I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while and I remember seeing something about this from Brian (he said he wasn’t going to do this, but encouraged some poster to go ahead and do it) a few weeks ago, so I’ve decided to get started.
I’m thinking there should be semiannual awards, 1 set for during the season, and 1 set for the offseason. Hopefully the 1st in-season awards won’t be until sometime in Jan, because hopefully the season won’t end until then. But, I figured I might as well start now just in case.
My plan is to do this in 4 stages.
Stage 1: Define the awards/categories and process.
Stage 2: Receive nominations for the awards.
Stage 3: Vote for the awards winners.
Stage 4: Post the results.
So, what awards/categories would everyone like to see? I think there are some obvious ones that I’ll list here, but please leave me any other suggestions below.
Best MGoBoard post
Funniest MGoBoard post
Worst MGoBoard post
Best poster (as in user providing the consistently best posts)
Best commenter (user providing the consistently best comments)
Comeback poster of the year (someone who got neg-banged but has since redeemed himself)
Best troll (maybe should call it best opposing fan, but basically a fan of another team who has worthwhile contributions to the site)
Best meme (maybe there’s no such thing as a good meme?)
I would also like some input on specifics of the voting process.
Should the voting be done entirely in the comments section?
Would you prefer anonymous voting? E-mail me votes or set up some online poll?
Any other suggestions?