where exactly is the elitist/popularity contest bs in this? i am confused... unless you are referring to some of the past events, like miss mx6.com lol (which i WON ha)
but having read through this and the nominee thread.. im not sure i see any popularity contest or undeserved awards.. i cannot agree unless you are more specific.
gavin totally deserves his technical award. hell he would have given 2g members a run for the money as well, and he doesnt even have one. ruub is awesome, bar none. i've already expressed my view about others being more deserving in 2g, but at the same time, most of the 2g constituents HAVE been assisted by me, so enh i guess its a toss up for myself. (i would have voted for mici or skiingman personally if i saw this in time)
trents award is very accurate lol. as is sixsick6's (bwahaha)
youngbecker - dont know him well enough, can't say. this is among the "fluff" category anyway so it truly does come down to popularity (or UNpopularity in this case lol)
rick - well "enlighten" can mean many things... who else was nominated? same thing with courtney - she's been very social both on and off the board - but who else was even nominated for the position? either way, again these are tongue in cheek, almost fluff awards.
from what i can tell of the other threads - the nominees were made by members, not staff. hell i certainly didnt know i was on "the list" until someone said "hey dude, you're 2G member of the year" - to which i had to ask.. wtf is that? lol.
- just a little confused here.
agreed partially about the individual forums - definitely should have been stickies postified in the forums each award pertained to, but not limited to there.. though i don't frequent the 1g forums enough to have caught a week long vote like this, i would still be able to vote appropriately, as would others. a link TO the discussion in each forum would have been sufficient.