So it's over and I've counted all the votes, verified them and can now bring to you the results of last years Forum Awards, since the world didn't end so I have to now I've started this. Sorry but there will be no enjoyable post from a guest presenter this year because there just isn't, and I forgot to ask people. I really should've asked last years funniest, Deckard, but I assumed he was busy trying to outfunny everyone again. Was he successful? Let's find out |
In a repeat of last years performance of bestness, kalel proves that you should never change - be true to who you are and great things can happen, assuming you take your self-worth from strangers on the internet (I do, hence these awards). Nobody does it better than kalel.
Honourable mention to runner up Dirtbox, who also seems to be good at being the best at stuff. But no poorly chosen YouTube link for you. The people in 3rd were a lot of people all tied - nickthegun, TOOTR, MetalDog, HiddenAway, MrTomFTW and some wanker called DFawkes. That's going in my sig.
Now I'm lead to believe that there's a bit of a rivalry gonig here between the 2 frontrunners. As I was counting up those votes, the 2 leaders switched around every few votes. In fact, when I did the first phase of counting the thread votes first, it was neck and neck, and only got swung by the secret PM voters. So, the officially funniest, by single vote, is...
Always quick to sweep in with a sarcastic quip, neilka has beaten Deckard1 to the finish line by a nose. Not even a Bergerac nose, a stubby little cat nose. Looks like someone has to step up their game should they want to win next year
Obviously, Deckard1 is in second, with joint 3rd going to MrPon and Load_2.0.
When you go to the trouble of using the name of a Simpsons character that thrusts his crotch at people to sell alcohol, you know you're on the road to niceness. I assume the 5 means he's 5 times nicer than the one on TV. Oh yeah!
2nd place goes to localnotail for being generally supportive, and 3rd is shared (easily done by you lovely nice people) by joelstinton and Dirtbox.
Now please note I did put "no votes for kalel will be counted" in the OP of the Awards thread, but that didn't stop you. So, for democracy, I counted them anyway. Did he win? Well, there was a single vote in it at the top. This years winner is...
Yes, MrTomFTW/DDevil wins another year in a row, with his mix of joining in with da boys and getting spammers the heck off our forum
Second place honourable mention by the number of votes goes to kalel, who continues to hold great influence on the forum. Hence being the best, I suppose. 3rd/Real Mod 2nd goes to Psychokitten, even if she got half the votes kalel did, and Real Mod 3rd goes to Blerk
The FooAtari Memorial Award for Special Services to the Forum
For those that aren't familiar with where the name of this special award comes from, please check out this editiorial from EG. He'll be sorely missed by all. By continuing to try and make this forum a better place, this award goes to:
He is the Lord Santa of this forum. He's writing the lists, he's checking them twice, he doesn't care who's naughty or nice. He runs the Secret Santa for us, and has done so very well for the past 2 years (possibly more, sorry if I missed some). Helping EGers spread Christmas joy is honourable indeed
2nd place goes to kalel. As I understand it (please let me know if I'm wrong, which I probably am) kalel has continued to be the man in change of the Premiership Thread, once of EGs biggest, busiest threads (so big once everything broke). Can't be an easy job to keep that under control, yet even without the wand of Moderation kalel does it. I salute you, sir.
3rd place goes to mowgli, I suspect for the enjoyment derived from a certain thread that may come up shortly.
Thread of the Year:
mowgli pooped himself then lied about it
Look, I appreciate that sometimes it's hard to sit in a chair and not just shite all over it. Really, I do. I know that, in this information age, it's very easy to immediately boast about it online for future posterity. But to try and backtrack of it and pretend you didn't decorate your chair with a turdtastic anal blast was never going to work. Category choice is also spot-on.
Joint second is the Halo 4 Street Date Broken, with well placed guest appearances as "proof".
3rd is Gentlemans Commentary, which I have no information on. I think it's like Fight Club. You don't talk about it. Shouldn't vote for it if that's the case, really, so it can't be like Fight Club.
Most Helpful: (which I almost didn't run because it's a guaranteed Dirtbox victory, but he earned it)
When it comes to tech threads, he's the man to ask. I think he earned extra points by defeating the terrible, terrible advice of vizzini, whos shotgun approach to technical help would have you buying very expensive kit instead of addressing actual problems.
Honourable mention for 2nd place PenguinJim for his sharing of great deals. 3rd goes jointly to HiddenAway for his updates in the PSN threads, LionheartDJH, LeoliansBro, & agparrot for other reasons their voters didn't share. Sorry all, but well done with the helpfulness
He may be helpful, but he will troll the heck out of everything and everyone if he feels like. It's probably this non-discriminatory style that puts him above the more focused fanboys. That's an art form.
2nd goes to the king of the fanboys, Higgins, who raised self-delusion to frightening levels. Still, at least we know the Wii U really is the best console now. Thanks for the facts, Higgins! 3rd goes to kalel, who obviously slipped up by being to good at being best.
Most Consistently Offensive:
Most put "in a good way". Others indicated you'd have got Funniest if you hadn't called pretty much everyone a bunch of kiddie-fiddlers, but given current Police enquiries it may very well turn out to be factually correct.
2nd place goes to ecosse in this current form, who can be found making more specific, personal insults and posting gay porn to win arguments. It never works 3rd goes to Dirtbox, because of previously mentioned trolling, I assume. Consistency is key, it seems.
Hot Air Special Award: (for those that say the least, but in so many words)
I don't even know if he's still around, but Fruit_Salad has the remarkable ability to make mammoth posts when drunk that say nothing, followed by an amazing talent for striking out at everyone, including those on his side, and managing to miss any points directed at him. Usually leads in a ban.
2nd place goes to darkmorgado who posts in the style of a politician (so in that regard is spot on), with 3rd shared between Higgins with his streams of utter bullcrap and JinTypeNoir's complete lack of writing efficiency.
And Finally, Stupiderest Forumite:
The occasional random seeming insults and lack of comprehension are cited as reasons, but if I had to guess I'd say forgetting how to not shit in a chair is pretty stupid. I'm not shitting right now. I bet a lot of you are, and the ones that are chose to go to the toilet first with their mobile/tablet.
2nd place is Higgins for obvious reasons, with 3rd going to Fruit for other equally obvious reasons.
So that's us for another year. Thanks everyone for your votes, especially the 99% of you who did it properly and didn't post joke votes that almost screwed my brain up. Now to edit this 100 times until it looks right. No recounts!
Happy New Year all
Edited by DFawkes at 03:30:23 05-01-2013
Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986