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  1. Right now, we have two extensions for user levelsets, and there are no rules for assigning one to a new set. A creator can choose whichever. In fact, I've found a huge number of instances where the same set has different extensions in two different locations on the web! There is simply no consistency. Even CCEdit defaults to .dat, and CCDesign defaults to .ccl. As I continue to build a database for the available user levelsets out there and I find the same set with different extensions, is it really worth my time to research which was the original? I don't think so. I would like to vote on how to manage this in the future. Do we settle on one extension? If so, which one? Do we keep things as they are, continuing to manage with two? Before you vote, here are some facts to consider: There are plenty of other programs out there that use the .dat extension. When coming across a .dat file, we may not immediately know what it's for. On the contrary, .ccl is ours and only ours. There's no doubt it's a CC levelset. There are almost ten times as many existing sets on the web using .dat than there are using .ccl. Dave Varberg claimed that some programs in the Chip community do not work with .ccl. Jeffrey (IHNN) clarified the only two that don't are: a. Chuck's new dat2c2g utility to convert to CC2 format, and b. The original Chips.exe. Don't forget that for us, both Blob.dat and Blob.ccl clearly refer to the same levelset. We could change the extension without any confusion. You can vote above. Keep in mind that IF we decide to standardize, another discussion (and possibly vote) will follow regarding how to do so. Thanks, everyone!
  2. NOW CLOSED -- POLL: .dat, .ccl, or both?

    I have now closed the poll, as it's been a runaway. The option to keep both extensions in use was the favorite by a huge percentage. There were some great posts that came with it, and I enjoyed learning what people think! Thanks so much for your input, everyone! (P.S. You can certainly keep commenting here.)
  3. NOW CLOSED -- POLL: .dat, .ccl, or both?

    H2O, ccl is an extension that was created by CC community quite a while ago. The reason is just what I explained in #1 above. That is, many other files on the net have the .dat extension, but .ccl is ours and only ours. The reason to standardize is that it's quite confusing to try and catalog files when they have two different names. There are so many files out there with BOTH extensions -- which is the original? It would be great if we were more organized, and could give all levelsets the same extension. For those two reasons, I'm for standardizing to the .ccl extension, and naming all sets that way. But of course, I'll do whatever the majority decides.
  4. Let's travel around the world

    Kalamazoo
  5. Let's travel around the world

    Yellowstone National Park
  6. Let's travel around the world

    Redmond (Washington)
  7. Let's travel around the world

    the Yangtze River
  8. Let's travel around the world

    Kentucky
  9. Let's travel around the world

    Oooo, good one, RB3ProKeys. Utah
  10. Let's travel around the world

    Redwood City
  11. Let's travel around the world

    Ann Arbor
  12. Let's travel around the world

    Wow, five in a row that begin and end with A! Let's see if I can keep it going.... Alameda (across the bay from San Francisco)
  13. Let's travel around the world

    Yay, another travel partner. Argentina
  14. Let's travel around the world

    Saskatchewan
  15. Let's travel around the world

    the Seychelles Islands
  16. Let's travel around the world

    Hmmm, guess I'm travelling solo for a while..... Dallas
  17. Let's travel around the world

    Newfoundland
  18. Let's travel around the world

    Atlantic Ocean
  19. Let's travel around the world

    the Galapagos Islands
  20. Let's travel around the world

    Amsterdam
  21. Let's travel around the world

    Well, there's still not a "Differential Equations" on the map, but there's a city in Luxembourg called Differdange
  22. Let's travel around the world

    Ha ha, the first thing that came to my mind was "Differential Equations." Hmm, but that won't do. How about Denver
  23. Let's travel around the world

    Oh, really, Thomas? Geez, I am so ill-informed! Okay, gang, no more mythical places. This game is only for places that really exist! Thanks, and I appreciate the help in keeping answers correct. :-)
  24. Let's travel around the world

    Okeefenokee Swamp
  25. Let's travel around the world

    (H2O, we'll assume you mean the city in Florida, since the other Atlantis is only mythical!) San Diego
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