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[Locked] Official Ton Contest - Voting Thread

Posted by kissing (Administrator) at 3 Sep 2015, 11:40 AM. 38 comments

Hi Folks! We have seen some amazing entries this year!

Now here is your opportunity to publicly vote for your top choice to be the 1st prize winner.

Entries can be found here:

Go through the entries, pick which is your favourite, and make ONE post as a reply to this page.
If you would like, you can write a few sentences on why you picked them as your favourite.

Please post in the following format to make it easier to count the votes later:



Because bla bla bla

One vote per member. People who entered the contest are allowed to vote, even if it is for themselves.
Votes are the ONLY kinds of replies allowed on this topic. All other replies will be deleted. If you have any questions, please message me here or on Facebook.

Happy voting

edit: Voting closes 13th September, 2015

Spam Prevention Measures

Posted by Stephen Bobchin (Administrator) at 22 Jul 2015, 11:54 AM. 28 comments

Hiya everyone! In an effort to improve your quality of life here on TON, we have taken some moderate measures to try and prevent spammers from making as many posts, because I know I already have enough Nikes and Kitchen sinks. In order to maintain some transparency, I'm making this post to try and explain what we have done, and to answer any questions you might have. To the established members, nothing has changed, and things will continue to work exactly as they were, you have just been moved out of the default member group into a second member group with the same privileges as the original. All validating members have been moved into the new default member group, and will be under the restrictions I am about to list.

The new member group will be restricted to only posting in topics created by established members. They cannot create new topics until they transition into the established member group. (Both groups are names Member, so it might be a bit confusing.) New members are also restricted from creating blogs or posting new blog posts, as it has come to our attention that spammers were using them to create spam posts. New members are also restricted from sending PMs until they have transitioned to the established member group. This is to prevent them from using the PM system to spam individual members, and while we haven't had reports of them using the PM system this way, it is a preemptive measure. In addition to the spam mitigation measures, we have also taken some steps to prevent sock puppetting and vote manipulation, which has been a historical issue with many of our contests. As such, new members are not able to vote in polls until they have become established members.

The transition is automatic at 5 posts, however, if you email us at Staff@TheOcarinaNetwork.com with your username and why you need to be moved to the established member group, we will gladly do so.

We welcome any comments, concerns, criticisms or witty banter about these changes, and want to hear from you as we made these changes to try and improve the overall experience for all of you.
P.S. For anyone wondering, we've banned over 500 spammers, and removed over 1000 spam topics, including one trying to copy the staff account.

[Locked] Ton Contest 2015 - Post Your Entries Here

Posted by kissing (Administrator) at 14 Jul 2015, 05:22 PM. 22 comments

This is the thread for posting the Youtube link to your video.

No other kinds of replies are allowed in this topic.

If you have more questions about the contest, go here:

Deadline: September 1st, 2015 in your own timezone

Official TON Contest 2015

Posted by kissing (Administrator) at 14 Jul 2015, 05:22 PM. 67 comments




Spoiler: click to toggle

Edit: Contest is now closed, but you can vote here:

Voting closes on 13th September 2015

Dearly beloved TON members,

I am happy to announce the TON Contest 2015, in memory of Mr. Satoru Iwata, the recently deceased legendary game programmer and CEO for Nintendo.

Here is the Official launch video for the contest:



1. Be a registered member of The Ocarina Network forum

2. Make a video or audio recording of yourself performing a Nintendo song (dedicated to Iwata) and upload it to Youtube.
If you can't record a video, you can still upload the audio with a picture as the background.

3. Post your entry as a reply to this thread:


-Entries must contain the ocarina as the main instrument.
You are allowed to use backtracks and other instruments along with the ocarina

-Entries must be your own performance (duh!).

-Group submissions are allowed, but keep in mind that there can only be one prize for the group if your entry wins.

DEADLINE: 1st September, 2015
TON will allow your entry as long as it is still 1st September in your timezone.


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How winners will be determined:

1st Prize winner
As soon as the deadline is over, there will be a new topic made on the forum with all the entries to allow TON members to vote.
TON members (including entrants) will make one reply to the topic, openly stating who they vote for (and why, if they wish to).
We will leave the voting thread open for 1 week, and whoever has the most votes wins!

Entrants are allowed to vote as well. They can even vote for themselves (which is usually the case..)

2nd Prize winner
TON admins and helpers who are available will discuss and select a 2nd prize winner.
This winner will not necessarily be the most popular entry, nor the most technically skilled. We will be looking for other factors, such as passion, creativity and effort *cough* or the entry that we feel the most sympathy for *cough*

3rd Prize winner
We will use a random number generator and pick this one completely randomly!
Hence, everyone who enters has a chance of winning!

1st Prize winner gets to choose which prize he/she wants. 2nd Prize winner gets the next choice.
3rd Prize winner will get the ocarina that is left.

But hey, remember to have fun! It's not all about the prizes, but for us as a community to get together and share our love for Nintendo and music!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here on this thread!

Thanks for your continued support of TON!


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