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2021 Forum Awards!

BenChristman1

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Hey everybody! It's that time of year again where we choose the best members of this year!


From now until mid-January, you may nominate people/things/events to go on the ballot!
  • Don't nominate yourself or ask other people to nominate or vote for you. It does not make you look good and it just isn't a very nice thing to do.
  • For categories that involve a post or a thread, please link that post or thread.
  • For categories that involve a specific user, please do not mention them (example: do not say @BenChristman1; just say BenChristman1 instead). It will cause a lot of spam for that person, especially if they get nominated many times.
  • Please keep all of your nominations within one post. Please do not make multiple posts for your nominations for different categories.
  • When you nominate someone/something, make sure that the nomination applies to something that happened in the year of 2021. Anything that has happened before 2021 will be removed from consideration for the ballot.
  • At least 3 nominations are needed to get on the ballot.
  • So as not to cause confusion, please refer to the previous forum awards thread (linked above) to look at last year's categories. All of them will stay the same, unless the majority of the community would like to add or remove one or more categories.
THE CATEGORIES

SpeedSolving.com

Best Post:
Best Thread:
Best New Member:
Best Profile Picture:
Best Signature:
Best Debater:
Most Helpful Member:
Most Deserving of a Hug:
Funniest Member:
Funniest Thread:
Funniest Post:
Greatest Return From a Hiatus:
Most Improved Noob:
Most Under-Appreciated Member:
Biggest Fanboy:
Best Series on YouTube (Cubing):
Best New Method Proposal:
Best New Method Substep Proposal:
Best New Software Program:

In honor of:
Mike Hughey Award for Nicest Member:
Bruce Norskog Award for Smartest Member:
Rob "Brest" Stuart Award for Best Member:
Kirjava Award for Wackiest Member:

Cubing
Most Impressive Unofficial Solve(s):
Best Reaction to a World Record:
Biggest Cubing Rivalry:
Biggest Controversy:
Best Cubing Parent(s):
Best Cubing Couple:


Happy cubing!
 
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Hey everybody! It's that time of year again where we choose the best members of this year!


From now until midnight EST on November 15, you may suggest new categories for the yearly forum awards, or just give ideas for changes to the general rules.
  • Don't nominate yourself or ask other people to nominate or vote for you. It does not make you look good and it just isn't a very nice thing to do.
  • For categories that involve a post or a thread, please link that post or thread.
  • For categories that involve a specific user, please do not mention them (example: do not say @BenChristman1; just say BenChristman1 instead). It will cause a lot of spam for that person, especially if they get nominated many times.
  • Please keep all of your nominations within one post. Please do not make multiple posts for your nominations for different categories.
  • When you nominate someone/something, make sure that the nomination applies to something that happened in the year of 2021. Anything that has happened before 2021 will be removed from consideration for the ballot.
  • At least 3 nominations are needed to get on the ballot.
  • So as not to cause confusion, please refer to the previous forum awards thread (linked above) to look at last year's categories. All of them will stay the same, unless the majority of the community would like to add or remove one or more categories.
Timeline:
  • November 1-15: Suggestion phase
  • November 16-30: Nomination phase
  • December 1-25: Voting phase
  • December 26-31: Vote totaling and tiebreaker voting (if needed)
  • Results will be announced in early January 2022!
Make sure to let myself or @ProStar know if you have any suggestions for the Forum Awards! On November 16, I will update this post with the categories, and you can start nominating forum members for the ballot! At the beginning of December, I will post the ballot, and you will have until the 25th to vote. If needed, we will post another ballot if there is a tie, and the results will be announced after the New Year!

Happy cubing!
alright, I’m already checking through the old post for categories now!
 

Athefre

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Speedsolving:
Most Impressive Video Single
Most Impressive Video Average

Method Development:
Best New Method (We already have this one so let's keep it)
Best New Method Step (a step that is new for an already existing method)
Best New Method System/Concept/Technique
Best Method Guide

Other:
Best Wiki Contributor
Best New Software/Program
 

BenChristman1

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Alright everybody, it's time to start nominations! Please read the rules in the original post, as most of them relate to the nomination stage. A couple things to add:
  • You do not have to nominate somebody for every category. You may even only nominate somebody for one category, and that it perfectly fine!
  • This is in the original post, but please do not post multiple times for different nominations, and please do not mention people in your nomination posts. Don't worry about your nomination post being lost, because the votes will not be counted until after the nomination phase is over. Feel free to edit your nomination post as many times as you want until December 1st!
Here are my nominations, so that you can all see an example. I left some blank, because I will come back and edit more in later.

Best Post:
Best Thread:

Best New Member: CubeRed
Best Profile Picture: zzoomer
Best Signature: GenTheThief
Best Debater: TheCubingCubeCuber347
Most Helpful Member: PetrusQuber
Most Deserving of a Hug: Duckyisepic
Funniest Member: Waffles
Funniest Thread: Insult the last person (2021 posts start here)
Funniest Post:
I could have done some research but what are the chances of getting pregnant on 4x4 and can you predict it?

