Sonic Hacking Contest 2016

Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by Spanner, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. redhotsonic

    redhotsonic Also known as RHS Retired Staff

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    Submit your finished work consisting of the edited disassembly to shc[@]sonicresearch[.]org (remove the square brackets). The judges will evaluate the entries during the day on Saturday and we will announce a winner on the Results Show on Sunday :)

    EDIT: Quoted message due to page break.
     
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  2. SteamPoweredPixel

    SteamPoweredPixel Newcomer Member

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    Is that an email address because gmail says that zips and 7zips are blocked. Is there any other acceptable format in which this could be done?
     
  3. Spanner

    Spanner Sonic Hacking Contest Lead Organiser Administrator

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    Just a reminder that there are STILL a few hours left to submit to the SBZ1 Mini Contest...just remember that you MUST give us the disassembly too for verification purposes as well.

    Not made a layout yet? You've still got time to whip something up quick if you put all your focus to it.
     
  4. Spanner

    Spanner Sonic Hacking Contest Lead Organiser Administrator

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    Here is our stream lineup for Saturday and Sunday.

    Saturday:
    7pm GMT / 2pm EST / 11am PST - redhotsonic
    9pm GMT / 4pm EST / 1pm PST - MegaGWolf (please note - first hour overlaps redhotsonic's last hour)
    10pm GMT / 5pm EST / 2pm PST - Bartman3010 (please note - overlaps MegaGWolf's 2nd and 3rd hours)
    12am GMT / 7pm EST / 4pm PST - Saturday Shovelware Stream

    Sunday:
    8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12pm PST - Live Results Show with MegaGWolf


    Remember, Saturday is the last day to get your community trophy voting in. After that, it's all over, and we will announce the results live on Sunday alongside the Judged Trophies.
     
  5. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    Alright, so due to some suspicious spikes in voting, I did some queries and found something I don't like seeing. Apparently at least one entity has been making duplicate accounts and stacking votes for some community trophies. I'm going to say this once as a warning: If we find people trying to rig the community trophies, they're earning instant bans. If we see that an entry keeps getting artificially boosted by these bad votes, the entry will be disqualified. You try to fuck with a fair system, punishments will be dealt severely.
     
  6. LuigiXHero

    LuigiXHero Well-Known Member Member

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    I don't think anyone below trialist should be allowed to vote.
     
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  7. Painto

    Painto Kreator and m0derator for the SSQ project Member

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    Oh wow, one of my craziest precdictions was true. I knew since the beginning that not everything's right in there. As is said on the Discord server, IMO members who made their accounts during the Contest Week (and also they aren't yet Trialists, as added Luigi above) shouldn't be able to vote.
     
  8. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    Unfortunately, there's a number of limitations regarding the current site, which will be resolved in the new site. The intent is to only allow members and above to vote, but it seems that's not working quite so well. So, if anyone sees funny business with votes, let one of the staff know so we can look into it and take the appropriate action. I will point out that the accounts responsible for the bad votes in this case only date back to the 10th, so if there was strange crap going on before this fuckery was spawned, then we may not be done handing out punishments. The community is as much eyes and ears on this situation as the staff, and can be around when we're not, so let us know when something's not looking right so we can check. My open-door policy is unchanged in this just like it is with SSRG affairs.
     
  9. Spanner

    Spanner Sonic Hacking Contest Lead Organiser Administrator

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    Just a reminder that our last stream before the Results Show is tonight at 12am GMT / 7pm EST / 4pm PST.

    It's called the Saturday Shovelware Stream for a reason. If you think ANY of us were harsh during the week, you haven't seen anything yet.
     
  10. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    Before some twits go and spiral things out of context, yes, the shovelware stream is going to be merciless in its criticism. However, it's going to also be constructive, because at the end of the day, the reason why an entry will be showing up on the stream is due to it not being close to the standards expected, and we want and expect better. We're very frustrated that these entries are how they are, and wouldn't be anywhere near as frustrated if we felt they actually had some care to them and actually understood why they're seen as so bad in their current state.
     
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  11. Spanner

    Spanner Sonic Hacking Contest Lead Organiser Administrator

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    At 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12pm PST we will have Live Results Show of the Sonic Hacking Contest 2016.

    As usual it will be on MegaGWolf's stream so join us there and find out first who the winners are. We may have a few special guests on air too alongside the judges and media team.

    After the Results Show, the results will be posted on Sonic Retro, SSRG as well as this website.