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Nominations for Forum Post of the Year, 2018

Discussion in 'Access Guide to the Human Sphere' started by Wolf, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    Forum Post of the Year Award, 2018 Part I - Nominations

    This is your chance to look back over 2018 and draw our attention to the best, funniest, most interesting, useful and diplomatic forum posts of the year. (The latter part of 2017 when the forum was opened to the general public is included). Nominate as many as you wish, each with a suitable title, link, and a short explanation of why you think it was so good.

    You can 'Like' as many nominations as you choose, and discuss, argue, and debate their merits in the thread. Then the finalists for the award will be selected from the most popular nominations, and the winner decided by a forum poll.

    The author of the winning post will be awarded Forum Post of the Year 2018, the Forum Post of the Year trophy, and a Starter Pack or Support Pack of their choice.

    Summary and Notes:
    • Only posts made in the English Infinity forums in 2018 (and Nov, Dec 2017) are eligible
    • Nominations will close on 2nd January by mid-January 2019 ...erm ... early May?
    • Vote for your favourite nominations by using the 'Like' button on that nomination post
    • Finalists for the award will be selected from the most popular nominations
    • The winning post will be the one with the most votes in a forum poll
    • Prizes will be dispatched within a week of the competition's completion
     
    #1 Wolf, Dec 27, 2018
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    #2 Wolf, Dec 27, 2018
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  3. Wolf

    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    Nomination: Special Timing for Order Sequence in Combat Jump by @inane.imp

    A fairly simple question but the answer is direct, concise, courteous, with a link to the original authoritative post from the old forum and all provided within 15 minutes of the Original Post. This is how to answer forum questions.
     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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  5. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    The time the guy posted about being okay with slavery – by far
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    I missed that; it sounds perfect. Can you remember where it was posted, or any key words?
     
  7. Solodice

    Solodice Freshly Squeezed Troll

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    Here you go: The Third Offensive
     
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  8. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest River Cool is where I belong

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    Well, Slavery is an ugly word, but if you've seen that old episode of Murphy Brown ( not the terrible re-boot) with Wallace Shawn, you know that, " welfare is an even uglier one". (Ah, season 7, episode 13, "The Best and Not-So-Brightest ")

    I am entirely opposed to slavery. In case there was any confusion.
     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    Thank you. Yes ... that's ... a quite remarkable post.
    Ok <he said taking a moment to catch his breath> I have two things to say here.

    1) I'm not about to provide an apologetic for someone's else's ill-advised posts, but anyone trying to suggest that @wuji is advocating slavery (ie. human chattel enslavement, such as of African people in USA in the 18th & 19th Centuries) is being pretty darn lazy. On the other hand, however

    2) In more than 25 years of participation in internet forums, I have never, ever read a more reckless series of posts.

    2a) Ever.

    So no argument that this is indeed a worthy contender for Forum Post of the Year 2018. Well remembered @MikeTheScrivener and well-found by @Solodice. The only question is for which category it should be nominated: Least Sensible? Best Trigger Fodder? Most Likely To Instantly Derail the Thread?

    Disclaimer: I am entirely opposed to human chattel enslavement.
     

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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    Nomination: Most Reckless Post of the Year by @wuji

    Regardless of OP's ethics here, no words can describe the insanity of trying to make highly nuanced, semantic points (about what 'slavery' might actually mean) in a forum peopled by intelligent, imaginative, and let's face it highly-strung tabletop gamers, commonly engaged in competitive virtue signalling. This post already stands head and shoulders above other nominations.

    [nomination category is subject to change]
     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    [Note that the idea of this thread is admittedly challenged by people not being able to remember what was said, by whom, or where, so discussion of outstanding posts and where they might be found is very welcome here. Remember too that this is a good opportunity to say something kind about your usual sparring partners - we can run the nominations farther into January if need be. :wink: ]
     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    I couldn't find that one, but I did find this
    Thanks for the reference.
     
  13. Civilized Barbarian

    Civilized Barbarian Praxis' Lead R&D Janitor

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    Nomination: Best use of Fluff by a Faction by theGricks.

    The Haqq forum as a whole tends to be a bit more relaxed and polite than other factions, but this is something else. Something creative, beautiful, and most of all delicious.
     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    A brilliant nomination. Truly, the new Islam is the most enlightened of all faiths!
    How do I start playing that faction again?
     
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    Four Ghazi :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    BTT! :wink:
     
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    This post, in response to the stupid one about slavery.

     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    So... whar category or title will you give it, Best Rebuke perhaps?
     
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    Sure that sounds good.
     
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    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    Well okay, but I'm seriously thinking it should also be nominated as Most Aggressive Virtue Signalling of the Year ... :smile:
     
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    Totally second that nomination!
     
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