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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2012, 11:54:48 am »
Yeah I like how SMF has the stats public (or can be made public) like this. On Invisionfree you needed admin panel access to view them and on PHPBB, I heard there are no stats at all.

EDIT: Keep in mind the new member registrations count is wrong, though, because this winter about 3500 spambots per month signed up.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2012, 03:20:42 pm »
But yeah before quitting I thought about adding some computer coders in the CoT team, but I don't know the plans for managers about that. I guess anyone who is willing to join the team is free to apply on their own, though. (they just gotta share what they're working on and ensure they can maintain a small minimum activity level). I often see some cool PC projects in that section. http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?board=81.0
I would really, really like this. I'm not really into calculator programming at all (only computer stuff) and I was a bit upset that only calculator programmers could become CoT and have their own sub-forums.

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2012, 04:12:23 pm »
Well back then we only added calc ones because there were just too many people applying and the team barely had any spot left (one which was taken by Shmibs and the other was reserved for SirCmpwn). Now there are like 5 spots left. I think you should send a PM to Eeems or another admin to apply, though, because sometimes they may not perform an hiring run, but maybe they still accept new CoT.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2012, 07:56:39 pm »
My Omni activity has decreased... a lot.

I'm probably going to make a new game for nspire cx soon and get back into the community more. (If I can figure out an object-drawing technique that doesnt make the screen flicker like crazy <_<)
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2012, 10:58:45 pm »
* DJ_O hopes epic7 returns, along with saintrunner, although he understand parser padwan can be scary O.O
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2012, 11:05:46 pm »
I'm really hoping for a hiring spree. We've seen what happens with communities whose admins aren't active (case in point: UTI), and I think it would force (or coerce :P) those who become mods/admins to be more active, leading to more activity. :D

(I would be happy, if this exists, to join CoT for PC stuffs. Lots of experience with that! ;) I'll admit that my activity kinda sucks (especially with my laptop broken), but one can probably find me on IRC.)

And as always, advertise advertise advertise! :D Cemetech had existing members refer new ones, which may have contributed to their increased activity.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2012, 12:39:46 am »
Yeah as I said to Spyro, if you are interested I think you should PM an admin, so he can redirect your PM to the rest of the team. Activity-wise I guess you would just need to ensure you have 5 posts in the last 30 days minimum consistently during Summer and 10 during school year, or whatever are the new rules now. And yeah from time to time I think some people on Cemetech invite Omni members there, especially Casio guys, and I myself did it with some people who asked DCS/SC questions.

I think eventually I'll start linking to omni again on other sites, instead of my Bandcamp store, because I hardly get traffic there anyway and it might help Google ranking. Of course it helps if other staff and mods put Omni in their sig or a link to their forum profile on other sites, even if not necessarily calc-related, as long as it's allowed and not intrusive. I do not think anyone should advertise literally, as in just plain posting topics to join a site or another, since it's not good netiquette.

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #67 on: April 18, 2012, 03:44:10 am »
No mouse? O.O

EDIT: Unless you mean you're on a laptop, stuck with the touchpad, or mobile?
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #68 on: April 18, 2012, 04:45:04 am »
I hate those touchpads. Everytime I always click stuff by mistake because it's too sensitive. I wish we had to press it to click stuff, like on a TI-Nspire, but without the choppiness of the TI-Nspire touchpad.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2012, 02:13:55 pm »
I hate those touchpads. Everytime I always click stuff by mistake because it's too sensitive. I wish we had to press it to click stuff, like on a TI-Nspire, but without the choppiness of the TI-Nspire touchpad.
Have you ever tried to drag and drop a file to the right place using a touchpad ? I always land in the wrong folder :P (at least, I have a lot of backups of my contest program now :P)
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2012, 02:18:43 pm »
That must be as hard as winning The Game! O.O
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #71 on: April 18, 2012, 03:05:48 pm »
So, DJ_O, (or any other admin who knows the rules) what are the requirements for becoming a CoT?
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #72 on: April 18, 2012, 03:31:23 pm »
in previous CoT hiring sessions, some requirements were laid out for potential applicants, like these:
-Have 100 posts
-Have been active posting for at least one month
-Have a good forum/IRC behaviour during that period
-Be involved in at least one of the following:
 *TI or Casio game programming
 *TI or Casio game development tools (on calc or on the computer)
-Have a project under development (screenshots or topic needed).
-The language used to program games and tools doesn't matter.

this is a good list to look at, but whether or not you are made a part of the team is still up to the team itself. if you think you qualify, just send a PM explaining why to anyone on this list:
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-Shmibs
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we'll talk it over with everybody and then get back to you =)
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2012, 03:35:56 pm »
Assuming the rules are still the same, it should be like this, if I remember correctly:

-Program for calcs or computer (can be one or both).
-Have a project in the works (in your case, the Minecraft clone)
-An consistent moving average of 10 posts in 30 days (5/30 during Summer). Of course you can be more active if you can.
-Following rules (I don't think this should be a problem really, lol)

When you PM managers, it's best that you link to your project thread  or info so they can find it easily. Also I don't think new CoT gets moderator powers right off the start anymore.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2012, 08:58:47 pm »
Let it be known, I have not left omnimaga :) and I do and will continue to check in here often, although I haven't had enough time to comment as much as usually :P I have been a tad busy with something a bit special ;)
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