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The British Govornment's decision really upsets me, like many others, but I don't think it'll work out for them in the long run.
They could be going two steps forward only to take one step back down the road. This result of this would be twofold: 1) some form of action is implemented whatever goes; and 2) it creates the illusion that our government listens to its people when we cry out (which, technically, they will be doing).

I doubt, along with uH, the harshness of the new regime will last. Unfortunately, metaphorical blood will be split before then.

I would also like to agree with what MBL responded with above. The whole system is being cast with a dark shadow when it is only select individuals who are at fault. It is like the whole sword/sharp weapons malarky a few years past: every bladed weapon was treat with disdain because of select criminal activities, which ultimately damned honest collectors and re-enactors. In this case the law was relaxed a year or so later, which provides a great precursory example to the point in my first paragraph.

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CMD, I have always wondered, why do you put both "My Website" and "My Weblog" links in your signature when they both link to the exact same page? :?

Eh, because there was a time when my site and my blog were separate... I should probably change that.

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Hmmm. I just realized that even though Google is my homepage, whenever I open up Firefox to look something up, I always type in google.com anyway.

I realized a few weeks ago that I have a bookmark on my Bookmarks toolbar for Wikipedia. Useless, since I have a search box for Wikipedia that I use almost exclusively for finding things on Wikipedia, and if I need to for some reason just go to the Wikipedia site and not a particular Wikipedia page, I can just select the Wikipedia search box and hit enter on the Wikipedia search box without typing anything Wikipedia in the Wikipedia search box Wikipedia. Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikipedia.

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I set "wiki" as the keyword for Wikipedia search. Then I can just type "wiki whatever" in the address bar, and get rid of the search bar completely.

This gets me in trouble when I use other computers, though, especially if they don't have Firefox. IE doesn't really like such things. It usually works in Firefox, even if the keyword hasn't been set up, since it routes invalid URLs through Google anyway.

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Congratulations to: jessikuhhx3 (20), Sk8rboy1091 (18), TropicalIcee (17), StraightShoota67 (16), Jaimer (16), Hayden (14)

Thanks for making me feel old...at 36.... :(

I know I'm not the oldest here....at least I hope not!

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Congratulations to: jessikuhhx3 (20), Sk8rboy1091 (18), TropicalIcee (17), StraightShoota67 (16), Jaimer (16), Hayden (14)

Thanks for making me feel old...at 36.... :(

I know I'm not the oldest here....at least I hope not!

If it makes you feel better, there was someone the other day who had their 101st birthday on the forum :)

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I'm looking forward to a forum award show for 2009, that's if BoltBait is up for it, and I already have a few candidates in mind. :D

I'll be posting it close to the end of the year, with voting between Christmas and New Years.

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Brief attempt at avoiding three consecutive years of identical awards. Yes, I know the names and some of the descriptions are mediocre.

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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!

The 2009 Awards!

First, a few awards for forum performance:

The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum spammer of 2009 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum spammer 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 spammer on the Internet is by now.

The Vigilante Award: This one's for the member who tends to pwn n00bs 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 report it, but he wields the reply button 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 Google Award: This one is for the member who searches for hours just to find a link to the topic the posters are talking about.

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 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.

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 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 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) Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru)

3) Rolling Stone: (The music guru)

4) 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.

The "Demolition Derby Driver" Award: This one goes to the author who creates the buggiest plugin of 2009.

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 6 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.

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Where every vote is a "write in" vote, it's just easier if I count them myself.

BTW, if you have suggestions for awards, bring them on!

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