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Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

Thursday June 24th, 1999

The animation contest is now underway.

It will continue until Thursday, July 1 at 5:00pm EDT (The closing time has been moved back to accomodate the huge response we got from the notice on Slashdot yesterday. It may need to be moved again slightly). Click on "Contest Vote!" on the navbar to go to the survey page. You *must* be a member to vote in the survey, and each member gets only one vote. Click here to go to the members page, or click "members" on the toolbar at right.

Please refrain from discussing the status of the vote and your opinion of the choices in talkback. We want the vote to be as fair as possible.


#1 Re:

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 8:15 AM

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Awesome!

#2 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by jogar <greg@supersilly.com>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 8:18 AM

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How about a way to see the results after you voted, without having to re-enter all your votes?

#3 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by mozineAdmin

Thursday June 24th, 1999 8:39 AM

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just enter your login and password, and click the submit button. If you reenter your votes, they won't be counted the second time.

#4 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by mozineAdmin

Thursday June 24th, 1999 8:57 AM

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Also, don't worry if your favorite animation doesn't win. We will have a gallery of all the animations after the contest is over (even some that were disqualified for one reason or another), and hopefully we'll hae a means of allowing you to install the throbber of your choice in your UI.

#5 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by jedbro

Thursday June 24th, 1999 9:19 AM

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Thanks Chris. Because the 2 that are winning are the ones I dislike the most!!

=) Good work everyone!!

(damn.. I knew I should have entered the contest)

#6 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by ERICmurphy <murphye@gmail.com>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 9:59 AM

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I hear you Jedbro! I only got so far...

#7 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by SomeSmartAss

Thursday June 24th, 1999 11:44 AM

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Can we see the disqualified ones?

(BTW, talk about a variation on themes here.)

#8 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by mozineAdmin

Thursday June 24th, 1999 12:29 PM

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You'll be able to see the disqualified ones once the gallery goes up.

--chris

#9 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by joecm <joecm@yahoo.com>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 12:47 PM

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Any chance there will be another contest?

--joe

#10 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by zuperdee

Thursday June 24th, 1999 3:42 PM

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I say we hold a contest like this periodically. After all, tastes do change with time, and I think the default throbber of Mozilla should reflect and pay tribute to the flexibility that Mozilla offers.

#11 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by stephan <stephan@micropop.com>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 4:04 PM

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Two ideas:

1) Show the throbbers on the 'Results' page

2) Allow discussion on that page

#12 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by waterson

Thursday June 24th, 1999 4:30 PM

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Test!

#13 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by nick <nick@reloco.com.ar>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 10:27 PM

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Perhaps Mozilla could have in its preferences dialog a way to switch among the top ten. The winner would be the default one. How about that?

#14 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Caustic <jdub@student.usyd.edu.au>

Thursday June 24th, 1999 11:36 PM

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Perhaps have an option to load a different one from mozilla.org each day? Perhaps loading XUL's and throbbers from each site you go to (i know, i know)? Perhaps full screen VML versions for Mozilla screen savers? Perhaps one with little 3d pipes that generate themselves over time? How about a little shadow under the mouse cursor?

Nah. Feature bloat blows.

;)

(btw. the mouse shadow actually exists... take a peek at Lose2000 beta 3 next time you're in hell)

#15 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Dotan

Friday June 25th, 1999 9:21 AM

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After seeing the voting, I'm sorry I didn't give my first choice more points. Grrr.

After seeing the animations though, I see that it's damn hard to do a decent throbber. Some of the cuter animations seem more suitable for banners rather than this teensy-weensy haiku-like format.

Anyway, "throbber of the day" would be a cool thing to see (although, "throbber of the week" is probably as close as anyone will get).

#16 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by nick <nick@reloco.com.ar>

Friday June 25th, 1999 9:36 AM

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Having all these icons in Netscape isnīt what I would call bloat. They are just little icons... a few amount og bytes....

#17 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by dannyboy_h

Friday June 25th, 1999 10:26 AM

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Gee. We're really negative around here. When I voted nothing had more than 15.

