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  • #361 ✎ 23 Sagescript Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Good Page Hidden Achievements I'm sorry, but if anyone tried even just 2 entries and still chose to vote for a white screen fade, in most logical people's opinions something definitely went wrong with their choice- especially if the results show it besting entries from those who actually took the contest seriously. How is this remotely difficult to understand? If a parakeet were elected as president of the US, in some bizarre ballot SNAFU or the like, it would clearly be the *wrong* choice. I find it *wrong* for the parakeet to be included in the ballot to begin with. Democratic processes have strict running requirements for exactly that reason. The point: in the event of absurd poll results it's more than fair to call the whole practice into question. To argue against that line of reasoning is equivalent to voting for the metaphoric parakeet. We may all have the right to choice, but we should each be held accountable for choices that can generally be regarded as irresponsible or damaging to how polls are being conducted. Alas, I've said all I'm going to on this subject, the dead horse has been beaten enough. If nothing changes, so be it- that's reflective of the general opinion of everyone involved and those whose principles are offended by the practice can simply opt out as I have. I merely wanted to call for reasoning into a clearly flawed process, and people are certainly thinking about and discussing the subject, so I count it as a win regardless. Posted Edited by Sagescript
  • #362 ✎ 286 Minxrod Summer 2016 Contest Participant I participated in the SmileBASIC Source Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself If this forum is trying to encourage 'high quality' entries or at the very least 'effort,' then maybe voting could be broken into multiple categories for something like [polish, playability, preference] to try and get users to decide what games were the most liked as well as most effort or most usable. This way if someone really liked WHITE: THE GAME, they could vote for it as a preference, whereas it clearly isn't very usable or complex. And entries with more effort could be voted for quality, assuming users recognized the effort regardless of whether they like the gameplay or not. Does anyone know who voted for WHITE: THE GAME? Posted
  • #363 ✎ 35 cujo1992 ..... Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. ..... Polls are good things when people need to make a choice about a preference: Pepsi or coke. Flame grilled or flat-top fried. Orange hair or emails. You accumulate a lot of data with different perspectives... and not all of it makes sense from every angle. Moreover - by definition you identify lines of division in a population. Awards when given out by voting are fraught with drama. I recall an early season of "American Idol" with that one guy who really wasn't so fantastic but he kept advancing because of the people who thought it would be funny. (Indeed - it was kind of funny). But - awards that are given by a select committee of experts who publish their decision criteria and hold each other accountable for poor decisions... those usually have staying power. Not everyone agrees with them all the time - but most of the "funny" drama goes away. This community can benefit from both types of events: - programming contests "for fun" every two months (or so) with an obscure theme and people voting on what they simply like. indeed creative joke programs have a place on this forum and can be perfectly acceptable in these formats - programming contests "for real bragging rights" every 6 months (or so) that are judged by a panel of 3 senior submitters who have the right perspective on what Smilebasic is capable of and can set clear criteria for the submittal... Moreover the judges can/should publish a rationale for how they chose the winner(s) so that the runners-up get feedback on what they could have done better. (indeed this kind of feedback is tricky in an open forum like this because people don't want to give nitpicky negative feedback... yet to receive coaching from the likes of CALC84... BRING IT ON) .... food for thought ... Posted
  • #364 ✎ 225 ToadIsTheBest Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength what the heck i just got 56 notifications from this thread alone Posted
  • #365 ✎ 64 spaceturtles Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Avatar Block I didn't change my avatar for 30 days. Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength
    what the heck i just got 56 notifications from this thread alone
    I got about 30 from it each today and yesterday.
    Posted
  • #366 ✎ 794 Lumage Head Admin ...R-right. I'm going to have to ask that further meta discussion hold until after the contest is over. Posted
  • #367 ✎ 140 ProKuku Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself
    Does anyone know who voted for WHITE: THE GAME?
    I can almost guarantee 2 of the 4 voters were Random_guy and DSM himself. I don’t have the slightest clue who the other 2 people could be. Perhaps DSM made an alternate account just to vote for his game.(Joking)
    Posted
  • #368 ✎ 338 Picy3 Halloween 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Halloween 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength First Year My account is over 1 year old Website
    Does anyone know who voted for WHITE: THE GAME?
    I can almost guarantee 2 of the 4 voters were Random_guy and DSM himself. I don’t have the slightest clue who the other 2 people could be. Perhaps DSM made an alternate account just to vote for his game.(Joking)
    (i would not be surprised though..) lol. ANYWAYS um if you feel this as off-topic just um tell me but ive been working on finding a new name for my project because i dont really like the current name, so ive thought and came up with a random one lol, im not good at telling if things are good so ima just put it out here to see if anyone likes it: Terraverse so yeah if you think its terrible please dont shy away or lie saying its fine or you like it, tell me what you think. but if you do like it then also please tell me. if you have better ideas also please tell me.
    Posted Edited by Picy3
  • #369 ✎ 225 ToadIsTheBest Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength EDIT:snipped Picy3's post EDIT 2:re-added a ] i accidentally removed from the first quote
    snip ANYWAYS um if you feel this as off-topic just um tell me but ive been working on finding a new name for my project because i dont really like the current name, so ive thought and came up with a random one lol, im not good at telling if things are good so ima just put it out here to see if anyone likes it: Terraverse snip
    terraverse? but then you'd have to travel between planets and it'd be more like a cross of starbound and terraria than basically terraria EDIT 3: i like this idea. apparently spaceturtles thought i didn't!
