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    The Brain
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    April 2019 Columnist of the Month Contest - Benjamin Button is a 4 time winner!

    Greeting, CF Fans!

    Now that I've started doing this, I might as well keep going, right? Ah, you've already scrolled on, what's the point...

    For anyone still reading, 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.

    Right, let's get to it!


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

    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.

    Benjamin Button
    -The Sheik vs. Iron Sheik Parable
    -Troll-a-Mania 35
    -Wrestling with Fatherhood
    -Button Up: AEW Needs a Villain, not Dean Ambrose

    -Dead Or Alive 2019: Under New Management (Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyamn vs. R Truth & Carmella)

    -Tony Nese’s shining star

    Cult Icon
    -DOA 2019: Second Round Battles (??? vs. ???)

    -Fact or Fiction: Forum Edition (et al)
    -WrestleMania 35: Random Thoughts & Reactions

    -DOA 2019: Second Round Battles (Lana & Rusev vs. Carmella & R Truth)

    -Wrestlemania35/Takeover: NY Predictions Extravaganza
    -The Royal Experience: The Undefeated

    -Match of the Year(s)

    RIPbossman (Hardtime)
    -Chyna Did Not Have A Lasting Impact On WWE’s Women’s Wrestling
    -Hulk Hogan Was An Entertaining In ring Worker
    -The WM 10 Ladder Match Did Not Make Shawn Michaels A Star

    Rob S.
    -DOA 2019: Second Round Battles (LAX & Konnan vs. The Miz & Maryse)

    -Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #13- Cmapion vs Champion (Should be Important, right?) (w/mizfan)

    -MyWorld: ColumnMania 2K19

    Zombieguy (The Graveyard Shift)
    -Wrestlemania 35 Is Going To Suck And You Will Probably Never Admit It
    -The WWE Network Is Not The Best $9.99 I Ever Spent On Pro Wrestling
    -Thank You John Cena For Single-Handedly Saving The WWE Championship
    -Mr Kennedy Didn’t Destroy Money In The Bank But I Wish That He Did

    Voting ends on Wednesday, May 8th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

    And with that, voting is now open!

  2. #2
    LOP's part time glass ceiling DynamiteBillington's Avatar
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    I'm going to go with ZombieGuy for Columnist, and Zak's WrestleMania Extravaganza for Column - although it's a bit of a tragedy that it's only been counted as one column. I particularly liked the touch of adding all the commenters in the credits sequence at the end

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    Administrator Prime Time's Avatar
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    I'm not sure I can pick an individual column but I thought it was probably RIPBossman for columnist this month. Very solid return.

    "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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    Cero Miedo Mystic's Avatar
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    Going to go with Benji Button, for the combination of his WrestleMania coverage and his AEW work.

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    Junior Member Zombieguy's Avatar
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    Columnist: kingzak13
    Column: RIPBossman - Hulk Hogan Was An Entertaining In Ring Worker

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    Going 2 for 2 with Burn for his DOA column...good, creative, smart stuff

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    Zombieguy for columnist and column, -Thank You John Cena For Single-Handedly Saving The WWE Championship

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    Mediocrity at it's finest kingzak13's Avatar
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    I'm gonna go with ZombieGuy for columnist, some really great stuff from him despite it being so early in his time here.

    Column, i'm going with JWG's DOA entry, the sheer amount of work for his entry is mind blowing.

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    Columnist : Zak for the WrestleMania season extravaganza
    Column : JWG's DOA adventure

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    Columnist: Benjamin Button
    Column: JWG's DOA

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    Member #25 SirSam's Avatar
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    Benjamin Button
    Wrestling with Fatherhood

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    HUGE Member TheLAW's Avatar
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    The Royal Experience: The Undefeated

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    The Brain
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    Gotta go with Benjamin Button for columnist. 4 columns, all different, all interesting, all insightful!

    For column it can only be JWG's DOA entry, what an absolute triumph that was.

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    Boss man for Columnist.

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    Columnist: Kingzak
    Column: Benny's Wrestilng With Fatherhood

  16. #16
    The Brain
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    And that's another month in the book! And a very closely contested one, which shows the level of competition in the CF right now. But there can only be one, so congratulations to Benjamin Button, who is now a 4 time winner. His first win was in the fall of 2009, so he's definitely pacing himself! Only 17 writers can say they have won 4 or more COTMs in the history of the site, and now Benny is one of them. Congratulations!

    For individual column, seven different columns received votes but in the end the big victory goes to JWG's creative "Choose Your Own Advanture" style entry in the DOA series. If you haven't taken that journey yet, please do!

    Congrats again to all the winners, and here's the voting breakdown for anyone who likes to keep track of such things:

    Benjamin Button 4 votes
    kingzak13 3 votes
    RIPBossman 3 votes
    ZombieGuy 3 votes
    Burn11nMyLight 1 vote

  17. #17
    Administrator Prime Time's Avatar
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    Congrats Benjamin on winning a very competitive contest.

    "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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    Cero Miedo Mystic's Avatar
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    Congrats Benny! Competitive month. Big win.

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    4 times winner for Ben, impressive. It’s very hard to win COTM especially with the type of competition (Bossman and Zombie) just around the corner.

    Thank you for voting for the DOA entry. I hope to continue pumping out columns here and there that will grab attention, I may not be consistent enough for more columnist awards but I am eyeing at least a chance at column awards especially EOY. Again, Thank you for all voting.

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    Thanks everyone who voted for me or congratulated me. Could have gone about 4 different directions, so good month. I liked a lot of what I read. Congrats to JWG. Introducing a new concept to the CF is quite a thing...think of all that can be done with that if a warped mind got a hold of it...

    I'm sure everyone is proud when they read their individuel columns called out, so it was nice to get a shout out for the Dean Ambrose column, the Wrestle-Mania column, and wrestling with fatherhood. I had a real joy writing all of them, but wrestling with fatherhood was my favorite. I love Andre the Giant...And to place him in the role of the giant metaphor was fun to do...then, to write about the nightmares of fatherhood was therapuetic but also enjoyable bc I know there's more fathers in our group. Not to mention the whole thing had me thinking what parenthood for a wrestler must be like.

    Enjoyed the reading; enjoyed the writing.

    Thanks again.
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