1st Demoscene Card Exchange

category: offtopic [glöplog]
Welcome to the first Demoscene Card Exchange!

Join us for an end of year event about sending and receiving cards or postcards with other people in the Demoscene. All you have to is sign up, wait to get your recipients, then get creative! No purchases required (except stamps and envelopes). The deadline to join is November 11th.

Sign up at https://demoscene.exchanges.cards

Read the rules and get more details at https://demoscene.exchanges.cards/rules


This has been running as a Nectarine-only exchange with no issues for the past two years, but with COVID-19 and the absolute failure 2020 has been, I figured I'd try running a wider one in hopes of lifting some spirits. Some Nectarines have sent demo-effect-like cards, cards with code-included rendered covers, or included a papercraft oldschool computer template. Others have sent nice regional or cultural cards.

Finally, you don't have to, but some people like to post photos of what they received. If you decide to do that, please don't forget to remove or cover any personal information in photos, such as addresses, before posting.
What a neat idea! Signed up!
added on the 2020-10-09 09:26:33 by v3nom v3nom
Nice :)

The signup page is somewhat buggy though:
First it said "All fields but "Get Notified" are required." despite all fields were filled.
On the second try entering a new line in the address field immediately submitted the form with an incomplete address.
Now there is at least one bogus entry in the database...
added on the 2020-10-09 20:48:46 by T$ T$
I tested it a bunch, maybe you can send me a message privately with what you did and I can see if I can recreate it. I'll remove the bad entry.

The "All fields but..." message is always visible, but it puts messages below each form input when there's something not right, so there should have been one next to the field with an issue.
I removed the bad entry. Also I meant above on the first try, as to the enter key... I'll check that out. I don't recall having issues but I make sure it's set up not to submit the form.
I added some more enter key protections to the textarea, but as you've already visited the site you may want to shift+refresh. Otherwise you can pre-format your address in a plain text editor and paste it in if you're still worried.

Apologies for the issues with the site. The site's not new, but even though I did my own testing with more people seeing it I may get more reports of issues. (I also changed it from last year, so there's that too.)
Really cool idea. I also signed up :)
added on the 2020-10-09 23:41:37 by neoman neoman
What a lovely idea!
added on the 2020-10-10 09:16:01 by Preacher Preacher
Neato mosquito! It’s about time the rest of Pouёt got invited. =D
added on the 2020-10-10 15:37:12 by MyO MyO
added on the 2020-10-10 18:19:16 by w00t! w00t!
Really cool idea! (And i just checked, printing 200 postcards of your own at an online printer is even surprisingly affordable - if one would decide to do so).
added on the 2020-10-11 03:14:01 by wertstahl wertstahl
Postcard of your favorite self-written shader? :)
@Starchaser: Thanks for fixing it, worked fine now!
The first issue was most likely related to (no)script, no idea what might have caused the return keypress to escape down to the form submit handler though... possible explanation would be some kind of sticky key as i´m usually relying on keyboard navigation while entering forms. Didn´t investigate further, looking forward to postcarding you now :)
added on the 2020-10-11 23:22:57 by T$ T$
Thanks for joining. :)

I do use a little JavaScript, yeah. I tried to make it very JS-light, so everything except the contact/email input will work without JS. Having JS on does enhance a couple things though.
Great idea!
Stamps back!
added on the 2020-10-12 14:14:15 by noname noname
Next: Pouet Wichteln.
added on the 2020-10-12 17:13:23 by hfr hfr
hellfire: with gifts between 500 and 2000 scene points :)
added on the 2020-10-12 17:38:18 by psenough psenough
Next: Pouet Wichteln.

Congrats, you've been nominated to host it. ;)
Pouet secret santa would be awesome :)
added on the 2020-10-13 10:06:25 by Preacher Preacher
Can't wait! Started already working on my "entry"! ;)
added on the 2020-10-13 14:01:35 by pestis pestis
Starchaser: if reasonable, can you post some numbers of how many signed when we approach the deadline.. just asking on behalf of the G*P PR department ;-)
added on the 2020-10-14 02:41:19 by wertstahl wertstahl
signed up even. uh gawd i will never get used to irreversible postings.
added on the 2020-10-14 02:42:39 by wertstahl wertstahl
Yeah, certainly. :)
Hello everyone!

This is still going on, and if you were on the fence about participating, this is your 10 day notice. The exchange will close at the end of November 11th, PDT ('cause I live there).

I will do my best to get assignments posted by or on November 13th, so please check back with the site on that day. If you signed up to be notified by email, and everything works as it did in testing, you'll get a single notification letting you know to check back.

Thanks again everyone for participating. :)