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 Post subject: PotY'08: The List & Community Feedback [UPDATE:See new post]
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:25 am 
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~2008 Preliminary Statistics~
3342 New Threads (As of December 16th) [32% increase from 2007]
49586 New Posts (As of December 16th) [16% increase from 2007]
40 Nominated Builders
105 Nominated Modifications
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Hello, and welcome to the beginning of the 2008 edition and second annual Puzzle of the Year competition highlighting new and noteworthy custom puzzles released by members of this great forum. First off, please remember this list is not final. The competition will be open to entries up until the last day of the year. Also, this is a compilation I constructed over the course of 3 days that involved a single person sifting through hundreds of threads. It is entirely possible I have missed something that should be included or possibly included something that shouldn't be for whatever reason. Please do not hesitate to bring these things to my attention.

Also, as you will notice, there are a handful of entries after the list of nominees that are in a section titled "Questionable". These are the entries that I was not entirely sure if they are valid for whatever reason. My thoughts as to why they are in this section are included with each possible nominee.

Another issue that has come up within the last year has to do with the surge of STL files. The question remains as to who should be credited for the puzzle; the builder or the designer. The method I used in the creation of this thread credits both the builder and designer, however, the puzzles in question will be listed under the builders name, with specific mention of the designer of the STL files in each case. The puzzles are also noted under the designer’s name; however these are listed under a subsection dubbed “Design Accreditation”, which acknowledges their involvement in the puzzles creation. Of course, this is not set in stone, so please, discuss the method you feel will work best for this situation.

The last thing that needs to be discussed is how the voting process is going to narrow down the initial 100+ entries down to 10 finalists and eventually 1 puzzle. Given the numerous amount of puzzles worthy of at least making it to the final 10, it seems a little unfair to narrow down the first round straight to 10. An option that has come to mind is to break up the entries into groups; for example clumping up the months into three 4 month (trimesters) clusters or four 3 month (quarters) clusters. However grouping them in this manner leaves unbalanced groups with ranges of 19 and 15 for trimesters and quarters respectively. However, clustering them in an irregular manner (January-May / June-September / October-December) leaves a range of only 4 between the groups. From here, separate threads can be constructed to run preliminary rounds of voting to narrow down each of the three groups down to 10 puzzles per group.

If the previously mentioned process is used, the semi-finals can be run one of two ways. One option is to narrow down the three groups of 10 down to 3 finalists per group, and then hosting the finals with the nine remaining entries. The other way to run semi-finals would be to combine the 3 groups of 10 into a single group of 30, then once again narrow it down to 10 finalists. I believe the second choice would be better, as it would allow more than 3 puzzles per month based group to be eligible for finals in case that there are more entries worthy of being in the final 10 in a single group. This is just one possible method that can be used for voting, and I’m open to hear opinions and suggestions on this matter.

Summing up, there are several things that I would like feedback from the community on to make this annual event a smooth running and memorable one that everyone can enjoy.
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• Evaluation of current list of nominees.
--- Am I missing any possible entries?
--- Did I include one that should in ineligible?
• Which of the puzzles on the “Questionable” list can be considered valid entries?
• How should credit be recognized?
--- SLT file Designers
--- Physical puzzle Builders
• How should voting be held?
--- Does the method discussed seem like a good option?
--- Do you have any suggestions for the voting process?
• Should we have a miniature side competition?
--- Best Newly Mass Produced Puzzle of 2008?
• Any other feedback

There is one final thing I would like to add, and I just want to say that I am aware of how dull and pictureless this thread is. Have no fear, come voting time, there will be plenty.

