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2021 Forum Awards!

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@SH03L4C3, I'm sorry; I misunderstood and messed up when I posted that. I can only really allow people who joined in 2021, just to be able to draw a consistent line. Again, sorry about that. I'm pretty sure that that case won't come up, but if it does, that person won't be able to win that award.
I think he was hinting that he wanted to be nominated lol.
 

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They wouldn’t have enough of an impact and enough nominations in that 1 day to be considered by anyone.
Yeah, it doesn't make sense to call a member who was a member before the year in question to be considered as a new member in the year in question.

But also, with that same reasoning, I have to comment about the post date of this forum awards thread.

It's annoying to see the announcing of the end of the year right after Halloween . . . especially that there are so many young people on here that perhaps the majority of the time they are active is during the holidays in winter. Should someone do something cool in December (where December 31st is also included!), people won't have to change their votes (go back and edit their posts).

Keep in mind that the first forum awards thread ever (2009) was started just a week before the year was over. (I don't think it should have ever been changed . . . if this thread must exist.)

For next year, I request that this thread be started in late December -- if not on January 1st -- where the deadline to vote is like January 10th, and the results are posted on January 15th or something. That would make much more sense.
 

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Yeah, it doesn't make sense to call a member who was a member before the year in question to be considered as a new member in the year in question.

But also, with that same reasoning, I have to comment about the post date of this forum awards thread.

It's annoying to see the announcing of the end of the year right after Halloween . . . especially that there are so many young people on here that perhaps the majority of the time they are active is during the holidays in winter. Should someone do something cool in December (where December 31st is also included!), people won't have to change their votes (go back and edit their posts).

Keep in mind that the first forum awards thread ever (2009) was started just a week before the year was over. (I don't think it should have ever been changed . . . if this thread must exist.)

For next year, I request that this thread be started in late December -- if not on January 1st -- where the deadline to vote is like January 10th, and the results are posted on January 15th or something. That would make much more sense.
I’ll keep that in mind for next year. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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@SH03L4C3, I'm sorry; I misunderstood and messed up when I posted that. I can only really allow people who joined in 2021, just to be able to draw a consistent line. Again, sorry about that. I'm pretty sure that that case won't come up, but if it does, that person won't be able to win that award.
In all fairness, not that it actually matters, the cutoff date should be no later than whatever date nominations closed last year.
 

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In all fairness, not that it actually matters, the cutoff date should be no later than whatever date nominations closed last year.
Not to be hostile, but last year people were telling me that I shouldn’t allow any nominations from the year before, but now it’s being encouraged? I’m really confused. I’d love if anybody else could organize this even better next year, but for now, can we just use January 1, 2021 as a cutoff date?
 

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Not to be hostile, but last year people were telling me that I shouldn’t allow any nominations from the year before, but now it’s being encouraged? I’m really confused. I’d love if anybody else could organize this even better next year, but for now, can we just use January 1, 2021 as a cutoff date?
I don't have a dog in the fight, I don't remember if I weighed in last year, but it does create a weird gap if you accept nominations for "best of the year" until a date before the end of the year, but then the next year not before the first of the year. I think the right way to do it is to accept nominations until midnight December 31st, although for something like "new member" that involves building a reputation it might make sense to accept nominations until December 31st but allow nominations for accounts that were created in (or were inactive prior to) the last month or two of the prior year.
 

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I was thinking about the suggestions that I’ve gotten, and I think I’m going to extend nominations by a lot. It just makes way more sense to be able to include everything that has happened in 2021. I hope you all understand. (and maybe endorse the change?) The nomination period will now go to mid-January. I will update the original post soon. Thanks for your understanding!
 
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