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gomi
post Fri 6th January 2012, 8:56pm
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Our staff member Hersch normally handles these duties, but it is well into January without a word, so I thought I would kick off the initial nominating process for our annual awards pageant.

For those unfamiliar with our awards, here are links to some previous year's winners:

The 2007 WP:DICK of Distinction Awards
Poll: The 2008 WP:DICK of Distinction® Awards Pageant
Poll: The 2010 Wikipedia Review "WP:DICK of Distinction"

Traditionally, our categories have been:

For the bad guys ...

WP:DICK of Distinction -- for all-around rottenness by an admin

The Tag-Team Event -- for group evil-doing, usually in support of some bias

Miss Incongeniality -- for the worst (non-gender-specific) biter of gentler Wiki souls

Most Vexatious Litigant -- a new award in 2011, honoring DICKs who run too often or loudly to the various "enforcement" schemes that Wikipedia offers, or those within those schemes who encourage them through bombastic and/or hubris.

and for the good guys...

The Straight Shooter -- an award for honest admins

The Cojones de latón -- for the non-admin who has distinguished himself (or herself) in combat with the cabal


There have also been new award categories proposed, including

The TL;DR Award -- self-descriptive. This was also suggested as the Impotent ArbCom Logorrheaic or Tedious Windbag award, but we determined that this would sway it too narrowly toward one individual.

Let the games begin!
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 9:21pm
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Ashley Van "Fae" for Vexatious.

Sanger for Cojones.
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 9:22pm
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QUOTE(gomi @ Fri 6th January 2012, 8:56pm) *

The TL;DR Award -- self-descriptive. This was also suggested as the Impotent ArbCom Logorrheaic or Tedious Windbag award, but we determined that this would sway it too narrowly toward one individual.

Is there any point in nominating our good friend Ottava? unsure.gif Or has he already won it?
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 9:28pm
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Don't even mention Ottava. When you "reward" him, it enables him.

I second Greg's nomination. Except that I'd like to put Mr. Van Haeften up for DICK. Because he has one, and has posted photos of it on Commons many times......
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 10:30pm
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I'd have to add Willbeback for vexatious litigant for what he did to Cla by adding content to LaRouche that cla was topic banned from, trying to get him retroactively in trouble for it.
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 10:44pm
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OK, seriously can I nominate Cool Hand Luke for straight shooter. He's really cool.
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 10:54pm
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Thanks, Gomi -- I've been a bit preoccupied, and we do need to get this underway or the lesser-known contests like the Oscars and Emmies may overshadow ours.


QUOTE(Rhindle @ Fri 6th January 2012, 2:30pm) *

I'd have to add Willbeback for vexatious litigant for what he did to Cla by adding content to LaRouche that cla was topic banned from, trying to get him retroactively in trouble for it.


Actually, I should think that that stunt would catapult Mr. Beback into full DICK status. He's never won the main honors, although he has been a front runner (so to speak.)
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 10:59pm
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QUOTE(Fusion @ Fri 6th January 2012, 4:44pm) *

OK, seriously can I nominate Cool Hand Luke for straight shooter. He's really cool.
Snort. You must be joking.
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post Fri 6th January 2012, 11:08pm
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Fri 6th January 2012, 10:59pm) *

QUOTE(Fusion @ Fri 6th January 2012, 4:44pm) *

OK, seriously can I nominate Cool Hand Luke for straight shooter. He's really cool.
Snort. You must be joking.

hmmm.gif OK. I shall not canvass you to vote for him.
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QUOTE(Fusion @ Fri 6th January 2012, 4:44pm) *

OK, seriously can I nominate Cool Hand Luke for straight shooter. He's really cool.


What has he done lately? It's a serious question.

And wasn't there supposed to be some kind of "Weasel Supreme" award?

Also, I don't know if he's quite up to the DICK level, but User:Timotheus Canens should be ripe for ... something.

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Can we include Commons in this year's pageant? Pleasepleaseplease!!
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WP:DICK of Distinction -- Fae



Miss Incongeniality -- Ottava Rima

Most Vexatious Litigant -- Ottava Rima
and for the good guys...

The Straight Shooter -- Alison

The Cojones de latón -- Cla68


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post Sat 7th January 2012, 1:46am
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QUOTE(Alison @ Fri 6th January 2012, 4:27pm) *
Can we include Commons in this year's pageant? Pleasepleaseplease!!

I would think so, given the ever-present porn fiascos. I would hold the line at shenanigans at WikiNews or Simpleton Wiki or whatever.


QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Fri 6th January 2012, 2:59pm) *
QUOTE(Fusion @ Fri 6th January 2012, 4:44pm) *
OK, seriously can I nominate Cool Hand Luke for straight shooter. He's really cool.
Snort. You must be joking.

I second that snort. CHL is a NewYorkBrad wannabe. At best, officious and ineffective, and at worst, as much of a Jimmy Wales sycophant as anyone.
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post Sat 7th January 2012, 1:50am
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QUOTE(Vigilant @ Fri 6th January 2012, 4:50pm) *

WP:DICK of Distinction -- Fae



Miss Incongeniality -- Ottava Rima

Most Vexatious Litigant -- Ottava Rima
and for the good guys...

The Straight Shooter -- Alison

The Cojones de latón -- Cla68


All good calls, but with the exception of Fae, re-runs of previous pageants. Of course, if the shoe fits, I don't believe in term limits.
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post Sat 7th January 2012, 1:53am
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What awards can we give to non-admins? I think that Off2riorob's use of someone's comments about their serious health condition in order to score a gaming victory is worth some form of recognition.

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post Sat 7th January 2012, 2:07am
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QUOTE(gomi @ Fri 6th January 2012, 7:46pm) *
I second that snort. CHL (Frank Bednarz) is a NewYorkBrad wannabe. At best, officious and ineffective, and at worst, as much of a Jimmy Wales fondler as anyone.
He and I used to be a fairly good terms until he had a snitfit over something I said on Wikipedia Review that he somehow felt put him in a bad light. That, combined with his neocon politics, ended our relationship. In any case, I wasn't aware that he was doing anything at all related to Wikipedia anymore; I was fairly certain that his life had been completely consumed by the combination of being a young law associate and a newlywed, and also that he may have realized that continued association with Wikipedia might not be in his long term interest toward his fairly obvious quest to become a partner. In any case, not really a candidate for any of the usual categories.
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post Sat 7th January 2012, 2:18am
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Also, I don't know if he's quite up to the DICK level, but User:Timotheus Canens should be ripe for ... something.


major DICK.
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post Sat 7th January 2012, 3:36am
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WP:DICK of Distinction -- Will Beback

The Tag-Team Event -- Ryulong and anyone who gives in to his wishes

Miss Incongeniality -- TreasuryTag

Most Vexatious Litigant -- Will Beback

The Straight Shooter -- SB Johnny

The Cojones de latón --

The TL;DR Award -- Ottava (sadly)

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post Sat 7th January 2012, 8:32am
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Surely each and every category should have Ottava in them, because, as we all know to well, it is all about him.
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post Sat 7th January 2012, 11:23am
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QUOTE(Fusion @ Fri 6th January 2012, 5:44pm) *

OK, seriously can I nominate Cool Hand Luke for straight shooter. He's really cool.


Nothing personal, but that is one of the dumbest statements I've ever seen in my life! ermm.gif
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