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KOTM Feedback thread
« on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 20:40:10 »
Find the main nomination thread for January here -> https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67831.0

Nominations are open until 00:00 GMT on the morning of the 1st of February.

Please use this thread to post your feedback to me about the Keyboard of the month process. Keep feedback/criticism/**** stirring to this thread to keep the main threads clear for nominations and voting.

As said in the main thread, this process is open to change. I have not done anything like this before, so I welcome feedback from anyone and everyone.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 20:52:32 »
i think it should be in categories since i'm very biased towards shiny lights when comparing to more plain but still nice keyboards lol

I know we probably shouldn't break it down too much so maybe we can take a vote between TKL, Fullsize, TenKey, Lit, not lit or something? cause obviously we could come up with more categories than we need.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 20:54:58 »
thought this was ocn for a minute
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 21:02:21 »
i think it should be in categories since i'm very biased towards shiny lights when comparing to more plain but still nice keyboards lol

I know we probably shouldn't break it down too much so maybe we can take a vote between TKL, Fullsize, TenKey, Lit, not lit or something? cause obviously we could come up with more categories than we need.

I think we need to see the types of boards that get nominated to start with. I'm all up for categories, or dedicating specific months to specific boards, but I don't think we should do that straight away. If the only winners are Korean customs every month, then I think we will change it.

thought this was ocn for a minute

I'm not sure what you mean by OCN, but I think that's the other forum I forget the name of. But this came out of the KOTM thread on there that people were a bit miffed with, where a two tone poker beat out a load of other much nicer boards. We will see how it goes :)
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 21:05:47 »
overclock.net, they also have a keyboard of the month filled with 2 toned ****ty pokers.

and honestly, all these keyboards are cookie cutter.

korean custom with <insert anything cherry here> <insert CC F row here)

topre with <insert cc, and the 8 keysets available here)
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 21:20:04 »
overclock.net, they also have a keyboard of the month filled with 2 toned ****ty pokers.

and honestly, all these keyboards are cookie cutter.

korean custom with <insert anything cherry here> <insert CC F row here)

topre with <insert cc, and the 8 keysets available here)

Nominate some unique boards then.  :)

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 21:22:07 »
overclock.net, they also have a keyboard of the month filled with 2 toned ****ty pokers.

and honestly, all these keyboards are cookie cutter.

korean custom with <insert anything cherry here> <insert CC F row here)

topre with <insert cc, and the 8 keysets available here)

Nominate some unique boards then.  :)
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 21:24:18 »
overclock.net, they also have a keyboard of the month filled with 2 toned ****ty pokers.

and honestly, all these keyboards are cookie cutter.

korean custom with <insert anything cherry here> <insert CC F row here)

topre with <insert cc, and the 8 keysets available here)

Yeah that one. That's the one I thought of, and I think the one that kicked this off.

Well, that's also the reason why I discussed this with Hoff first. I didn't want to use categories because I don't know what is going to be nominated, and I guess there are only a finite number of combinations. But there are new things being released all the time, and let's hope that the combinations don't run out any time soon.

Besides, I don't think that opinions are so cookie cutter. And I can't really see there being a Geekhack hivemind. There are the topre onlys, the vintage lovers, the korean kustomisers, the MX faithful, and the eclectic crew.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 17 December 2014, 21:26:21 »
overclock.net, they also have a keyboard of the month filled with 2 toned ****ty pokers.

and honestly, all these keyboards are cookie cutter.

korean custom with <insert anything cherry here> <insert CC F row here)

topre with <insert cc, and the 8 keysets available here)

Nominate some unique boards then.  :)
I'd put some of mine, but they're all too old :(

Ditto.  :(  I need to do some updated photo shoots, methinks.  ;)

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 18 December 2014, 14:35:10 »
I nominate my own.

It isn't perfect and still the keycaps and labels could be improved, but it is pretty unique and outside the box. [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

I am not completely satisfied due to the size, so in the next few months I might change to a pair of Hengyu POS which has a layout that is easier to manage. But the ease of programming Access-IS has made me lazy. I need to get my Atmegas working before I can program my Hengyu.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 18 December 2014, 14:38:21 »
I nominate my own.

