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  1. Welcome to the 2014 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show! Where you decided the best of 2014, the worst of 2014, 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 2014 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, and whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2014, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now. The nominees for this award include: ugh, too many to list The runner-up with 25% of the vote is... SAND33P And, the big winner with 50% of the vote is... Cc4FuzzyHuggles 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 23% of the vote is... BoltBait (Hey! That's me!) And, the winner with 46% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo Keep up the great work! 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: TechnoRobbo (figuring that karma must balance at some point), Cc4FuzzyHuggles, Skullbonz, Eli The winner with 33% of the vote is... Minni 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... Pixey The winner with 33% of the vote is... Ego Eram Raputo 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: Seerose, Pixey, Ego Eram Reputo, Cc4FuzzyHuggles The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Barbieq25 And, the winner with 53% of the vote is... HELEN 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: CcFuzzyHuggles, pyrochild, Skullbonz The runner-up with 29% of the vote is... Dug The winner with 43% of the vote is... Minni 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: Midora, pdnnoob, Rick Brewster, barbieq25 The runner-up with 23% of the vote is... BoltBait And, the winner with 31% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo 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, 2014. The nominees for this award include: Cc4FuzzyHuggles, Eli, Pratyrush, Seerose The runner-up with 18% of the vote is... ReMake And, the winner with 36% of the vote is... Nai 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: DrewDale, Ego Eram Reputo, Rick Brewster The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... BoltBait and Skullbonz The winner with 30% of the vote is... Scooter 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: MJW, Rick Brewster, Kemaru, teh501stsnoipeh The winner with 40% of the vote is... Skullbonz 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: A Fleeting Glimpse, Minners71, Doughty, Dark Shock, Julio Coolio, Sasha, Oceana The runner-up with 17% of the vote is... Dug and Yellowman And, the winner with 50% of the vote is... Welshblue 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) SAND33P The MVP: (The sports guru) Goonfella Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) BoltBait Rolling Stone: (The music guru) BoltBait 101010: (The computer guru) TechnoRobbo and 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: TechnoRobbo, yellowman, Dug, Seerose, Goonfella The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... Skullbonz And, the winner with 29% of the vote is... Red Ochre 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: Nai, Skullbonz, Xhin The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... HELEN And, the winner with 60% of the vote is... Pixey The GE Award: This one goes to the author who created the best plugin of 2014. The nominees for this award include: The Dwarf Horde The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Red ochre And, the winner with 73% of the votes each is... TechnoRobbo I think we're *all* the winners of this award, don't you? 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 2014. The nominees for this award include: Kemaru, pdnnoob, Drydareelin, Jerkfight, Pixey, skullbonz, toe_head2001 The runner-up with 18% of the vote is... TechnoRobbo The winner with 27% of the vote is... Nitenurse79 Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2014. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. The nominees for this award include: Cc4FuzzyHuggles, Ego Eram Reputo, Ishi, pdnnoob, Nai, Yellowman, BoltBait The runner up with 15% of the vote is... Pixey and Red Ochre The winner with 23% of the vote is... TechnoRobbo 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 Pixey and DrewDale!” 2) “Wow, look, HELEN is showing their art in the Louvre!” 3) “Hey, BoltBait has his own TV show!” 4) “Hello, I’m pyrochild, and I’m an alcoholic.” 5) “In local news, police have finally gunned down pyrochild from his murderous rampage.” 6) “OMGWTFLOLBBQ, Rick Brewster just got bant good!” (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: EgoEramReputo, TechnoRobbo, Drydareelin, Goonfella, Helen, BoltBait, nitenurse79, pdnnoob, Rick Brewster, Yellowman The third place spot with 12% of the vote is... Red ochre The runner-up with 13% of the votes is... barbieq25 *Drum roll, please* And, the clear winner with 18% 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. pyrochild, use a designated driver. Be safe, everyone. See you all next year! You may now give your Acceptance Speeches and Congratulatory Messages below...
