In case you are unaware, for the past few years I have been running The Center Awards, an end of year celebration of everything that makes us.... us.
2012 - Nominations
2013 - Nominations - Results
As ever, there are two aims with these awards:
1) Everybody take part!!
I don't care if you're a Forever Lurker, I don't care if you have 5k posts or 50, I don't care if you feel like you don't belong here any more or if you just joined up last week. Everyone is welcome to take part, and please do. This only works if I get a good response to nominations.
2) Positivity, Positivity, Positivitiy!!
Feel free to just PM me a bunch of names if you like, but what really makes these things special is the nice words we get to say about each other. The nominations are all anonymous so feel free to say what you like about anyone, so long as it's nice!
As we're a bit late in getting started this year, Nominations will be open into the New Year. I would hope to wrap this up early in 2015 so I'm going to provisionally say Monday 5th January
is the last date for nominating, so when a bunch of members return for the usual holiday part-time posting, please point them in this direction. I will happily extend the timeframe if it means more votes and more quotes!
To take part, simply PM me
anywhere between zero
nominations for each of the below categories. Feel free to put as much detail and quotes into your choices as you like also :) reasons are always better, but not mandatory.
Now, I was going to axe a few categories, but I like the idea of looking back at past winners too much so I decided not to. I have however added in a few new ones. Remember, you don't need to vote in every single category, but please vote for as many as possible :)
How you define "Best" is up to you, but the guy must be a guy.
How you define "Best" is up to you, but the gal must be a gal.
Anyone who signed up for the first time since 1st December 2013
(Easiest way to check is to go to the Members List, click "More Search Options" and you can filter by join date there
Any of our current staff are eligible.
Has anyone grown on you since the start of 2014? Praise them here.
That poster who puts their all into posts, whether it be through humour, content, best use of smilies, etc
Most Valuable Member:
A non-Staff member
who continues to improve The Center, acts with the conduct of a Staff member, or is in general considered of high value as a member.
Most Underappreciated: Any
member, Staff or non-Staff, whose contributions you feel go unnoticed
- give them their dues here.
The member who no-one ever has a bad word to say about.
The one that always makes you :lol:
NEW! Biggest Shitlord:
Reminder: this is meant to be fun, but we have a healthy dose of trolls, sarcasm and in-joking. Who does it best and still makes you laugh while sporting the biggest shit-eating grin you've seen?
Be they poet, GFX artist, doodler, carpenter, or other.
This award goes to whoever you consider to have had the best Screename or Avatar or Signature or combination of all - please specify which you are nominating them for (copies of pics appreciated).
The MIA Award:
That one member of yesteryear who has yet to sign up to v6 but bloody well should! (Anyone from v1-v5 is eligible).
Most likely to still be posting in 12 years:
Who here will never leave!?
Most likely to be famous in 12 years:
Who will be the first of us to earn $1,000,000, get a TV show, have books written about them and become world-renowned?
Your favourite place to post in The Center.
Your favourite topic of the past 12 months. (Mafia games not eligible
Favourite Mafia Game:
This includes all of Season 2 and I will accept anything as far back as Mafia 33: Far Cry 3 from Season 1.
Favourite DTGS Article or Podcast:
Not sure what is eligible? Check out the DTGS? sub-forum and refresher your memory!
NEW! Most Controversial Post:
Reminder: This is meant to be positive, but we can have a laugh about stuff we have done in the recent past. Seen something on The Center that shocked you? Share it here.
NEW! Favourite Image:
It could be from Post Your Picture, it could be from the Gathering topics, it could be from anywhere. So long as it features a Center member, or was made or shared by a Center member, it is eligible.
Surprise Of The Year:
This is an entirely subjective award - what to you has been the biggest surprise of 2014?
Moment Of The Year:
Finally, what to you has been your favourite part of 2014?
NEW!Favourite Gathering Memory:
Whether you were there or not, I'm sure you've all heard the stories. What was your favourite part of The Gathering 2014?