GRcade Awards: Preliminary Award Selection VOTE VOTE VOTE!

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Which four additional awards do you want to see?

Best / Worst Taste
12
7%
Best / Worst Name Change
13
8%
Most Intelligent Forumite
11
7%
Master Debater Trophy
6
4%
Best Looking Forumite
9
5%
Most Obscure/Oddest Forumite
19
11%
Most Creative Forumite
7
4%
Best Rivalry
10
6%
Biggest Spammer
15
9%
Best Photoshop
12
7%
Biggest Facepalm Moment
28
17%
Best / Worst Meme
24
14%
 
Total votes: 166
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PostGRcade Awards: Preliminary Award Selection VOTE VOTE VOTE!
by JK » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:31 pm

GRcade is almost a whole year old, and what better way to celebrate this glorious occasion than with an awards ceremony celebrating our best and brightest? I have selected 14 categories that will definitely be featured in the proceedings...

Definite Awards

Forumite of the Year
Most Entertaining Forumite
Most Missed Forumite
The 'I Wish They Would Post More' Award (AKA Most Underappreciated)
Best Newcomer
Most Useful/Helpful Forumite
Best Username Award

Best Forum Game
Most Memorable GRcade Event
Best Thread (GGC)
Best Thread (Non-GGC)
Best Long-Running Thread
Quote Of The Year


But! I'll be needing you to vote for some additional categories! Just pick your favourite four from the above list, and the ones with the most votes by the time I get to closing the poll (probably about a week) will be included in the ceremony. Then we can get on with the nominations!

Cheers guys, I've got a good feeling about this. Who needs sunshine when you could be voting for the inclusion of a particualar category in an awards ceremony featured on an Internet gaming board? Not I, my son... not I.


Original post before edit is below.
To tie in with GRcade's upcoming first birthday, I'm thinking about running some kind of awards ceremony (y'know, like the one's tnman used to do back in the day).

Of course, the backbone of any awards ceremony are the actual awards given. So, I've given it a bit of thought and decided it might be an idea to base the various categories around our lovely emoticons. So far I've got...

:D Forumite of the Year

:lol: Funniest Forumite

:idea: Best Name Change

:fp: Worst Name Change

:o Best Forum Game

:!: Most Memorable Forum Event

:cry: Most Missed Forumite

8-) Best Thread

:mrgreen: Best Resident Thread
(By resident thread I mean something like USTV, TCRT etc.)

Of course, there's a few emotes left that I haven't used. Any ideas for decent categories? Or comments on the whole idea of doing awards? Feedback welcome and all that jazz.

Mods, feel free to move this to somewhere else if you think it would be better suited.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by LewisD » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:03 pm

It's a good idea, but just like forum meetups it'll be organized for ages and never happen.

In other words: ITCAOA

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Gandalf » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:07 pm

JK wrote:Mods, feel free to move this to somewhere else if you think it would be better suited.


Keep it here for the time being. If this starts to get momentum, I'll sticky it to save it falling off the front page.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Starjo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:07 pm

Ah, so now TCRT is dripping in JK-Loving he's decided to push his luck has he?

I KNOW YOUR GAME.

And would totally vote for you, obviously.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Cuđđoolph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:11 pm

LewisD wrote:It's a good idea, but just like forum meetups it'll be organized for ages and never happen.

In other words: ITCAOA


Because the awards have never gone off successfully before.

If you do it, don't do what OTN tried to do and rush into it. Need to make shortlists for each category.

And try to keep the number of categories down too, we ended up with far too many near identical ones.

The KKLEIN Award for Best Avatar
The MCN Award for Best Scrap
The Fanboy Award for Services To Bullshit
The Pope Benedict XVI Award for Chastity
The Tragic Magic Award for Best Forumite Photo of 2008
The Prototype Award for Spammer Of The Year 2008™
The Cheeriest Forumite Award sponsored by Fatal Exception
The Damian Green Award for Most Likely To Have Their Computer Taken By The Police
The 'I Bet Em Wouldn't Mind Being Eaten Out' Award for Perviest Forumite sponsored by Alvin Flummux
The 'I Suck At Relationships' Award sponsored by Igor
The 'I Wish They Would Post More' Award
Least Welcome
Quote Of The Year
Best Meme
Best Thread
Best Bannable Offence
Best Newcomer
Best Photoshop
Best "Joke Account"
Best Internet Comeback
Funniest Poster
Facepalmer Of The Year
Forum Event Of The Year
Biggest Facepalm Moment
Funniest Picture
Most Likely To Kill Themselves Next Year
Most Likely To Contract Fap-Induced RSI
Best Taste In... Music
Best Taste In... Films
Best Taste In... Games
Best Taste In... TV
Worst Taste in... Music
Worst Taste In... Films
Worst Taste In... Games
Worst Taste In... TV
Forumite Of The Year


