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Post time 2012-12-17 21:34:53 |Display all floors
This post was edited by expatter at 2012-12-17 21:42

Dear CD,

I was a little taken aback when I saw this idea being run again, and I have decided to add a comment to same. Last year this award was subject to the abuse that many democratic actions are, namely those of manipulation and avarice.  Following the results it also became a source of acrimony between different posters and I do not really think it represented what some people thought it would be. I think the main argument against it was that while some are prolific posters there are others who are less frequent but equally deserved of accolade for their loyalty and dedication to this forum. I feel that this award was not an inclusive device which properly represented the diligence of some and probably because of its singularity and the term ‘Most Valuable Member’.  With this latter idea I do not feel that this idea was sufficiently framed as to what that really meant.
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For example there were many ideas that members thought were relevant to that idea. For me personally, I took it to mean someone who was a frequent and regular poster who became ‘valuable’ because of that presence and not necessarily because their message or even political slant. However, it became obvious that the vote was subject to various cliques and whilst that is how most human societal interaction works it may well not represent the possibly original pure reasoning of the title ‘ Most Valuable Member’..
To ‘cut-to-the-quick’ I do not feel that in this present form that this award will again be found to be fair and representative and I would therefore like to suggest that if not for this year then next year this award should be slightly more inclusive of those members here who deserve accolade but do not get it. I would propose that instead of a singular award there should be numerous small pendants awarded in several categories which then might lead those winners on to be the members who make-up the ‘lions-share’ of the ‘Most Valuable Member’ award with other non-winning members also adding to that vote for a final outcome.

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For example, both ttt, Vincent and others are good supporters of the forum but do not necessarily get involved in the debates and are therefore forgotten even though they frequently get ‘Editor’s Pick’ for their posting and maybe a category of ‘Best Contributor’ could be a sub-award. Another might be the ‘Most Humorous’ award and Piggy and others come to mind here.  Kbay, Revolutioneer, Rudi and others frequently post numerous regular posts, and maybe there should be a category for ‘Most Contributions’.   Seneca, Smithi, Robert, Fenix, LGK, laughs at you, Kbay, bandito, the Hermit, Liuyedao, Abrahamicus, Tigress, Slimpanda, Ratfink, raton, George and others are very good contributors to deeper debates and maybe there should be a ‘Best Comments Contributor’, and based around personal input rather than copy-and paste. White-Bear comes to mind as someone who is very helpful along with others such as Lone Acorn, DSseeing and others and maybe an award for ‘Most Helpful Member’, might fit here.

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I think you might get my drift here that sub-categories would be very much more inclusive to all as many members bring their own ‘invaluableness’ and do not necessarily get a mention, and these winners could then make up the majority of the ‘Most Valued Member’ vote. This Might even make the ‘Most Valued Member’ a better and more transparent process.
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If I left your name out of these ideas or misspelled your name, please accept my apologies  ……..     
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Post time 2012-12-17 21:44:40 |Display all floors
how about Bandito...
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Post time 2012-12-17 21:50:14 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2012-12-17 21:44
how about Bandito...

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expatter Post time: 2012-12-17 21:50
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Post time 2012-12-18 12:21:09 |Display all floors
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Post time 2012-12-19 14:13:10 |Display all floors
I nominated expatter, Kbay and satsu_jin, though there are a few others I'd like to nominate such as longzhou, smithi, robert, whitebear, zglobal, and NE_Tigrrrrrrrrrrrreeessss.

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Post time 2012-12-19 15:57:33 |Display all floors
NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-12-19 14:13
I nominated expatter, Kbay and satsu_jin, though there are a few others I'd like to nominate such as ...

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