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NEO Coding Competitions => NEO Compo 2006 => The past Neo Coding Compos => NEO Summer Coding Compo 2006 => Topic started by: AnonymousTipster on August 17, 2006, 03:36:00 PM

Title: Final Deadline
Post by: AnonymousTipster on August 17, 2006, 03:36:00 PM
I'm working on an entry to the Summer Coding competition, but the final feature i'm working on will take me up to the wire. I live in the UK, so i'm on GMT+1, and I'd just like some clarification of the last time I can submit (20th Aug, 23:59:59, but which timezone?). A countdown to the deadline would be appreciated.

Thanks, back to work for me  ::sm-08.gif::
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: ETk on August 17, 2006, 05:08:48 PM
yeah i thought the same some days ago.. what timezone?  ???
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: scognito2 on August 17, 2006, 07:25:06 PM
yeah i thought the same some days ago.. what timezone?  ???

so 20th august is included?
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: AnonymousTipster on August 17, 2006, 07:28:06 PM
Quote from: Dr.Neo
Now you can start to submit your great code to the NEO summer 2006 compo!

The submit deadline is 20th.2006 / 23:59:59   ::sm-12.gif::

Yep, the last moment of the 20th.....but when exactly? I think that the best option would be the last moment of the 20th anywhere in the world, so then no-one could say 'hey, but it's still the 20th over here'.
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: saulotmalo on August 17, 2006, 08:49:37 PM
I think the same!
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: AnonymousTipster on August 18, 2006, 09:46:46 PM
Who's in charge of the deadline? Is it Dr.Neo?
I'd kind of like a response soon, as I'll need to manage my time efficiently; by which I mean; know when I should panic.
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: djceejay on August 18, 2006, 10:11:09 PM
The rules say:

NEO summer coding contest 2006 close time : 20th.Aug 2006

but when on the 20th? I don't wanna miss the deadline  ::sm-08.gif::
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: Dr.neo on August 19, 2006, 02:26:32 AM
the deadline is your LOCAL GTM 23:59:59  in 20th.Aug 2006
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: psmonkey on August 19, 2006, 02:32:02 AM
the deadline is your LOCAL GTM 23:59:59  in 20th.Aug 2006

Sweet but that technicaly means I get 6 more hours then say AnonymousTipsters since I am -5 GTM. How will you know if we properly submited before midnight of our own time zone?
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: AnonymousTipster on August 19, 2006, 02:32:44 AM
Ok, thanks Dr.Neo, so as long as I submit on the 20th where I am, I should be OK.

Good luck to all participants  ::sm-29.gif::

To the developer-mobile!  ::sm-15.gif::
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: d-loader on August 21, 2006, 01:56:39 AM
the deadline is your LOCAL GTM 23:59:59  in 20th.Aug 2006

Sweet but that technicaly means I get 6 more hours then say AnonymousTipsters since I am -5 GTM. How will you know if we properly submited before midnight of our own time zone?

Technically, he was able to get the info on the compo 6 hours ealier? dunno.. I get your point though  ::sm-03::

I get the feeling NeoFlash wont be strict enough to disqualify an entry, if its posted 1 hour later by mistake
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: Raphael on August 21, 2006, 06:16:18 PM
Well, I'd vote for a fixed deadline for the next competition, ie say XX 23:59 GMT-12 is the final deadline, instead of country specific deadlines. Actually, some people have up to 24h more time (minus the tolerance involved) with the current deadline solution.
Just my opinion though :)
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: Sektor on August 21, 2006, 06:56:18 PM
I don't think anyone is going to check what time zone you are in and deny an entry.  As long as it's still the 20th somewhere in the world, it should be ok to enter.  This is just an opinion but I think the judges would agree.
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: Raphael on August 21, 2006, 07:50:59 PM
I don't think anyone is going to check what time zone you are in and deny an entry.  As long as it's still the 20th somewhere in the world, it should be ok to enter.  This is just an opinion but I think the judges would agree.

Well, if that is the case, then it would be just logical to make the official deadline GMT-12 for everyone instead of having an official "your GMT" deadline, but not caring really for the GMT of the submitter ^-^
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: freemaan on August 21, 2006, 07:56:31 PM
5 minutes left (GMT -12) before the compo ends ::sm-15.gif::
Edit: compo ended ;)
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: Dr.neo on August 21, 2006, 08:05:04 PM
yes,it's closed already. ::sm-22.gif::

hum...very nice,total 70 entering!  :-*
i hope next NEO spring 2007 compo can get over 100 entering  :)
Title: Re: Final Deadline
Post by: saulotmalo on August 21, 2006, 10:05:23 PM
i think dr.neo this is one of the best ideas to improve the hombrew and scene for the portable game systems!!!