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 Post subject: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2012, 18:58 
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It's that time of year again. This year the staff have decided to let the members decide the categories we should hand out awards for, rather than sticking with the usual predetermined set, so the awards process this year will have three phases:
Categories
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Voting

If you have any thoughts on what you'd like to have awards for, either post them here, or PM them to Crystal (or any staff member). They can be categories we've had before, or something completely new.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2012, 22:54 
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I think we should have an Absentee award for the member who's gone all the time but gets talked about like they're always around.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012, 04:16 
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And I know it's not exactly original, but I think we have to have a Best Overall Member award. I'd quite like a Most Loyal award too - we've had some members who've stuck with us through thick and thin and continued posting even when the boards were pretty dead.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012, 19:37 
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I'd like Funniest Member to remain, because some people here are pretty hilarious.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012, 22:16 
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Do we have any new People for a "Best Newcommer"?



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 06:23 
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Hmm... we've certainly had at least one new person, but he made a few posts and vanished. I'll have to investigate. We've always had a Best Newcomer category.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2013, 19:17 
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Sorry for the double post, but I think we should have some kind of art award. Since we've only had a few people posting artistic creations this year, we'd probably need it to encompass all the arts, including music. (Though I've just realised the fact that the attachments from the old board haven't survived the move might be a problem here - I know Anne posted her digital art experiments as attachments, so they're no longer viewable.)



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2013, 10:29 
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I think we can grab them if need be. They should still be on the one directory.

I think we should have a happiest/most easygoing award, if people like that. Also I've kind of always liked the Master Debater award, mostly for the title.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2013, 14:20 
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Master Debater tickles me. I would like to try and hang on to my 'Wait, Who?' award from last year as well, if possible :P

Off the top of my head, we could do things like Most interesting RP character, Most anticipated showdown between OC's, any number of Most Likely To- awards, Most lovable asshole, Best Dressed, Most Creative, Least Creative, Most preferable team-mate for a zombie apocalypse, Most badass, Most definitely Batman, Most talkative... Actually, almost all of those could be applied to both RP characters and members. I'm mostly just thinking aloud though. I would like to see some artsy awards going, and will try to do something with my gallery to get involved :D


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2013, 19:44 
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We must have some of these! ;D

Unfortunately, I don't think the showdown one's practical - it'd require everyone to read all the RPs. I'm tempted by the most interesting RP character, but even that would require non-RPers to read all the profiles at the very least, and we've had rather a lot of RP characters this year.

But I'm definitely going to go with most lovable asshole (I think that sounds hilarious) and the zombie apocalypse team-mate, and maybe a couple of others.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2013, 20:02 
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Ok, if we're to be able to announce the awards on our anniversary on the 16th we need to move on to nominations.

There will be awards in these categories:

Best Overall Member
You can base this on any criteria, but try to be reasonably objective (i.e. don't just choose someone because they're your friend :P).

Absentee
"The member who's gone all the time but gets talked about like they're always around." (Incorporates the earlier 'Wait, Who?' award.)

Most Loyal
The member who's carried on posting through thick and thin, even when the forums have been very quiet.

Funniest Member

Best Newcomer
A number of people joined during 2012. Look at the members' list and get it to display in descending order to check who they are.

Best Writer

Best Artist
This covers all other kinds of art - traditional, digital, music or anything else you can think of. (I don't think we've had enough people contributing in any one category to split them up into separate awards.)

Best RPer
I think we have enough people involved in RPing to be able to vote on this.

Most Easygoing

Master Debater

Most Lovable Asshole

Best Team-mate for a Zombie Apocalypse

Most Badass

You can nominate up to two people per category. Please PM nominations to me by Jan 10th. I'll put up a voting thread on the 11th.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2013, 09:53 
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I've sent mine in. You guys should too!



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2013, 11:30 
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Do we have to submit someone for all categories? I feel a bit under qualified to vote for Best RPer since I haven't been involved in any RPs on here.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2013, 11:41 
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No, you don't need to nominate people for all categories. (I don't think anyone's submitted nominations for every category so far.) I realise that people who don't RP probably have little idea about RPers, and people who haven't been here for long, or don't post often, would probably have no idea about who might be the most loyal, and so on. Just nominate people for as many or as few categories as you feel comfortable with.

Edit:
I should also add that I don't mind people nominating themselves if they genuinely think they're the best person in that category, or nominating people based on work they've seen outside the forums, so long as that person is a current Mercury member.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 11:36 
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Nominations are now closed and voting is open. You can find there polls in the Voting Booth in the Site Submissions/Contests forum, here.

The polls will be open until shortly after 3pm, GMT/10am, EST on the 16th. The results will be announced after that.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 14:07 
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Today is Mercury Ice's anniversary, and to mark it I have the pleasure of announcing the results of our awards for 2012.

Best Overall Member dinowoman

Absentee Jayge

Most Loyal dinowoman

Funniest Member David

Best Newcomer MarkBWriting

Best Writer Tie between The Time Being and Zeth

Best Artist Jayge

Best RPer Zeth

Most Easygoing dinowoman

Master Debater Belle

Most Lovable Asshole Cataphrak

Best Team-mate for a Zombie Apocalypse Zeth

Most Badass Cataphrak

Congratulations to all the winners, and to Mercury Ice for completing another successful year, and thank you to all who nominated and/or voted, and to everyone who has helped to keep the forums active for another year.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 14:13 
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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 14:15 
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I'm impressed that I managed to win 1/2 of the Best Writer award when I can't even remember posting any writing on here.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 14:21 
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And that's another year of being the Master Debater under my belt.

Um.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 14:28 
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@Mage - Your reputation precedes you. Besides, you've RP'd aplenty.

@Crystal - I find it mildly ironic that apparently everybody thinks you're such a great debater that the fact goes undebated.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 15:20 
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Lovable Asshole, AND Most Badass...

Honestly, I'm surprised. Also, I would have contested Master Debater if I had posted more debate stuff this year.



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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 17:07 
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Lovable Asshole, AND Most Badass...


Indeed, congratulations on sweeping all the 'ass' awards.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Member Awards
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 18:46 
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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 20:27 
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