Dec 302015
 

Have you voted yet? If not, get voting – and here are some additional ideas!

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The voting form for the 2015 RISC OS Awards poll went live three weeks ago today, and there have so far been just over a hundred entries – which is still a long way short of the first poll run by RISCOSitory two years ago, in which there were around 150 votes, but already a match for last year’s poll (in fact, it’s a very small improvement), which received around a hundred entries after being open for just over two months. Continue reading »

Dec 092015
 
RISC OS Awards logo

RISC OS Awards logo

The third annual RISC OS Awards poll undertaken by RISCOSitory on the RISC OS Awards website is now able to take your votes!

Between now and the end of January, you have the opportunity to vote for your favourite piece of software, the show you enjoyed the most, the project you find most interesting, and more besides. Continue reading »

Feb 182015
 

Roll out the red carpet!

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RISC OS Awards logo

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2014 officially closed earlier this month, and the votes have now been counted up – on RISC OS, using a combination of a small BASIC program and Colton Software’s Fireworkz. Continue reading »

Jan 242015
 

And a reminder: Vote now and be counted!

The 2014 RISC OS Awards poll has been underway since the beginning of December, and the deadline for votes was to be the end of January – in one week’s time. However, that has now been extended, and the new deadline for votes is 7th February, 2014. If you haven’t voted yet, you now how two weeks in which to make your decision and cast your vote. Continue reading »

Jan 102015
 

Remembering it for you, so you don’t have to.

With the form for the 2014 RISC OS Awards poll now having been online for more than half of the intended period – it was opened for votes at the start of December, and will be closed in just three weeks at the end of January – it’s disappointing to note that the number of votes is worryingly low, at just 50 so far. And glancing at those votes, quite a number of people have only cast votes in a small number of categories, either leaving others blank or inserting comments such as “I couldn’t remember anything”. Continue reading »

Jan 012015
 

Of course, announcing the ability to vote in the first place would help!

As noted in the 31st December Snippets post, things became a little hectic around these parts over the last couple of months, which meant very little time could be devoted to keeping RISCOSitory up to date.

However, I was able to set aside some time to set up the 2014 RISC OS Awards voting form, and even announce that via comp.sys.acorn.announce – but what I failed to do was also announce it here. Oops! Continue reading »

Apr 022014
 

Lots of RISC OS users run RISC OS. Apparently.

When RISCOSitory ran the recent awards poll for the two years 2012 and 2013, the voting form also included a simple survey – the goal being to form an idea of what the RISC OS user-base is currently like,  what systems are in use, and so on. If the survey is carried out each year alongside the awards poll, it can theoretically reveal changes in the RISC OS landscape, such as whether we are attracting new users to the platform.The results of that first annual survey are now in, and have been published on the RISC OS Awards website. Continue reading »

Jan 222014
 

Is that a drum roll I hear?

RISC OS Awards logo

RISC OS Awards logo

Voting closed a few days ago in the first annual awards poll to be run by RISCOSitory on the RISC OS Awards website, and the votes have now been calculated – on RISC OS, of course!

In most cases, the winner achieved notably more votes than any others – and in some cases that amounted to more than half the votes. Going the other way, when it was close it couldn’t have been closer; in one case there was just one vote between the winner, and in two others it was tied.

So, with no further ado, a quick summary of the nominations and winner in each category (with the percentage of the vote achieved) are as follows: Continue reading »

Dec 162013
 

The polling booths  are now open!

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RISC OS Awards logo

The RISC OS Awards website, through which RISCOSitory is conducting a combined awards poll for the two years 2012 and 2013, is now able to accept your votes.

Between now and mid-January you will be able to vote for your favourite piece of software, the show you enjoyed the most, the project you find most interesting, and more besides. However, if you feel you are unable to form an opinion in any given category – perhaps you weren’t able to attend any shows, for example – every category has a “No opinion” option, allowing you to vote in some categories, without being forced to vote in all of them. Continue reading »

Dec 012013
 

Celebrating the best of the RISC OS world!

RISC OS Awards logo

RISC OS Awards logo

Picking up the baton from those who have carried out RISC OS awards polls in the past – the Acorn press of old, followed by the Drobe, Icon Bar and RISCOScode websites – RISCOSitory is pleased to announce that it is conducting an awards poll to cover both 2012 and 2013.

The poll – which will be combined with a simple survey to form a picture of the RISC OS landscape – will take place on its own website and, in time, the aim will be to archive the results of previous polls on that site, so that they can always be found in one place.

So point your browsers at the RISC OS Awards website and take a look through the nominations for the first RISCOSitory annual awards poll.

A voting form will appear in mid-December and will remain online for three to four weeks, with the results being published some time in January 2014.