It isn't perfect and still the keycaps and labels could be improved, but it is pretty unique and outside the box. (Attachment Link)

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=66796.0

Post it in the nomination thread for all to see :D
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 01 January 2015, 17:01:03 »
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 01 January 2015, 23:31:27 »
I voted and when it submitted I could see the current votes, but then I refreshed and the results are no longer visible to me, is this on purpose or a glitch?

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 01 January 2015, 23:42:58 »
I'm honored to be nominated, but I definitely think last pilot has the best looking board of the month!

I'll be entering for January with my Corsa so get ready to lose everyone :p
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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 01 January 2015, 23:43:00 »
I voted and when it submitted I could see the current votes, but then I refreshed and the results are no longer visible to me, is this on purpose or a glitch?

I changed the settings so that the results will now be shown when the poll ends. ^-^

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 01 January 2015, 23:48:57 »
I'm honored to be nominated, but I definitely think last pilot has the best looking board of the month!

I'll be entering for January with my Corsa so get ready to lose everyone :p
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 02 January 2015, 02:13:29 »
I voted and when it submitted I could see the current votes, but then I refreshed and the results are no longer visible to me, is this on purpose or a glitch?

I changed the settings so that the results will now be shown when the poll ends. ^-^

Thanks dude :) This is working "as designed" :D
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 02 January 2015, 04:28:42 »
I voted and when it submitted I could see the current votes, but then I refreshed and the results are no longer visible to me, is this on purpose or a glitch?

I changed the settings so that the results will now be shown when the poll ends. ^-^

Thanks dude :) This is working "as designed" :D

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 11:21:44 »
Sorry, I'm just bumping this to ask if it can get moved to the new subforum please ^_^

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 12:46:50 »
Sorry, I'm just bumping this to ask if it can get moved to the new subforum please ^_^

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Woops, missed this one!  Moving now.   :-*

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 13:53:14 »
this seriously did not need it's own child board.

sry katu

should just be archived within the other archived subboards
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 15:04:38 »
this seriously did not need it's own child board.

sry katu

should just be archived within the other archived subboards

Agreed.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 15:09:16 »
should just be archived within the other archived subboards

I'm not following what you're saying here.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 15:41:24 »
this seriously did not need it's own child board.

sry katu

should just be archived within the other archived subboards

There were a number of reasons why I asked for a dedicated subforum.

Firstly I had to ask every month for a poll to be created. I had to ask for specific formats, wasn't able to see the results as they were appearing, and I then had to start asking to get the boards pinned and whatever.

The poll was the biggest thing really, and I think hoff was starting to get annoyed at my PMs ;)

I did ask for a completely separate board, like the Keycon board, as I liked how the top 8 boards looked all together with no breaks. But it was decided by the mods that a child board would be better for whatever reason, so that's what we have. I know hwood has said he cant see if there are new posts in the keyboard board now, but if there is another reason you think its a bad idea, that's what this topic is for :)
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 15:50:18 »
should just be archived within the other archived subboards

I'm not following what you're saying here.

we have an archive subforum already (well, events, but added another sub wouldn't hurt it and can be used for other threads). this KOTM should have stayed one thread per month, with the prior months archived in the already created archive subforum. this just adds clutter to the main page. especially since it's something that isn't that big to begin with.

a sticky KOTM thread would have been better than a whole dedicated sub for something maybe 5 people participate in. all this created was a child board with a ton of locked threads. again, clutter. but that's just my opinion.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 15:55:41 »
should just be archived within the other archived subboards

I'm not following what you're saying here.

we have an archive subforum already. this KOTM should have stayed one thread per month, with the prior months archived in the already created archive subforum. this just adds clutter to the main page. especially since it's something that isn't that big to begin with.

a sticky KOTM thread would have been better than a whole dedicated sub for something maybe 5 people participate in. but that's just my opinion.

