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***Hall of Fame: NOMINATIONS***

bsh1
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12/18/2015 10:20:18 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Aloha!

It is that time of year again in which we honor those wonderful people *cough* nerds *cough* who enrich our community and make it the great place that it is!

For those of you who are unaware, DDO has a HOF honoring debates, users, and forum threads that deserve recognition or acclaim. The HOF is upated every 6 months, after the presidential elections. The HOF can be accessed here: http://www.debate.org... Any debate, any user, and any thread can be nominated and elected into the HOF.

The selection process for the HOF historically occurs in two phases. First, there is a nomination phase whereby DDO users are able to nominate 3 debates, 3 users, and 3 threads. Then, in the second phase, the top nominees are put to a final vote to determine who will be entered into the HOF.

This thread is for the first phase. Please nominate up to 3 debates, 3 users, and 3 threads that you would like to see in the HOF. You do not need to max out your nominations (so you can nominate less than three), nor do you need to nominate in every category. You can only cast one voter per nominee (so, you cannot put all three votes you have in a category on one entry). This is a great way to recognize those who contribute or have contributed much to our community!

Let the nominations commence!
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12/18/2015 10:21:38 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Voting will last approximately 3 days, though a more precise end-time will be announced later.
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SolonKR
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12/18/2015 10:38:41 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
The only debate that will ever matter:
forexhowser vs. Wylted: http://www.debate.org...

Users:

Endark
Bossy
Skep

Threads:
Polyester
Nylon
Cotton
(I might think of some legitimate nominations on that front later)
SO to Bailey, the love of my life <3
Maikuru
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12/18/2015 10:41:40 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
There are lots of great users to nominate but these 3 come immediately to mind:

Users
Logical-Master
Fourtrouble
Popculturepooka (PCP)
"You assume I wouldn't want to burn this whole place to the ground."
- lamerde

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12/18/2015 10:51:25 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
People:

Blade-of-Truth
(Not sure on the rest just yet - I'll add to this)

Debates:

Philocat vs. Thett3: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory
http://www.debate.org...

FourTrouble vs. Thett3: United Nations peacekeeprs should have the power to engage in offensive operations
http://www.debate.org...

Bsh1 vs. FourTrouble: Animal Rights
http://www.debate.org...
bsh1
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12/18/2015 11:00:13 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
VOTE COUNT

People

Endark - 1
Shab - 1
Skep - 1
LM - 1
FT - 1
PCP - 1
BOT - 1

Debates

Philo vs. Thett: Compulsory Voting - 1
Forex vs. Wylted: Packages - 1
FT vs. Thett: Peacekeepers - 1
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights - 1

Threads

TBN
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ColeTrain
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12/18/2015 11:02:25 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users:
1. BladeofTruth
2. Lannan13
3. Bossy/Shab

I'll have to think about the rest.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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12/18/2015 11:04:36 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Logical-Master
FourTrouble
Popculturepooka

Thett3 vs. Whiteflame on Jury Nullification
http://www.debate.org...
Envisage vs. Popculturepooka on Religious Experiences
http://www.debate.org...
Bluesteel vs. Mikal on an Assault Weapons Ban
http://www.debate.org...
Call me King Pootie Tang.
KingofEverything
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12/18/2015 11:22:41 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
People:

tajshar2k
UtherPenguin
SolonKR
You're sweet. Thank you :) <3 -ESocial

I am sorry Debate.org -KingofEverything

You guys can stop the circlejerk started around the election. It stopped being funny faster than Mirza's anti-American rants. -Jonbonbon

It's like when the kid who makes an ugly sand castle on the beach goes and tries to kick down someone else's sand castle because he couldn't make one as good as that. -YYW
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12/18/2015 11:24:14 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/18/2015 11:22:41 PM, KingofEverything wrote:
People:

tajshar2k
UtherPenguin

+1 not sure about the third or the rest
bsh1
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12/18/2015 11:32:33 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
VOTE COUNT

People

Endark - 2
Shab - 2
Skep - 1
LM - 2
FT - 4
PCP - 2
BOT - 3
Lannan - 1
Maikuru - 1
Askbob - 1
Taj - 2
Uther - 2
Solon - 1

Debates

Philo vs. Thett: Compulsory Voting - 1
Forex vs. Wylted: Packages - 1
FT vs. Thett: Peacekeepers - 1
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights - 1
Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification - 1
Envi vs. PCP: Religious Experience - 1
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban - 1

Threads

TBN
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12/18/2015 11:38:19 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
People

FourTrouble
YYW
" We need more videos of cat's playing the piano on the internet" - My art professor.

"Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren't criticized are those who don't take risks." - Donald Trump

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bsh1
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12/18/2015 11:39:09 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/18/2015 11:38:19 PM, Rosalie wrote:
People

FourTrouble
YYW

YYW is already in.
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thett3
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12/18/2015 11:40:06 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/18/2015 11:04:36 PM, spacetime wrote:
Logical-Master
FourTrouble
Popculturepooka

Thett3 vs. Whiteflame on Jury Nullification
http://www.debate.org...

I've been waiting for this day to come so I could tell a funny story about that debate. The "I also committed a felony" story was probably true...that kayaking trip was on a flooded and closed lake in what was officially a FEMA disaster area, and we all got really drunk with alcohol that I gave my underage friends. So illegally boating while intoxicated in a disaster zone while recklessly giving alcohol to minors....probably not good!

Envisage vs. Popculturepooka on Religious Experiences
http://www.debate.org...
Bluesteel vs. Mikal on an Assault Weapons Ban
http://www.debate.org...
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
Rosalie
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12/18/2015 11:40:26 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/18/2015 11:39:09 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/18/2015 11:38:19 PM, Rosalie wrote:
People

FourTrouble
Endark.
" We need more videos of cat's playing the piano on the internet" - My art professor.

"Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren't criticized are those who don't take risks." - Donald Trump

Officially Mrs. 16Kadams 8-30-16
bsh1
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12/18/2015 11:41:59 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/18/2015 11:40:26 PM, Rosalie wrote:
At 12/18/2015 11:39:09 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/18/2015 11:38:19 PM, Rosalie wrote:
People

FourTrouble
Endark.

Cool beans.
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thett3
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12/18/2015 11:45:33 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Debates:

Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification

Forums:

Finally, a duck I can respect: http://www.debate.org...
In praise of masculinity--a contest http://www.debate.org...
Trump Triumph '16: http://www.debate.org...
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
Sapphique
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12/18/2015 11:46:52 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
People:

Endark
Skep
FT
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"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form...the shape of happiness might resemble glass...even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently." ~Lelouch
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12/18/2015 11:47:18 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
PEOPLE

EndarkenedRationalist
[http://www.debate.org...]

Endark is a personal friend of mine on the site, and I can think of few more worthy of the nomination than him. His efforts in fan fictions alone are reason enough to consider him--Once Upon a DDO was about as close to a mega-hit as you can get on this site, and it's received numerous critical and popular accolades. His efforts with the writing club--a grassroots, collaborative writing workshop on DDO--and his involvement in many aspects of the site (mafia, debate, forums, etc.) further testify to his HOF credentials. He is someone who has given back to the site, and led in key areas, and I think he should receive recognition for those endeavors.

Wylted
[http://www.debate.org...]

He is a super cool guy who never fails to generate controversy. It is his controversy that has made him famous, and made him an institution on DDO worthy of formal recognition. He and his debates will long be remembered. But it is not just his controversy--he's also a nice guy, who cares about the site and new users. His near victory in the recent elections also seems to add weight to his HOF worthiness, so I hereby nominate him.

Donald.Keller
[http://www.debate.org...]

A top 10 debater and one of the sites most prolific fan fic authors, DK has contributed to this site in more ways than most. He's contributed extensively to the sites fan fic culture. He's made some great debates in his time on here (one of which was the most commented ever). He's started the census program which has helped spur quality discussion and debate on contemporary issues. He's also a good friend, and was one of the first friends I made on the site. So, not only is he a great, productive user, but he is also a good person. For those reasons, he's earned a spot in the HOF.

THREADS

Edit to Civilize, by Writer Dave
[http://www.debate.org...]

