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KOTM Announcement thread
« on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 02:15:21 »
KOTM Announcement thread

Hello everyone. I am using current events to take the opportunity to create this thread for announcements about KOTM such as rule changes, and anything else that would affect my ability to conduct this competition.

This is only so things I post don't get lost in the nomination or poll thread, and I have a timeline to refer to.

If you are unfamiliar with the Keyboard of the Month process, please read the following rules:

1.   A nomination thread will go up for the last week of the month in question, and the first week of the following month. So for example, the nomination thread for January goes up around the 25th of January, then lasts until around the 7th of February. You can nominate anybody you like other than INCLUDING yourself, and any person can have any number of nominations every month.

a.   These boards should be ones you are drawn to, ones that stand out for one reason or another. Keysets, modifications, whatever you fancy. I donít want to have to post guidelines or restrictions on the boards, but I may change this depending on the types of submissions we get over the first few months. Please also say a little bit about each board you nominate, as to the reasons why you think it deserves to be up for KOTM.

b.   The board must have been posted to the forums since the start of the calendar month. It can have been posted before then, but you must provide a link to the images that were posted after the first day of the calendar month.

c.  If you are nominating a user-built projects, please refrain from nominating them until after the project is finished, otherwise they have the potential to win multiple months with the same board.

2.   However, after the initial two week period of nominations, a user will only have ONE board get through to the final public voting process. The final three nominees will be selected by myself from the most nominated and praised board in the nomination thread. E.G. If one board is posted and has the most +1s, quotes or references  by other users in said thread, that will be chosen as one of the final three. Essentially, there is a crowd unofficial voting before the public voting. The final three are not up to me, they are up to you.

3.   PLEASE post some good quality photos of the board you are nominating. Iím not looking for Macro lenses and DSLRs, but maybe more than one, top down, blurry shot would be nice. I realise if it isn't your board there isn't much you can do about it, but just pick a couple that aren't terrible from an album or post.

4.   In the second week of every month, a poll thread will go up. This will consist of three finalists. You can of course be nominated on another month. There will be one vote per person, and the results will remain anonymous until the voting closes.

5.   After a period of one week, the voting will be closed and a winner will be announced. The winner will be posted on the following month's nominations thread.

6.   The winner of each monthly process will go through to the ANNUAL KEYBOARD OF THE YEAR process, the winner of which receives a lovely laser cut glass trophy! The monthly winners will get a sticker or two as well.

KEYBOARD OF THE YEAR SPECIFIC RULES

1. The Keyboard of the Year vote will go out after the final winner has been decided. This will now be run concurrently with the nomination thread of the first month of the next year. So KOTY 2016 will be run during the month of January 2017 along side the nomination thread for KOTM for January 2017.

2. Each user will be given three votes. Twelve boards is a lot to choose from, and it makes it a lot easier to decide which has the most appreciation by giving everyone more than one vote. You don't have to use all of them, but you will get no more than three.

3. The vote will run for 10 days to allow for more users to join in the final big vote
« Last Edit: Wed, 17 April 2019, 14:46:20 by katushkin »
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Re: KOTM Announcement thread
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 05:40:22 »
The transition of power

Hello all,

As i'm sure you are all aware, I have not been very active on the forum for the last 12 months or so. I pretty much come on here to do the Keyboard of the Month stuff incredibly late, then that's it. I've not bought a keyboard in a long long time, and with starting a new job soon, I don't see me spending more time on here than i do already.

My hope is that someone else can take charge of this competition and that it can continue. I will not ask anybody directly to do it, but if anybody would like to come forward and take over the process I would be willing to provide all the details I can to make the process easy for whoever it is who wants to take this on. My DMs are always open.

If nobody comes forward I will endeavour to continue this process as much as possible.

I want to thank everybody who has nominated boards, voted, provided feedback, printed stickers, made trophies and of course those who put together all these fantastic boards in the first place without which this competition would not be possible.
« Last Edit: Wed, 19 December 2018, 05:55:02 by katushkin »
Keyboard of the Month - May - Nominations

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Re: KOTM Announcement thread
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 09 March 2019, 17:34:25 »
Hey guys, so a quick update from me.

I've gotten back into the flow of things with the KOTM time frames, so hopefully I won't need to transfer over the reigns to anybody else.

As for 2018, we had a good year. I want to thank everybody who participated in any shape or form, but specifically I'd like to thank suicidal_orange, funderburker, richfiles and rowdy for their constant nominations, +1s and votes, helping me out when i need scouts for content.

From the 2018 winners, I am still waiting for replies from four members for their postal addresses and keyboard names. They are Nwsi, TalkingTree, Sparrows89 and Vewy Nice. Afrokobe I also still need your keyboard name for the sticker.

I'm starting the designs this weekend, will hopefully have a trophy done by the end of this week and then the designs will be passed to Infiniti for sticker printing :)

Thank you everyone for your continued participation and also for bearing with me while i don't pay enough attention.
Keyboard of the Month - May - Nominations

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