I suggest you create a folder at the top level of this forum announcing that Scrivener is up for an award on Macworld and that everyone can go to the Macworld website and vote. Everyone who logs onto the forum should have an opportunity to vote. Most people won’ even know about it as long as this thread is buried under Feedback. I came across the contest on Macworld, which I read daily. When I came here I had to use Search to find the discussion.
Put a folder/announcement on the top level, then you can bury it again after the voting closes next week.
Yes, I think Macworld take a very negative stance on campaigning or vote-rigging, as I think they just want their registered users and regular readers to vote, as I understand it, so I’m not going to create a sticky asking people to vote (which would be presumptuous of me, anyway).
But many thanks to those Macworld readers who like Scrivener enough to have voted so far! And many thanks to those who nominated it in the first place, and to the guys at Macworld (on both sides of the pond, who have always been very kind to Scrivener, as you can see from the “Reviews” pane of Scrivener’s product page) for putting Scrivener on the shortlist.
I am, of course, chuffed that Scrivener has been shortlisted. It’s up against some very tough competition. iGTD and Handbrake, especially, have broad appeal and are great Mac apps, so just to be nominated in their company is accolade enough.
As the person who got slapped for ‘vote rigging’ I take full responsibility for wanting you to win! So there … But this time round it’s an open poll (unless it logged me on automatically, what the hell …). Yep, Handbrake is an awesome product too - but it has a ‘team’ of people coding it … so you at least get the Best One-Man Band award, surely
AND - I have been doing Leopard upgrades all week and fixing the stupidist (and most alarming) issues on just three machines. What a joy to see the new Scrivener. It just opened, and worked. Well done.
I not saying it`s probable, just possible, but, in Traffalgar Sq. We have Plinths (I think this is correct), for the non-permenant exposition of statues of people deemed to be worthy of recognition… get my drift
Also, there’s a link on the Macworld website to send comments about nominated products to the magazine editors, which they may use in upcoming weeks to heat up the competition.
“Scrivener is astonishing - a liberating tool for thinking and organzing ideas, and composing words. It has done for writing - actual writing, not just processing words - what Photoshop has done for image manipulation, what Dreamweaver (and others) has done for web design, what Safari (and others) has done for web browsing, and what Final Cut Pro has done for video editing. It’s a brillant tool for exploring creativity because it helps organize the choas of your brain.”
Iâ€™d ask her to vote if she used Scrivener, but she doesnâ€™t. More importantly, Iâ€™m not giving her another reason to fire up the Scrivener Machine…er, the MacBook. We canâ€™t exactly split the baby and while a timeshare arrangement might work, weâ€™re still at the â€œAha! I beat you to it.â€