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- Ghost Cube (October 19th)
- Star Puck (October 19th)
http://www.tiex.de/cubecorner/images/dc ... 130454.JPG
~Design Accreditation~
- Axis Cube [Built by Aleh Hladzilin] (July 10th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10310
- The Egg [Built by Flambore] (September 7th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10877
- Twist Cubies [Built by Flambore] (November 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11418
- Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron [Built by Andrew "Drewseph" Cormier] (November 17th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11606
- Nightmare Cube [Built by Sublime] (November 18th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11616
-Reuleaux Mastermorphix [Built by Flambore] (December 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11790
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Aleh Hladzilin
- Brilicube (April 20th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9560
- Axis Cube [Designed by Adam Cowan] (July 10th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10310
- 3x3x3 Circle Cube [Collaboration with David Litwin] (November 17th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11600
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Alex
- Two Layer Star Prism [from a 4-Layer Square-1] (December 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11865
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Alokin
- Wicked Cube (July 27th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10453
~Design Accreditation~
- X-Cube 3x3 [Built by Flambore] (November 28th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11726
- Cylinder 3x3 [Built by Flambore] (December 2nd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11758
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Andreas Nortmann
- Quad Cubes (January 10th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8604
- Saturn Cubes (January 27th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8733
- Decaminx/Pentagonal Trapezohedron (September 28th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11036
- Edge Only Floppy Cube (October 29th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11341
- Pentagonal Trapezohedron Skewb (October 30th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11356
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Andrew "Drewseph" Cormier
- Master Tetrahedron (V1: February 6th; V2: October 7th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8827
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11122
- Elite Tetrahedron (V1: July 16th; V2: December 13th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10376
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11859
- Teraminx (August 22nd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10764
- Pro-minx (V1 September 21st; V2 November 16th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10993
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11582
- Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron [Designed by Adam Cowan] (November 17th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11606
- RX (November 27th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11716
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Calzone
- Tribulus (November 7th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11463
- Hexagonal Dipyramid Square-1 (December 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11868
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Chino
- Psico/Psycho Cube (October 8th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11139
- Diabolo Barrel (October 8th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11134
- 2x2 XCube (December 13th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11860
- Temorarily Unnamed (December 15th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11879
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DannyB21892
- Ultramorphix (August 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10565
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Dragan
- Mystruncated Cube (May 16th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9783
- Tower Cube (July 31st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10503
- Power Box (August 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10683
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Drpaz
- WALL-E Cube (August 17th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10720
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Flambore
- The Egg [Designed by Adam Cowan] (September 7th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10877
- Twist Cubies [Designed by Adam Cowan] (November 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11418
- X-Cube 3x3 [Designed by Alokin] (November 28th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11726
- Cylinder 3x3 [Designed by Alokin] (December 2nd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11758
-Reuleaux Mastermorphix [Designed by Adam Cowan] (December 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11790
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Fractangle
- The Blob (November 19th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11636
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Frédéric Platéus
- 13 Sided Polyhedron [No official name yet] (April 5th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9388
- Monster Skewb (October 21st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11263
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Hidetoshi Takeji
-Jewel Cube (January 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8629
- Hexagonal Dipyramid Diamond [No official name yet] (July 7th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10276
Quote:
Jason "io" Smith
- Pentultimate (March 20th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9195
- Picocube (July 20th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10404
Quote:
Justin
- Dogoc (July 15th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10367
- Bandaged Megaminx (July 23rd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10427
- Tetrakis Hexahedron Megaminx (August 20th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10754
- Pyrhombic Crystal (October 15th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11212
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Lee Tutt
- Holey Megaminx (February 23rd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8966
- The YAC [Yet Another Cube] (September 4th)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLwCPaF_75Q
- Deep Cut Trigonal Prism (September 4th)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFMBkewloTQ
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MarkSS
- House Skewb (May 16th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9780
- Skewb Antiprism (July 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10353
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Matt "The.Drizzle" Shepit
- Four Layer Wall UFO [No official name yet] (March 25th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9250
- Junior Barrel (April 26th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9618
- Cheeseblock (May 12th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9762
- Toru (June 9th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9956
- Rua (July 3rd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10246
- Rua tekau ma-wha a.k.a. The 24-Cube (August 31st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10842
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Pantazis "Kastellorizo" Houlis
- Kaleidocode (February 1st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8778
- Iris (February 8th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8842
- Eledone (February 22nd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8962
- Mr & Mrs Magic (March 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9051
- Poseidon's Trident (April 29th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9651
- Cubedron (May 4th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9700
- Octedron (May 20th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9824
- Singa-Pura (September 16th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10959
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Pierce
- Bump Fisher Cube (October 26th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11313
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QUINBLZ
- Barrel-1 (May 16th)
- Tri-1 (May 16th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9786
- Twisted Cube (August 7th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10603
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Ryan Thompson
- X-Block Supreme (April 13th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9483
- Masterball Cube Varient [No official name yet] (August 30th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10838
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Scott Bedard
- Pentagonal Domino (August 23rd)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10777
- Master Octahedron [Different mechanism than Aleh's] (December 11th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11847
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SilverPotato
- Mutant (April 5th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9387
- Capsule Cube (May 24th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9859
- Truncated Triangle (August 18th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10734
- Half-And-Half Cube (November 30th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11743
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Smashy
- Fish Cube (August 2nd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10543
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Sublime
- Nightmare Cube [Designed by Adam Cowan] (November 18th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11616
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Superman
- Truncated Cubeoctahedron (April 28th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9570
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9643
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Sven
- Pillowed Half Truncated Cube (October 29th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11342
Quote:
Taylor Howell
- Bifrost Bridge (June 12th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10041
Quote:
Thomas de Bruin
- Impossible Dodecahedron (April 9th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9428
- Cubeoctaminx (April 22nd)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9581
- Crooked-1 (June 6th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9989
- Thomas' Cube [Old version renamed] (October 13th)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11184
Quote:
Tim Selkirk
- Octagonal Prism/Funnel (January 18th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8654
- Radiation Cube (June 22nd)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10121
- Button Cube (August 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10684
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TomZ
- Master Rubik's Clock (October 13th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11179
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Tony Fisher
- 2x2x7 (January 19th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8667
- Pyraminx Ultimate (March 21st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9209
- Cross Cube (March 22nd)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9223
- Unique 1 (April 6th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9399
- 6x6x6 Rhombic Dodecahedron (June 27th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10179
- Ball in a Cube (October 19th)
- 5x5x5 Mini Ball (October 19th)
- 7x7x7 Barrel (October 19th)
- Icosidodecaminx (October 19th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11236
- 7x7x7 V-Ball (November 9th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11492
Quote:
Vadim Grishin
- Mental Box (February 1st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8781
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Yodor
- Spheraminx (October 31st)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11370

