1. New category suggestions / a first-post update coming soon. Leaving this here to hold myself accountable.
  2. Here are some category suggestions. I've copied what existed in the first post, and then added a few others! Please chime in with what you like!

    THIS YEAR'S BALLOT

    Prom King
    The male boarder who is the all-around king of U2Start!

    Prom Queen
    The female boarder who is the all-around queen of U2Start!

    WTF Poster
    ...Wait....what did that person just say?!

    Most Consistent High-Quality Poster
    Who here on the forums has the best ratio of GOOD posts : ACTUAL posts?

    Best taste in music
    Which boarder demonstrates the best-spanning taste of music?

    Most questionable taste in music
    Which boarder makes you shake your head when you read what they're listening to?

    Newcomer of the year
    Who has appeared since our last round of U2Start Awards that you most enjoy seeing around the forums?

    Funniest poster
    Who makes you laugh?

    Lifetime achievement award

    Which boarder (who has been here for years upon years) seems to have achieved the most here at U2Start?

    Best avatar
    Self explanatory

    Username you don't understand

    Some are easy to get...but others leave you guessing!

    Best thread
    Where do you go the minute you log in?

    The Bob Award
    Does vinyl really sound better than digital music? Does it? Really? An award for classic boarders.

    Village Drunk
    Who dominates The Drunk Thread?

    Most Likely to Actually Be The Edge
    We know he sniffs around the fan sites...which account on U2Start do you think belongs to Edge himself?!

    Prediction King / Queen

    Which user has the most accurate crystal ball(room)? Whether its setlists or football, who knows it best?

    The Positivity Award
    Finally, who always has a smile on their face?

    THE DIE HARD FAN AWARD
    Which user is actually U2's biggest fan?


    As previously suggested, I think we should nominate users for several of these to give them a chance to "campaign"...it would be hilarious to watch 3 different users duke it out to win Prom King / Prom Queen / Some of the more general awards.

    If we nominate people for every category, however, it may be too indicative of voting and defeat the purpose. I propose that we leave most categories without nominations (Best Thread, Bob Award, etc)

    Which categories do you think we should nominate users for?
  3. Easiest award to draw up nominations for would be Village Drunk

    That's a pretty solid list actually, Matt.
  4. Oh I, I just died on this site last night
    It must've been something Matt said
    I just died on this site last night
  5. I don't like nominations, but if we do them I think these should be the categories:


    WTF Poster

    Most Consistent High-Quality Poster

    Best taste in music

    Most questionable taste in music

    Lifetime achievement award

    Username you don't understand

    The Bob Award

    The Positivity Award
  6. Complete freedom would probably be the best. I'm sure that however nominations are decided, someone will be missed off or someone will want to vote for someone else.
  7. Yes, of course, if we eventually do nominations anyone should still be able to vote for whoever they like (nominated or not). I understand nominations as "suggestions" and not as "restrictions".
  8. The standard list provided last time covers most things. Newcomers can be defined by joining in the last year with a post count above x.
  9. Originally posted by MattG:Here are some category suggestions. I've copied what existed in the first post, and then added a few others! Please chime in with what you like!

    THIS YEAR'S BALLOT

    Prom King
    The male boarder who is the all-around king of U2Start!

    Prom Queen
    The female boarder who is the all-around queen of U2Start!

    WTF Poster
    ...Wait....what did that person just say?!

    Most Consistent High-Quality Poster
    Who here on the forums has the best ratio of GOOD posts : ACTUAL posts?

    Best taste in music
    Which boarder demonstrates the best-spanning taste of music?

    Most questionable taste in music
    Which boarder makes you shake your head when you read what they're listening to?

    Newcomer of the year
    Who has appeared since our last round of U2Start Awards that you most enjoy seeing around the forums?

    Funniest poster
    Who makes you laugh?

    Lifetime achievement award

    Which boarder (who has been here for years upon years) seems to have achieved the most here at U2Start?

    Best avatar
    Self explanatory

    Username you don't understand

    Some are easy to get...but others leave you guessing!

    Best thread
    Where do you go the minute you log in?

    The Bob Award
    Does vinyl really sound better than digital music? Does it? Really? An award for classic boarders.

    Village Drunk
    Who dominates The Drunk Thread?

    Most Likely to Actually Be The Edge
    We know he sniffs around the fan sites...which account on U2Start do you think belongs to Edge himself?!

    Prediction King / Queen

    Which user has the most accurate crystal ball(room)? Whether its setlists or football, who knows it best?

    The Positivity Award
    Finally, who always has a smile on their face?

    THE DIE HARD FAN AWARD
    Which user is actually U2's biggest fan?


    As previously suggested, I think we should nominate users for several of these to give them a chance to "campaign"...it would be hilarious to watch 3 different users duke it out to win Prom King / Prom Queen / Some of the more general awards.

    If we nominate people for every category, however, it may be too indicative of voting and defeat the purpose. I propose that we leave most categories without nominations (Best Thread, Bob Award, etc)

    Which categories do you think we should nominate users for?
    The only category I would like to add is what Sergio called I think "Sons of the Disappeared" or something like that.
    We have lost many great people recently. They deserve at least a mention. I hope they return for the next tour.
  10. Probably pop that one in place of Prediction King. I think that's a rather select group of individuals anyway (Alvin).
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