Okay it would be really helpful if you could give links to what you're referring.  There are tons of archived subforums on here, and none that I know of that fit the use you've outlined.  Yes, everything could exist floating throughout the Keyboards subforum and only have one active post, that's what's been happening thus far.  But I'm not seeing a clear and concise reason as to why it shouldn't be done.  I'm more than happy to hear whatever case you're interested to make, the goal here is not to ram stuff down peoples' throats but rather to make the forum more enjoyable.  Unfortunately, "this sucks, the old way is better" is not useful feedback.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 16:05:15 »
at no point did i say this sucks the old way is better. i gave you reasons why i think this board shouldn't exist.

Rename this to Archive, calling it events archive is dumb IMO, but w/e.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=collapse;c=105;sa=expand;ed9f5b273=26b3f3f4dc3bd39094ff8592d10b43d8#c105

add "KOTM" Archive subforum. Stick all locked (and thus, useless) KOTM threads there. it 1) does not add clutter to the main section and 2) it falls under the rest of the archives. sticky the monthly KOTM at the top of the keyboards section for all to see.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 16:15:48 »
I think a lot of it is to do with visibility as well. Putting it in the archived section kind of defeats the object of moving it in the first place, as I was worried it would be kind of pointless seeing as only like 30 people were voting in the first few months.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 16:18:43 »
i dont see how putting it in the archived sections does anything? the threads are locked. you can't do anything in them already.

when a new month starts, just link the prior month so people can see.

your visibility is the current KOTM being stickied at the top of the keyboards section.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 16:37:23 »
I like how May is stickied when all the other threads are locked anyway so it can't get lost down the page :))

Glad to see this in it's own subforum though as there are over 600 enthusiasts logged on now so at least half that many should be voting on a monthly basis - hopefully having a place on the main index increases the popularity :)
                               
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 16:57:23 »
I like how May is stickied when all the other threads are locked anyway so it can't get lost down the page :))

Gotta cover all the bases!  :P

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 17:01:27 »
Takes up very little space on the board index, and highlights some of the community-favorite boards and projects each month. Sounds like it should be prominently featured anyway.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 18:54:33 »
Can we maybe get a thread with pictures of all the previous winners? I think a gallery of sorts would be pretty cool.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 22:23:00 »
I love it!  This encourages people to join geekhack and participate!  They can see the amazing keyboards that are elected for KOTM and also join in discussions about them!  There is so much opportunity here!  Also, existing members can vote for their favorite candidate.
Maybe in the future it will diversify. There could be several different categories created within the KOTM too.
That could be suggested by any and all.  A good suggestion is keyboard type.

Thinking outside the box is what makes this place great!  The more users that see this forum, the better it will become!

Edit: I was getting a bit redundant.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 21 May 2015, 04:34:13 »
Can we just sticky snoopy's kish and be done with keyboard of the millennium?

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 21 May 2015, 07:32:26 »
The new setup is perfect. KOTM deserves to be highlighted, as it will serve as a chronicle of sorts, or a "best of."

My only suggestion would be to add a sticky post where a summary of each month's nominees, contestants and winners may be posted. That way someone can browse that sticky and follow a timeline through GH history.

Edit: I see you took this idea and ran with it, katushkin. And I love the idea of a keyboard of the year thread! Really excited to see this thing getting more attention around here. I think it will encourage people to share more.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 10:16:02 »
I think people shouldn't be allowed to suggest their own keyboards anymore. It just reeks of "pay attention to me now pay attention to me now" like we're 12. So desperate and thirsty for attention.

Other than that, it's been fun. Not sure if it needed it's own subforum but I honestly don't care since I spend 95% of my time in Spy or going through Making Stuff Together. As long as it's fun, I don't see why it's hurting anything.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 10:31:08 »
I think people shouldn't be allowed to suggest their own keyboards anymore. It just reeks of "pay attention to me now pay attention to me now" like we're 12. So desperate and thirsty for attention.