Out of those, include things like 'The 'I Wish They Would Post More' Award', Quote Of The Year, Best Newcomer, Best Photoshop, Best Internet Comeback, and Best Taste/Worst Taste, as well as the ones you've already mentioned.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by JK » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:42 pm

I'm not doing any of that "The [Forumite Name] Award For [Something That Selected Forumite Does]" bollocks - it looks rubbish and you've effectively decided who the winner is before the vote.

I'm thinking of having a dedicated nominations thread (once we've got some categories sorted) in which people can make one nomination per category. Maybe I'll cap off the total nominations per category to six in some of the more wide-reaching categories like "Best Forumite". Should give us a nice shortlist of nominations, then I'll start another dedicated voting thread with a pretty detailed opening post describing each award and the nominees.

Obviously its early days yet but I should be able to get this rolling once we've sorted out some categories.

So, those categories so far:

:D Forumite of the Year

:lol: Funniest Forumite

:idea: Best Name Change

:fp: Worst Name Change

:o Best Forum Game

:!: Most Memorable Forum Event

:cry: Most Missed Forumite

8-) Best Thread

:mrgreen: Best Resident Thread

:shock: Quote Of The Year

:wub: The 'I Wish They Would Post More' Award

:arrow: Best Newcomer

:shifty: Best Photoshop

:) Best Taste

:( Worst Taste

:twisted: Best Meme

:evil: Worst Meme


I've added Cuttooth's suggestions, and a couple about memes since they're seemingly pretty important here. That's 17 so far. Any more suggestions?

Skarjo wrote:Ah, so now TCRT is dripping in JK-Loving he's decided to push his luck has he?

I KNOW YOUR GAME.


I'm a shoe-in for the "Best Forumite With A Microbiology Degree" category. ;)

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:43 pm

I'm all for this if JK bribes me with an award.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Starjo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:44 pm

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by JK » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:44 pm

Memento Mori wrote:I'm all for this if JK bribes me with an award.


Your love for Lost pretty much hands you the Worst Taste award.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:45 pm

JK wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:I'm all for this if JK bribes me with an award.


Your love for Lost pretty much hands you the Worst Taste award.

LOL

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Cuđđoolph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:45 pm

Memento Mori wrote:I'm all for this if JK bribes me with an award.


You would have been a shoo-in for Worst Taste only a couple of months ago.

Now, now it's all good. :(

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:48 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:I'm all for this if JK bribes me with an award.


You would have been a shoo-in for Worst Taste only a couple of months ago.

Now, now it's all good. :(

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Cuđđoolph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:49 pm

Best Avatar/Worst Avatar?

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by vesp » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:50 pm

I want to win one!!

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by JK » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:51 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Best Avatar/Worst Avatar?


I like.

Also, what do you mean with the Best Internet Comeback Award?

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:52 pm

I vote for Biggest Facepalm Moment to be an award.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Cuđđoolph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:54 pm

JK wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Best Avatar/Worst Avatar?


I like.

Also, what do you mean with the Best Internet Comeback Award?


I think it was for people who returned after some time away from GR/GRcade. Though, it might be a bit redundant now.

Disregard.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by RamSteelwood » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:01 pm

'Least Noticed Forumite' would be interesting

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Starjo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:03 pm

RamSteelwood wrote:'Least Noticed Forumite' would be interesting


I think making that into an award would create an internet-breaking paradox.

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PostRe: Possible GRcade Awards?
by Cuđđoolph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:35 pm

Looking back at the 2007 and 2005 awards, we used to have things like:

Most Entertaining Forumite
Most Useful/Helpful Forumite
Best Username Award
Most Intelligent Forumite
Kindest Forumite
Master Debater Trophy
Best Looking Forumite
Bestest Forumite Ever
Most Obscure/Oddest Forumite
Most Creative Forumite
Best Rivalry

And GGC and Non GGC specific Best Thread Ever.

Of course, adding them all would be silly but a couple of them are alright.


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