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An nSpiring New Year with an nSpiring new contest
« on: January 01, 2014, 03:51:59 pm »
First of all:
Happy New Twenty Fourteen

Note 1: This contest is not in Omnimaga Staff's opinion ( in other words not official) and therefore Omnimaga Staff is not to be held responsible for any misunderstanding on the user's part.
Note 2: Read throughly once at least before starting

It has been a long time since the nSpire and its brothers came out. During this time, many languages have become available:
   •   Basic
   •   Assembly
   •   Lua
In the long run, Assembly and Lua have outrun Basic and left it far behind. Yet Assembly is not official for nSpire. So today ( Jan 1, 2014) we start the new year with a contest for programming only in official languages.

Rules
   •   Although the contest starts today (Jan 1, 2014), entries can be submitted that started after December 15, 2013
   •   The contest is divided into three categories
  • Ti-Basic
  • Lua
  • Ti-Basic/ Lua
   •   The projects should be in by Jan 31, 2014

Note3: It is not required that the program is complete;functionality is the main concern;entertainment in the case of games

   •   THIS RULE APPLIES ONLY FOR THOSE WHO STARTED BEFORE JAN 1, 2014:
You have to remove the download link from your topic until nomination/ rejection. Do leave a note for the removal of the link
   •   You are allowed to have a topic for the project, but should not have any download file. (Screenshots allowed)
   •   More than one program allowed

How to submit
When you are done programming, PM the document to me with the following details:
   •   Your screen name
   •   Document name
   •   Document size
   •   Category
   •   Date of beginning
   •   Percentage complete when submitting
   •   If started before Jan 1, tell the percentage complete on Jan 1
   •   Topic link (if any)

Note 4:Once you send me the PM no changes can be made and your first PM for the document will be final.
Note 5:Each PM should contain only one program, if submitting multiple, unless they are interconnected.

Nomination
By Feb 7 all programs will ready for voting. Voting will start by Feb 8 and continue till Feb 21. Every 2-3 day the program(s) with the lowest votes will be eliminated

The Reward
I am not sure since this is my first mini contest, but i am thinking of providing a collection of best games and programs in lua and basic + all participants' programs for the people who have the top three number of votes.

Final Notes
Note 5: The reason for the long time for the programming is because it concerns lua as a language that needs to be tested before release and basic just takes a lot of time to make a simple program.
Note 6: This is also an excuse to know all nspire holders out there.

changes might occur in the following days


judging rules will be up by jan 8
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 04:25:01 pm by hking1 »

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Re: An nSpiring New Year with an nSpiring new contest
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 05:02:11 pm »
You might want to be more clear on this. Your post is really vague. What type of program is to be made (Game, utility, etc.) What criteria is it going to be judged on? Also, I personally don't think it's a good idea to allow programs that are already in development. It's really hard to judge what % complete they are, and someone could easily just make up any number.

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Re: An nSpiring New Year with an nSpiring new contest
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 05:21:02 pm »
You might want to be more clear on this. Your post is really vague. What type of program is to be made (Game, utility, etc.) What criteria is it going to be judged on? Also, I personally don't think it's a good idea to allow programs that are already in development. It's really hard to judge what % complete they are, and someone could easily just make up any number.

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Re: An nSpiring New Year with an nSpiring new contest
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 11:18:17 pm »
So who's participating?

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Re: An nSpiring New Year with an nSpiring new contest
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 12:35:19 pm »
Due to lack of interest, this contest has been discontinued.


However if you are still interested fill the poll on the top with yes, and I might reconsider

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Re: An nSpiring New Year with an nSpiring new contest
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 01:06:41 pm »
The issue is that unless you contributed a lot with big games/programs like Ndless, gbc4nspire, CaDan, IkarugaX or ran a big trusted site for years, it seems that people won't join the contest. I think they just tend to trust big contests organized by long-time TI community contributors like Kerm, TI-Planet or the Omni admin team. Yeong's 2012 apocalypse contest only survived because he had been contributing for a long while before organizing it.

The other issue is that unless the contest allows the TI-83+/84+/SE/CSE, it won't generate as much interest, since the programming userbase for other platforms is generally much smaller or located elsewhere in the calc community.
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