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Questionable:
I was unable to make a decision on the following modifications and would like input from the community for their fate in this competition.
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Aleh & Adam Cowan's Gigaminx V2a (January 26th)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8725

Tyler Fox & Geert Helling's Gigaminx V2b (January 28th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8743

The Gigaminx is not a new puzzle, however the designs are vastly improved, however, the mechanism remains the same.

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David Litwin's Chromium (February 14th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8892

While a prototype has been produced, no finish design or product has been revealed.

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The.Drizzle's unfinished Pyramid Scheme (May 1st)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9682

The puzzle does not appear to be completed, however, if final product pictures are provided within the entry time, the puzzle will be added to the list. I would really hate to see this puzzle loose it's shot at the finals.

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MarkSS's Skewb Cylinder (August 22nd)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10767

Is this considered a new modification or a variation of Scott Bedard's Mental Puck?

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Sausage's 6x6x6 Design from 2002 (September 10th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10900

Yes, it is from the year 2002, however it was only revealed to the community in 2008, which seems to be the requirement for the other puzzles.

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Superman [Designed by Scott Bedard] and Lee Tutt's Hexagonal Prisms (October 12th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11175
viewtopic.php?p=132389#p132389

Who should be credited in this situation? Should all 3 be recognized?

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Volitar Prime's 4x4x4 Color Sudoku Cube (October 25th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11306

Normally sticker modifications are not included in the Puzzle of the Year competition, however, the complexity and uniqueness of this variation prompted me to see what the community thinks of this situation.

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Flambore & Superman's Triangular Prisms [Designed by Adam Cowan] (November 16th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11581
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11587

Same reason as the Hexagonal Prisms. Who should be credited in this situation? Should all 3 be recognized?


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Offsite Honorable Mentions:

-Alexander Solonenko's 2x2 Ball in Cage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpqz3zZAv7c

-Olivier Polspoel's Unnamed Square-1/2x2 mod
http://www.tiex.de/cubecorner/images/dc ... 132037.jpg

-Alexandre's 2 Layer Square-1
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11460

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Newly Mass Produced Puzzles of 2008:
- 4 Layer Square-1
- Hidetoshi's "Rubik's Mirror Blocks"
- Okamoto's Void Cube
- Face Turning Octahedron
- V-Cubes 5-7
- Meffert's Pyraminx Crystal (Based off of Aleh's designs)
- Ball-B
- Hungarian Supernova (Rerelease)
- Magic E-cube
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Last edited by Noah on Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:35 am, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2008: The List & Community Feedback
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:20 pm 
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Hopefully this years winner will also be mass produced ;)

but i am APPALLED that my puzzle isn't on the list- viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11060

haha, jk

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2008: The List & Community Feedback
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WOW! I can't believe there were so many new puzzles made! Unreal!
Great list, and great work compiling all that info.

One small change- Adam Cowan also designed the twist cubie, listed under my builds.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2008: The List & Community Feedback
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No mention of the recent Shade Cube by Hidetoshi? It's a sticker mod, but with very different stickers.


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flambore wrote:
:shock: :shock: :shock:
WOW! I can't believe there were so many new puzzles made! Unreal!
Great list, and great work compiling all that info.

