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Awards for CityDesk sites

My Friday afternoon thought for the day ...

What do you think to setting up an awards thingy for CityDesk users' web sites?

There could be a few awards:

Best site overall
Best blog
Best supporting tool
Most innovative use of CD

All entries submitted could be listed somewhere, we need a panel of judges (Joel, Michael & co are you too busy?) and winners get to claim "best site" or whatever.

Dan
Friday, July 30, 2004

Or we could take users' votes (although I prefer the idea of a judging panel).

Dan
Friday, July 30, 2004

This would be cool.  One of the first things I wanted to see were the possibilities of CityDesk (not to copy, but to inspire.)  And awards would spread the knowledge.

Matthew Doucette
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Matthew Doucette
Friday, July 30, 2004

I'm not sure what I think of CityDesk site awards.  If you're looking for other CityDesk sites Terry & Darren both maintain pretty extensive lists.  There are also some on citydesknews.

Ken McKinney
Friday, July 30, 2004

When I think of awards I think of web rings and other gimmicky ways people tried in the early days of the Web to drive traffic to their web sites.

I would rather see a blog-like site giving a sort summary of new CityDesk sites, like CityDesk news but updated.  But, who would maintain it?

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

Replace sort with short.

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

Terry's list
http://tk-jk.net/city/Articles/OtherCityDeskSites.html

Darren's list
http://cdfaq.pool-room.com/help/index.html#made

Both of them pretty much track sites posted here or will be glad to add you if you email them.

Ken McKinney
Friday, July 30, 2004

That'll do.

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

It's a great idea and I hope FC will take it on board as soon as they can.

Lists of sites made with CD have their place too (we will drop ours from http://www.telepark.de/webwizards on the next redesign) but they are not the same thing as awards which let you quickly scan sites which are actually worthwhile to see.

And maybe one could add explanations on how some things were done in CityDesk to each site. That would be even more helpful.

Regards

Patrick Thomas
http://www.telepark.de

Patrick Thomas
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Oh puh-lease no! I honestly thought we were past that by now.
If you want, tap yourself on the shoulder for doing a good job, but lets not beg for recognition of anything but the contents of a website. We're not giving out awards for 'the nicest looking book' or 'the coolest gift wrap' do we?

I think its childish, distracting and evidence of bird brain-ness (is that a word?). Let FC do their own advertizing and let the users of their software see CD as a tool, a 'means to', a facilitation to express oneself in HTML, a way to build useful websites... What I'm basically saying is let the discourse impress your visitors, rather than the chair they're sitting on when listening, the beautiful lights hanging down from the ceiling, or the curtain behind you.

Ronald Vogelaar
http://www.life4all.net

rognvaldr
Saturday, July 31, 2004

I believe you are missing the point. Dan's suggestions was probably not because he is "craving for recognition" but rather for (1) new users to have a quick (and worthwhile) overview of whats possible with CD and (2) to learn about how other people implemented certain features using CD in some clever ways.

Relax, Ronald. Think positive. Isn't that part of your preaching on your site (haven't read it to be honest) ? Birdbrain :-) ? Maybe your way is actually not "the only way of life God wants man" to behave on this forum...sorry couldn't give it a miss.

Patrick Thomas
http://www.telepark.de/webwizards

Patrick Thomas
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Patrick, I agree. The award could lead to a sort of 'best practices' overview. It is also a more structured way of presenting the sites that are on Terry's and Darren's lists, both types of presentation complement each other. And if we make it something of a community event and not take it too seriously, it would meet Ronald's objection. Personally I think it would be fun.

Ruud van Soest
Sunday, August 01, 2004

I'll add my vote to this idea!

Vertical_Man
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Hi Patrick,

Cool down dude. I AM relaxed (I always am). Maybe I should have added a smiley here and there to make absolutely sure noone would be offended by my honesty and straightforwardness.

I really don't know why I bothered respond. If you wanna stare at each other's ..., no excavate each other's navels, go ahead. It just seems such an utter waste of time.

Ruud: it doesn't have to meet my (or anyone else's) objection. I just think it's Internet polution. There's already so few sites that are worth your while on the Internet; why not spend your time and effort on that? It's just another 'been there, done that'-kinda effort (yawn)

Ronald

rognvaldr
Monday, August 02, 2004

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