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Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby lizef » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:10 am

Dear Forumites :)

The Forum Awards are run annually as a way of celebrating the forum and the members who contribute to making it the dynamic, interesting and entertaining place that it is.

Forumites used to be able to vote randomly for ANY forumite in a designated category - no small task since we have over 25991 registered members and a core of about 300 very active ones.

The process has been structured, as per guidance since 2007, where there has been decisions taken on nominees, the categories and the criteria.

In order for the awards to be representative of the forum, the moderators, along with Admin, handed this task over to the forum.

As such, we approached a sample of forum members to represent the diverse forum contributors (that's you) whose passion for the online community and our parks helps to make this forum a success. We asked them to form a committee tasked with compiling a short list of nominees that other forum members can then vote for.

Not everyone approached could participate, but the end result is a representative committee of 9 forum members as listed below - a varied bunch :wink:

Barryels
Carolg
Cheetah2111
Grantmissy
Meandering Mouse
NetEk
Porridge
RosemaryH
Trrp-trrrrrrrr


Over the past few months, they have debated and discussed and generally worked extremely hard to shortlist 5 nominees in all categories. I must say that the process was fair and it hasn't been an easy job!


About the Awards

Their work is done though and the time has come to hand the awards over to you - the forum. For this we will use the Competition and Awards Forum.

We hope that the awards will encourage and acknowledge positive contributions to the Forums, and not encourage negative competition. The awards should promote and acknowledge the values, rules and ethos of the Forums and SANParks.

Each award category - with definition, criteria and nominees - has been listed as a topic with a poll in the Competition and Awards Forum.

# There are 14 categories in total.

# A poll has been set up for the nominees in each category, listing them in alphabetical order.

# Each poll is a blind poll, and each registered forum member can vote only once in each category.

# There will be no campaigning allowed as this will indeed affect the voting process from being fair and unhindered.

# The winner is simply the nominee with the most votes in each category.

# Nominees were considered based on contributions from 1 October 2012 - 30 Sept 2013 except for the two catergories Trip Reports - these nominees were considered based on contributions from 1 September 2012 - 30 Sept 2013.
Voting closes on 22 November 2013 and the Winners will be announced on the Forum's Birthday, 27 November 2013

Committee members are not eligible for awards (nor are moderators, Admin, Forum Assistants and Gurus), but will be recognised for their contributions as Forum Award Committee 2013 (FAC 2013) members.

If you have any enquiries about the awards or the selection process, please mail me at lize.ferreira@sanparks.org and I'll assist.

Kind regards,
Lize
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:29 am

:hmz: Barryels, Carolg, Cheetah2111, Grantmissy, Meandering Mouse, NetEk, Porridge, RosemaryH and :sup: Trrp-trrrrrrrr. Lizef as well! :clap:

:bcool: Very Secretive bunch of Mites..but CONGRATS on a job well done. :congrats:

I can just imagine what all took place behind the curtains. :great:

Come on Mites, lets give them a hand and cast our Votes. :dance:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:03 am

Thanks Fac members now to Vote :thumbs_up: :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Carol g » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:20 am

Now I can't find where to go to vote??????
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:31 am

Carol g wrote:Now I can't find where to go to vote??????

Here ..Carol :wink:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:32 am

Voted .. thanks again fac members :thumbs_up:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Carol g » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:00 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Carol g wrote:Now I can't find where to go to vote??????

Here ..Carol :wink:


Thanks Trip, doesn't show on my computer where to go :doh:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:41 pm

Thank you guys for all your hard work :gflower: :k
Can't wait to start voting :whistle:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:41 pm

Well done and a big thank you to the FAC of 2013 for the hard work and dedication in the months leading up to today! :gflower:

Also congrats and very well done to ALL the nominees! :clap:
Good luck. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Stark » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:28 pm

Thank you FAC members. I know how hard-working and dedicated you have been. :clap:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:44 pm

Thank you FAC members, it is really hard work :thumbs_up:

But where is Angel and Muskateer of the year?
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:52 pm

I was on the FAC last year, and I know what hard work this is. :shock:

Thanks everyone involved. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:53 pm

I was wondering too .. Pity .. used to enjoy that one .
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:08 pm

Decided to combine the 2 and make it just Forumite of the Year.
Some names make it difficult to decide whether Angel or Musketeer! 8)
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Re: Forum Awards 2013

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:39 pm

thank you FAC 2013 for the work you did :k
I know the difficulties and the "pile" of work it's needed... so :clap: :clap: :clap:

you are all CHIEFS :dance: :dance: :dance:

and good luck for all the nominees... and a big thanks to all who takes part :dance:
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