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bsh1
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12/22/2015 3:52:26 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Welcome to the final phase of the HOF selection process!

In the previous thread, nominees we're put forth; now, the top nominees in each group will be up for a vote. Think of the prior thread as the primary process, and this as the general election.

Please select up to 3 users, 3 debates, and 3 threads to vote for. You may vote for fewer than that if you wish (so, you don't have to vote for three in each category), and you need not vote in all categories. You cannot cast multiple votes for a single nominee.

Please vote conscientiously. Take some time to examine all of the nominees so that you cast an informed vote! Please also bold your votes as this makes it easier for me to identify them, and reduces the chance that I might miss your vote. Once again, thanks for participating and thanks to Airmax for allowing me to run this :)

Also, for this an all future HOF proceedings, "vote lobbying" will be prohibited. Vote lobbying is a deliberate as well as systematic or directed effort to recruit individuals to support (or not support) a particular nominee for the HOF. It is non-casual pressuring, encouragement, or solicitation intentionally designed to impact the outcome of the HOF nomination or vote processes.

And The Nominees Are (feels like the Grammy's announcements):

USERS

BOT - http://www.debate.org...
FT - http://www.debate.org...
DK - http://www.debate.org...
Skep - http://www.debate.org...
Maikuru - http://www.debate.org...
Wylted - http://www.debate.org...

DEBATES

Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification - http://www.debate.org...
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia - http://www.debate.org...
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights - http://www.debate.org...
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban - http://www.debate.org...
Max vs. Oryus: Stick in the Eye - http://www.debate.org...

THREADS

Ima-Max: The Movie - http://www.debate.org...
Max: Election - http://www.debate.org...
GodSands: Record Attempt - http://www.debate.org...
Thett: Duck - http://www.debate.org...
Ajab: G+ - http://www.debate.org...
WriterDave: Edit to Civilize - http://www.debate.org...

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You may begin voting. Again, no lobbying. Please vote from the above options! Thanks, and good luck to all nominees :)
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bsh1
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12/22/2015 3:52:35 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Voting will last approximately 3 days, though a more precise end-time will be announced later.
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donald.keller
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12/22/2015 3:55:32 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users:
DK
BoT
Wylted

Debates:
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia
Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification

Threads:
Ima-max: The Movie
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12/22/2015 3:57:32 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/22/2015 3:55:32 AM, donald.keller wrote:
Users:
DK
BoT
Wylted


Debates:
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia
Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification


Threads:
Ima-max: The Movie

*fixed. Sorry.
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lamerde
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12/22/2015 4:15:51 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Can I vote for Maikuru 3 times? If not, I'll just vote for Maikuru.
Why I ignore YYW:
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12/22/2015 4:17:15 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users:

BladeofTruth

Donald.Keller

Maikuru

Debates:

Whiteflame v.s. Thett; Jury Nullification

Bluesteel v.s. Mikal; Gun ban


FT v.s. Bsh1; Animal Rights

(Note: I wish there was FT v.s. DK; Legalizing drugs. :( )

Forums/ Threads:

God Sands: Record Attempt

Max: Election

(Note: Why isn't there Mafia?)

Vote finished.
#ALLHAILFIRETHEKINGOFTHEMISCFORUM

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So to start off, I never committed suicide- Vaarka
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12/22/2015 4:18:54 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users

BOT
Skep
Maikuru

Debates


Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification
Max vs. Oryus: Stick in the Eye
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia

Threads

Ima-Max: The Movie
Max: Election
GodSands: Record Attempt
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Juan_Pablo
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12/22/2015 4:30:07 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
User

Wylted

I select Wylted for the Hall of Fame because he was two votes shy of becoming our next DDO President. He's got an interesting personality, even if I disagree with many of his opinions, and he's not afraid to tell us his views (which can be admittedly frightening at times). I think BSH1 should also be on the list of Hall of Fame additions, since she eked out an important victory over the last two weeks, by being re-elected DDO President.

Debates

I can't vote here because I haven't thoroughly invested them and it would be wrong of me to hastily post something.

Threads

This one was easy: Max--Election: http://www.debate.org...

Thett's article about his duck experience was interesting, but it's not something I would celebrate by placing it on a pedestal (sorry Thett). The same is true of WriterDave's Edit to civilize thread. Yes, we should edit our posts to communicate effectively in these rooms, as Dave passionately points out. But the Forum thread that should be selected for the Hall of Fame is Max's Election thread, because it effects everyone in here, and it was by far the most fascinating. It captures the diverse range of feelings we have in DDO, with regards to our approach philosophies, and the complicated feelings these arouse.
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12/22/2015 4:33:35 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Oh, I can select 3 entries in each category!!!

My mistake. I'll just go with those I already selected.
ColeTrain
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12/22/2015 4:34:18 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
My votes are as follows:

USERS

BOT - http://www.debate.org...
DK - http://www.debate.org...
Maikuru - http://www.debate.org...


DEBATES

Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification - http://www.debate.org...
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights - http://www.debate.org...
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban - http://www.debate.org...


This is a healthy mix, I'm glad these were all available.