  2. Welcome to the 2013 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show! Where you decided the best of 2013, the worst of 2013, 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 2013 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, and whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2013, 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 29% of the vote is... Visual 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 17% of the vote is... pdnnoob And, the winner with 50% of the vote is... david.atwell Keep up the great work! 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: skullbonz and AGJM The winner with 60% of the vote is... Visual 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 31% of the vote is... Barbieq25 The winner with 38% of the vote is... Ego Eram Raputo 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: Pixey (Nanette) The runner-up with 31% of the vote is... Barbieq25 And, the winner with 54% of the vote is... HELEN 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: Kemaru, Pyrochild, barbieq25, and BoltBait (Hey! That's me!) The runner-up with 18% of the vote is... Skullbonz The winner with 27% of the vote is... RFX 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: Welshblue, Ego Eram Reputo, Rick Brewster, null54, RFX, TechnoRobbo, and david.atwell And, the winner with 21% of the vote is... pdnnoob 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, 2013. The nominees for this award include: Oceana The runner-up with 32% of the vote is... Daniels And, the winner with 44% of the vote is... TechnoRobbo 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: Rick Brewster The runner-up with 30% of the vote is... BoltBait The winner with 50% of the vote is... welshblue 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: WelshBlue and Rick Brewster The winner with 47% of the vote is... skullbonz 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: minners71, Madjik, Ash, A Fleeting Glimpse, and Commander Sozo The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... Jim100361 And, the winner with 36% of the vote is... oma 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) Goonfella Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) BoltBait Rolling Stone: (The music guru) Welshblue 101010: (The computer guru) null54 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: hmmm... honstly, just the two winners... The runner-up with 17% of the vote is... yellowman And, the winner with 83% of the vote is... dug 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: Pixey (Nanette), welshblue, Seerose, Doughty, and yellowman The runner-up with 25% of the vote is... Drydareelin And, the winner with 33% of the vote is... HELEN The GE Award: This one goes to the author who created the best plugin of 2013. The runner-up is... um... no one? (This is a strange year!) And, the winner with 50% of the votes each is... TechnoRobbo and Red ochre I think we're *all* the winners of this award, don't you? 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 2013. The nominees for this award include: Drydareelin, Kemaru (for Pyrochild's ambisig), dug, and Oceana The runner-up with 23% of the vote is... DarkShock The winner with 31% of the vote is... minners71 Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2013. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. The nominees for this award include: Yellowman The runner up with 27% of the vote is... pdnnoob The winner with 55% of the vote is... Welshblue 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 DrewDale!” 2) “Wow, look, HELEN is showing their art in the Louvre!” 3) “Hey, nitenurse79 has her own TV show!” 4) “Hello, I’m Rick Brewster, and I’m an alcoholic.” 5) “In local news, police have finally gunned down pyrochild from his murderous rampage.” 6) “OMGWTFLOLBBQ, Visual just got bant good!” (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: Yellowman, Dug, Daniels, pdnnoob The third place spot with 12% of the vote is... barbieq25 The runner-up with 20% of the votes is... Welshblue *Drum roll, please* And, the clear winner with 22% of the vote is... HELEN 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. Rick Brewster, use a designated driver. Be safe, everyone. See you all next year! EDIT: Custom titles have now been awarded for all but the "fun" awards. Enjoy! Multiple award winners only get one title of my choosing. If you want the other one, let me know. You may now give your Acceptance Speeches and Congratulatory Messages below...
  3. So yeah, as you can tell, it's about that time -- you get to decide the best of 2013, the worst of 2013, and everything in between. Welcome to the 2013 Paint.NET Forum Awards! It is quite simple. You are given ~29 categories in which you can vote for your fellow PdNers. There are a variety of statements to be made here, and as a regular of the Off-Topic Forum, you get to have your say on who deserves what. Any member of the PdN forum is eligible to vote, so Joe Random's opinion counts for just as much as mine, or even Rick's! You may vote ONCE only. If you vote twice, I will only count the first one. So, put some thought into it before clicking the send button! How to vote: For the awards, I'm leaving a blank template at the bottom of this post. Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V that into Notepad or your personally preferred prose processor, and fill in the ballot with your choice of who should win each award. Then, Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V your completed ballot into a PM to me. It’d be great if you could title it "Paint.NET Forum Awards Ballot 2013" or something like that in the subject. I'll still accept it if it's not titled that and I catch it in my inbox, but it'll be much easier to discern if it has an appropriate subject. As stated above, any Paint.NET forum member gets to vote on every award. I'll ask that you make your best effort to fill out the ballot where you can to ensure complete results. If you want to leave some blank because you don't know who to vote for, that's fine as well -- just try to vote where you feel your knowledge is apt. Feel free to discuss one or two of your picks and thoughts on this post, through IM, etc. I just ask that you don't post your entire vote for all to see--Let's keep the results a surprise. This isn't a staunch & serious activity -- it's here for fun. Just be sure that you get your votes to me on time! In any case, I'll save all of my standard rambling for the post where people actually get the awards, and let you guys get to your thinking & voting. A couple quick notes: 1) The little puns relating to the names of each award are bolded in the descriptions. There's a method to my madness, I swear it! 2) It's OK to vote for yourself in some categories if you think you deserve it. Ballots with your own name for EVERY category will be discarded. 