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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2010, 04:51:14 pm »
oh :'(

We're a dying breed i guess
Not yet. In fact we are growing very fast. There was a major lull around 2007-08 but then with Axe Parser, more people got interested in 83+ programming, not to mention that Omnimaga growth and later Cemetech helped a lot.

If you go to the stats page, I think the graphics speak for themselves. Same for the amount of ticalc.org features.
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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2010, 06:44:26 pm »
Lol, I remember that time.  (I got my calc in fall 2007) I remember I thought calc games were all worthless at the time because the only ones that I had tried were these terrible, random, poorly made games. Of course, over time, I found the good ones :)

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2010, 07:07:38 pm »
Yeah I noticed you were around for quite a while actually. You had a lot of stuff in your profile as well. I think your stuff is from the time where Omnimaga shutted down or shortly before it revived.

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2010, 07:09:11 pm »
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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2010, 07:17:15 pm »
is it just me or did Deept Thought now post that?
I think he accidentally his text inside the quote :P

Back in the day it was crazy over at ticalc. When the archivers started making categories it was a major help. And I agree on the ratings, it was a cool idea but got abused. People would downrate something because it wasnt as good as they thought it should be. When back then and now they dont realize how hard it was to get some of the awesome programs as good as they are.
Yeah it was. I also remember when about 20-30 files got added every 3 days or so. Now this trend seems to be coming back, but everything is categorized better. As for ratings, an example of how much they are abused: TI-Boy SE is rated around 7. I am sure of the reasons why:

-People don't read the readme and try the program on their missing RAM pages 84+. They see it doesn't work and think it's the program that is a hoax. 1/10 rating out of frustration.
-People expect a perfect GB emu running at 100% speed. They don't think about the fact it's just a calculator. In response to this, they rate the program 1/10.
-People have troubles converting ROMs. Instead of asking help, they simply give the program 1/10 rating, with the excuse that it doesn't work at all.

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2010, 07:23:16 pm »
ROFL

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2010, 08:47:31 pm »
is it just me or did Deept Thought now post that?
I think he accidentally his text inside the quote :P

Back in the day it was crazy over at ticalc. When the archivers started making categories it was a major help. And I agree on the ratings, it was a cool idea but got abused. People would downrate something because it wasnt as good as they thought it should be. When back then and now they dont realize how hard it was to get some of the awesome programs as good as they are.
Yeah it was. I also remember when about 20-30 files got added every 3 days or so. Now this trend seems to be coming back, but everything is categorized better. As for ratings, an example of how much they are abused: TI-Boy SE is rated around 7. I am sure of the reasons why:

-People don't read the readme and try the program on their missing RAM pages 84+. They see it doesn't work and think it's the program that is a hoax. 1/10 rating out of frustration.
-People expect a perfect GB emu running at 100% speed. They don't think about the fact it's just a calculator. In response to this, they rate the program 1/10.
-People have troubles converting ROMs. Instead of asking help, they simply give the program 1/10 rating, with the excuse that it doesn't work at all.
And the review system kind of gets abused too, though not as badly.  Like that one review that trashed DoorsCS

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2010, 10:00:25 pm »
i clicked that link(well actually, copied and pasted into a new tab) and my first reaction was, this isnt all that bad. dunno what everyone is getting so worked up about.

then i noticed that, though i was still scrolling down, the scroll bar wasn't getting any closer to the bottom, just getting smaller :P

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2010, 10:10:06 pm »
is it just me or did Deept Thought now post that?
I think he accidentally his text inside the quote :P

Back in the day it was crazy over at ticalc. When the archivers started making categories it was a major help. And I agree on the ratings, it was a cool idea but got abused. People would downrate something because it wasnt as good as they thought it should be. When back then and now they dont realize how hard it was to get some of the awesome programs as good as they are.
Yeah it was. I also remember when about 20-30 files got added every 3 days or so. Now this trend seems to be coming back, but everything is categorized better. As for ratings, an example of how much they are abused: TI-Boy SE is rated around 7. I am sure of the reasons why:

-People don't read the readme and try the program on their missing RAM pages 84+. They see it doesn't work and think it's the program that is a hoax. 1/10 rating out of frustration.
-People expect a perfect GB emu running at 100% speed. They don't think about the fact it's just a calculator. In response to this, they rate the program 1/10.
-People have troubles converting ROMs. Instead of asking help, they simply give the program 1/10 rating, with the excuse that it doesn't work at all.
And the review system kind of gets abused too, though not as badly.  Like that one review that trashed DoorsCS
Or that Mario game that gets lots of downloads but isn't even close to being Mario. For a while, the author kept updating the file so it shows on front page, even when there were no updates.
i clicked that link(well actually, copied and pasted into a new tab) and my first reaction was, this isnt all that bad. dunno what everyone is getting so worked up about.

then i noticed that, though i was still scrolling down, the scroll bar wasn't getting any closer to the bottom, just getting smaller :P
Yeah that's what happened to me too. I think I remember on a Mac computer it did not always finish loading completly either.

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2010, 06:54:08 pm »
Ah, I remember it like that.  It was only like that for a short amount of time for me though. :)

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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2010, 06:54:58 pm »
I didn't get a heart attack, but it reminded me of my flash drive :P
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Re: If you joined the community after 2007, this will give you an heart attack
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2010, 08:58:06 pm »
Lol... that reminds me I should clean mine :P . 4 of my 19 graphing calculators are at random places.

EDIT: Hmm I think it was 20, I'm not sure anymore, lol...
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