Other than that, it's been fun. Not sure if it needed it's own subforum but I honestly don't care since I spend 95% of my time in Spy or going through Making Stuff Together. As long as it's fun, I don't see why it's hurting anything.

Sounds like you just don't like certain users.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 10:34:41 »
I think people shouldn't be allowed to suggest their own keyboards anymore. It just reeks of "pay attention to me now pay attention to me now" like we're 12. So desperate and thirsty for attention.

Other than that, it's been fun. Not sure if it needed it's own subforum but I honestly don't care since I spend 95% of my time in Spy or going through Making Stuff Together. As long as it's fun, I don't see why it's hurting anything.

Sounds like you just don't like certain users.

Mmmm, I think he has a point. However, I don't think we are swamped with lots of people submitting their own boards, but I may change the rules next year.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 10:41:47 »
I think people shouldn't be allowed to suggest their own keyboards anymore. It just reeks of "pay attention to me now pay attention to me now" like we're 12. So desperate and thirsty for attention.

Other than that, it's been fun. Not sure if it needed it's own subforum but I honestly don't care since I spend 95% of my time in Spy or going through Making Stuff Together. As long as it's fun, I don't see why it's hurting anything.

Sounds like you just don't like certain users.

Mmmm, I think he has a point. However, I don't think we are swamped with lots of people submitting their own boards, but I may change the rules next year.

I do see the point, but I also see the political point of that too.  Hey, just get your pals on IRC to rock the vote your way too.  I want it to be as honest and open to everyone.  And then CPT blocks me thinking I was implying his opinion was against me.  This whole thing is silly. 
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 10:56:44 »
I think people shouldn't be allowed to suggest their own keyboards anymore. It just reeks of "pay attention to me now pay attention to me now" like we're 12. So desperate and thirsty for attention.

Other than that, it's been fun. Not sure if it needed it's own subforum but I honestly don't care since I spend 95% of my time in Spy or going through Making Stuff Together. As long as it's fun, I don't see why it's hurting anything.

Sounds like you just don't like certain users.

Mmmm, I think he has a point. However, I don't think we are swamped with lots of people submitting their own boards, but I may change the rules next year.

I do see the point, but I also see the political point of that too.  Hey, just get your pals on IRC to rock the vote your way too.  I want it to be as honest and open to everyone.  And then CPT blocks me thinking I was implying his opinion was against me.  This whole thing is silly.

This is meant to transcend that. I have always hated cliques within internet communities, and with the voting process in place, I hope that it stops people just pushin their mate's boards, and at the end of the day, I have the say who goes forward for the main vote. Not that I would want to abuse those powers to change what the community wants, but I did have to use it after some investigation in March to prevent a fix for whatever reason.

I don't think it will ever get to a point where it will be the "cool kids" getting their boards waved around, especially with the amount of votes I am hoping to get.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 11:02:53 »
I think the results have been quite varied so far when it comes to makes, models, and people. So far, so good.

I do fear we are going to run out of "wow factor" pretty quick here, though, and end up with just the same stuff or something that is just vastly more rare than others (ie kishsaver).

Perhaps a monthly theme for competitors (ie Miami month, HHKB month, GON month, etc... just like we have in the "Post Your XXX" threads in GH Media)
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 11:07:40 »
Themes is a recurring, ahem, theme, so I may have to do that, while removing the pre-requisite for posted in the last calendar month.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 11:08:23 »
This is meant to transcend that. I have always hated cliques within internet communities, and with the voting process in place, I hope that it stops people just pushin their mate's boards, and at the end of the day, I have the say who goes forward for the main vote. Not that I would want to abuse those powers to change what the community wants, but I did have to use it after some investigation in March to prevent a fix for whatever reason.

I don't think it will ever get to a point where it will be the "cool kids" getting their boards waved around, especially with the amount of votes I am hoping to get.

