Sonic Hacking Contest 2019

Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by Spanner, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    Sorry, I made a mistake, the updates deadline is 10th November, as seen in the first post of the thread. Get those submissions in, people!
     
  2. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    The Sonic Hacking Contest is having issues with Twitter who for some reason are blocking links to our sonichacking.org domain by saying they are spam or automated links, and this is seriously impacting us with promoting this whole thing, which may result in less entries overall and / or less attention for the whole event, as people may treat the link as suspicious.

    To get Twitter to sort this out please go to https://help.twitter.com/forms/spam and click "I can't Tweet a link because Twitter thinks it's spam." and fill in the relevant details and of course the address of sonichacking.org - If enough people report it they might get it unblocked, otherwise we're going to have to blow some money and get a new domain entirely...which might also end up getting blocked by their algorithm.

    We've owned this domain for many years without trouble and would prefer to keep it that way, but if we can't get this sorted out we'll have to get a new address.

    Sorry for double posting however given the situation it is unfortunately needed.

    Also, on a side note you still have a few hours left to get a Contest entry submitted.
     
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  3. Dj. Joker 27

    Dj. Joker 27 Known as "Mr. Joker 27" Member

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    @EMK-20218 We can fix the stuffs and stay ready until this last week.
    Good luck for all people.
     
  4. Ozaleto

    Ozaleto Well-Known Member Member

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    Reported to Twitter, hopefully it'll get sorted out real soon.
     
  5. MGHACKS

    MGHACKS Hey there! Bet you didn't find me around Member

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    Guess I'll be back for the 2020 contest for originality.
     
  6. redhotsonic

    redhotsonic Also known as RHS Retired Staff

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    Okay, all. So, you're probably very busy updating your hacks and mods for the 10th of November deadline, and that's great to hear. Once you're done, do not forget to submit a 15-second long footage of your work to me for it to be showcased in this year's Official Trailer! All details can be found here! https://sonichacking.org/pages/trailer

    If you do not submit any footage, then there's no guarantee that it will be featured. If you're having technical issues, please get hold of me in my or SSRG's Discord server. Thanks!
     
  7. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    As of Friday 8th November, the website is now linking again on Twitter. Many thanks for all your reports to get this sorted out!

    Also, a reminder that whilst the Contest updates deadline is at the end of this Sunday, we are still taking Expo submissions and trailer clips for RHS' trailer until the end of Sunday 17th November.

    Remember, if you are unsure if your submission will pass the criteria, please contact a judge for assistance. We wouldn't want any good entries be missed out over any doubts.
    assistance. We wouldn't want any good entries be missed out over any doubts.
     
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  8. Cinossu

    Cinossu A blend of secret herbs and spices Member

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    Hey all, just a quick update on Team Entries.

    So it's been a busier week with work than others, which is very annoying as it's meant I didn't have as much time to work on integrating Teams as I wanted. As such, it's all manually handled by myself right now.

    If you want your entry/entries marked as a Team entry send me a DM with the entries in question, what you want as a team name, and all the members you want on said team. All members should already have users on the SHC site, and all members will be able to edit any team entry they're on the team of.
     
  9. Spanner

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    TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO UPDATE YOUR CONTEST SUBMISSIONS!

    Please ensure you have marked your entry as Completed by the deadline, otherwise they will be moved to the Expo. Judging commences after the deadline has expired.

    Also, any entry that the Judges feel are more suited to the Expo will also be moved. Remember that people have until the end of Sunday 17th November to have something submitted fully to the Expo.

    Please note that the Expo will not be used just for any entry and if Judges feel that an entry is not suitable for showing in the Expo for failing many aspects of the Quality Control Criteria, it will be removed entirely.

    Anyone who has wanted to submit this year has been aware of the deadlines since at least March. There's still time to get something in the Expo if you have anything to show off. There have been many things shown off over the year on here and elsewhere, they would certainly be welcomed to be submitted should you want to, even though they won't be judged, there's always next year if they are ongoing projects that can be continued. Without any doubt, the audience and download traffic for the Contest Week is the most highest you will get for any Sonic hack or mod these days, just like SAGE is for fan games, so use it to your advantage if you want more people to see your work.

    Before anyone asks, the list of Contest entries won't be posted until the Expo deadline, as we will be posting both lists at the same time. I'm sure you can hold on for another week.
     
  10. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    There are only a few days left before the Expo deadline expires. We have a good amount so far, but there is nothing stopping anyone from still submitting.

    Again, in order for your entry to be in the Expo, it must be marked as Completed by the deadline, or else it may not be available in the Contest Week.

    Can I also remind people to submit their trailer clips to redhotsonic, as it will save a lot of time in getting the trailer made which means we can release it earlier.

    If anyone has a problem with creating a trailer clip, let RHS know and he may be able to help out with that. The instructions given should be clear however.
     
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  11. Clownacy

    Clownacy Negative Clownancy Staff

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    This is your final reminder to submit (or finish submitting) entries to Expo - submissions will be locked down at 9am GMT on Monday (4am EST, 1am PST), and no further updates can be made.

    This is also the deadline for trailer clips to redhotsonic, so if you have not submitted a clip, please get that in by then - if you do not upload a clip, there is no guarantee your entry will make the trailer.

    All entries must be marked as Complete, any that are not will not be in the Expo. People have had plenty of time to do this.

    A list of all entries will be provided once unfinished and removed entries are cleaned up, once we are ready to present them.
     
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