GR Forum Awards 2007

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PostGR Forum Awards 2007
by Garth » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:44 pm

Clarkman wrote:Welcome to the Gamesradar Forum Awards 2007!

2007 was a year to remember on GamesRadar. Not only did it provide amazing games, it was full of thrills and spills among the forumites. To remind you of what didn't quite make it into the awards, here's a run down of my favourite moments:

Adding of the trading forum

This momentous event saw the lost of one of the GGC's most prized threads, and after a long period of dedicated league table gathering, chalky breathed a sigh of relief. Individual topics revolutionized trading and there was a boom in users. It also marked one of the few times the admins listened to us. Maybe new avatars this year, eh?

The Damn Stupid Adverts

Last year was plagued by many stupid adverts that made sound, blocked the screen and crashed the forum. It also meant the smug geeks could laugh and say 'Lulz, n00bs'.

PurpleRadar

The most noticable change was of course the spread of the purple virus. karlprof provided a useful solution very quickly though for most of us. Still, GR is a place to be afraid of when away from home now...

The GGGC

The Gamesradar Games Guru Competition returned in 2007, to be won by none other than Corazon de Leon in spectacular nail biting fashion. Dalagonash and Dave were also high ranking entrants. A success enjoyed by all [Except Vince].

Forumite Taste Matchups by An Dog

One of the most original ideas of the year was a survey by An Dog on a Skateboard which found out which other forumites shared or disagreed with our taste and habits in gaming. Cal was the least compatible, unsuprisingly.

The Census that never was

What happened to the sruvey with the w***king question?

The Advent Calendar that never was

That story was good as well...

The Pressstatonline that never was

That old system was good as well...

Name changes galore

The Dawnster, The Alchemist Penguin, Nood, Corazon de Leon, Joer, Garth, Burt Reynolds, Lesbians are great...

Forumite Forfeits

A hilarious pairing up of forumites that saw this as the highlight of the event, that's Deadpool singing and me dancing:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lmxKExIXj7c

Are You A Werewolf?

Jericho saw the first ever win for the Wolves in later 2006, but 2007 saw a villager dominated year. And who could forget 'VIGILANTE JUSTICE!!!!'?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nyBzTwsJf0Q

Yahtzee

We all thought it was the future of reviewing.

Mockmastergate, Sir Geoff and many more...

The Photoshop Threads

I've done my best to salvage every video we made of photoshop threads in 2007

GR Babe Thread

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWpKgguncU

Steve’s 360

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7OZra2qDBtE

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8sSbDpl2btg

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lWN5nqDAHM4

This is Sparta

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qHmiAtY_d ... re=related

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dr2lDaWAfuA

Will Gandalf ever find the beach?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LaYFTyS701M

T Shirt Factory

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CrZdNSAXF18

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4OyevOOPrkU

Wrold tours

We had a Prototype one, I can find it though.

Anyway, onto the awards

The Awards

I wanted to get the awards out as soon as possible, since we're already into the year, so the signatures of the winners will be coming over the next few days.

It should be noted that every single nominee got at least one vote in the finals and that no one nominee got above 19 votes. I think this represents how fair the voting was and how worthy our nominees were.

Best GR Forumite 2007

The nominees were:
Mockmaster
Sarge
Chalkitdown

This was the closest run category. The most coveted of all the awards, the forumite of the year is simply the best. Winning by just one vote is...

Mockmaster
Join Second: Sarge, Chalkitdown

Most Entertaining Forumite

The nominees were:
H_S_H_23
Burt Reynolds
Mockmaster

Entertainment is key on the forum. These three really represent the spirit of procrastination that surronds us. And the winner is...

Mockmaster
Second: Burt Reynolds
Third: H_S_H_23

Most Useful Forumite

The nominees were:
Garth
Sarge
Rinks

Useful may have well been a shallow name for the award on reflection. There three forumites were nominated for all the great help and advice they've provided us through the year. The clear winner was...

Garth
Second: Sarge
Third: Rinks

Most Obscure Forumite

The nominees were:
Hero_of_Canton
RogueLeader
ZMK

Obscure by name, obscure by nature. These three wierdos represent the eccentrics we get on GR. They crazy ways keep up a balance and interesting level of 'debate'. The winner is...

RogueLeader
Second: Hero_of_Canton
Third: ZMK

Most Missed Forumite

The nominees were:
ET
GreenGecko
Dav

These three chaps are mourned by the rest of us unequal fools. God rest their souls. But they always come back... The winner is...

ET
Second: Dav
Third: GreenGecko

Most Hilarious Forumite (For Reasons Positive or Otherwise)

The nominees were:
H_S_H_23
Mockmaster
Jimmy Shedders

Positive or otherwise indeed. These three have us laughing in the servers (I couldn't think of a good alternative for aisles) so that our mothers/partners/dogs turn and stare. The winner is...

H_S_H_23
Second: Jimmy Shedders
Third: Mockmaster

Most Creative Forumite

The nominees were:
Baron of Rhymes
Burt Reynolds
da_mighty_lizzimba

Three forumites who excell themselves past the boundaries of writing a book over many years on a topic he named himself after whilst making over 30000 posts on an internet forum. Kudos to them, the deserving winner is...

Baron of Rhymes
Second: Burt Reynolds
Third: da_mighty_lizzimba

Forumite With The Best Taste (Encompassing All Media)

The nominees were:
Chalkitdown
jamcc
Jimmy Shedders

In the nominations, this category had by far the greatest scope of nominations, so this award really is rather prestegious. Congratulations go to...

