[typo] Typo Theme Contest Redux
thomas.42 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 07:12:52 EST 2005
Woah there. I certainly hope that's not the case!
Personally, I was surprised by the results. I thought Lush was going
to get 2nd or 3rd.
But, It would be pure insanity for anyone to complain about it at
this point. The results are it. The winners have been chosen. The
prizes have been given out.
It comes down to this: The good themes will be used. The crappy
themes won't be used. If you didn't win a prize and you DO get a
bunch of people using your theme, what better prize could you have
asked for? If you don't get anyone using your theme, maybe your theme
sucks, let it go! Complaining about the results of a contest 23 days
after it ended is not going to win you a lot of friends.
The whole point of the contest was a HUGE success. We got like 150
new themes for Typo. We got a huge amount of publicity. We smoothed
some of the rough edges in the way Typo handles themes in a new
This has been totally awesome!
I think everyone would agree that… it would take a serious loser to
want to dowse the flames of success with the fetid pond scum of
Don't worry Goeff, most people actually do appreciate what you'd done
to make this contest work. The judges are awesome. You have put a
serious amount of work into the Rails community and now the Typo
All the 1337 hax0rs out there, lets give Geoff and everyone who
submitted a Theme, all the judges, and all the sponsors... a huge
round of applause! <insert MP3 of applause here>
— Thomas Aylott
PS: Check out subtleGradient.com for the award-losing subtleTheme &
subtleSpeed Typo 2.6 themes. ;)
On Dec 20, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Geoffrey Grosenbach wrote:
> From my vast network of informants I've heard reports that some
> people are passing around a petition to complain about the results of
> the Typo Theme Contest.
> I hope this is not true, but if such a petition does exist, please
> inform the perpetrators that:
> * The contest was made possible by very generous sponsors, and
> bothering them with your post-contest woes is not a good way to thank
> * No one was guaranteed to receive any prize. You should have been
> motivated by a desire to improve Typo and to give back to the
> I put at least 80-100 hours into the running of this contest and
> never expected to receive anything in return. Tobias, Scott, Piers,
> Patrick, and many others have put thousands of hours into the
> development of Typo and have not received either a PowerBook or a
> free pony for their efforts.
> I really hope this is the last I hear of this and that we can move on
> from the contest (which was a great success). However, please contact
> me directly with any complaints.
> Thank you,
> Geoffrey Grosenbach
> boss at topfunky.com
> IRC Nick: topfunky
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