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Old 2nd June 2014, 09:52 PM   #11
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I want to pretty much echo everything @Bela said because he hit the nail right square on the damn head. PC's hack quality is much lower compared to ours, so if we get on board with the hack competitions and perhaps advertise the everliving shit out of it, we could get some significant increase in quality of hacks all around, as well as having more hacks in our showcase. This'd be something I'm in favor of.

Although, having it quarterly (HotQ [Hack of the Quarter], HotS [Hack of the Season] would be suitable) is much nicer, that way, the best-of in each category can be voted upon at the end of the year for the HotY.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 10:07 PM   #12
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Don't really need me to point out everything that everyone else has already so I'll just agree that quarterly (although I'd go with seasonal because it sounds nicer) would be best, and then the winners from each HotS get put into judging for the HotY.
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Would anyone be against me changing the Summer Hacking Contest to a Hack of the Season?
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Old 2nd June 2014, 10:31 PM   #14
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Would anyone be against me changing the Summer Hacking Contest to a Hack of the Season?
Sure, why not? So it's four HotS a year, one HotY?
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Old 2nd June 2014, 11:35 PM   #15
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I definitely agree with the notion of a HotQ/HotY here in PHO; from what I've seen so far in this forum, the quality of hacks seems superior to the buggy messes inexperienced hackers in Pokecommunity seem eager to release. I think voting could work, as long as people give their own logical reasoning for why their nominated hack deserves the award, instead of just saying "I vote for this hack cuz it's awesome", like Pokecommunity does. I'm also in favor of a mid-year hack contest, since as we all know, making a rom hack takes time. 6 months, to me, seems like an adequate amount of time to create a good representation of a hack, and it would increase the number of hacks eligible for competing.
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This is all good to hear! I'm glad there's a lot of support for this idea! =]

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Don't really need me to point out everything that everyone else has already so I'll just agree that quarterly (although I'd go with seasonal because it sounds nicer) would be best, and then the winners from each HotS get put into judging for the HotY.
The following scenario is exactly why we shouldn't have this as the setup: Imagine a hack doesn't win a HotS and makes improvements throughout the year. It should be eligible for future competitions, including HotY. Shutting out hacks that don't win a HotS for the HotY competition seems to me like an undesirable approach if we're wanting to make our competitions as inclusive and fair as possible.

I also think it should be at the hack creator's discretion whether or not they are participating in a competition. I could see situations where people would rather continue working on their projects than enter a competition merely because there happens to be one active.
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The following scenario is exactly why we shouldn't have this as the setup: Imagine a hack doesn't win a HotS and makes improvements throughout the year. It should be eligible for future competitions, including HotY. Shutting out hacks that don't win a HotS for the HotY competition seems to me like an undesirable approach if we're wanting to make our competitions as inclusive and fair as possible.
Ah, I was taking a completely different approach with the HotY. I was looking at HotY as an overall winner of the previous competitions, rather than a separate competition. I can see your point, but we are looking at it as different things which could cause problems. If we are looking at HotY as the best hack on the site at the end of the year then by all means everyone should be able to enter. Depends on perspective I guess.

Also it's not like they are only gonna get one chance to get into the HotY, there'll be presumably four competitions each with different categories, so everyone has 4 x however many categories there are chances to get into HotY. I mean if they have been making improvements throughout the year but don't manage to win in the Winter competition then they are unlikely to win in HotY, which would presumably take place iiin...late December or January, both in winter.

But yeah, just my two cents
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I like the idea of seasons, as long as the dates are concrete.
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