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Paint.NET Forum Awards Ballot 2009

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So yeah, as you can tell, it's about that time -- you get to decide the best of 2009, the worst of 2009, and everything in between. Welcome to the 2009 Paint.NET Forum Awards!

It is quite simple. You are given ~28 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 Overflow 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 2009” 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, in the Paint.NET discussion on dA, etc. 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.

4) Voting closes at 6 AM PDT, on January 4th, 2010. 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 2009 Awards!

First, a few awards for forum performance:

The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2009 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 2009, 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.

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, 2009.

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 guru)

3) Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru)

4) Rolling Stone: (The music guru)

5) 101010: (The computer guru)

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 2009. Be sure to mention which plugin you are using and why you love it. Plugins released in 2009 or having a major update this year are valid for this award.

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 2009.

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.

Ballot Template: (Enter one user name on each line.)

Your User Name:

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:

1) Captain N (The UBB gamer):

2) The MVP (The sports guru):

3) Siskel & Ebert (The movie guru):

4) Rolling Stone (The music guru):

5) 101010 (The computer guru):

The Picasso Award:

The Monet Award:

The GE Award (author/plugin):

The Marlboro Award:

“And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is ________!”:

“Wow, look, _________ is showing their art in the Louvre!”:

“Hey, __________ has his own TV show!”:

“Hello, I’m _________, and I’m an alcoholic.”:

“In local news, police have finally gunned down ________ from his murderous rampage.”:

“OMGWTFLOLBBQ, _________ just got bant good!”:

The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET

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So many awards.. that'll take some time..

Though I don't get the thing with the Hit & Miss award. If someone gets this award, he won't even know this (that's why he got that award in the first place) and we won't see it either because this person doesn't post anymore.

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JSYK, I'm pretty sure no one else can see number 32001 there... ;)

And I just gotta say, while he was a nutter of the highest order, glue_man's "paint.net league of graphics" line was pretty epic.

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32001 was Cellus

Dear forum.

f*** this forum, i thought forums was a great place to talk and share things insted i've been misunderstood and disrespected by things i said when they meant little things and small dumbass arguments.

It goes on like this for several paragraphs.

Haha, what an idiot.

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It's bad enough that nobody knows me but now here come the awards to emphasize the fact. Just great.

Nah, don't worry. I don't even think I have ever been a runner up for any of these awards. But it is fun :P

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It's bad enough that nobody knows me but now here come the awards to emphasize the fact. Just great.

You have < 200 posts. Give people time to get to know you.

I was actually just kidding. I was trying to be like Charlie Brown in the Christmas one.

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I hope this isn't too much information, BoltBait.

@Mike: Well, last year you got nominated for the Proton award. This year I nominated you for the Howard Hughes award, although I can't remember why.

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This year there were a lot more options for the moderator award, but in the end I voted for Sozo.

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I couldn't think of any major plugins from this year, so I voted for the author that makes good old fashioned plugins.

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I gave Bluecasters and glue_man the pwnage and banning awards (not necessarily respectively).

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Hmmm, I'm gonna have to put some though into choosing these awards. With any luck I'll get one this year too. :)

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@Briamoth...I know you! What more could you want? :lol:

Damn, I was hoping the Glue_Man thing had been forgotten...I am still embarrased that I got suckered in. Love to meet him in a dark alley, alone! Borrow one of Welshy's axes. Hmmm, now I'm being very unkind.

Oh yeah, reason for posting: did I miss something? When do the awards close?

EDIT: If all else fails read the destructions (instructions)! DOH!

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sozo, arent you the one with the worst nomination to awards ratio? :D

its okay, im sure many people will vote for you.

Ha ha ha, yeah. I can't remember what is was last year, like 0 for 7 or 8, maybe more. :lol:

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