Agreed.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 16:35:27 »
Themes is a recurring, ahem, theme, so I may have to do that, while removing the pre-requisite for posted in the last calendar month.
This makes sense. It seems silly that someone might hold off on sharing their project just because of the one month window. Themes would be better, maybe with a six month window.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 25 May 2015, 10:13:33 »
Themes is a recurring, ahem, theme, so I may have to do that, while removing the pre-requisite for posted in the last calendar month.
There are so many themes that could work. Brand, color, year, obscurity, layout, material, etc. Love this idea!

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 25 May 2015, 16:47:01 »
heres another thing I don't like.

Is there anyway that when I visit the keyboard forum it shows as visited without having to come in here and clear it? I stupidly keep thinking something new is posted and nope, it's just this sub that I haven't visited.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 04 October 2015, 01:45:03 »
I have a suggestion to even out the problem with great keyboards getting in the shadow of hard to beat competitors certain monthts: a second chance poll with all the second place kbds of every month (before the keyboard of the year poll) where the three most voted kbds gets into the keyboard of the year poll. Thoughts on this?

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 04 October 2015, 07:08:30 »
I have a suggestion to even out the problem with great keyboards getting in the shadow of hard to beat competitors certain monthts: a second chance poll with all the second place kbds of every month (before the keyboard of the year poll) where the three most voted kbds gets into the keyboard of the year poll. Thoughts on this?
This is an excellent idea, like wildcard teams in the playoffs. Unless one of those runners-up have already won some other month, then their spot would be bumped to the next highest nominee.

Along similar lines, what if multi-month winners are combined into a single entry for KOTY?

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 04 October 2015, 11:37:49 »
I have a suggestion to even out the problem with great keyboards getting in the shadow of hard to beat competitors certain monthts: a second chance poll with all the second place kbds of every month (before the keyboard of the year poll) where the three most voted kbds gets into the keyboard of the year poll. Thoughts on this?
This is an excellent idea, like wildcard teams in the playoffs. Unless one of those runners-up have already won some other month, then their spot would be bumped to the next highest nominee.

Along similar lines, what if multi-month winners are combined into a single entry for KOTY?

Good thinking!

I'm not sure if merging multi-month winners into a single entry would make the chance at the trophy any less good. I mean, if the two or more keyboards are sharing an entry, wouldn't that entry get the combined votes for those too? I believe separate entries would be more fair after all.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 04 October 2015, 12:04:23 »
I have a suggestion to even out the problem with great keyboards getting in the shadow of hard to beat competitors certain monthts: a second chance poll with all the second place kbds of every month (before the keyboard of the year poll) where the three most voted kbds gets into the keyboard of the year poll. Thoughts on this?
This is an excellent idea, like wildcard teams in the playoffs. Unless one of those runners-up have already won some other month, then their spot would be bumped to the next highest nominee.

Along similar lines, what if multi-month winners are combined into a single entry for KOTY?

Good thinking!

I'm not sure if merging multi-month winners into a single entry would make the chance at the trophy any less good. I mean, if the two or more keyboards are sharing an entry, wouldn't that entry get the combined votes for those too? I believe separate entries would be more fair after all.
That same thought occurred to me shortly after I posted. I was trying to equalize everyone to one entry, but you're right, that just doubles up the votes for that person.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 01:19:47 »
So I'm testing out a cool way to help promote KOTM.

I wrote a small web app that generates image links for Keyboard of the Month. For this month I went with an MS-DOS WordPerfect theme:



The cool thing about this is that I can set up the app to always show the current month and link to the current thread. So all you'd have to do is drop the bbcode in your signature once, and it will update itself.

Also, to help avoid banner blindness, we can make the whole thing basically disappear (1x1 pixel image) when we're not using it. Believe it or not, there's an image below here:



I have full control over fonts and colors as well. Here's one I made for October:



And an oldschool gameboy-style nomination link:



Let me know what you think. If you want to help me test it, put this code in your signature:

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[url=http://kotm.lab.nickbair.net/link][img]http://kotm.lab.nickbair.net[/img][/url]

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 07:39:15 »
So I'm testing out a cool way to help promote KOTM.

