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2011 Forum Awards

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It's that time of the year again! Continuing the tradition from 2009 and 2010, here is the 2011 Forum Awards Thread!
This thread is for looking back at the best (and worst) moments here from this year.

The way this works is you can all search for nominees for these various categories (or even make up your own categories), and post links to them here.
Please mention the category, and if needed, an explanation why it deserves that award, in your posts.
Please try to not insult other members, especially when you're looking for things that deserve an award for being the worst of something (and refrain from creating categories that can be hurtful, such as "Stupidest Member").

The winners will be decided by me and some others (if you want to help, PM me), based on what nominees seem to be the most favoured among you.
In this case, it is alright to reply to posts saying things such "+1" and "This.", to let us know that you agree, but please try to contribute to the thread as much as you vote.
The winners will be posted in the post below near the end of January, so you will have two months to gather posts and things.


Here are some potential categories:
Member of the Year (overall)
Thread of the Year (overall)
Moderator of the Year (overall)
Best/Worse Post (overall)
Funniest Post
Best/Worst Signature
Best/Worst Avatar
Best/Worst Thread Title
Best/Worst Response to a Troll
Best/Worst Troll
Best/Worst Arguing
Best/Worst Use of Facepalm
Best/Worst (Ab)use of Memes
Best Quote Chain
Biggest Postwhore
Funniest Member
Most Intelligent Member
Meanest/Nicest Member
Most/Least Helpful Member
Most Clueless Member
Most Insane Member
Most/Least Improved Noob
Most Worsened Noob
Most Deserved Ban
Most Deserving of a Ban
Most Gender-Confused
Biggest Fanboy
Least Similar Online and RL Personas
 

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RESULTS

Member of the Year, Nicest Member, Most Helpful: Brest
It's very hard to argue against it, Brest is best. For contributing to the forums and helping other members in so many ways, Brest truly deserves to be the Member of the Year. He also has the most helpful signature. Runner-up for nicest member: Mike Hughey.

Funniest member: Kirjava
Not much to say other than "lolthom". Runner up: waffle=ijm

Most Improved Newb: 5BLD
This was his first post last April. He's now one of the fastest Roux solvers. He's also a very helpful member.

Most Insane Member - Janelle
The Uber Weekly 3x3 10,000 Cube Marathon was originally a joke, then it was changed from a weekly competition to a monthly competition. Many people started, but the only one to ever finish was Janelle. 10 000 in one month is about 350 per day for 30 consecutive days, which takes a lot of determination and insanity no doubt. Her results: (click).

Most Controversial Moderator: stachuk1992
Well, he was the most popular nominee for both Best Mod and Worst Mod.

Best Arguing: Stefan
If you ever win an argument against Stefan, you deserve your own award. Runner-up: Kirjava

Most Intelligent Member: qqwref
Once again, qqqref was the favourite brainiac. He won this in 2009 too. Runner-ups: Stefan and Kirjava.

Best Troll: Thompson
It's very hard not to laugh at his posts, especially if you've met him in real life. Runner-up: JyH.

Abuse of memes: Specs112
Mainly for excessive use of macros. How many more of your posts do we have to delete?

Most Gender Confused and Least Similar Online and RL Personas: emolover
Did anyone else assume he looked emo?

Most clueless member and Least Helpful Member: Michael Womack
For constantly breaking forum rules, no matter how much he's warned. It's nice that he spends time in the One Answer Question thread trying to help others, but he isn't exactly helping most of the time.
Runner up for most clueless: Jorghi. Here is one of Jorghi's memorable ridiculous posts.

Most Deserved Ban and Worst Troll: chicken9290
No one else deserves a smack with the banhammer more than other chicken9290. For creating many threads with inappropriate and graphic content, and then admitting to trying to hack others's account. Please don't discuss the content of his posts here.

Most Worsened Noob: Owen
Mainly for Owen Notation.

Worst Arguing: Dene
Several arguments were heading off-topic and getting out of control with the help of Dene.

Funniest Post: Kirjava Development Solutions
Here's the post. Runner ups: Stefan's "LMAO If only Einstein had impregnated your mom..." and toastman's "Orangina as lube". Stefan's post is also one of the most misquoted posts, and it appears in several signatures.

Best First Post: slimjamin and cyril
slimjamin's first post and cyril's first post were both very creative and awesome.

Thread of the year: THE LUBIX JAWDROP
Here's the thread. When a thread that ridiculous doesn't get closed, you know something isn't right. Some of the replies are just way too funny.

Best Avatar: All pony avatars
<3 ponies.

Best Signature: mr. giggums
"There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who get it, those who don't, and those who didn't see a ternary joke coming."

Worst Signature: benskoning
He changed it now, but before it was very hateful and inappropriate.
 
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meanest member: masterofthebass
WATCHA GONNA DOOOOO DAN?
Yeah but seriously, I always win this game isn't that good a reason to close a thread
 
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meanest member: masterofthebass
WATCHA GONNA DOOOOO DAN?
Yeah but seriously, he banned a guy from the chat for accidentally misusing nibblr, and also violently swore at a certain person who didnt know the 3x3 wr used to be 7.08
We constantly say this, the IRC chat room is not affiliated with speedsolving.com. Also masterofthebass cannot ban people from the chat room.
 

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Brest for most helpful member for his astonishing reconstruction work even of boring slow solves that only the requester cared about.

For the same reason and because I know nothing even slightly negative about him, also possibly nicest, best and most insane member.
 

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not trying to start an argument, but is it appropriate to have the name "postwhore"? I mean if I nominated a female cuber as this year's "postwhore"...?

and I vote most helpful member goes to... hmm... Mike Hughey.
 
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