Welcome to the 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show! Where you decided the best of 2016, the worst of 2016, and everything in between!
Hi, I'm your host, BoltBait.
OK, let's dive right in to the first award for the evening...
The Mimi Bobeck Award:
This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2016 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content, and who's posts are typically contrarian in nature. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2016, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now.
The nominees for this award include: ugh, too many to list
And, the big winner with 67% of the vote is... Maximilian
Congratulations (I think?)
Now, one for the mods of this wonderful board.
The Real Estate Award:
This one's for the mod who tends to close posts the most – they are always there, just waiting for someone to break the rules or post something useless. Decide that you're gonna make a post wrong forum? BAM! This guy moves it before you even get a reply. Some n00b spamming the forums with Viagra ads? BAM! Bant! Not only does this guy close posts, but he wields the banhammer in a way which would make Thor proud.
The nominees for this award include, surprisingly enough: most of the mods!
The runner-up with 36% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo
And, the winner with 45% of the vote is... BoltBait (Hey! That's me!)
Keep up the great work! (Um... I will!)
Now, back to an award you probably don't want to win.
The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award:
You have seen it before… a member posts their unsupported opinion as fact and you just watch and wait for an intelligent member to come in and fry them. This award is, as the title suggests, for the member who has been on the wrong end of a massive pwnage, or has one coming their way sooner than later.
The nominees for this award include: IRON67, toe_head2001, and RetiredSlacker
The runners-up with 14% of the vote each is... RacerX and Dipstick
And, the winner with 29% of the vote is... Eli
Congrats! And, be on the lookout for that massive pwnage!
Next up, an award that no one would be embarrassed to win.
The Proton Award:
This one is for the member who, overall, has the most positive input to the Paint.NET forum. Whether it's through modship, Paint.NET help, organizing UBB games, valuable input in the suggestions threads, etc; this member is always there to give something back to the community.
The nominees for this award include: too many to list (which is a testament to how great our board is)
The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Eli
The winner with 27% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo
Now for an award where just about everyone came in second.
The Big Bird Award:
This one is for the friendliest soul on the boards. Thoughts toward the vernacular aside, the winner of The Big Bird Award is someone who's always warm, friendly and fuzzy to the other members.
The nominees for this award include: Maximilian, lynxster4, and Ego Eram Reputo
The runner-up with 31% of the vote is... Pixey
And, the winner with 38% of the vote is... Seerose
Wow! You look great in yellow!
Next, we have an award that everyone would win, if only we knew you better.
The Howard Hughes Award:
This one goes out to the most eccentric member of the boards. Whether it's stem cell research, abortion, or what they had for lunch yesterday; this member always seems to be on the other side of a debate. Of course, this award doesn't go to just any argumentative soul, this one's for someone who does it well.
The nominees for this award include: Scooter, Iron67, toe_head2001, Shochi, Ego Eram Reputo, MJW, and Skullbonz
The winner with 22% of the vote is... Dipstick
Way to go!
The Radiance Award:
This award goes out to the most brilliant Paint.NET forumer. This person always has something to say, and sure enough, they're usually right. They know everything about some things, and seemingly something about everything. When someone struck you as a smart cookie, this is where you acknowledged that.
The nominees for this award include: BoltBait, Ego Eram Reputo, Eli, MJW, and Pixey
The winner with 23% of the vote is... Red ochre
Keep on shining!
Rookie of the Year Award:
This award goes out to the new member who made the biggest impact on the community. To be eligable for this award, the user must have joined after January 1, 2016.
The nominees for this award include: Schochi, Nombot, and Rickhum
The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... LionsDragon
And, the winner with 50% of the vote is... Woodsy
Now, there's an award you can't win twice in a row!
The Homer Simpson Award:
This award goes out to the funniest forum member. Whether it be wit, shock value, clever writing, or some other form of humor which I'm invariably forgetting, this member is always on top of it.
The nominees for this award include: LionsDragon, Scooter, dipstick, and Rickhum
The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo
The winner with 33% of the vote is... BoltBait
You all crack me up!
Now, for the award that no one wants to win (or do they?)