I wrote a small web app that generates image links for Keyboard of the Month. For this month I went with an MS-DOS WordPerfect theme:

Show Image


The cool thing about this is that I can set up the app to always show the current month and link to the current thread. So all you'd have to do is drop the bbcode in your signature once, and it will update itself.

Also, to help avoid banner blindness, we can make the whole thing basically disappear (1x1 pixel image) when we're not using it. Believe it or not, there's an image below here:

Show Image


I have full control over fonts and colors as well. Here's one I made for October:

Show Image


And an oldschool gameboy-style nomination link:

Show Image


Let me know what you think. If you want to help me test it, put this code in your signature:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://kotm.lab.nickbair.net/link][img]http://kotm.lab.nickbair.net[/img][/url]

This is really cool.  :D

Edit:  It would be a lot more complicated, but having the ability to edit colors and fonts for ourselves would be awesome.  I like the way the blue one looks by itself, but I'm not the biggest fan of how it ended up looking in my sig (I prefer more bright colors :P ).  If I could customize mine to be CMYP I would love it even more.  :-*
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 October 2015, 07:43:31 by HoffmanMyster »

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 07:50:54 »


So I'm testing out a cool way to help promote KOTM.

I wrote a small web app that generates image links for Keyboard of the Month. For this month I went with an MS-DOS WordPerfect theme:

Show Image


The cool thing about this is that I can set up the app to always show the current month and link to the current thread. So all you'd have to do is drop the bbcode in your signature once, and it will update itself.

Also, to help avoid banner blindness, we can make the whole thing basically disappear (1x1 pixel image) when we're not using it. Believe it or not, there's an image below here:

Show Image


I have full control over fonts and colors as well. Here's one I made for October:

Show Image


And an oldschool gameboy-style nomination link:

Show Image


Let me know what you think. If you want to help me test it, put this code in your signature:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://kotm.lab.nickbair.net/link][img]http://kotm.lab.nickbair.net[/img][/url]

This is really cool.  :D

Edit:  It would be a lot more complicated, but having the ability to edit colors and fonts for ourselves would be awesome.  I like the way the blue one looks by itself, but I'm not the biggest fan of how it ended up looking in my sig (I prefer more bright colors ).  If I could customize mine to be CMYP I would love it even more.  :-*

I figure the colors will change each month, to help promote each month's poll. People look right past something once they get used to it.

It's also not very straightforward to change fonts because you're working with x/y coordinates, filenames, etc. So I don't know how I would go about that.

But I appreciate the input because it didn't occur to me that people might prefer certain colors in their sig.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 12:08:08 »
That's really awesome! What do the words change to based on? Is it just something you write yourself?
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 14:17:30 »
I figure the colors will change each month, to help promote each month's poll. People look right past something once they get used to it.

It's also not very straightforward to change fonts because you're working with x/y coordinates, filenames, etc. So I don't know how I would go about that.

But I appreciate the input because it didn't occur to me that people might prefer certain colors in their sig.

What about changing the colours to match the primary colours on the previous month's winner?

Either the keycap colour for the background and the legend colour for the text, or maybe just the the predominant two colours (case, keycap, modifiers, whatever stands out most).
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 15:17:56 »
I'm open to whatever people think is best. I can do any font and color combination as long as I can upload the font to my webserver. It takes some manual work to tweak the font sizes and positions, but that's once per banner.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 10:11:11 »
Does Kurplop's unfinished board belong in the running this month?

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 10:17:33 »
Does Kurplop's unfinished board belong in the running this month?

I wouldnt think it should until its finished. THEN it can sweep the polls.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 10:20:56 »
I think the rules should have some caveat that the keyboard be complete. Because otherwise you have people not voting for it, or it going into kotm a second time when it is complete.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 10:43:54 »
Definitely something to take into consideration. We did only have four nominees this month other than the one CPT posted this morning, and that one didn't get a +1.

