### Author Topic: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity from 2011 levels - What can we do?  (Read 66983 times)

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#### DJ Omnimaga

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2012, 10:09:09 pm »
Well for the contest, I was just refering to last year's Nspire portion of Omni contest. Almost nobody even bothered to announce their entry, not even when it got finished. It sucked because it seemed like nobody was participating and the Nspire community was almost dead. Enforcing it would at least encourage activity instead of leeching/lurking. As for help usually it was allowed, as long as the author doesn't post a single line of code, right?

On a side note I really hope LuaFX will have some similarities with Nspire Lua, so that porting Nspire games to the PRIZM or vice-versa is easier.

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012, 10:09:50 pm »
-More contests. I want another Lua Contest! That will probably get inspiration/motivation going. I haven't really developed any new projects. But waiting until summer sounds good.

-Recruiting. There are some interesting coders out there who are posting programs for the Nspire Lua. Karl Noss has created Snake, a paint program, and pong. Recently Doodle Jump was also released. It is 12th most downloaded file in past 7 days! Maybe we could invite them to join Omnimaga and we would both benefit.

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012, 10:11:57 pm »
Hm, ironically this thread became pretty active. We need more of those threads!

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012, 10:12:02 pm »
Yeah I agree the team could use some renewal. Probably not ARS because that group was mostly created during the heat of the nDoom /i/nvasion, but the last coder of tomorrow that got added was back in Feb 2011 (Shmibs) and there used to be new ones replacing inactive staff every 6 month or so.

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2012, 10:13:33 pm »
Qwerty.55 is stalking you again??

Seriously I hope things are not going too tough
I have to locate housing and allocate money for that, I have finals, a math conference, competition, grades (I did very poorly last year so I am trying to get my scholarships/grants back), applying for jobs and internships and doing interviews

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 10:15:54 pm »
Oh right, that stuff. X.x. I hope your grades are going better atm too. Btw any luck finding a decent appartment at a decent price? Your profile says "NY" which scares me, because I heard about appartment prices there and...

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2012, 10:17:15 pm »
Well, I got demoted to CoT, dunno if that counts...

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2012, 10:19:33 pm »
wait, there hasn't been another COT hiring since me?

and good luck with school stuff, xeda!
* shmibs is doing all those things as well, aside from a conference, because he's not a math djinn
Well to be honest site management has been going much slower-paced since I retired X.x. And Juju I meant the addition of new CoT's. Actually the last hiring run was supposed to be around July 2011 and included computer coders, but then it never happened.

At least the admin team seems pretty well setup for now though. Just needs some extra work on abandonned site sections such as the front page navigation (eg: Elmgon is still listed as staff project, even if Ztrumpet retired months ago)

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2012, 10:20:28 pm »
Well for the contest, I was just refering to last year's Nspire portion of Omni contest. Almost nobody even bothered to announce their entry, not even when it got finished. It sucked because it seemed like nobody was participating and the Nspire community was almost dead. Enforcing it would at least encourage activity instead of leeching/lurking. As for help usually it was allowed, as long as the author doesn't post a single line of code, right?

On a side note I really hope LuaFX will have some similarities with Nspire Lua, so that porting Nspire games to the PRIZM or vice-versa is easier.

actually posting code in general was allowed and will be as long as what you get help on adds up to less than a large portion of your topic (not like we are gonna hound you but be fair if your whole entry is done via help then who is really coding?)

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2012, 10:21:47 pm »

Oh right, that stuff. X.x. I hope your grades are going better atm too. Btw any luck finding a decent appartment at a decent price? Your profile says "NY" which scares me, because I heard about appartment prices there and...
I am in western New York (far from NYC ). I live where there are trees and stuff everywhere and you can see the stars in the night sky Um, but yeah, we have an apartment that we are going to settle for for $585 a month (we would have preferred if they had$450, though )  That is just barely in our budget realm, so now we need jobs and I am hoping I get the Google Summer of Code thing That will help a lot.

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2012, 10:33:41 pm »
Well for the contest, I was just refering to last year's Nspire portion of Omni contest. Almost nobody even bothered to announce their entry, not even when it got finished. It sucked because it seemed like nobody was participating and the Nspire community was almost dead. Enforcing it would at least encourage activity instead of leeching/lurking. As for help usually it was allowed, as long as the author doesn't post a single line of code, right?

On a side note I really hope LuaFX will have some similarities with Nspire Lua, so that porting Nspire games to the PRIZM or vice-versa is easier.

actually posting code in general was allowed and will be as long as what you get help on adds up to less than a large portion of your topic (not like we are gonna hound you but be fair if your whole entry is done via help then who is really coding?)
I assume you still lose points on originality, though, right?

And I see Xeda. Btw is it $585 a month together or x2? If it's together, then that's surpringsly cheap considering I heard a lot of apts in NYC are like$3000 a month.. Good luck with the Google Summer of Code by the way!

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012, 10:39:54 pm »
Yeah, it is $585 a month for the two of us, but I need to make a security deposit of the same, too. So I need to pay$1170 the first month But yeah, NYC apartment prices would be terrifying And if I get the GSoC thing, I can be a programmer over the summer and it will look good on a resume when I apply for other jobs

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2012, 11:06:53 pm »
Ah I see. Well good luck whatever happens. X.x

back on-topic, another idea would be that when people decide to take a break or are gonna be unable to reach Omni for a while that they let us know in advance, so we don't get worried about them being gone or something wrong having happened.

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##### Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2012, 01:04:41 am »
back on-topic, another idea would be that when people decide to take a break or are gonna be unable to reach Omni for a while that they let us know in advance, so we don't get worried about them being gone or something wrong having happened.
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