The Pauly Shore Award:
This one goes to the unfunniest member. Maybe their wit isn't witty, or their shock value is too much. Whatever the case, here's your chance to recognize someone who specifically doesn't make you laugh. Oh, sure, they try... but always seem to come up short.
The nominees for this award include: Midora and MJW
The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Shochi
The winner with 40% of the vote is... Dipstick
Better try more loller cats, guys!
The Hit & Miss Award:
This one's for the member who we miss -- for whatever reason (work, real life, bannination, death by meteor, etc.) they've left the discussion, and the Paint.NET forum members want them back.
The nominees for this award include: Yellowman, Cc4FuzzyHuggles, and welshblue
The runner-up with 15% of the vote is... Helen
And, the winner with 46% of the vote is... Techno Robbo
We miss you! Come back!
The Spool Awards:
This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help.
Captain N: (The UBB gamer) david.atwell
The MVP: (The sports guru) SiBorg
Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) Zagna
Rolling Stone: (The music guru) xod
101010: (The computer guru) Rick Brewster
Congrats to all!
Next, on to the awards for Paint.NET prowess!
The Picasso Award:
This one goes to the member who consistently creates the weirdest art (in a good way) using Paint.NET.
The nominees for this award include: Red ochre, Woodsy, Eli, and Seerose
The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Shochi
And, the winner with 36% of the vote is... Rickhum
Well deserved recognition!
The Monet Award:
This one goes to the member who consistently creates the most beautiful art using Paint.NET.
The nominees for this award include: Red ochre, Pastorross, Oma, and Lynxster4
The runners-up with 15% of the vote is... Seerose/Woodsy
And, the winner with 38% of the vote is... Pixey
The GE Award:
This one goes to the author who created the best plugin of 2016.
The nominees for this award include: AnthonyScoffler, Lynxster, Red ochre, Remake, BoltBait, and Techno Robbo
The winners with 29% of the votes each is... MJW and toe_head2001
I think we're *all* the winners of this award, don't you?
The Marilyn Monroe Award:
This award is for the best shape of 2016.
The nominees for this award include: um... just the two winners...
The runner-up with 14% of the vote is... toe_head2001
And, the winner with 86% of the vote is... Lynxster4
The Marlboro Award:
Ever see one of those sigs and thought "Wow, that really makes me think!", or "Gee, that's awesome!"? Well, here's the category where you get the chance to recognize the member with that sig. This award is for the best signature of 2016.
The nominees for this award include: Pastorross, doughty, Maximillian, and Nitenurse79
The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Woodsy
The winner with 36% of the vote is... Pixey
This one goes to the best teacher of 2016. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible.
The nominees for this award include: MJW, Ego Eram Reputo, lynxster4, and Remake
The runner up with 23% of the vote is... Pixey
The winner with 38% of the vote is... Eli
I think we can all learn from you!
Now, a few things thrown in just for fun!
1) “And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is toe_head2001!”
2) “Wow, look, Pastorross is showing their art in the Louvre!”
3) “Hey, Shochi has his own TV show!”
4) “Hello, I’m Retiredslacker, and I’m an alcoholic.”
5) “In local news, police have finally gunned down CRayChosen1 from his murderous rampage.”
6) “OMGWTFLOLBBQ, Rick Brewster just got bant good!” I wonder what his offense was?!
(My keyboard is on fire now... can't feel my fingers...)
And, finally, the award you’ve all been waiting for...
The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET:
This award is plainly & simply the popularity contest you know you all want. You select 4 of this year's most popular forum members -- be they friendly, smart, interesting, funny, some of the above, none of the above, or what -- this award is for your favorite posters. As one voter put it, "I'll let you decide who are the kings and who are the queens!"
The nominees for this award include: BoltBait, Helen, and Woodsy
The third place spot with 9% of the vote is... Eli
The runner-up with 15% of the votes is... Red ochre
*Drum roll, please*
And, the clear winner with 17% of the vote is... Pixey the new Queen of Paint.NET!
Well done, one and all!
That about wraps it up for this year. I'd like to thank each and every one who turned in a ballot. You guys rock!
And, to all the winners, I raise my glass, "cheers!"
Good night. CRayChosen1, use a designated driver. Be safe, everyone. See you all next year!
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