I think if it happens again in a month where there are more contenders, it would be something I would enforce. However this month there wasn't enough interest to prevent such a highly praised board getting through to the vote.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 11:16:34 »
We did only have four nominees this month

If you really needed more nominees, I could have nominated myself.  Not something I'd normally do, but if we need more in the pool I wouldn't mind.  (although it seems silly, cause it's unlikely anyone would vote for it if it's not nominated, yknow?)

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 12 January 2016, 05:45:12 »
I know that it hasn't been decided what the winner of KOTY gets and such, but I just want to thank everyone again for the votes. I couldn't be happier with all the love my build has gotten in the closing months of the last year. Whatever you guys come up with, I'm sure it'll be awesome! :D

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 23 March 2016, 05:36:12 »
This "no self-nomination" rule seems very silly to me, I don't understand the motivation. IMO, should be closer to a film festival where you enter your keyboard. Did I miss the reasoning behind that somewhere?

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 23 March 2016, 05:47:04 »
This "no self-nomination" rule seems very silly to me, I don't understand the motivation. IMO, should be closer to a film festival where you enter your keyboard. Did I miss the reasoning behind that somewhere?

It was more a thought of; "If it's good enough, someone else will nominate it" sort of thing. I'm not sure if that is the reason why we are getting less nominees this month, but it could be a factor.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 23 March 2016, 12:04:35 »
This "no self-nomination" rule seems very silly to me, I don't understand the motivation. IMO, should be closer to a film festival where you enter your keyboard. Did I miss the reasoning behind that somewhere?

It was more a thought of; "If it's good enough, someone else will nominate it" sort of thing. I'm not sure if that is the reason why we are getting less nominees this month, but it could be a factor.

I've posted a few boards over the months that I thought were pretty cool but never saw a nomination.  It's incredibly likely that people just weren't interested, in which case that's fine, but it's also possible that people simply forgot about them.  I'm not fussed either way, but allowing people to "remind" others about their boards might be good.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 25 March 2016, 07:42:37 »
This "no self-nomination" rule seems very silly to me, I don't understand the motivation. IMO, should be closer to a film festival where you enter your keyboard. Did I miss the reasoning behind that somewhere?

It was more a thought of; "If it's good enough, someone else will nominate it" sort of thing. I'm not sure if that is the reason why we are getting less nominees this month, but it could be a factor.

I've posted a few boards over the months that I thought were pretty cool but never saw a nomination.  It's incredibly likely that people just weren't interested, in which case that's fine, but it's also possible that people simply forgot about them.  I'm not fussed either way, but allowing people to "remind" others about their boards might be good.

Yeah true. I was just hoping that if someone liked a board enough they should remember it. I should probably be a bit more lenient with it really and allow it.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 25 March 2016, 08:12:25 »
I've posted a few boards over the months that I thought were pretty cool but never saw a nomination.  It's incredibly likely that people just weren't interested, in which case that's fine, but it's also possible that people simply forgot about them.  I'm not fussed either way, but allowing people to "remind" others about their boards might be good.

Though I don't own too many customs, I've gotten this vibe a lot, even with the board that WON all the things, haha. Sometimes I post pics and I just feel such a disinterest and it can be pretty annoying, so I understand the desire to want to self-nominate to get your board out in a thread where people do care.

I swear, every time I post my Hammer Alps board, the Duck Eagle I modded, EVERYONE just says "nice wrist rest," and I'm like :-\

Hahahaha.

Though, that one was actually nominated by others. I tried to self-nominate my little blue Infinity build when I finished building it and it didn't really help at all, haha.

When I first got my Octagon and built it with Jukebox, I reeeeally wanted it to get nominated for a KOTM poll, but no chance in hell, haha; it was never nominated and I didn't self-nominate. Jukebox and the color red on keyboards are both very polarizing things for people. :P
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« Reply #70 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 01:25:30 »
This "no self-nomination" rule seems very silly to me, I don't understand the motivation. IMO, should be closer to a film festival where you enter your keyboard. Did I miss the reasoning behind that somewhere?

It was more a thought of; "If it's good enough, someone else will nominate it" sort of thing. I'm not sure if that is the reason why we are getting less nominees this month, but it could be a factor.