This deserves a spot in the HOF because it sparked an an earnest and sincere conversation about community standards and what the site ought to be, that resulted in a lot of controversy, but also a lot of thought. In fact, it could be seen as a kind of turning point on the site--because the culture of the site now is one more open to the "edit to civilize" mantra espoused by the author. Really, the thread is a piece of DDO history. It's controversy and it's historical importance on DDO are excellent reasons why this is one of the threads most qualified to be in the HOF.

Record Attempt at Most Posts, by Godsands
[http://www.debate.org...]

This is another one of those threads that's a piece of DDO history. It's been a staple on the site for ages, and everyone has fun with it. Many people I know have posted in it at least once, and since it's a kind of icon of the forums, it deserves HOF status.

DDO: The Movie, by ImaMax
[http://www.debate.org...]

I can do no better that quoting my own review of this show: "this movie is perhaps one of the most brilliant, fascinating, well-shot, creative, and gratuitously violent films to have ever been made, and these positives earn it a solid 4/5 stars. It is certainly worthy of great accolades and accomplishments, and I recommend all readers of this review see it...soon." It deserves it's Star on the DDO Walk of Fame.

DEBATES

Bsh1 vs. themowhawkninja: In a fair fight, Mace Windu would likely defeat Yoda
[http://www.debate.org...]

While I don't seriously expect this one to get nominated, I am putting forward for consideration for two reasons: (1) nostalgia, and (2) Star Wars. This is one of my favorite debates that I've done; it was a moment that really gave me confidence on the site, and that showed me that I could be competitive and do well on the site, beyond just easy wins. And, given that the new Star Wars is out, it seems appropriate to mark that moment by mentioning this debate (or maybe, to mark this debate by mentioning that...IDK, lol...either way, the timing seems apt).

Bluesteel vs. Zarroette: On balance, Mafia is a waste of time
[http://www.debate.org...]

This was a well-fought debate on an issue that matters to many of us. So many people on the site value mafia and play mafia regularly, and so asking the question of whether non-debating activities should be a focus on DDO, even if asked indirectly, is important and interesting. Given the quality of this debate, it should be elevated to the HOF, IMO.

Airmax1227 vs. Oryus: Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye
[http://www.debate.org...]

This debate just makes me smile. It shows a lighter side of both debaters, and of debating on DDO in general. Sometimes fun debates can be just as worthy of consideration as serious ones. And, the use of rhyme scheme to construct arguments is congruent with a lot of the "rap" or song battles that have popped up on DDO, and it would be nice to see something representative of this group get an HOF nod.

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Of course, good luck to all the nominees. DDO has so many great members, and they all deserve recognition.
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bsh1
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12/18/2015 11:48:00 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
VOTE COUNT

People

Endark - 5
Shab - 2
Skep - 2
LM - 2
FT - 6
PCP - 2
BOT - 3
Lannan - 1
Maikuru - 1
Askbob - 1
Taj - 2
Uther - 2
Solon - 1
Wylted - 1
DK - 1

Debates

Philo vs. Thett: Compulsory Voting - 1
Forex vs. Wylted: Packages - 1
FT vs. Thett: Peacekeepers - 1
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights - 1
Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification - 2
Envi vs. PCP: Religious Experience - 1
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban - 1
Bsh vs. Ninja: Yoda vs. Windu - 1
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia - 1
Max vs. Oryus - Stick in the Eye - 1

Threads

WriterDave: Edit to Civilize - 1
GodSands: Record Attempt - 1
Ima-Max: The Movie - 1
Thett: Duck - 1
Thett: Trump Triumph - 1
Thett: Masculinity - 1
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thett3
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12/18/2015 11:48:40 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
People:

Skep
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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12/18/2015 11:49:56 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
people:

Askbob
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
bsh1
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12/18/2015 11:50:42 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
If, at any point, I err in my vote count, please correct me.
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12/18/2015 11:51:25 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Can we change our nominations?
I messed up horribly! :P
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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12/18/2015 11:53:04 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/18/2015 11:50:50 PM, spacetime wrote:
At 12/18/2015 11:47:18 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Can I change my vote?

Yes, you may change your vote. Please be clear who you are unvoting to make space for your new vote. Please also don't abuse this privilege...some people change their votes 20 times or more in a cycle, and this makes it hard for me to keep an accurate count. But yes, you make change your vote so long as you specify who you're unvoting and so long as you make the changes before the HOF voting period ends.
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