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Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:33:51 AM »
I recieved this email from Sourceforge. Well,

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Hi. You're receiving this message because you're an admin of a project at SourceForge.net.  Thanks for reading.

Last week, we began accepting nominations for our fourth annual Community Choice Awards. We'll be accepting nominations until May 29th, and the ten projects with the most nominations in each category will become our finalists.

This email contains a set of links for your projects that you can use to nominate them for a Community Choice Award.  After you're done, you'll be given a "badge" that you can put on your blog, project website, or newsletter to make it easy for your community to do the same.  The projects that mobilize their communities are usually the ones that win.

If you want to promote simutrans on sourceforge, you can click on the link there: http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/nominate/?project_name=simutrans&project_url=http://www.simutrans.com/

(No idea, what will come out of this anyway ... )
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Re: Pushing Simutrans of SOurceforge
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 09:23:06 AM »
What - of course we will win! :)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 10:22:45 AM »
Go, Simutrans go! I recommend to announce this at language boards and blogs, to get more votes
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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 11:35:26 AM »
I have it posted in german in the german forum. Good luck! Simutrans for president!!!  ;D

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 11:43:18 AM »
Great idea, I've added a news banner for this.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 11:49:34 AM »
It's the biggest banner ever!!  :D would be possible to make it appear more often? only until Simutrans wins...

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 12:02:18 PM »
I created four more copies so that it is selected more often.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 04:00:11 PM »
I created four more copies so that it is selected more often.

Ah, I didn't think of that, I was trying to find a way of having it appear more, good thinking :)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 04:01:18 PM »
I've already voted... :-)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 04:16:20 PM »
Vote too here!

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 04:53:02 PM »
Voted

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 05:29:11 PM »
Probably silly question but ...

Which "category" are you selecting?
* Best project
* Best Project for Gamers
* Best Visual Design (our artists offer this!)
or any other?

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 06:15:18 PM »
I voted "best project for gamers", since Simutrans is a game: it seems the most appropriate category. In "best project" and "best visual design", one is competing with a large range of non-game applications. Simutrans has the best chance of doing well if it is voted for in the games section.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2009, 06:42:30 PM »
I created four more copies so that it is selected more often.
I increased to 14 because we already had 14 news items, so it will be selected about half of the time for now :) Perhaps in a few days we can go back down to 4-6 or so :)

I also sent out a newsletter.

And I'm using the news item code as my signature.

For anyone else who wants to do so, the code is:

[table][tr][td][url=http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/nominate/?project_name=simutrans&project_url=http://www.simutrans.com/][img]http://sourceforge.net/images/cca/cca_nominate.png[/img][/url][/td][td][center][size=4][b]SourceForge Community Choice Awards[/b][/size]

Please nominate Simutrans for the SourceForge Community Choice Awards.

[url=http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/nominate/?project_name=simutrans&project_url=http://www.simutrans.com/]Click here[/url] to vote, and see [url=http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=2169.0]this thread for more details[/url].[/center][/td][/tr][/table]
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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2009, 08:01:01 PM »
voted ...

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 10:10:49 PM »
1) I voted, too.
2) This is about the nomination phase.
3) It is possible to nominate a project for several categories in a single vote. But it makes sense to always include the games category in the vote for ST.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2009, 01:23:36 AM »
http://www.simutrans.com/

My little gift...

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2009, 07:40:28 AM »
voted ....

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2009, 09:41:31 AM »

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge (IE's curse)
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2009, 09:38:13 PM »
Internet Explorer! I hate you so much.  >:(

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2009, 12:39:52 PM »
Voted!

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2009, 08:58:57 AM »
Perhaps you haven't realized about it but If you have more than one e-mail account, you can vote for Simutrans more than once..

P.S: I've voted three times for Simutrans...  ::)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2009, 12:29:46 PM »
Cheater!

You can vote twice as unlogged and logged in 8)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2009, 11:50:17 AM »
In case nobody noticed, the nomination period ended (yesterday) and you can't vote any more. I left only one news item of these 14, since we don't want to forget totally, and according to timeline voting will continue in about three weeks - if we make it into finalists' round! We still have Isaac's signature as well :)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2009, 12:29:33 PM »
And I've just removed my signature, because it was only up for the nomination period :)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2009, 07:46:44 PM »
Since we made it into the last 10, please everybody vote for us again here: https://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/vote/. We have strong competition to beat!

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2009, 07:52:51 PM »
All I get from that page is:
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XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.

But also going up the URL tree, same thing, so perhaps something wrong on their end?

Addendum: Happens in Firefox and IE for me...

Post-Addendum: Waiting a few minutes helped. Perhaps their servers are getting busy from time to time :)
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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2009, 08:24:13 PM »
Hm, maybe with http (unsecure)?