I've posted a few boards over the months that I thought were pretty cool but never saw a nomination.  It's incredibly likely that people just weren't interested, in which case that's fine, but it's also possible that people simply forgot about them.  I'm not fussed either way, but allowing people to "remind" others about their boards might be good.

Yeah true. I was just hoping that if someone liked a board enough they should remember it. I should probably be a bit more lenient with it really and allow it.

If I see something that really grabs my attention, before the month's thread is created, I will bookmark that post.  Easy to link it when the thread starts.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 06:11:59 »
If I see something that really grabs my attention, before the month's thread is created, I will bookmark that post.  Easy to link it when the thread starts.

I think I may be being a bit optimistic/arrogant hoping that a lot more people do this. I appreciate all the effort people go through to nominate boards, shout out to cptbadass who trawls through the DIY threads every month for me :D
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 08:08:30 »
I think the heart of the problem of this whole thing is, from my point of view, is that anyone can have a keyboard and they are all special to the people that have them.  I made a calendar of the keyboards I thought were special to me.
I'm happy and content with that.  As far as I am concerned I already have my keyboard of the year.

Why make it a contest?  There is no contest.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 09:22:59 »
I think the heart of the problem of this whole thing is, from my point of view, is that anyone can have a keyboard and they are all special to the people that have them.  I made a calendar of the keyboards I thought were special to me.
I'm happy and content with that.  As far as I am concerned I already have my keyboard of the year.

Why make it a contest?  There is no contest.

Well initially, I started this because OCN had a KOTM competition and their winner was a poker that had half WoB and half BoW caps. That was it. There was a discussion on here about it, and I went; sod it, let's show people what REAL enthusiast keyboards look like!

But as it has progressed I think that while people DO have their own opinions about their own boards, some people like to look for (and deserve) recognition of what they have done to their boards, whether it is building it from the ground up, creating a unique mod, collecting some rare pieces all together on one board, or showing off a great colour combo, and I think that having the poll show them beating other great boards at the end of the month is a testament to their hard work, and some people are very happy to win.
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #74 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 14:38:00 »
I think the heart of the problem of this whole thing is, from my point of view, is that anyone can have a keyboard and they are all special to the people that have them.  I made a calendar of the keyboards I thought were special to me.
I'm happy and content with that.  As far as I am concerned I already have my keyboard of the year.

Why make it a contest?  There is no contest.

The great part about KOTM is that, if you feel the same as Snowdog, you don't have to participate at all. But for those of us who like the idea of a little friendly competition, it's a great thing.

I do think self-nominations should be OK. It's really the +1's that determine the finalists, anyway, so why not? And while I appreciate Rowdy's point about bookmarking for later, a lot of us are just never going to get into that kind of habit. So self-nominations make sure things don't get forgotten about.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 21 September 2016, 03:02:43 »
So with a prototype winning we have a new rule to discuss - is the final version elligible when it's done or do new pics go against this win?  I still don't think the prototype should have been in at all (even though I voted for it :)))
                               
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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 21 September 2016, 03:35:36 »
If it's a functional prototype, all is good.  If the final version is a new board that is new and different from the prototype, I don't see why it shouldn't be eligible.

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 21 September 2016, 08:35:04 »
I think the idea is the thing that made it win, I suppose next time it would be visuals...

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Re: KOTM Feedback thread
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 07:02:01 »
So with a prototype winning we have a new rule to discuss - is the final version elligible when it's done or do new pics go against this win?  I still don't think the prototype should have been in at all (even though I voted for it :)))

I think this was a point discussed when Kurplop designed and made his Alumapop, I believe it was nominated in the design and completion stages.

I am inclined to let it be nominated again, obviously I would like to say what the new version SHOULD be judged on, but weather or not it will is another story. I think execution will be the biggest factor but I dunno, I guess it's up to you guys.
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« Reply #79 on: Fri, 30 September 2016, 05:50:19 »
I like how the number of votes for each entry for August was multiples of 8 :)
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