Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

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kigohhere
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Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by kigohhere » Wed 14 Nov 2018, 09:32

Hi, I am surprised

Not freeman69 but a new SyntaxBomb member!
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/to ... n.html#new

DDRM
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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by DDRM » Wed 14 Nov 2018, 12:39

That'd be me!

I saw Mike G has also signed up,so we could be going in mob-handed...

:-)

D

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by David Williams » Thu 15 Nov 2018, 00:14

I see that someone calling himself 'BasicMan' has just signed up at SB, and says he's taking part in the compo.

Not another BBC BASIC user by any chance? Time will tell...

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by guest » Fri 16 Nov 2018, 00:12

David Williams wrote:
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 00:14
Not another BBC BASIC user by any chance?
Given the number of different BASICs, I would say it's statistically unlikely. Anyway, isn't it forbidden by the SyntaxBomb rules to mention the competition here? Wasn't there a threat of disqualification for that reason only recently?

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by David Williams » Fri 16 Nov 2018, 00:51

guest wrote:
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 00:12
Anyway, isn't it forbidden by the SyntaxBomb rules to mention the competition here? Wasn't there a threat of disqualification for that reason only recently?
I didn't know that, and it's the first I've heard of it. I hope it's not true!

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by guest » Fri 16 Nov 2018, 09:34

David Williams wrote:
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 00:51
I didn't know that, and it's the first I've heard of it. I hope it's not true!
I was referring to the comment: "I think anyone who ever tried to canvas for votes by giving a link to the thread from a separate website would be instant disqualification" here. I'm not suggesting that any posts to this forum are deliberately 'canvassing for votes', but it sounds as though it's the link itself that is not allowed. I would welcome a clarification from somebody.

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by kigohhere » Fri 16 Nov 2018, 09:51

guest wrote:
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 00:12
David Williams wrote:
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 00:14
Not another BBC BASIC user by any chance?
Given the number of different BASICs, I would say it's statistically unlikely. Anyway, isn't it forbidden by the SyntaxBomb rules to mention the competition here? Wasn't there a threat of disqualification for that reason only recently?
Hello,

I don't think so. I read a Qube's post recently. Qube wants members to help to promote the SyntaxBomb forum.
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/to ... l#msg20318

I think that you should also join the SyntaxBomb forum, sure! You can make very, very excellent entries in the competitions. SyntaxBomb's members always want to see fantastic games!

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by kigohhere » Fri 16 Nov 2018, 09:53

DDRM wrote:
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 12:39
That'd be me!

I saw Mike G has also signed up,so we could be going in mob-handed...

:-)

D
Hello,

Really good. I am looking forward to this successful and wonderful game!

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Re: Another BBC BASIC user who joins the Christmas programming contest?

Post by kigohhere » Fri 16 Nov 2018, 09:56

David Williams wrote:
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 00:14
I see that someone calling himself 'BasicMan' has just signed up at SB, and says he's taking part in the compo.

Not another BBC BASIC user by any chance? Time will tell...
Hi,

BasicMan's post is "I'm excited to take part in this game competition. I'll make something, though it'll probably not be very good and get last place, it'll still be fun to take part."

BasicMan said that he might get last place. Very humble altitude! However, this post nearly shows that he is not good at or familiar with game programming. i guess that he will not be using a game BASIC language in this contest. He will only use a general purpose BASIC language.

Many general purpose BASIC languages' communities are very small nowadays. If we exclude BBC BASIC, QB64, FreeBASIC, PureBASIC, Xojo and MS Small Basic are the only big BASIC communities nowadays.

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