    Does anyone know who voted for WHITE: THE GAME?
    I can almost guarantee 2 of the 4 voters were Random_guy and DSM himself. I don’t have the slightest clue who the other 2 people could be. Perhaps DSM made an alternate account just to vote for his game.(Joking)
    (i would not be surprised though..) lol.
    NO I DID NOT MAKE AN ALTERNATE ACCOUNT AND YES I DID VOTE FOR MY OWN GAME.
    Posted Edited by ToadIsTheBest
  • #370 ✎ 225 ToadIsTheBest Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength
    I'm sorry, but if anyone tried even just 2 entries and still chose to vote for a white screen fade, in most logical people's opinions something definitely went wrong with their choice- especially if the results show it besting entries from those who actually took the contest seriously. How is this remotely difficult to understand? If a parakeet were elected as president of the US, in some bizarre ballot SNAFU or the like, it would clearly be the *wrong* choice. I find it *wrong* for the parakeet to be included in the ballot to begin with. Democratic processes have strict running requirements for exactly that reason. The point: in the event of absurd poll results it's more than fair to call the whole practice into question. To argue against that line of reasoning is equivalent to voting for the metaphoric parakeet. We may all have the right to choice, but we should each be held accountable for choices that can generally be regarded as irresponsible or damaging to how polls are being conducted. Alas, I've said all I'm going to on this subject, the dead horse has been beaten enough. If nothing changes, so be it- that's reflective of the general opinion of everyone involved and those whose principles are offended by the practice can simply opt out as I have. I merely wanted to call for reasoning into a clearly flawed process, and people are certainly thinking about and discussing the subject, so I count it as a win regardless.
    white the game is slightly more than a white screen fade
    Posted
  • #371 ✎ 64 spaceturtles Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Avatar Block I didn't change my avatar for 30 days. Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Who says a cross between starbound and terraria is a bad thing? Also terra I think means earth and verse could be worlds like universe but it meantions no space. Posted
  • #372 ✎ 225 ToadIsTheBest Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength
    Who says a cross between starbound and terraria is a bad thing? Also terra I think means earth and verse could be worlds like universe but it meantions no space.
    i wasn't saying a cross between starbound and terraria was a bad thing. in fact i like that idea
    Posted
  • #373 ✎ 23 Sagescript Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Good Page Hidden Achievements
    white the game is slightly more than a white screen fade
    I've seen "hello world" tutorials with more substance, but whatever you wanna tell yourself buddy.
    Posted
  • #374 ✎ 23 Sagescript Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Good Page Hidden Achievements
    ive been working on finding a new name for my project because i dont really like the current name, so ive thought and came up with a random one lol, im not good at telling if things are good so ima just put it out here to see if anyone likes it: Terraverse so yeah if you think its terrible please dont shy away or lie saying its fine or you like it, tell me what you think. but if you do like it then also please tell me. if you have better ideas also please tell me.
    If you take up the starbound/terraria hybrid (which I find a fantastic idea) then I am quite partial to "Terraform". If you opt instead to stick to the Terraria-clone route then I vote for "Terrarium". "Terraverse" isn't bad, either, but it somehow sounds like a rap-battle.
    Posted Edited by Sagescript
  • #375 ✎ 64 spaceturtles Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Avatar Block I didn't change my avatar for 30 days. Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Dunno... celest... terra... terrarium... Celestrium...? Probably not... Posted
  • #376 ✎ 23 Sagescript Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Good Page Hidden Achievements
    Dunno... celest... terra... terrarium... Celestrium...? Probably not...
    That one is also cool. You could even throw in a new ore for the namesake, as it sounds like it could easily be some uber-rare mineral resource that would motivate people to mine on uncharted planets. It would also help to pull your project a bit further from the coattails of Terraria's success.
    Posted
  • #377 ✎ 338 Picy3 Halloween 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Halloween 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength First Year My account is over 1 year old Website wow that exploded fast XD.
    If you take up the starbound/terraria hybrid (which I find a fantastic idea) then I am quite partial to "Terraform". If you opt instead to stick to the Terraria-clone route then I vote for "Terrarium". "Terraverse" isn't bad, either, but it somehow sounds like a rap-battle.
    haha that is so true about the rap battle lol. So lets see here, Terrarium while being great seems like its too close to the world terraria (and is not there an item in the game called that..? i think like a glass container to store animals...?), i like Terraform too.. that ones pretty good..
    Dunno... celest... terra... terrarium... Celestrium...? Probably not...
    Celestrium... mmmm... i like this too.. i should maybe do a poll with the names. (there we go)
    Posted
  • #378 ✎ 40 kantackistan Does this mean the name Ultimate Tree Puncher A-Go-Go is off the table? Posted Edited by kantackistan
  • #379 ✎ 1363 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website
    Does this mean the name Ultimate Tree Puncher A-Go-Go is off the table?
    This is a good name.
    Posted
  • #380 ✎ 338 Picy3 Halloween 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Halloween 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength First Year My account is over 1 year old Website
    Does this mean the name Ultimate Tree Puncher A-Go-Go is off the table?
    This is a good name.
    That it is
    Posted
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