[DTA News] Deskthority Awards 2018: the Winners!

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Winners of Deskthority Awards 2018!

This year's DTA were a little downsized but we had a lot fun anyway and we've got great nominations and greater winners!

The following are the nominations and winners for each category. Congrats to everyone, the winners (whenever possible) will be contacted to arrange the Wingnut delivery. If you don't hear from me or webwit please send me a PM.

Best Project or Innovation

Nominations:
- Afferscheim's homemade keypad
- The DMA's Common Sense Controller
- Hyper 7 build by jae-3soteric
- Bucis' gaming keypad
- UHKB
- sealclubber's 3d printed mammoth (sb147)

Winner: The DMA's Common Sense Controller

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The DMA's Common Sense Controller. While already being nominated last year I think it deserves another nomination. The inclusion of bluetooth (bluetooth model F and beamspring) and the topre controller makes it worth it for this year. Also DMA's dedication to the project is exceptional.

Best Vintage Keyboard or Relic

Nominations:
- Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration
- ghostjuggernaut's gorgeous restored Kishsaver
- snucci's MCM/70 machine
- bass for his awesome IBM 5100 find
- ball00n's and Mindgame's SAV haul
- gainsborough's TI keyboards

Winner: Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration

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Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration. He took the beamspring that had been subject to horrors few other keyboards have suffered and restored it back to health.

Best Keycap or Keycaps Set

Nominations:
- XDA Canvas
- GMK Serika
- SA Oblivion
- GMK Olivia
- GMK Laser
- Cherry original doubleshots

Winner: Cherry original doubleshots (wingnut goes to nobody)

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the most sincere and least pretentious keycaps ever.

The Deskthority Award

Nominations:
- TGR
- Wilba
- QMK
- elecplus
- Findecanor
- iMav
- orihalcon
- NovelKeys
- clickclack
- Eiiti Wada

Winner: elecplus (gold wingnut)

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elecplus for saving so many keyboards and giving fair prices for them.

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The Prizes for the voters

Worry not, real soon we will randomly pick the winners of the sponsors' prizes among all the voters. Stay tuned!

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Unsolicited afterwords
As you may have noticed this year's awards were a little downsized. I did what I could to keep things smooth and easy. 2018 could have been a DTA-less year and I couldn't let that happen. Despite the reduced pace, organizing the DTA is a very time consuming task. From designing the graphics to finding something to write, from configuring the forum to moderating the submissions, from contacting the sponsors to shipping the prizes. It's almost a full time 2-3 weeks unpaid job. It is clear to me that we need to automate some of the mechanics if we want to keep this thing going.

I will start a thread soon about DT future, I hope you'll be willing to participate.
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Congratulations to the winners!
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Very refreshing DTA, big thanks for matt3o for running this.

Congratulations to all the winners!

If you need someone at Cherry to ship the Wingnut to, let me know. I am sure they will post it on their social media ;)
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Wodan wrote:If you need someone at Cherry to ship the Wingnut to, let me know. I am sure they will post it on their social media ;)

who would that be?
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matt3o wrote:who would that be?

Pm'd ;)
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Congratulations to all the winners; well deserved! And thanks to Matt3o for organising the event :) .

As for Cherry; wouldn't it be kind of ironic for them to post about? xD
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Pretty easily spun: emphasise the Cherry part, and hand wave over the fact they don’t make them like that any more. Something like “Keyboard community raves over CHERRY products even when they are are 30 years old! Mechanical keyboards last a lifetime, invest in your heirloom keyboards with us today!” Then you go and buy some lousy backlit tchotchke that’ll shine through in 3-2-1…
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damn, you always have to make a Ping out of anything! :P
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Chyros wrote:Congratulations to all the winners; well deserved! And thanks to Matt3o for organising the event :) .

As for Cherry; wouldn't it be kind of ironic for them to post about? xD

They still sell doubleshot keycaps in two of their main markets.
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Congratulations to the winners! And a big thank you to matt3o for running the whole thing!
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And of course a big thanks to you too, Webwit, for kicking it all off in the first place!


@hansichen: I’m no Cherry specialist, so that’s news to me. What markets, and who makes these caps? Are they buying from GMK? Are they any good?
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They are buying keycaps from GMK and resell them on the Korean and Chinese market. They already made two annual valentine's day special sets afaik
Beige keycaps: http://cherrykorea.kr/view?id=2 and http://www.cherry.cn/view/product_detail/52
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Valentine set Nr. 2: http://www.cherry.cn/view/product_detail/50
Valentine set Nr. 3: http://www.cherry.cn/view/product_detail/55
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Thanks to all the people who nominated and ran this award your fab!!!

Not been around much so missed nominations, voted in the finals and glad to see awesome projects winning!
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The following lucky DT users have won one of the prizes from our sponsors

If any of the winners wish to swap prize with another, do so now and let me know.

Something from ElecPlus
Polecat

SK630 from Cooler Master
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Filco Majestouch-2 from KeyboardCo
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Matias Tactile Pro for Mac from KeyboardCo
E3E

Contour RollerMouse Red from KeyboardCo
jae-3soteric

Contour Unimouse Wired Ergonomic Mouse from KeyboardCo
Bass

Keycaps from Signature Plastics
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Keycaps from Signature Plastics
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Keycaps from Signature Plastics
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Congrats to the sponsor prize winners! :D
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Woohoo! It’s keyboarding Christmas! Thanks!!
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Congrats everyone! Huge thanks to matt30 for running the show this year!
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Congrats to the winners, thanks for organizing matt3o!
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Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone involved!
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Have you ever tried lemon juice on sunny-side-up eggs with marbled Rye?

It's as good as buckling springs over a capacitive PCB.

Or maybe it's the SKCM to the egg's SKCL.

Either way, try it.
In all my life I have never won anything in a random drawing until this year, both times being something keyboard related!

Congrats to all the winners and thanks to matt3o for organizing this. It was an honor to be nominated for something in just my first year here.
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Also a special thanks to the Keyboard Company, four prizes this year, and they have been sponsor in all eight Deskthority Awards since 2011!
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I think DTA makes DT different.

Thanks matt3o for making the DTA still a thing, and congrats to all winners!
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Super! Great job on the awards, I think everybody deserved these awards, especially Cindy (psst, I nominated her :D )
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nobody commented on "(also on fidonet)" in the official DTA2018 banner. I'm a bit disappointed.
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Thanks to everyone for their votes. :D
I really enjoy supplying the community.
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Thank you very much matt3o.
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