One small change- Adam Cowan also designed the twist cubie, listed under my builds.



Thank you. I'm glad people appreciate it. :)

And I fixed the error. Thank you for pointing that out. Hopefully I won't have to edit that beast terribly much.


Also, for the two of you who have posted and for the others who are reading through the thread before posting; please provide a some feedback on how I initially set up the competition. I want to make sure everything sounds good and no one finds any error or something else wrong with my system. Also, if better or easier methods come up, I'd be happy to change stuff to make everything work at it's best.

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Jared wrote:
No mention of the recent Shade Cube by Hidetoshi? It's a sticker mod, but with very different stickers.

I saw it as a simple sticker modification, however, if more people agree, I'll gladly add it to the list.

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Noah,

Much appreciated. I know I have mentioned that we should have a Puzzle of the Month/Year thread - I'm glad you actually got to it! Great Job! I know it must've taken a long time to put together, especially with all that info.


THANK YOU!

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reeeech wrote:
Noah,

Much appreciated. I know I have mentioned that we should have a Puzzle of the Month/Year thread - I'm glad you actually got to it! Great Job! I know it must've taken a long time to put together, especially with all that info.


THANK YOU!

And Thank You for the compliments. :mrgreen: It was worth the effort. Hopefully I have another trick up my sleeve for after the PotY competition. But that will have to wait for later. I'm about to catch a plane to go home for the first time in 4 months. :)


P.S.

Dear Future Noah,

Please add this puzzle into the list. I'd do it now, but I'm kinda rushed for time.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11894

Regards,
Past Noah

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wow that is a big list, thanks for doing this! :mrgreen:

PS oh ya my fisher bump cube is on there 8-)

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Ditch the Chromium for now. It isn't ready for prime time, although I hope to fix that before the end of the year...

Please add my Kilominx, completed July 23 2008, smack in the middle of 2008.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2008: The List & Community Feedback
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1-Evaluation of current list of nominees

---I think your current list of entries is very complete.
Although, I would add Scott's Junior Barrel as a
nominee, becasue it was created about the same time
as Matt's junior barrel.

---I think Alokin's/Flambore's Cylinder 3x3x3 should be
removed from the list of entries. It has been made before,
specifically by Tony Fisher, and many other builders. I do realize
this version is a bit different, but regardless, I think it should be
removed from the list of entries.

---I also think Yodor's Spheraminx should be removed from the
list of entries, becasue it has been made before, specifically by
Jurgen Brandt and Adam Zamora.

2-Which of the puzzles on the “Questionable” list can be considered valid entries?

---I think MarkSS's Skewb Cylinder should be considered a valid entry,
because although it is similar to Scott's Mental Puck, they are both very
different puzzles.

---I also think Superman [Designed by Scott Bedard] and Lee Tutt's
Hexagonal Prisms should be considered valid entries, because it
is a new puzzle, despite being executed by 3 different people. I
would credit all 3 persons involved with this puzzle in the entry.

---I would also consider Flambore & Superman's Triangular
Prisms [Designed by Adam Cowan] valid entries for the same
reasons I think the Hexagonal Prisms should be considered as
valid entries. I also think all 3 persons involved with this
puzzle should be credited.

3-How should voting be held?

---I like the idea of holding polls based on the quarters in
which the puzzles were built. This allows members of the
forum to vote for multiple puzzles, and makes for an easier
choosing of the top 10 or 30 depending on how the voting
will be run.

4-Should we have a miniature side competition?

---No, it would be too complicated on top of the Puzzle of
the Year 2008.

5-Any other feedback

---I would just like to thank you, Noah, for having the
the courage to create such a complete and organized post.
It made reading an absolute delight. I wish all posts could be
as well organized as this one. :D

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Great job on the list Noah, but you're missing my square pyramid!

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11580

Despite there being over a dozen puzzles I'd rather see win Puzzle of the Year, it'd be an honor to see mine listed up there amongst the amazing puzzles that had been built this year. Especially since I'm relatively new to the forum, I'd see it as a major accomplishment, and hope that next year I'll have the chance to have many more puzzles nominated.

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Wow, so many amazing puzzles! :shock: My top ten are (in semi-random order):

1, 2, 3 tie) Toru, Rua, 24-Cube/Rua tekau ma-wha

4, 5 tie) Teraminx, Pentultimate

6, 7 tie) Holey Megaminx, 3x3x3 Circle Cube

8, 9, 10 tie) Axis Cube, Nightmare Cube, Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron

I placed 1, 2 and 3 where they are because I can't begin to fathom the mechanism (even though there are mech pics of the 24-Cube!). 4 and 5 are there because of the sheer amount of effort that had to be put into them. 6 and 7 are there because of a clever (and difficult) adaptation of some existing mechanism, with very pleasing results. 8, 9, and 10 are there because of their cleverness/evilness.