3) As I said above, incomplete ballots are accepted, so if you can't think of someone for an award, that's fine, just leave that one blank. Please use exact user names. I'm not familiar with everyone's nick names. Copy-and-paste works best here. 4) Voting closes at 8 AM PDT, on January 6th, 2014. That's first thing Monday morning. 5) Winners in each category will receive a custom Rank to display under their user name on the forum. 6) Have fun! Remember, if you get voted on as a forum troll, it is all in fun! We still love you. And, without further delay... The 2013 Awards! First, a few awards for forum performance: The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2013 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, and whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2013, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now. 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/she wields the banhammer in a way which would make Thor proud. (To assist you, a full list of moderators can be found here.) 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 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 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 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 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. If someone strikes you as a smart cookie, this is where you can acknowledge that. 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, 2013. The Homer Simpson Award: Who doesn't find Homer Simpson funny? Well, if you don't, maybe you should read this award description before you vote. 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 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 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 Spool Awards: This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help. 1) Captain N: (The UBB gamer) 2) The MVP: (The sports expert) 3) Siskel & Ebert: (The movie expert) 4) Rolling Stone: (The music expert) 5) 101010: (The computer expert) 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 Monet Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the most beautiful art using Paint.NET. The GE Award: This one goes to the author who creates the best plugin of 2013. Be sure to mention which plugin you are using and why you love it. Plugins released in 2013 or having a major update this year are valid for this award. If you're not sure which plugins this includes, check the plugin index. 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 2013. Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2013. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. Now, a few things thrown in just for fun! The ______ in the ______ Awards: Possibly the most fun and lighthearted of those presented in the Paint.NET awards, these are some specific situations where you get to fill the name of a fellow forumer in a blank that suits them. Try not to pick the obvious -- don't pick banned members in the blank for members about to be banned, or pro artists for the professional artist blank. That said; 1) "And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is ________!" 2) "Wow, look, _________ is showing their art in the Louvre!" 3) "Hey, __________ has his own TV show!" 4) "Hello, I’m _________, and I’m an alcoholic." 5) "In local news, police have finally gunned down ________ from his murderous rampage." 6) "OMGWTFLOLBBQ, _________ just got bant good!" 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. With that, I'm off into the darkness! (And by "into the darkness", I mean "to sit silently refreshing my inbox waiting for your votes".) Good luck! And, let the campaigning begin! P.S. These awards were based on forum awards from MOTL. All credit goes to GLE for his humor and creativity. Please use the ballot template. Do not delete lines, if you wish not to vote on a category, just leave it blank. Do not post your completed ballot to the forum. PM it to me! Let's keep the results a surprise, OK? (If you want to suggest people vote a certain way on ONE or TWO categories, that's fine, just don't post the whole thing.) Ballot Template: (Enter one user name on each line after the colon. Do not delete lines or titles.) ================================================== Your User Name (Please, this helps me): The Mimi Bobeck Award: The Real Estate Award: The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award: The Proton Award: The Big Bird Award: The Howard Hughes Award: The Radiance Award: Rookie of the Year: The Homer Simpson Award: The Pauly Shore Award: The Hit & Miss Award: UBB gamer: Sports: Movie: Music: Computer: The Picasso Award: The Monet Award: The GE Award (author/plugin): The Marlboro Award: Rabbi: Newest mod: Showing in the Louvre: TV show: Alcoholic: Gunned down: Banned: The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET (vote for up to 4) 1: 2: 3: 4:
