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Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: KarateForums.com Awards 2009: Nominate Now! Reply with quote

Hello,

Welcome to the eighth annual KarateForums.com Awards. Through these awards, we recognize just a few of the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to KarateForums.com in the past year. These awards take into consideration all community activity between October 19, 2008 and October 18, 2009. Members must be nominated based upon their activity in this period and articles nominated for Article of the Year must have been published in this span.

To nominate, you must have a KarateForums.com account that had at least 25 posts made on or before October 18, 2009 (Eastern Time). There are just three guidelines to keep in mind when nominating:

1. Only one member or article can be nominated for EACH award. In other words, you cannot nominate the entire staff for Staff Member of the Year. You have to pick one person. One person can be nominated for more than one award, however.

2. You cannot nominate yourself or an article that you wrote for any of the awards.

3. Do not attempt to artificially inflate our nomination totals in any way. This includes but is not limited to trading nominations, encouraging people to nominate indiscriminately (publicly or privately), mass mailing/posting and any other behavior that could lead to results being artificially skewed. Individuals found to be participating in these activities will be disqualified from nomination in any category.

Please note that you do not have to nominate for every category. You can nominate for as many or as few as you would like - please go for as many as you feel comfortable with. The more valid nominations that we get, the better!

From these nominations, the ballot for each award will be chosen, consisting of the top 4 nominees, plus ties. Through the poll system available on these forums, you will be able to vote for the winners!

Here are this year's categories:

1. Member of the Year
This award is intended to acknowledge the non staff member who you feel best exemplifies the qualities that KarateForums.com puts a premium on. Knowledge is valuable, but most valuable is a kind and helpful nature. You don't need to be a martial arts expert to be nominated for this award - you need to be someone who is kind and who shares what they know in a productive fashion that helps others. Current staff members (Sempais, Senseis and Patrick) cannot be nominated for this award.

2. New Member of the Year
Basically, this award is the same as the Member of the Year award, except that this one is strictly for members that registered on or between the dates of October 19, 2008 and July 18, 2009. Current staff members (Sempais, Senseis and Patrick) cannot be nominated for this award.

3. Community Spirit Award
This award should go to a person whom you feel has a passion for this community. A person who is all about the home team - in this case, KarateForums.com. Regular members and staff members (except Patrick) can be nominated for this award.

4. Staff Member of the Year
Basically, this award is the same as the Member of the Year award, except that this award is for current staff members only (except Patrick). Regular members cannot be nominated. If you are unsure of who is on staff, please visit http://www.karateforums.com/staff.php for a complete listing.

5. Funniest Member of the Year
Humor is an important aspect of the forums and this award recognizes the member who has brought a smile to your face many times. This person should have a good, clean sense of humor. Regular members and staff members (except Patrick) can be nominated for this award.

6. Article of the Year
This award distinguishes your favorite article that was published in the KarateForums.com Articles section on or between October 19, 2008 and October 18, 2009. Whether the article enlightened or inspired you, this is the place to recognize it. Here are the articles that are eligible for nomination:

Zen and Martial Arts Practice by BillKephart
Principle Based Martial Arts Training by tallgeese
Focus Mitt Training for the Multi-Disciplined Fighter by tallgeese
Learning About Wado Karate by javykixs
Cross Training and Self Defense by pittbullJudoka
Sparring: The Basics by DWx
The Mind of the Martial Artist by KarateEd
Step-Sparring and Self Defense by bushido_man96
The Tenets and Precepts of Kwok Wu Chuen by ninjanurse

So, that's all there is to it. Please nominate. You will find a blank ballot at the bottom of this message that you can copy and paste. We need as many valid nominations as possible!

You nominate by sending a private message at http://www.karateforums.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=2715 - nominations will be closed on November 12, 2009 at 6 PM ET. Please do not post your nominations on this, or any thread.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to private message me or reply to this thread.

Thank you for reading and for visiting KarateForums.com.

Here is the ballot that you can use:

Quote:
1. Member of the Year:

2. New Member of the Year:

3. Community Spirit Award:

4. Staff Member of the Year:

5. Funniest Member of the Year:

6. Article of the Year:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to those that have nominated thus far. If you haven't yet, please do! It's definitely appreciated.

Patrick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nominations close in about a week!

Thanks,

Patrick
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to nominate thus far. If you think one nomination ballot doesn't matter - it REALLY does. Please nominate if you haven't already and help to recognize some of the people that make this community great!

Thanks,

Patrick
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all of the nominations that we have received thus far. The nominations will close tomorrow at 6 PM ET! Please get those last minute nominations in. Even if you can't nominate in all categories, the ones that you can nominate in help to shape the ballots.

Thanks again,

Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonight's the night! Nominations will close at 6 PM ET. If you haven't nominated yet, please do! Thank you.

Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nominations process for the KarateForums.com Awards 2009 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated. You really do shape the ballots. They will be posted soon!

Thanks again,

Patrick
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