View Full Version : Columnist of the Month Contest - June 2019 - Benjamin Button wins #6!!

Prime Time
07-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Hello, friends!

I thought Iíd give Mizfan a month off and beat him to posting this monthís contest Ė though Iím going to spend as much time on the preamble as he did last time.

If youíre new here or have never bothered to look over them before, the full rules are below Ė check them out first. If not, skip down, and you can find the list of eligible columns for the month. We were a bit busier this month than last time. The basic gist, as youíre probably aware, is that you vote for the person you thought had the best month for columnist, and the best individual piece for column.


The winner of the Columnist of the Month contest will receive the prize of having one column posted on the main page of LordsOfPain.net

1) The winner of Columnist of the Month is determined by which of the eligible columnists receives the largest amount of votes within the allotted voting period.

2). No voting for yourself.

3). You must vote for Columnist of the Month to be eligible to win. Should the person with the most votes not place a vote during the allotted timeframe, said person will be disqualified and the first runner up in terms of number of votes gained will be named the winner. One need not place a vote to be awarded single Column of the Month.

4). A columnist must have posted at least one column during the allotted time period in order to be eligible. Duh.

5). When voting, please name both the columnist and, if applicable, the title of their ongoing series in a bold and easily determined fashion. Makes it easier on us old mod folk to more clearly discern the votes, what with our cataracts and such.

6). Main page writers are ineligible to win either the Columnist or Column awards. The exception to this is if they were not called up until the next month. For instance, a writer who wrote stuff in April and was called up on May 3rd would still be eligible to win the April Columnist contest. The prize would just be a bit pointless, I guess. The reason that main page writers are ineligible to win the single Column award is simply because they could, and often do, post said column simultaneously on the main page. This is a CF award, so only CF writers are considered.

7). Please refrain from editing your vote once it is placed, so as to not fuck up the tally. Some circumstances, such as a noob vote for a main pager, are the only loopholes to this one and will be pointed out and handled by a moderator.

8). If a candidate is caught campaigning for CotM, either publicly or privately via PM or social media, they will be disqualified and quite possibly banned. Do your selling through your writing. Begging is lame.

9). Columns about columns (such as the State of the CF or End of Year CF Awards) are not eligible for COTM consideration and will not be counted in favor of their respective authors in the final tally for the month.

10). As it pertains to collaborations, there are a few variations that require clarification.
a) If it's a "tag team" style "traditional" collaboration (i.e.: ETA or The Power Trip or The Mega Column) then both members of the team must vote in order to claim victory as a team.
b) If a single columnist gathers a group of individuals for a "roundtable" collab, only the organizer of said series must vote in order to claim victory. For instance, if Jimmy McColumnGuyDuderson wants to break down the greatest jobbers of all time and asks two of his pals to help out, only Jimmy needs to vote in order to win the award should he garner enough votes since he is the blatant driving force, as opposed to the give and take equality of a "tag team" collab.
For the voters, if you wish to specifically vote for a "traditional" collab team, name both writers. If you wish to honor a "roundtable" collab, just name the organizer of said collab.

11) You cannot vote for a former main page writer until said writer is at least 4 months removed from their main page stint at the time of the voting period. For instance, if Writer McGee just left his main page spot in January and resumed writing in the CF, he is not eligible to win CotM until the May contest. This rule is included simply because it's kind of stupid to award a main page column to a writer who just gave up a gig in which the point was to post columns on the main page. If they wanted to be on the main page then they probably would've, you know, stayed on the main page. We get that the CF has a certain allure, what with the sense of community and ability to win awards from one's peers and all that, but let us not forget the reason why the CF exists in the first place. It's not to placate egos by handing out peer determined awards, it's to find writers for the Lords of Pain main page. If you've had that spot and chose to leave it, perhaps it's time that someone else got the opportunity to prove why they deserve a shot. This rule is only applicable to the COLUMNIST vote, not the single COLUMN vote.

12). In the event of a tie, regardless the number of people involved, the deadlock be broken by means of a re-vote with the tied parties as the only available candidates. Said re-vote will be three days long. If we still have a tie after that, fuck it, we've got two winners.

Eligible columns for your consideration:

Benjamin Button
The Fragments That Form Flair, The Greatest World Champion Vol 4: Hammering Down the Violence.
The Devilís Odes to Dustin Rhodes.
Button Up: The Merit of Kayfabe
That Time Dusty Rhodes Aquired Baby Doll (Ride, Baby Doll Ride!)

