The *Ping* Award

The *Ping* Award

Poll ended at 01 Dec 2017, 20:00

MrDuul and all associated accounts
31
11%
Massdrop for various reasons
52
18%
I:C for the massdrop incident
24
8%
Invyr Panda's, the switches were a major disappointment
15
5%
TGR for hyping up 86us into expensiveness
10
3%
The Pingmaster seller for outrageous international shipping costs
13
5%
Chyros for his typing skills
22
8%
Lofree Dot for the spammy keyboard
12
4%
Zeal PC, the van keyboards, keyclack, 1up keyboards for milking the community
38
13%
Zeal PC for the flawed switches
21
7%
Signature Plastics for telling 7bit to fuck off
49
17%
 
Total votes: 287

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webwit
Wild Duck

26 Nov 2017, 21:17

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Round 2 rules:
Please vote for nominees for the *Ping* Award 2017. What was the worst keyboard or input device related experience in 2017?

You can cast a maximum of five votes.

This round is used to trim down the suggested nominees from round 1 - the five entries with the most votes will be promoted to official nominees and make it into the third and final round.
Suggested nominees:
  • MrDuul and all associated accounts for driving up beamspring prices for a few months
  • massdrop for the I:C incident, for continuing to fail on numerous occasions, for shipping switches instead of entire board kits, for shipping items in packaging so terrible that items fall out or are damaged, and for not being able to tell left from right and shipping two left-handed ergodox boards
  • I:C for the massdrop incident
  • Invyr Panda's, the switches were a major disappointment. Touted as a wobble free super smooth factory lubed switch, it ended out being very scratchy (more so then Cherry MX Blacks) and that not all switches were lubed. Also international buyers had to wait many more months, some had to get refunds because the switches never showed up. Vendors had the switches available before most international buyers switches shipped.
  • TGR for hyping up 86us into expensiveness by posting a picture of a realforce box and a string of random numbers
  • The Pingmaster seller for the outrageous international shipping costs
  • Chyros for his typing skills (or lack thereof) and how he publicly indulges in showing it off. :twisted:
  • Lofree Dot, for being a widely social media promoted keyboard that ended up almost spammy. The keyboard had no real strong features or design aesthetics, which ended up with very strange construction features such as dual-switch modifiers and weird 2u keys, plus their followup of the Lofree Season which appears to be very uninspired revision of the Dot.
  • Zeal PC, the van keyboards, keyclack, 1up keyboards. They all deserve a nomination for milking the community. Prominent community members selling cheap stuff for serious dough to lesser versed members who don't know you can get the same thing for a lot less money. Sometimes the exact same thing, just with a HEAVY markup.
  • Zeal PC nomination is long overdue. Within a short 2-3 years life span, his switches went through as many revisions as Cherry MX in 30+ years. It goes to show how much efforts invested in R&D, which is very little. Zeal also has yet to offered partial refunds for his flawed switches from previous revisions. Instead, all we see is the same markup prices to milk the very community that helps him to be who he is today.
  • Signature Plastics for telling 7bit and his Round X GBs to fuck off because they would rather deal with assdrop than the guy who helped them develop a product people would actually like to purchase. (SA was shit before 7bit started working with them.).
The second round ends on Friday 1 December, 19:00 UTC. You can change your vote until the end of the round.

The full results will be published at the end of the awards.

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Halvar

27 Nov 2017, 22:03

Can a forum troll be fed any more wholesomely than by giving him a Ping award? Personally, I don't think that's a good way to deal with him.

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seebart
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27 Nov 2017, 22:18

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chuckdee

27 Nov 2017, 22:24

Halvar wrote: Can a forum troll be fed any more wholesomely than by giving him a Ping award? Personally, I don't think that's a good way to deal with him.
Very good point, IMO.

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