Chalkitdown
Second: Jimmy Shedders
Third: jamcc

Forumite With The Worst Taste (Encompassing All Media)

The nominees were:
Fishfingers
H_S_H_23
Hero_of_Canton

Hugo knows he's right anyway, Canton was Shocked and Appaled Nori Nori Taigoteksu Team! and fishfingers was textures. The winner was...

Fishfingers
Second: H_S_H_23
Third: Hero_of_Canton

Most Frustrating Forumite

The nominees were:
Fishfingers
H_S_H_23
Atreyu

It's fabeled that if you argue against one of these forumites, you'll end up more mentally deranged than Prototype and Hexx combined. Worthy nominations then. The winner is...

Fishfingers
Second: H_S_H_23
Third: Atreyu

Most Quotable Forumite

The nominees were:
H_S_H_23
Zombitedesade
Deadpool

Any explanation of the award that could go here would just be a wit to the nominee's genius. The winner is...

H_S_H_23
Second: Zombitedesade
Third: Deadpool

Best New Forumite

The nominees were:
Baron of Rhymes
Brucie Bonus
Ethan Hunt

N00bs, who needs em? These three provided genuine amusment outside the realms of fecking Noodle and LewisD :wink: The winner is...

Brucie Bonus
Second: Baron of Rhymes
Third: Ethan Hunt

Best Online Forumite Gamer

The nominees were:
Prototype
Outoftime
Joer

This category recieved the second most nominations. These three choices represent 1337 gamer skill and being a genuinely great fella to play with. The winner is...

Joer
Second: Prototype
Third: Outoftime

The Tragic Magic Award for Most Suited Avatar

The nominees were:
KKLEIN
denster
petercrisp

Out limited selection of pixelate cartoons have found homes in our hearts. These 3 have 'suited' avatars. That's a little pathetic really, isn't it? Only joking chaps. Will KKLEIN retain his crown?... Yes.

KKLEIN
Second: denster
Third: petercrisp

Best Rivalry Between Forumites (Singular or Clans)

The nominees were:
Rik vs. Vince and Nintendo fans in general
H_S_H_23 vs. the world
MCN vs. the world

One man against the world. These terminator rivalries show how on GR, against all adversity, your opinion can still be absolutely wrong. The winner is...

Rik vs. Vince and Nintendo fans in general
Second: H_S_H_23 vs. the world
Third: MCN vs. the world

Best Forumite Media Creation

The nominees were:
Radio Radar
D+Pad
B-Pad

We take pride in our hybrid sites and forum cliques on GR. The professionalism of at least two of these media outlets is self evident and would be worthy of the crown, but who will win?...

D+PAD
Second: Radio Radar
Third: B-Pad

Best GGC Thread

The nominees were:
Stan's Partially-Used Bargain Basement
Currently Playing in 2007
Albear’s PS3 Epic

A year of threads saw these three gargantuans come out on top of the nominations. Many laughs and post have been seen through them, and to some they represent the entire attraction of the GGC. The winner is...

Albear's PS3 Epic
Second: Stan's Partially-Used Bargain Basement
Third: Currently Playing in 2007

Best Thread Outside GGC

The nominees were:
Last Film You Watched And Your Rating
Sarge’s Film Thread
Currently Listening To

Grouping the rest of the boards together makes this award the stiffest competition. The three threads are all legendary GR topics and will live on for a long time to come. The winner is...

Last Film You Watched And Your Rating
Second: Currently Listening To
Third: Sarge's Film Thread

Funniest Thread

The nominees were:
Albear’s PS3 Epic
Last Poo And Your Rating
Winehouse Photoshop Thread

A year of hilarity as we've seen. Among all the 'gates and adventures, these three threads had us in tears the most. To beat gifs/pics is one hell of an achievement if you ask me. The narrow winner is...

Albear's PS3 Epic
Second: Winehouse Photoshop Thread
Third: Last Poo And Your Rating

Best Forum Event (Includes Inside Forum Games)

The nominees were:
Albear’s PS3 Epic
Secret Santa
Fishfingers’s Banning

We rejoiced at all three of these occasions. The uniting of a forum is a special moment. The winner is...

Albear's PS3 Epic
Second: Secret Santa
Third: Fishfinger's banning

Best Forum Game

The nominees were:
Are You A Werewolf?
Are You A Slicedawg?
Resident Evil

Unforgettable to those who had played them, these three games saw roleplay done like it was neverdone before. Kudos especially to Mocky for Slicedawg, which was created on the spot and provided an evening of hilarity and to DML and Tiarny for all of their amazing efforts. The winner is...

Are You A Werewolf?
Second: Resident Evil
Third: Are You A Slicedawg?

Most ‘GamesRadar’ Moment

The nominees were:
Albear’s PS3 Epic
da_mighty_lizzimba Live On Brainteaser
Sales Thread Uproar

The moments which are synonomous to Gamesradar. Our predictablity and the unforgettable timelessness to these events made them legend. The winner is...

Albear's PS3 Epic
Second: da_mighty_lizzimba Live On Brainteaser
Third: Sales Thread Uproar

Best New Meme On GR

The nominees were:
billkim.gif
‘What A w***er’ etc.
‘I recommend an external hard drive’

We love our memes on GR. These three spawned from a year that saw Rickrolling, so they must be pretty damn amusing or annoying. The winner is...

billkim.gif
Second: 'I recommend an external hard drive'
Third: 'What A w***er'

So then, Albear and Mockmaster sweeping the awards and only one moderator even nominated for an award! Congratulations to all nominees and winners. Winners sigs will be put up here very soon. Thank you to everyone who voted, lets make 2008 just as great! We have Lewis and Aaron's trip, a forumite meet and many games to look forward to!

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