David K. Martin
Confounded Thoughts in Column Form

Letter To The WWE - You have betrayed me

Dynamite Billington
Revisiting the Black and Gold Brand: Random NXT XXV thoughts
Fact or Fiction: Forum Edition (1 post)

Kingzak presents: Saudi Super ShowDown Royal Recap
The Unofficial Columns Forum Top Trumps ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT 2018 Round 2 (Dynamite Kid bracket)
Kingzak presents: Stomping Grounds 2019 Predictions

Professionalism- The Unsung Value Of Professional Wrestling

The PEN15 Mightier - How to watch wrestling in 2019 (Lessons Iíve learned since my last LOP visit)

Prime Time
Castaway - with The Doc (2/2)
The 'No Bullshit' Review - Part One

Hardtime: How A Wrestler Handles His Championship Belt

The Green Room: Love Is Blindness AKA Why You Should Cheat On Your Company

Smark Wing Duck
Top Struggles / Memories for Kids Who Grew Up in the Attitude Era

Don't forget to cast a vote for the Column of the Month gimmick as well. Just name which single column you felt was the best of the month. The actual Column of the Month. Just one. NOT AN ENTIRE SERIES. This will help make the process of voting for Column of the Year when it comes time for the Year End Awards that much easier, as well as give some well deserved props to someone who straight up knocked one out of the park in a given month.

Voting ends on Saturday, July 6th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

And with that, voting is now open!

07-01-2019, 12:07 PM
I'll get the ball rolling with a vote for Zak for columnist and Hardtime: How A Wrestler Handles His Championship Belt for column.

Benjamin Button
07-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Gonna go two for two on Leaf. Really got the most of that column.

07-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Columnist: Benjamin Button
Column: The Green Room: Love Is Blindness AKA Why You Should Cheat On Your Company by RyanLeafPlant

07-02-2019, 07:58 AM
Columnist: Benny Button who is just on an incredible run right now. Putting forward a strong case for COTY even.
Column: I'm torn on this one, I really loved PT's late entry, The 'No Bullshit' Review but I'm gona go with RyanLeafPlant: The Green Room: Love Is Blindness AKA Why You Should Cheat On Your Company

07-02-2019, 03:35 PM
Columnist has got to be Benjamin Button. I see why he’s so well-regarded here. I’ve been reading but need to get back on that feedback train.

Column has to be The PEN15 Mightier - How to watch wrestling in 2019 (Lessons I’ve learned since my last LOP visit). It was a welcome return!

Don Franc
07-04-2019, 01:20 PM
Columnist: Benjamin Button
Column: Pen15 - How to watch wrestling in 2019

07-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Thanks for setting this up Pete, appreciate it!

Gonna go with Benjamin Button to go on a three month streak, just awesome quality. For individual column it's gotta be Benny again with The Devil’s Odes to Dustin Rhodes, though Pen and Leaf's returns were both also great, among others.

Benjamin Button
07-16-2019, 10:41 AM
I assume this thing over? If so, want to thank everyone who write and voted...since the birth of my child, reading and writing columns has been a good go to between all her services. Hope to get a couple more columns later this month. Got a satirical piece on deck and got some research started on my next Fragments that Formed Flair. Been reading and enjoying whats been put out, especailly some spectacular potential in new writers from the tournament going on.

07-16-2019, 01:39 PM
I assume Pete is still planning to make the official post, but I absolutely do want to congratulate Benny on his incredible hot streak!

Prime Time
07-16-2019, 03:25 PM
I don't think it needs to be the same person who starts and ends it, but I'll do the honours. Congrats to Benjamin Button on a momentous streak, won by so much I'm not even going to bother tallying it up.

Also congrats to Leaf on the individual column award for why you should cheat on your wrestling company, which took the award by a vote.

Benjamin Button
07-16-2019, 03:46 PM
Congrats Leaf!

07-16-2019, 06:22 PM
Congrats indeed to Leaf, it was great to see him pop up!

07-16-2019, 07:15 PM
Wont just be popping up my friend, had some real life stuff to take care of recently but intend to write again soon.

Big congrats to Benjamin Button. The streak continues and rightfully so!

Prime Time
07-17-2019, 07:06 AM
Just a quick note to add that Button's now only the third person ever to put together a hat-trick of column of the month awards, following Morpheus, who did it waaaay back when in 2004/5, and Skitz, who dominated an otherwise quiet summer in 2017. Elite company.

07-17-2019, 07:08 AM
Pretty impressive.

Is 3 the record for consecutive wins?

Prime Time
07-17-2019, 07:30 AM
Yeah, it is.

07-17-2019, 08:18 AM
There's a challenge to Ben then....make the rest of this month count!!

Benjamin Button
07-17-2019, 12:38 PM
Real tall order, considering I haven't submitted a column this month. Been on vacation. But will be back this week from vacating. Got a couple bullets in tbe chamber , but there's been some good columns already this month, so we'll see.