I do hope that someday we will see a nightmare wall cube! :twisted: :lol:

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Thank you for your great job. It is a clever idea to group the puzzles by time, I cannot think of a better grouping method.

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Please add my Kilominx, completed July 23 2008, smack in the middle of 2008.


I like your Kilominx, I am going to vote for it.

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Fantastic compilation of puzzles!

p.s. vote for the master octahedron! lol

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Great list! I didn´t miss one, but paulwozniaks square pyramid.
But how do we vote?

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Aww man, snubbed again... ;)

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Great Noah! :D

It's fun to his name out there ^^
Glad my nickname start with an "A", I'm on the "top" of the list :)

I still have two questions:

How much vote by person? 10 as last year? I think that 10 is better, because if it's 1 by person, only a few puzzles are gonna have votes but if it's 10, there's gonna be a biggest range of puzzles and by the way, people won't be in a dilemma :)

If a puzzle is completed before or on Dec. 31 2008, is the puzzle eligible?
This bring me another one, the vote are gonna be after Dec 31, right?

Cheers
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EDIT:Forget my questions, I've forgot to read ^^'

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Wow! Thanks for this great list you have probably past so much time on it!

I think you missed the Apollo's ones:

His four diamond puzzle:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11539

The Dragon Tear, The four diamond and the Baby Face :)
( I think all these are new 2008 puzzles right?)

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It seems we are going to vote 30 this year. Can we just vote 30 puzzles directly out of all, instead of voting 10 for each period? I don't know which method is better.

I have already pick 24 or so, I am afraid I will drop some of my favorite puzzles if vote by time-groups.

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As exciting as this thread is - it makes me realize my collection will NEVER be complete.... lol :)

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jabeck wrote:
As exciting as this thread is - it makes me realize my collection will NEVER be complete.... lol :)


I think the only collection that ever really has a chance of being complete is the twistypuzzles database. :wink:

...If it gets going again :(

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Just to be clear, my Rhombiminx entry is for my new revision, not the first one:

viewtopic.php?p=137825#p137825

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Fractangle wrote:
I think the only collection that ever really has a chance of being complete is the twistypuzzles database. :wink:

...If it gets going again :(

Have you read this yet? :) :)

Progress is being made. In the new year we'll get some new puzzles in and I will start a thread about how people can help me help Sandy help the database ;)

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Great list!!

I saw a Square3 on the list, well I made a other one a while ago.
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viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9692
- Square-3 (May 12th)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9761

http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10898&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

But this is my square-3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EhxhzBN3sg
Its a little diffrent

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I don't have the time right this second to go through all this but I wanted to say RACK Noah for taking the initiative once again.

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Noah, BIG thanks for putting things together.

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You are missing one!
The Slice Cube is now done :P
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11949

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I guess the UNSCRAMBLED came out this year, although I'm not particularly happy with any version that's been available, and hardly anyone's played with/analyzed it yet, so it's still sorta below the radar.

I've got a bunch of puzzles which were successfully prototyped this year, but haven't really been announced yet, so maybe next year. Mostly collaborations with Oskar van Deventer, and actually there are a few which are just Oskar.


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so when does this event begin?

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Hello,

Sorry for the delay everyone, but I've had some issues in my life involving living arrangements that need to be taken care of, and I have to let those take precedence over my hobby at the moment. It doesn't help a new semester has also started and my current living arrangement is close to uninhabitable. Once I can get things more-so under control, I'll finish this up first thing. Hopefully that will happen by my 20th birthday this upcoming Saturday, if things work out smoothly (or as smooth as they can in this sort of situation). Anyways, my apologies, and hopefully this will be up and fully functional by Saturday.

Regards and Happy Puzzling,
Noah Hevey


P.S. Would anyone be so inclined as to compile all of the threads of puzzles that are qualified and ones that are in a grey area that have been made since the creation of this thread? It would help speed up the process greatly once I can return my full attention to this thread and be greatly appreciated.

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Hello :)

Is there something new here? :)

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Aww man, snubbed again... ;)


Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but for the record.. ;)

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Hello People!

I was just wondering, maybe, is there chances we'll see this happen? :?


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Alokin, please refrain from bumping this topic. Either PM Noah to remind him or wait for him to get to it when he is not as busy.

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