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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2012, 09:03:50 pm »
Lemme guess. Minecraft? :P

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2012, 09:13:44 pm »
I like the idea of branching out to computer programming. It gives the site wider appeal. :D

I also think a lot of members overlook some of the projects going on there.

I'm with saintrunner, in that I have not left. I just lurk a lot. :P
Most of the reason I'm not that active though, is because I'm not too invested in calc programming and I usually don't have much to say in calc based threads. Although I usually post in computer development based threads, like C++ questions and such. So for that reason I'd also like to see increased emphasis on computer programming. ;D

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2012, 09:15:48 pm »
Lemme guess. Minecraft? :P

close but at the same time, not even near it. but it won't be complete for a LONG while. lol very long ;)
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2012, 11:05:00 pm »
I like the idea of branching out to computer programming. It gives the site wider appeal. :D

I also think a lot of members overlook some of the projects going on there.

I'm with saintrunner, in that I have not left. I just lurk a lot. :P
Most of the reason I'm not that active though, is because I'm not too invested in calc programming and I usually don't have much to say in calc based threads. Although I usually post in computer development based threads, like C++ questions and such. So for that reason I'd also like to see increased emphasis on computer programming. ;D
Yeah sadly it seems lately the computer section is often missed. :P Also if you notice interesting calc projects you could always still comment on the design or features if it's a game. I used to do so even when it was for a calc that I do not own and even if now I hardly code anymore. :)

And Saint i think you should definitively make a topic when it reaches a presentable status (as in not just a title screen done), since people might be interested and it might spark more activity and interest. The last thing we want is every project being secret like in 2007, since then it seems nobody is coding anymore. D:

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #79 on: April 19, 2012, 03:09:11 pm »
Very true, althought what I am working isn't so much as secretive as it is not near, or going to be near finished/presentable, for a while. Minecraft for example, I believe, is somewhere over several billion lines of code; the game I am working on along with the rest of my 'developement team' will most likely be similar in length. And know it isn't a minecraft clone. Something new.

Also I agree, and I plan on, commenting on threads with idea help and general code help while working on my own projects. Perhaps come up with a way to spark interests on topics :)

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2012, 12:00:59 pm »
I'm now starting a project myself to get more active here

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2012, 08:17:06 pm »
Good to hear Saint. Also nice to hear epic7 too. :)

Also this weekend I'm kinda busy so that is why my activity isn't very high and a bit tired due to busy work days in the past 3 days (the $1.44 sale x.x)
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #82 on: April 24, 2012, 11:29:00 pm »
I'd love to start a new project just I'm not sure what to make.

I had one idea of making a graphical utility for downloading projects and auto building them(cross platform). with a customizable configuration. I've started on it and and will start a thread once I have a better made version.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #83 on: April 24, 2012, 11:39:43 pm »
I should really post the project that I'm working on with aeTIos.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2012, 03:51:55 am »
Hum yeah. Also do you want to help with the computron project I pmed you about?
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2012, 12:17:46 pm »
I am curious what is it, so it would be nice if you made a topic at one point. Just make sure to not kill your other projects or start too many though, yeong. :P *cough*ROL3*cough*

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2012, 01:31:08 pm »
I had an idea earlier. So I might as well propose it.

What if, instead of one large contest every year, we had three smaller contests running so that there is always one going. We could set up like so:

1. Ti 83/84 Contest
2. Casio/Ti Nspire/64K (I think it's 64k, right? :s)
3. Computer

None necessarily need have physical prizes. I think it would contribute towards some really nice programs and games being developed though. :D

Although it might be a bit of work to set it up <.<
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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #87 on: April 25, 2012, 01:42:56 pm »
HOMER-16 have you PMed a manager (Qwerty.55, Netham45, Deep Thought, Geekboy1011, Eeems and/or shmibs) to apply for CoT by the way? You said you wanted to join the team recently.

As for smaller contests the issue is that way too many are running lately. It might not be as popular because of that. Also it will be incredibly hard for a 68K program to compete against a TI-Nspire program:

TI-89: 16 MHz, 184 MB RAM, 2.7 MB archive, [email protected] shades of gray
Nspire CX: 150 MHz, 100000 KB RAM, 64 MB archive, [email protected] colors
PRIZM: 94.3 MHz, 64 KB RAM, 16 MB archive, [email protected] colors

There could always be some mini contests, though, like the cage matches a few years ago. Just not all year long, since after a while interest slowly fades away. No pixel art contest, since some people cheated in the past (by stealing art and simply reducing the color palette).

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #88 on: April 25, 2012, 08:13:01 pm »
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Also it will be incredibly hard for a 68K program to compete against a TI-Nspire program:

That's true. I threw it in there when I realized I forgot about 89 developers.

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HOMER-16 have you PMed a manager (Qwerty.55, Netham45, Deep Thought, Geekboy1011, Eeems and/or shmibs) to apply for CoT by the way? You said you wanted to join the team recently.

I haven't yet, actually. Paranoid that I haven't been active enough recently to join. :P Though I lurk around plenty... <.< Doesn't hurt to try though. :P

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #89 on: April 25, 2012, 08:39:36 pm »
I'm still around. Kind of, It's my senior year of high school and I've been really busy with school, and I have exams coming up. Hopefully after exams I will have more time. Also, I now have my own computer so I don't have to constantly sit there and ask my parents to use theirs for whatever I want to do, which should help too.