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2009, 08:24:54 PM »
Please note that I will remove my signature in a few days or so - certainly when voting ends. :)

Please go vote! :D :D

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2009, 12:30:23 AM »
*changes sig*

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2009, 01:24:15 AM »
Here's the latest news code (update to sig code for those that wish to use it):

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[table][tr][td][url=http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/][img]http://sourceforge.net/images/cca/cca_nominate.png[/img][/url][/td][td][center][size=4][b]VOTING IS NOW OPEN!
SourceForge Community Choice Awards[/b][/size]

Please vote for Simutrans for the SourceForge Community Choice Awards.

[url=http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/]Click here[/url] to vote, and see [url=http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=2169.0]this thread for more details[/url].[/center][/td][/tr][/table]
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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2009, 08:08:10 PM »
Since we made it into the last 10, please everybody vote for us again here: https://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/vote/. We have strong competition to beat!

That is rather excellent news! I have voted...

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2009, 09:44:17 AM »
This hurts me but I did:

http://www.simutrans.com/

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2009, 11:44:20 AM »
The picture still says "nominate", but we're already nominated, aren't we? The picture in Prissi's signature is the correct one for this stage, I think.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2009, 12:54:56 PM »
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[table][tr][td][url=http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/][img]http://www.simutrans-forum.de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10082[/img][/url][/td][td][center][size=4][b]VOTING IS NOW OPEN!
SourceForge Community Choice Awards[/b][/size]

Please vote for Simutrans for the SourceForge Community Choice Awards.

[url=http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/]Click here[/url] to vote, and see [url=http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=2169.0]this thread for more details[/url].[/center][/td][/tr][/table]
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When I grabbed the image, it was the best one I could find at the time...

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2009, 07:37:22 PM »
What are you all talking about?

http://www.simutrans.com/  ;D

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2009, 07:46:21 PM »
I'm afraid the Click here to vote link is wrong... ::)

the right one is http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09
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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2009, 07:52:09 PM »
Ctrl+F5 is your friend.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2009, 07:07:18 PM »
You have less than a week to vote, so don't forget to support Simutrans.. ;D

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July 20 - Voting closes

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2009, 03:20:14 AM »
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Community Choice Awards voting has now closed. Check back on June 24th to see the winners!

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2009, 10:12:03 AM »
Oh, I hope we win!

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2009, 11:31:11 AM »
me too...

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2009, 09:51:26 AM »
As Isaac announced here, the winner of Best Project for Gamers was not Simutrans but ScummVM, an emulation engine for LucasArts Graphical Adventures. The complete list of winner is at Sourceforge.

At this point, we must congratulate ScummVM community and all we can say is we'll see in next year's awards.. :P
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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2009, 09:54:30 AM »
Yes, let us be more polite than the Rigs of Rods community (which I am also a part of, and most of whom were nice, but not all... heh) :-)

I wouldn't have minded if RoR or Simutrans had won, but I was pulling for Simutrans (although since it's about the size of the community and motivation of members, I though RoR had the better chance between we two...)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2009, 10:08:14 AM »
I think winner is ScummVM, isn't it ?

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2009, 10:23:16 AM »
I think winner is ScummVM, isn't it ?

yes indeed, this xmbd thing won 2008 :P

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2009, 10:47:06 AM »
Opss!! I must update myself... ::)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2009, 11:47:51 AM »
I'd say we did pretty well. I mean the concept of simutrans isn't new and the tile based system we use is also rather previous century. So we can be happy that we've become a finalist - there are only 85 finalists out of more than 4000 participants. So we've rather won than lost.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2009, 12:40:41 PM »
The detailed voting is out. We are fourth place, together with four others, and missed third by just a percent ...

http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/winners/

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2009, 12:49:33 PM »
Very impressive :)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2009, 01:36:31 PM »
7th Palce. I think this is a very good place, for Simutrans.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2009, 06:36:14 AM »
Not really 7th; 4th together with number 4,5,6,7 all with 10%.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2009, 06:36:17 PM »
Prissi you have to go over the 10% with your mouse. Than you can see that simutrans have: 1052 votes and the other have a little bit more.

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2009, 07:36:48 PM »
Category 9

    * ScummVM: 2251
    * AssaultCube: 1401
    * Construct: 1224
    * Rigs of Rods: 1084
    * Mumble: 1078
    * Nexuiz: 1064
    * Simutrans: 1052
    * Privateer Gemini Gold: 711
    * DeSmuME: 679
    * EQDKP Plus: 503

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2009, 10:45:22 PM »
I think both arguments are valid - 4th-7th place are extremely close - sure, we're technically 7th, but essentially near 4th... :)

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Re: Pushing Simutrans on Sourceforge
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2009, 08:03:09 AM »
Either way, even being nominated was good going...