POV-Ray : Newsgroups : irtc.general : No more IRTC? : Re: No more IRTC? Server Time
17 Apr 2024 17:33:01 EDT (-0400)
  Re: No more IRTC?  
From: Mike the Elder
Date: 4 Feb 2008 10:00:01
Message: <web.47a7283f4cd5f3625a8888d90@news.povray.org>
"B. Gimeno" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Jan Dvorak <jan### [at] centrumcz> wrote:
> > jhu napsal(a):
> > > It's been over a year now. Is something else taking its place?
> > >
> > >
> > tc-rtc.co.uk
> > see a few threads upward
>
> I lament it, but this substitute is not able to replace the spirit of the
> original aid. It's an opiniation, the proposed subjects are not as "open" as
> long ago because usually they are based on unknown works that stops most of the
> non-english-speakers users of POV-Ray. Resignation.
>
> B. Gimeno

I have a good deal of sympathy with you comment.  When I first heard about the
system that was to be used to select topics, I had rather high hopes for it.
It turns out that, even as a naive English speaker, I have found the topics
that have been selected rather uninspiring and restrictive.  (To be fair,
however, I should point out that the organizers have stipulated that one does
not have to be in any way familiar with the CONTENT of the selected work; the
submission need only be inspired by the title and even that can be interpreted
very broadly.)

The only PERSON I feel compelled to criticize with regard to current state of
ray tracing competition is myself.  I believe that I could have and should have
done a better job of finishing and submitting entries to help build up the
"TC-RTC".  Despite the fact that I have no moral high ground to speak from in
this regard, I would still like to encourage others to join me in trying to do
more to support the competition so that it CAN become all we would like it to
be.

This being said, I would like to offer a friendly suggestion to the TC-RTC
organizers to consider modifications to the topic selection process in
recognition of the fact that participation levels have not been as high as were
hoped for.  I would also like to thank these same organizers for their hard work
and perseverance through challenging times.

Best Regards,
Mike C.


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