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Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« on: May 14, 2014, 01:33:51 pm »
Mabe, every so often, there could be a news update on the completed projects of the month/week?
That way, game developers could get more traffic and feel accomplished, while the community could find out about (potentially) great projects.
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 01:35:36 pm »
That actually sounds like a good idea, like a "Omnimaga Monthly Report". I approve that.

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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 01:52:32 pm »
I find monthly better because it's not like there are >9000 new projects a week. :P But it's a nice idea.
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 01:56:38 pm »
Another good idea would be to vote on the best completed projects as well, before the news post.

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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 01:59:40 pm »
What about a poll in the news post ?
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 02:00:42 pm »
So a news article for when voting starts and then for the results ¯\(°_o)/¯
IMO voting is a bad idea due to that, the order could just be chronological or something >.>

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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 02:03:21 pm »
I propose that each month all the completed projects be newsed about and a poll be set up for people to vote for their favorite. Much simpler this way.
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 02:13:49 pm »
Hey! I had this idea yesterday too :D
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 02:47:27 pm »
So a news article for when voting starts and then for the results ¯\(°_o)/¯
IMO voting is a bad idea due to that, the order could just be chronological or something >.>
Well, you can include the results in the article of the next month. Then maybe you can even add a short list of the top rated projects of the last year.
But I think that monthly is a bit too fast, since not a lot of projects are finished each month, but it sounds like a good idea to know which are the latest projects, so that none go by unnoticed.
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 02:49:29 pm »
Every 6 weeks or even 2 months might sound more reasonable then ?
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 03:50:55 pm »
I used to do regular news articles about new game (including beta) releases when I was still admin, sometimes every day or two, but this required a lot of time and effort to do so alone, and after I quit my admin positions and only did news editing, when it became clear that nobody wanted to help for game stuff, I decided to quit doing it on a regular basis. I still post some news from time to time, though, such as compilation of many overlooked games for every model.


That said, I agree that Omnimaga needs more calc gaming news again, like we used to have, even if it's in the form of monthly news. Omni news were often calc gaming-oriented in the past, as did the site itself, but there were problems over the year:
-2005: Every game news were RPG-oriented (even singling out my own non-RPG programs) and there were too many site maintenance updates
-2007-09: There could be months with no news sometimes
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-2013: Too Nspire-centric and not enough game news (although this was because every game news featured about 10-20 games at once).
-2014: Site news almost exclusively maintenance-related


IMHO in order to solve the problem, there should be more forum users that have news writing privileges like I already have, preferably ones interested in calc gaming. News require mod approval anyway so if someone keeps trying to push his menu-based cow RPG, moderators can just reject the article.
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 03:52:37 pm »
Maybe we should have a board for finished projects only then?
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 04:35:57 pm »
That would not be a good idea IMO, since technically a project (especially a calculator one) is never finished. You can always add things and features to a program.

I don't really understand why everyone always want a poll either. I mean, if you really like a game, you express it by incrementing its download count, writing a positive review or giving it a nice grade, not by meaninglessly voting for it on a single site that not everyone that wants the game will visit.

So, I'm rather in favor of a per-month basis, or in case of lack of relevant information, a per-2-months basis, with no poll in either case, for the reasons given above.

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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 04:43:23 pm »
I was not really for the poll either. :P Just that others suggested it so I shown ways to implement it right. ;)
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Re: Suggestion: Completed Projects of the (Time Period)
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 04:49:41 pm »
That would not be a good idea IMO, since technically a project (especially a calculator one) is never finished. You can always add things and features to a program.

I don't really understand why everyone always want a poll either. I mean, if you really like a game, you express it by incrementing its download count, writing a positive review or giving it a nice grade, not by meaninglessly voting for it on a single site that not everyone that wants the game will visit.

So, I'm rather in favor of a per-month basis, or in case of lack of relevant information, a per-2-months basis, with no poll in either case, for the reasons given above.
Yeah I agree about projects. I generally posted news about new games available for download, although there were some exceptions for projects too if the available demo download was very notable in its current form (for example, Cadan). Even Reuben Quest Axe beta would be newsworthy per Omni standards, but the current Illusiat 11 Axe demo wouldn't be.

Of course, a forum project spotlight news wouldn't be bad either if it's not frequent and if the projects are really notable enough and the author doesn't have an history of disappearing every few month.
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