THREADS

Max: Election - http://www.debate.org...
GodSands: Record Attempt - http://www.debate.org...
Thett: Duck - http://www.debate.org...
"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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12/22/2015 4:34:34 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/22/2015 4:33:35 AM, Juan_Pablo wrote:
Oh, I can select 3 entries in each category!!!

My mistake. I'll just go with those I already selected.

Yup. And, I am already in the HOF, but I appreciate your thinking of me. And, if you want, you can still cast a debate vote if you have time to do the research.
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imabench
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12/22/2015 4:36:02 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
USERS

BOT - http://www.debate.org...
FT - http://www.debate.org...
Skep - http://www.debate.org...

DEBATES

Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification - http://www.debate.org...
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban - http://www.debate.org...
Max vs. Oryus: Stick in the Eye - http://www.debate.org...

THREADS

Ima-Max: The Movie - http://www.debate.org...
Max: Election - http://www.debate.org...
Ajab: G+ - http://www.debate.org...
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
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VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
Juan_Pablo
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12/22/2015 4:37:57 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/22/2015 4:34:34 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/22/2015 4:33:35 AM, Juan_Pablo wrote:
Oh, I can select 3 entries in each category!!!

My mistake. I'll just go with those I already selected.

Yup. And, I am already in the HOF, but I appreciate your thinking of me. And, if you want, you can still cast a debate vote if you have time to do the research.

I will try, BSH1. At the moment, however, I'm trying to juggle my free time between completing a debate I'm now on and finishing the final level of an awesome PS4 video game! :P
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12/22/2015 4:38:24 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/22/2015 4:37:57 AM, Juan_Pablo wrote:
At 12/22/2015 4:34:34 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/22/2015 4:33:35 AM, Juan_Pablo wrote:
Oh, I can select 3 entries in each category!!!

My mistake. I'll just go with those I already selected.

Yup. And, I am already in the HOF, but I appreciate your thinking of me. And, if you want, you can still cast a debate vote if you have time to do the research.

I will try, BSH1. At the moment, however, I'm trying to juggle my free time between completing a debate I'm now on and finishing the final level of an awesome PS4 video game! :P

Cool. Good luck!
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12/22/2015 4:38:39 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
PEOPLE

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

FT is a highly respected and involved mafia player who has shaped the way the game is played on DDO. This is probably how most users think about him, because mafia has been such a dominant aspect of his time on this website. Yet, more recently, in debates like the Animal Rights one he did with me, and the Peacekeeping one with Thett3, he has proven to be an exemplary debater as well, consistently producing high quality arguments. This double punch really makes him a heavyweight worthy of the HOF.

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. FourTrouble: My 150th Debate: Animal Rights
[http://www.debate.org...]

This was one of my hardest debates, and I am really proud that I was able to defend an issue that I feel passionate about in the face of such strong opposition. While it was a technical debate, there was a lot of in-depth exploration of the subject, and I think that adds to the quality of the overall performance. It was certainly and intense and fun debate to be a part of, and I am glad it turned out to be the stellar experience that it was.

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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Lexus
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12/22/2015 4:39:23 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users-
Wylted, FT, BOT

Debates-
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights
Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification
Max vs. Oryus: Stick in the Eye

Threads-
Thett: Duck
Thett: Duck
Thett: Duck
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12/22/2015 4:41:51 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
VOTE COUNT

People

BOT - 7
FT - 4
DK - 4
Skep - 2
Maikuru - 4
Wylted - 5

Debates

Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification - 6
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia - 4
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights - 4
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban - 4
Max vs. Oryus: Stick in the Eye - 4

Threads

Ima-Max: The Movie - 4
Max: Election - 5
GodSands: Record Attempt - 5
Thett: Duck - 2
Ajab: G+ - 2
WriterDave: Edit to Civilize - 1
Live Long and Prosper

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bsh1
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12/22/2015 4:44:10 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
And, if anyone notices errors in my vote count, please let me know.
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Sapphique
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12/22/2015 4:48:57 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
People:

FT
Skep
BOT
DDO Beginners' Mafia Moderator -- PM me if you'd like to learn how to play mafia!

"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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12/22/2015 4:49:54 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Threads:

DDO Movie
DDO Election
Record Attempt at most posts
DDO Beginners' Mafia Moderator -- PM me if you'd like to learn how to play mafia!

"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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12/22/2015 4:55:10 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users:

BOT
FT
DK

Debates:

FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban

Threads:

Ima-Max: The Movie
Max: Election
Ajab: G+
Hayd
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12/22/2015 4:59:01 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Users

BoT
DK
Wylted

Debates

Thett vs. Whiteflame: Jury Nullification
FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban

Threads

Ima-Max: The Movie
Max: Election
Ajab: G+
YYW
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12/22/2015 4:59:02 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/22/2015 4:55:10 AM, whiteflame wrote:
Users:

BOT
FT
DK

Debates:

FT vs. Bsh: Animal Rights
Bluesteel vs. Zarro: Mafia
Bluesteel vs. Mikal: Gun Ban

Threads:

Ima-Max: The Movie
Max: Election
Ajab: G+

I am really tempted to vote... like identically to what you just did.
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