#18 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by wheezy

Friday June 25th, 1999 10:54 AM

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Hm... Seems like it might be interesting to see how the results would look if everybody's votes were normalized (ie. recalculated upon submission so that their lowest vote is 1 and highest is 20). I agree with Dotan -- I should have given my first choice more points and my last choice fewer.

#19 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by jmissig <x-virge@shafe.com>

Friday June 25th, 1999 9:43 PM

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People, this will just be the default throbber in the default chrome for Mozilla. People can have whatever throbber they want, just grab a different chrome... or replace the image on your hard drive. This isn't THAT big of a deal.

#20 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by supersamat

Saturday June 26th, 1999 1:52 AM

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After glancing at the old MozillaClassic tree, I was wondering, have the artists/anyone ever checked if these looked nice when scaled down to 16x16 level, like 4.x without labels?

#21 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Saturday June 26th, 1999 6:14 AM

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At least I did it for my submission. The majority of the others seems to be o.k. for being scaled down.

And, folks, don't complain about the result, you made or will make it!

(sorry for not signing)

#22 normalizing votesn

by mattdm <mattdm@mattdm.org>

Sunday June 27th, 1999 10:55 AM

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I don't want the votes normalized -- what if I think all the options are kinda mediocre and don't really care one way or the other? It'd be unfair for the ones I slightly like more or less to be vastly rewarded or penalized.

#23 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Dan6992

Sunday June 27th, 1999 12:58 PM

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Normalization wouldn't work anyway!!! What if you gave the same score to 3 or 4 diffrent images, which one would win???

#24 normalization

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 1:02 PM

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dan6992 - um, if you gave the same score to three or four different images, they'd still have the same score after being normalized.

#25 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Dan6992

Sunday June 27th, 1999 1:22 PM

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Not according to the definition given for normalization..

"recalculated upon submission so that their lowest vote is 1 and highest is 20"

This to me says that if there are 20 images each one would be ranked from 1 to 20 according to the score you have given it. However with this method, if you had given 3 or 4 images the same score there would be no way for the software to decide which one you intended for the better slot.

#26 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by sdm

Sunday June 27th, 1999 3:32 PM

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Normalizing scores is a basic statistical method - I don't think you will be able to refute that method in this forum. Read a stats manual or two for more information.

The tendency to score alternatives towards the middle of the scale is a common problem, and the problem gets worse as the number of alternatives increases (in this case, 20). Another common confound is order effects. A better design would have been to randomize the order of animations. But, since this is a non-scientific ad hoc poll, that fact should be taken into account when interpretting the results - I'm sure the mozilla admins where not planning to do significance testing to determine the winner.

#27 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 4:10 PM

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Damn. I have to agree. After seeing who's winning, I would have re-done my scores, namely re-emphasized my pick and devalued the others...

Oh well.

#28 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 7:21 PM

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I'm surprised the contest only has 600 votes. The current (outdated) survey has 4000.

Most people must be too lazy to create an account.

#29 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 8:08 PM

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4000? Where'd you get that from?

#30 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 8:25 PM

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Um, the poll. (Actually it is 3943 or something)

#31 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 8:46 PM

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i have become a new member, and verified my account, but how the hell do i login?!, whenever i goto the 'members' page it only has information on howto create an account, or perform maintenance

#32 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Anon

Sunday June 27th, 1999 9:05 PM

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'Click on "Contest Vote!" on the navbar to go to the survey page.' - if that's what you'd like to do.

#33 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by Bruce

Sunday June 27th, 1999 11:45 PM

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As much as I hate to say it... they all suck!

I know that sound bads, but Jesus people, take a look at what's going on!!!!

#34 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by mozineAdmin

Monday June 28th, 1999 7:23 AM

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The poll is not the survey. The poll, as many of you know, has been up for a long time (we have one requested by mozilla.org going up sometime today).

As far as logging in, you don't need to. But when you want to do something like respond in the forums or submit your vote in the survey, you have to provide your login and password.

Also, if you post comments about the entries in this forum, your post will be deleted. Please refrain from doing so.