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    LOP CF End of Year Awards - VOTE NOW

    VOTING IS LIVE GUYS!

    I'm using a Google Form again because they help compile things easily. You can vote by following the link below. A couple of bits of housekeeping:
    - For a number of the question I have put in nominations you can select however there is also the 'other' option if you want to vote for something else.
    - You don't have to answer every question.
    - I've added the email option just so I can ensure we aren't getting duplicate votes.
    - Voting will stay open for a fortnight and the results will be announced towards the end of the month.
    - Looking forward to seeing what you all vote for. Feel free to continue to discuss nominations and campaign below, just don't say who you voted for and ruin the surprise.
    - Voting will be open until the 14th of January

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...rm?usp=sf_link


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    The end of the year is fast approaching and with it comes the annual LOP End of Year Awards where we celebrate the best of Lord of Pain!

    Voting will commence when we hit January but as there are a number of categories for your consideration I thought I’d put up a thread where we can campaign, discuss and talk trash about one another beforehand. One important difference between this and COTM is that you can campaign for yourself so please vote for me for Main Page Columnist of the Year!

    The categories are:
    Columns Forum Columnist of the Year
    Main Page Columnist of the Year
    Column of the Year (normal)
    Column of the Year (creative)
    Columns Forum Best Series
    Main Page Best Series
    LOP Radio Show of the Year
    LOP Radio Personality of the Year
    Best Newcomer
    Most Improved Columnist
    Most Missed User
    Best Social Media Presence



    I will put together my own set of thoughts and post in the coming weeks but wanted to get the discussion going anyway.

    If you'd like a reminder of who won last year the thread for that is here: http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...Awards-Results
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    Really excited for this, thanks for getting the ball rolling Sam! When I have a bit more time I'll have to roll through this and pop in some suggestions, particularly for the CF stuff this year. There's been some great ones, can't wait to dig them up!

    EDIT: Got some CF stuff!

    For Columnist of the Year, here are all the winners and vote-getters in the monthly voting so far this year:

    Wins - Benny, Prime, RIPbossman, Kleck, Rob S, Anonymous, and me!
    Votes - Zak, Skitz, Law, R-Prof, ZombieGuy, Burn, Mystic, Leaf, Dynamite, Scott Woodburn, Shee, Pennycook, LWO, and Spinmaster

    I've also collated all the individual winners per month, so that should be a good start!

    Column of the Year (normal)
    -The Shared Geopolitical Universe of Saturday Night’s Main Event: Introduction and Part I (R-Prof)
    -Half Luck, Half Skul: Top 10 Surprisingly Irrelevant Royal Rumblers (Skulduggery)
    -Momentum of Madness (Jacob Wrestled God)
    -The Crown Prince (R-Prof)
    -To All The Stars I Loved Before (Benjamin Button)
    -I couldn't think of a snappy title, but Ronda Rousey sucks monkey ass! (TheLAW)
    -A Retired Brain Is Busier Than Ever! (June ’91) (Mizfan)
    -Love Is Blindness AKA Why You Should Cheat On Your Company (Leaf)
    -Match Made In Heaven, Match Made In Hell (Aug '91) (Mizfan)
    -Ken Shamrock- 15 Years Too Soon (RIPBossman)
    -How Dare You (Bear)
    -Wear sunscreen (Scott Woodburn)
    -When in the Course (Prime Time)

    Column of the Year (creative)
    -Mercy (anonymous)
    -All Elite Animal Farm (R-Prof)
    -DOA: Choose Your Own Adventure (Jacob Wrestled God)
    -Double or Nothing Casino (Benjamin Button)

    Columns Forum Best Series (These are the ones that came to mind!)
    -The Fragments That Formed Flair (Benjamin Button)
    -The Life & Times of Bobby Heenan (Mizfan)
    -Dead Or Alive (Multiple)
    -Mizzie & The Spin's Nonstop Wrestling Project (Spinmaster/Mizfan)

    Best Newcomer
    -R-Prof seems like an obvious contender for this, though he doesn't seem to be around anymore (more's the pity!). ZombieGuy and Scott Woodburn would also be in the mix, though the same can be said for both of them too.

    Most Improved Columnist
    -I think TheLAW is a good pick for this one, it's not like he was ever bad but have you checked out his latest stuff??

    That's what I got for now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSam View Post
    you can campaign for yourself
    Vote me for everything!

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    To add to Mizzie's great summary with some extra points and Main Page stuff:

    Main Page Columnist of the Year
    Like the CF it has been a slightly slower year up on the MP, there are a few less of us than there once was and former regulars like Doc, Tito & Maverick were once regulars have taken a step back to either part timer status or stopped posting all together.