EDIT : OMG I MEANT PARITY NOT PREGNANT I HATE AUTOCORRECT
Greatest Return From a Hiatus: EngiNerdBrian
Most Improved Noob: Cubing Forever (at Mehta)
Most Under-Appreciated Member: GRVigo
Biggest Fanboy: Sub1Hour (still a YJ fanboy)
Best Series on YouTube (Cubing): JPerm’s Solving for Fun/Torture
Best New Method Proposal: APB by Athefre
Best New Method Substep Proposal:
Best New Software Program: CubeDesk by kashg

In honor of:
Mike Hughey Award for Nicest Member: Waffles
Bruce Norskog Award for Smartest Member: xyzzy
Rob "Brest" Stuart Award for Best Member: PetrusQuber
Kirjava Award for Wackiest Member: SH03L4C3

Cubing
Most Impressive Unofficial Solve(s): Fahmi Rachman’s 2.62 3x3 single
Best Reaction to a World Record: Zayn Khanani 2x2 average (all 3 of them)
Biggest Cubing Rivalry: Leo Borromeo vs Tymon Kolasiński
Biggest Controversy: the Duck Revolution
Best Cubing Parent(s): Schwan and Miki Park
Best Cubing Couple: Nolan and Kaite Rinck (Cubeorithms)

No one person per each category. You can, though, nominate the same person for as many categories you want.
In addition to what @Scollier said, you typically are only able to nominate one person, but there are one or two specific categories that require 2 people, such as “Best Cubing Couple.”
 
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Best Reaction to a World Record: Zayn Khanani 1.13 2x2 Average
Biggest Cubing Rivalry: Matty vs Tymon
Most Impressive Unofficial Solve: Matty Hiroto Inaba 3.12
Best Cubing Parents: Schwan and Miki Park
Best Cubing Series on YouTube: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Cubing Edition Season 2
 

Athefre

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Just clarification before it goes any further. Nautilus is a method from 2006. It was only re-developed and presented late last year and early this year. Also, I'm currently presenting APB as a method and not a step.

I'm not making this post for extra promotion. It's only so that there isn't any kind of controversy at the end of "Nautilus isn't even from 2021!"
 

hellocubers

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Funniest thread: speedcubing jokes
Best series: RTWR (cubehead)
best Unofficial solve: 2.68 by ruihang
Biggest controversy: 3.47
biggest cubing rivalry: tingman vs TNL cubing
Best new member: OtterCuber
Biggest fanboy: TheCubingCuber347
Best pfp: cuberbutnotacuber
Best thread: accomplishment thrread
 
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cuberswoop

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Best Post:
Best Thread: Cubing Ducks Thread
Best New Member:
Best Profile Picture: Melvintnh327
Best Signature: Athfre's is very helpful.
Best Debater: TheCubingCuber347
Most Helpful Member: Athfre
Most Deserving of a Hug: Melvintnh327
Funniest Member: Filliepe was.
Funniest Thread: Speedcubing Jokes Here!
Funniest Post:
Greatest Return From a Hiatus:
Most Improved Noob: hellocubers
Most Under-Appreciated Member: hellocubers
Biggest Fanboy: TheCubingCuber347 (You love the QiYi MS ALOT (That's not bad though))
Best Series on YouTube (Cubing): Cubehead 2x2 RTWR
Best New Method Proposal: Triforce
Best New Method Substep Proposal:
Best New Software Program: Cubedesk

In honor of:
Mike Hughey Award for Nicest Member: qwr
Bruce Norskog Award for Smartest Member: Athfre
Rob "Brest" Stuart Award for Best Member:
Kirjava Award for Wackiest Member: Waffles

Cubing
Most Impressive Unofficial Solve(s): 2.62 by Fahmi Auila Rachman
Best Reaction to a World Record: Yusheng Du's 3.47
Biggest Cubing Rivalry: Max Park Vs. Feliks Zemdegs
Biggest Controversy: Roux Vs. CFOP
Best Cubing Parent(s): Schwan and Miki Park
Best Cubing Couple: Nolan and Kaite Rinck
 
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Athefre

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Most Impressive Unofficial Solve(s): 2.62 by Fahmi Auila Rachman. Current UWR.
Best New Software Program: Movecount Coefficient Calculator

Best Wiki Contributor: RedstoneTim. This category isn't in the list. But I wanted to nominate anyway since the wiki is such a huge part of speedsolving.com and wiki contributors don't receive any kind of recognition.

I'll update with other nominations later.
 
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qwr

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Best Wiki Contributor: RedstoneTim. This category isn't in the list. But I wanted to nominate anyway since the wiki is such a huge part of speedsolving.com and wiki contributors don't receive any kind of recognition.
I think the wiki is falling into disuse because stuff is just not organized well, compared to alg sheets and alg databases like algdb/scdb. The pages have become indiscriminate dumping grounds for low quality algorithms.
 

hellocubers

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Most Impressive Unofficial Solve(s): 2.62 by Fahmi Auila Rachman. Current UWR.

Best Wiki Contributor: RedstoneTim. This category isn't in the list. But I wanted to nominate anyway since the wiki is such a huge part of speedsolving.com and wiki contributors don't receive any kind of recognition.

I'll update with other nominations later.
wait there's a new UWR?
 
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