone is angry at TI for blocking their OSes on Nspires and Lionel Debroux expresses that anger very well.
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Re: Quick Survey About You and Omnimaga.
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2013, 03:47:09 am »
1) How did you first learn about Omnimaga and what aspect influenced you to stay?
I found Omni thanks to Kindermoumoute's Axe tutorial. I stayed to share my stuff with others. :3

2) Do you feel as if we have similarities outside of programming naturally. If so, what are they? (i.e. MLP fans)
Well, we have everything in common. :P Just like good ol' firends.

3) For what reason(s) do you frequent Omnimaga over other sites like Cemetech or TIPlanet? (Or vise-versa)
The ambience at Cemetech doesn't seem to be quite the same as here and I don't even have an account there. TI Planet is too biased towards the Nspire for me.

4) Do you consider the community of Omnimaga to have a main goal(s)? (if so, what are they?)
Well, bringing calc gaming and coding to everyone, I guess ?

5) How do you feel your relationship is with other members?
Just like good ol' friends, as I said. I always have a blast with you guys.

6) Do you find that Omnimaga (and calc programming) has helped you in the outside world?
Yup. I'm always first in CS class.
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7) What is your favorite inside joke/lingo?  (i.e. Holy Necropost Batman!  or Welcome peanuts etc.)
There are so many I can't say. THE GAME maybe ?

8 ) What country are you from?
France