View Full Version : February 2019 Columnist of the Month contest - 'Nony pops his cherry!

Prime Time
03-04-2019, 09:56 AM
Howdy, y'all!

No? OK. Just trying something new. Jeez, guys.

Anyway, enough of that. It's that time when we come together and give the COTM to the writer judged as having the best output in the month of February 2019. Most of you know the drill by now but for any newcomers to the forum, full rules will follow. The short and long of it all is vote for who you think had the best work in the month! You can also vote for individual column as well.

This time, there's a lot of King of the Columnist tourney entries to consider alongside your regular fare, though of course anyone on the main page isn't eligible for this award even if they are taking part in a CF tournament, so do bear that in mind when casting your votes.

Right, enough preamble....

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.

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.

Here are the columns posted in the last month for your consideration.

Anonymous (Inside the Mind)

-Smackdown Review 02-20-2019

Dynamite Billington
-Fact or Fiction: Forum Edition (et al)
-Bulldog’s Bottom Line: Choose Life

-Words from a Gooner: Is this it?
-A Singaporean’s Perspective: Making Wrestling a Reality in my life

-Donovan’s 2018 Voices of Wrestling Match of the Year Ballot

-Elimination Chamber 2019 Predictions
-A World without The Shield
-Gotta Catch’em all

Kleckamania (Kleck Of The Columnists)
-A War On All Fronts
-Missed Magic (Oh Kofi Kingston, S.O.S!)
-the Psychology Of Mercy In Professional Wrestling

-the Life & Times of Bobby Heenan: A Tragic Return (May ’91)

-The Crown Prince

Rob S.
-Table Breaks Presents: The Temple Crumbles

- Half Luck, Half Skul: January Madness - The Greatest Royal Rumble Match (Final 4 & Winner!) (et al)

-Mizzie & the Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project – In Goldi We Trust (w/mizfan)

TheLAW (My World)
-You’re Not as [Jonathan] Good as You Think You Are!

-The Final Countdown by timebomb4321

-Type’s Fingertip Feelings: Seth doesn’t need the title, the title needs Seth
-What does it mean to be TRULY elite?

Voting ends on Sunday, March 10th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

And with that, voting is now open!

03-04-2019, 10:52 AM
Howdy :)

That word doesn't get used nearly enough. Congratulations on bringing it back.

I need to abstain this month, I barely had chance to read anything - don't think I read a single one of the KOTC columns!

Rob S.
03-04-2019, 10:57 AM
'Nony for COTM

The Crown Prince from R-Prof for Column

03-04-2019, 11:08 AM
Kleck for the Columnist (see what I did there?)

Table Breaks Presents: The Temple Crumbles by Rob for column

03-04-2019, 03:31 PM
Really, really tough choice between Kleck, nony, and LAW. You know what, he impressed the hell out of me this month, I'm putting my vote down for TheLAW.

For individual, major shout out to Kleck's "A War On All Fronts", nony's "Communication", and Rob's "The Temple Crumbles", but I've got to go with R'Prof's awesome "The Crown Prince".

03-05-2019, 12:18 AM
The Crown Prince from R-Prof for Column

Kleck for columnist

03-05-2019, 08:57 AM
Nony takes both for me this month.

Nony for Columnist

Communication for Column

03-06-2019, 05:46 PM
Column of the month-Mizzie & the Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project – In Goldi We Trust (w/mizfan)
Columnist to Mizfan including that collab.

03-06-2019, 11:00 PM
Columnist: anonymous
Column: Mercy by anonymous

03-07-2019, 05:30 AM
COTM: Anonymous
Column: Mercy

Prime Time
03-11-2019, 08:22 AM
OK, that's another one in the book, and it's quite a momentous occasion as - believe it or not - this is actually a first-time winner. I actually had to triple-check myself before posting this, but there we are. So please congratulate Anonymous on adding his name to the COTM roll of honour.

There was a late flurry of votes for Mercy, by Anonymous, which nearly gave him the double here, but it wasn't enough to overhaul R-Prof's 'Crown Prince' column, which means he continues an impressive beginning to his CF tenure with his second column award in three months. Huge congratulations there as well.

Anonymous – IIII
Kleckamania – II
TheLAW – I
Mizfan – I

Crown Prince (R-Prof) – III
The Temple Crumbles by Rob – I
Communication (Anonymous) – I
In Goldi We Trust (Spinmaster and Mizfan) – I
Mercy (Anonymous) – II

Right, that's another one in the books. Thanks everyone, and congrats again to the two winners.

03-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Wow. I actually assumed I’d come second again, which I must hold the record for.

Thank you, everyone. I do really appreciate the votes and the kindness. Kind of stunned myself as I never thought I’d have the consistency to win a COTM.

I love you guys.

03-11-2019, 04:15 PM
I don't think the "You deserve it" chant has ever been more apt.

Congrats Nony.

03-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Congratulations on what is apparently a tremendously overdue honor, well deserved Nony! And props to Prof for once again getting some recognition for a great piece!

03-11-2019, 11:37 PM
No way, 1st time? I knew there were a lot of 2nd places, unreal. Great work 'Nony

03-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Many thanks for the support guys, and congrats to Nony on a much-deserved win for COTM!

03-12-2019, 11:52 AM
How had this never happened before? Wow.