  4. So yeah, as you can tell, it's about that time -- you get to decide the best of 2012, the worst of 2012, and everything in between. Welcome to the 2012 Paint.NET Forum Awards! It is quite simple. You are given ~29 categories in which you can vote for your fellow PdNers. There are a variety of statements to be made here, and as a regular of the Off-Topic Forum, you get to have your say on who deserves what. Any member of the PdN forum is eligible to vote, so Joe Random's opinion counts for just as much as mine, or even Rick's! You may vote ONCE only. If you vote twice, I will only count the first one. So, put some thought into it before clicking the send button! How to vote: For the awards, I'm leaving a blank template at the bottom of this post. Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V that into Notepad or your personally preferred prose processor, and fill in the ballot with your choice of who should win each award. Then, Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V your completed ballot into a PM to me. It’d be great if you could title it "Paint.NET Forum Awards Ballot 2012" or something like that in the subject. I'll still accept it if it's not titled that and I catch it in my inbox, but it'll be much easier to discern if it has an appropriate subject. As stated above, any Paint.NET forum member gets to vote on every award. I'll ask that you make your best effort to fill out the ballot where you can to ensure complete results. If you want to leave some blank because you don't know who to vote for, that's fine as well -- just try to vote where you feel your knowledge is apt. Feel free to discuss your picks and thoughts on this post, through IM, etc. I just ask that you don't post your entire vote for all to see--Let's keep the results a surprise. This isn't a staunch & serious activity -- it's here for fun. Just be sure that you get your votes to me on time! In any case, I'll save all of my standard rambling for the post where people actually get the awards, and let you guys get to your thinking & voting. A couple quick notes: 1) The little puns relating to the names of each award are bolded in the descriptions. There's a method to my madness, I swear it! 2) It's OK to vote for yourself in some categories if you think you deserve it. Ballots with your own name for EVERY catagory will be discarded. 3) As I said above, incomplete ballots are accepted, so if you can't think of someone for an award, that's fine, just leave that one blank. Please use exact user names. I'm not familiar with everyone's nick names. Copy-and-paste works best here. 4) Voting closes at 8 AM PDT, on January 7th, 2013. That's first thing Monday morning. 5) Winners in each catagory will receive a custom Rank to display under their user name on the forum. 6) Have fun! Remember, if you get voted on as a forum troll, it is all in fun! We still love you. And, without further delay... The 2012 Awards! First, a few awards for forum performance: The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2012 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, and whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2012, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now. 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/she wields the banhammer in a way which would make Thor proud. (To assist you, a full list of moderators can be found here.) 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 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 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 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 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. If someone strikes you as a smart cookie, this is where you can acknowledge that. 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, 2012. The Homer Simpson Award: Who doesn't find Homer Simpson funny? Well, if you don't, maybe you should read this award description before you vote. 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 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 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 Spool Awards: This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help. 1) Captain N: (The UBB gamer) 2) The MVP: (The sports expert) 3) Siskel & Ebert: (The movie expert) 4) Rolling Stone: (The music expert) 5) 101010: (The computer expert) 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 Monet Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the most beautiful art using Paint.NET. The GE Award: This one goes to the author who creates the best plugin of 2012. Be sure to mention which plugin you are using and why you love it. Plugins released in 2012 or having a major update this year are valid for this award. If you're not sure which plugins this includes, check the plugin index. 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 2012. Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2012. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligable. Now, a few things thrown in just for fun! The ______ in the ______ Awards: Possibly the most fun and lighthearted of those presented in the Paint.NET awards, these are some specific situations where you get to fill the name of a fellow forumer in a blank that suits them. Try not to pick the obvious -- don't pick banned members in the blank for members about to be banned, or pro artists for the professional artist blank. That said; 1) "And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is ________!" 2) "Wow, look, _________ is showing their art in the Louvre!" 3) "Hey, __________ has his own TV show!" 4) "Hello, I’m _________, and I’m an alcoholic." 5) "In local news, police have finally gunned down ________ from his murderous rampage." 6) "OMGWTFLOLBBQ, _________ just got bant good!" 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. With that, I'm off into the darkness! (And by "into the darkness", I mean "to sit silently refreshing my inbox waiting for your votes".) Good luck! And, let the campaigning begin! P.S. These awards were based on forum awards from MOTL. All credit goes to GLE for his humor and creativity. Please use the ballot template. Do not delete lines, if you wish not to vote on a catagory, just leave it blank. Do not post your completed ballot to the forum. PM it to me! Let's keep the results a surprise, ok? (If you want to suggest people vote a certain way on ONE or TWO catagories, that's fine, just don't post the whole thing.) Ballot Template: (Enter one user name on each line. Do not delete lines.) ================================================== Your User Name (Please, this helps me): The Mimi Bobeck Award: The Real Estate Award: The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award: The Proton Award: The Big Bird Award: The Howard Hughes Award: The Radiance Award: Rookie of the Year: The Homer Simpson Award: The Pauly Shore Award: The Hit & Miss Award: UBB gamer: Sports: Movie: Music: Computer: The Picasso Award: The Monet Award: The GE Award (author/plugin): The Marlboro Award: Rabbi: Newest mod: Showing in the Louvre: TV show: Alcoholic: Gunned down: Banned: The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET (vote for up to 4) 1: 2: 3: 4: