After a couple years of hiatus to regrow the forum, the annual awards are making a return! Old favorites and new categories are all open for voting, starting now, and ending in 3 weeks time (December 13th)! Seeing as this will be the first time we hold awards since the transition of the forum, I've decided to put a new twist on some of the old trophies! Beneath the descriptions, I will leave a sample sheet for you guys to copy, fill-out, and send in to me, via PM (OR, if you're the bold and vocal type, feel free to post your votes in this thread). While I will list possible nominations, the voting process is open to write-in votes for any member, so my nominations should be taken as examples; not the only choices in play. And, remember, my proud homies: no voting for yourself in any categories!
Without further ado, the categories!
Most Valuable Poster
The lifeblood of this forum, without whom the place would grow stale and boring. Loved, hated, in accords or disagreements; the MVPoster embodies the message board and carries the flag for this place on a continual basis. If you had to describe GoldenStWarriors in terms of one person, this would be the guy (or girl).
Possible nominations include: migya, Blackfoot, 8th Ave, Guybrush, PAWNO
Most Quality Poster
Not necessarily the loudest voice on the forum, but the most eloquent. A poster who speaks only when they have a thought-provoking point to bring to the discussion; the anti-spammer, if you will. This is the most grounded poster with whom conversation is always at a premium. The member who makes you think every time you read their position.
Possible nominations include: hobbes, BayAreaHoopz, GSW Hoops Fan, warriorsstepup, Knightoftheoceans, JREED
The architect of useful playgrounds to house the often wild discussions amongst us; this poster creates the most consistently high-quality posts on the entire forum. A muse for conversation.
Possible nominations include: krome, migya, Guybrush, Stairway Man, Blackfoot
Most Entertaining Poster
The person whose username alone intrigues you enough to click on a thread; the message board's resident clown prince of basketball. This award is a compilation of humorous posts, witty images, video or article links, and timely responses. If it entertains you, it applies to this award.
Possible nominations include: PAWNO, Josh Jamison, migya, 8th Ave, Mr Crackerz
Best Fan Award
Through thick and thin, this poster has the back of Warriors players, management, coaches, and/or anyone associated with the team in general. You don't have to always agree with this guy's position, but you never question the fandom.
Possible nominations include: Blackfoot, PAWNO, hobbes, warriorsstepup, Guybrush
Most Knowledgeable Poster
We're all fans here. But some of our members are absolute encyclopedias. And in an age where practically anything can be found with a quick Google search, instantaneous recall on basketball knowledge is an impressive trait. This is the fan that, through statistical wisdom, team history, fortune-telling prowess, and otherwise impressive means of knowledge, stands above all else in terms of basketball know-how.
Possible nominations include: GSW Hoops Fan, BayAreaHoopz, 8th Ave, Blackfoot, warriorsstepup
Best Avatar/Signature Combination
Previously, this award was split. This year, we're combining the two. It's pretty self-explanatory, but barring a massive upset by a slew of invading prudes, I think we all know whose got this trophy in the bag.
Possible nominations include: 8th Ave and...?
It takes an enormous collective effort to run this place and all 4 men should be recognized for their wonderful teamwork in keeping this place spam-free, within civility, organized, inviting, and interesting. That being said, which mod stands out as the guy you believe best represents the interests of the message board?
Possible nominations include: hobbes, Mr Crackerz, Guybrush, JREED
Rookie of the Year Award
As it's name implies, this award goes to the best new poster who has been here no longer than November of 2011. Members make the forum and just like any major sport, the turnover of good rookies to keep this place afloat is extremely important. Here's to the rook's who chipped in with the finest bits of conversation!
Possible nominations include: Smitty, Ringo, Stairway Man, Warriorsallday, ShadsTheWarrior
Best Board Moment
This is a new category as well and it's simply a broadening of the old, "Post of the Year" and "Thread of the Year" categories. In terms of the team, which Warrior moment, noted and discussed on this forum, was your favorite since last year?
Possible nominations include: "Warriors Trade For Bogut", "Warriors Draft Barnes", "Monta Ellis' Deafening Return Ovation", "Warriors Announce Plans For SF Venue"
Worst Board Moment
Plainly speaking, the opposite of the Best Board Moment. The Warriors have made a habit of giving their fans headaches the past 20 years. Which moment stood out as worst for you?
Possible nominations include: "Warriors Trade Ellis/Udoh", "Tank Mode", "Lacob Boo'd On Chris Mullin Night", "Bogut's Microfracture Revelation"
As promised, here's the sample voting sheet:
Best Thread Starter:
Best Board Moment:
Worst Board Moment:
Remember, voting will be opened by PM (to 32) or posts inside this thread until December 13th!
After the deadline, I'll post a new thread congratulating the winners! Good luck to everyone!
Discuss anything related to Golden State Warriors basketball here
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Excellent, I've received a couple ballots via PM so far. Hopefully more are coming!
As for me, I'm more than happy to display my votes mid-thread:
MVP: 8th Ave. Dude is a consistent poster, phrases his opinion well, and keeps this place running hard with interesting convo. I think 2012 is this dude's year.
Quality Poster: Guybrush. Even if we disagree, he's always cordial, professional, and represents this place famously. A joy to converse with.
Best Thread Starter: Krome. Easy.
Most Entertaining: PAWNO gets the most genuine LOL's out of me on a regular basis.
Best Fan: Again, going with PAWNO. The pilgrimage to the Bay is a display of loyalty not many here can top.
Most Knowledgeable: Blackfoot. Pest's successor as the stat wizard of this place, tremendously fun to banter with.
Best Sig/Avatar. 8th Ave. C'mon.
Best Moderator: Guybrush. As with my MVP choice, I give lots of credit to guys who are here often.
Rookie-of-the-Year: Stairway Man
Best Board Moment: I'm gonna say drafting Harrison Barnes (and lurking JazzFanz.com to see all those whiners bitch about Tank Mode )
Worst Board Moment: Lacob boo'd... Just disgraceful.
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32, thanks for taking this and running with it. Much appreciated!!
No doubt; happy to do it!
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Man, it's much harder to this than before...great to see so many people here now. And thanks for organizing this 32, I tip my hat to you for that, sir.
MVP: 32, easily. This place would look as it has as twice less members if this guy stopped coming. Always has an opinion, and it is really nice to chat with him, on any subject.
Quality Poster: Migya. Hard one. I'm gonna go with Migs, but there are quite a few people here as well, that are close second.
Best Thread Starter: Krome! I don't know why this is still here...he should just be awarded with this for life.
Most Entertaining: Pawno...man, if there was any doubt, that hooker thing was a clear reminder of who is the Joker here.
Best Fan: Hobbes. Taking care of this place, giving away tickets to friend and fans here despite his many responsibilities...just well done, mate.
Most Knowledgeable: Blackfoot. I was surprised by how much this man know about our Warriors. There are a lot of people here who know damn much, but, he really surprised me this year.
Best Sig/Avatar: 8th ave...the same as for the best thread starter. Hopefully someone else will start putting in their sig and profile pic some nice titties and butts.
Best Moderator: JREED. Even though he is not here as much lately, he always brings in some fresh ideas to the topics, and he is doing his job when it come to moderating. And he is the most rigorous of the four.
Rookie-of-the-Year: Ringo. Many new faces here. Stairway Man, Smitty, Warriorsallday, Ringo...it's a really tough one, but I'm gonna give my voice to Ringo.
Best Board Moment: Drafting Harrison Barnes. It was a toss up between that and the new arena...but, since we still didn't get the arena, I'm gonna vote for Barnes. I wanna see the arena first, and see the changes that I expect them to make at that point.
Worst Board Moment: Booing. That's just embarrassing.
And I would like to add "The most fiery fan" award...you guys should go to a game day thread and read a few posts from Martin before you start watching the game, it's like we are being gang banged, and then you turn on the game, and see that we lead by 5. I admire that, he really likes the team, just needs to be a bit more calm.
There you go...good luck to everyone. And sorry if I forgot somebody, it's hard now, with so many members, you people need to be here often and post regularly.
Oh, and 32, it's not like we don't agree on any subject, at least we are agreeing on Bogut trade...lol
Guybrush I think your best fan vote for me needs to be rescinded after last night's game.
Hey, it happens to the best of us. You think I managded to watch every minute since I got a baby girl?
There are some things you need to take care of, doesn't make you any less of a fan.
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Poster Credit: 15
I definitely think 32 or Migya knows more than me.
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Poster Credit: 13
MVP: 32 : Always insightfull with just about every topic
Quality Poster: Guybrush : Points are always valid, and well thoughtout
Best Thread Starter: Stairway: alot of nice topics started
Most Entertaining: Martin: Always entertaining in the game thread, has an interesting way of analyzing basketball the positive and negative
Best Fan: 8th, passionate about the team, you can clearly tell.
Most Knowledgeable: Blackout: Overall like how he can relate basketball stats to what goes on the court.
Best Sig/Avatar: 8th duh !!!
Best Moderator: I think overall you guys all do a great job running the forum.
Rookie-of-the-Year: Blackout has been real consistent
Best Board Moment: I remember a particular moment when Martin was a pestimistic earlier in the season, all in one game thread
Worst Board Moment: Pawno losing his V-card in vegas. lol
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I rarely do this, I rarely do much of anything on this board, except for games threads (sorry, folks, I'm a king of that land ), but I'll pass some of my votes (I have never voted in politics as all anarchists should do, so I'm a voting virgin, but i'll try here):
MVP: 32, and not because he is right on subjects, but because he makes others around him better.
Quality Poster: guybrush he keeps it tight/neat and balanced.
Best Thread Starter: krome without game threads I have somewhere like 100 posts and no way I'm an All-Star
Most Entertaining: warriorstepup for discusions in game thread, blackfoot comes close, but he'll get his award anyway.
Best Fan: everyone
Most Knowledgeable: bob fitzgerald
Best Sig/Avatar: man, this is tuff as nails...needless to say I can't recount how many times I compared those lady bottoms in 8th ave signature. i would be ashamed if I had a girlfriend these days.
Best Moderator: pass
Best Board Moment: change of board picture
Worst Board Moment: still having tim kawakami on twitter feeds
"i wish i was a little bit taller" skee lo
I feel you, 8th. I think it's just an opportunity to spread the love and while there's no gaping differences in those 3 categories, they're definitely not the same thing. Being here constantly and posting a lot is more MVP... you don't necessarily have to be the most knowledgeable on the team/sport. But I hear you on Best Fan, that one's kinda tough to define...
I've updated the running tally and while there are a couple spots still in question, it's gonna take an otherworldly upset to unseat a few of the guys running away with their annual awards (*cough* Krome, 8th, PAWNO, etc *cough*). The closest category still in play for multiple board members is Most Knowledgeable, so Migs and Blackfoot better do some quick campaigning to secure that trophy by the 13th.
4 more days, gentlemen! Let's get those votes in, if you haven't already!
(Lookin at you, hobbes, GSW Hoops Fan, BayAreaHoopz! )
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