    There are three guys I would really like to highlight who don't seem to get the buzz I think they deserve: Imp, JCool and 205Clive all three of them have been real regulars and even though JCool & Clive have mostly been doing 'results' columns, both go well beyond just posting results and I think their analysis has been both interesting and insightful. Imp is Imp, he is an absolute work horse and is a pleasure to read.

    Beyond those guys Tim Rose also deserves a shout, even though he doesn't post quite as regularly as some of us, when he does it always creates ripples and gets a good response.

    Can't finish without mentioning Plan who has been a lot less

    Having said all that, we all know who the real MVP of the Main Page is. VOTE 1 SIR SAM

    Columns Forum Best Series
    I would add to Mizzie's suggestions the LOP Championship Series put together by Prime Time
    Also worth mentioning PT's No Bullshit Review

    Main Page Best Series
    A few that have popped up over the year:
    Sir Sam & Imp's G1 Series
    Imp's Wrestling Adventure Weekly Review Series
    Just Business Top 60 Non-Winning Royal Rumble Performances
    JCool's Cool Points

    LOP Radio Show of the Year & LOP Radio Personality of the Year
    It's been a year of transition but here are the shows that have been running this year
    All About All Elite - Mizfan & Mystic: Awesome show but I really wish it would come back, especially now AEW is a thing
    One Nation Radio - Rich Latta & James Boyd: Was hilarious to see these boys lose their minds reviewing Raw & Smackdown every week
    Sport's Entertainment Is Dead - Plan: I personally find this one of the most interesting & insightful wrestling podcasts out there (and not just because I have popped up as a guest a few times)
    Imp's Podcasting Adventure - Imp: Always charming, always fun, most often insightful
    Kingdom of Honour - Xanman & Jeff: Has really come into its own as these guys took on the role of AEW reviewers
    The Right Side of the Pond - Plan, Maverick, sometimes Mazza & never Shinobi: It's the longest running show on the network for a reason, these guys always have something to say.
    Global Revolution - Mizfan & Jeff: These guys go where few others do and kudos to them for their insane knowledge and dedication to indy wreslting.

    Best Newcomer
    I will correct Mizzie in that R-Proof debuted last year and won this award already. Sadly it is slim pickings, guys like ScotWoodburn or DrayZera would be great but haven't stuck around a whole lot which is sad to see.

    Most Improved Columnist
    I agree with your call out of LAW, he is still very much himself but has really put some polish on his presentation.

    Most Missed User
    I almost contemplated getting rid of this award because it is kinda sad honestly but fill your boots lads. Maybe we should turn this into a finger of shame.

    The Mizfan Memorial Feedbacker of the Year
    Of course there is always Mizzie & PT to go for here and both probably deserve it for their efforts. I would also add Dyno to the list as I rarely see a column without a comment from him at the bottom. I also think his work with Fact or Fiction is a great community effort and speaks to his presence in the community.
    Last edited by SirSam; 11-28-2019 at 05:34 AM.

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    I'm counting those 2 votes as me already winning. Greatly appreciated Gents.

    ... But everyone else better vote for me too! Lol

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    Come on guys, why did you drop the “Creative column of the year” category? That is one category I actively try to get stuck into every year. Any chance you will bring it back, given that Creative columns are really one of the most unique columns that grace this LOP forums?

    EDIT: MY BAD! I must be blind to missed it!!!!


    Ok I hope my DOA choose your own adventure get some votes. As for the other stuff? I will will PM the judges
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    JWG...so much mischief we could do with that format.

    Is there a comedy section...Id like some consideration for my how to article on the five star endeavor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Button View Post
    JWG...so much mischief we could do with that format.

    Is there a comedy section...Id like some consideration for my how to article on the five star endeavor
    Nothing comedic about that column, WWE have taken it to heart and are implementing it as often as possible.

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    Great addition, Sam. Thanks for a couple callouts and for correcting my R Prof nomination!

    We used to have a comedy column section, it could possibly be trotted out again if there's interest... What do you think, Sam?

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    Honestly I'm hesitant to add a comedy column section for two reasons, firstly it is covered under the two categories we have, if we do comedy should we also then have a historic, fantasy booking or match report genre section?

    Secondly and more importantly in my mind is that last year the column sections of the survey were the least answered sections by fair margin. I'd be worried that adding another category would create a situation where votes are too slim to truly award something as the definitive winner.

    I'm only one person though so if there is sufficient demand I'm happy to add it in.

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    Comedy in a sense falls under creative, I suppose
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    Any more suggestions for columns guys? This weekend I think I'm gona go back and look for some but would be good to hear what you all remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSam View Post
    Any more suggestions for columns guys? This weekend I think I'm gona go back and look for some but would be good to hear what you all remember.
    As we're allowed to promote ourselves, I liked these two:
    http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...tion-(YLC-RD1)
    http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...-but-what-am-I


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    VOTING IS LIVE GUYS!

    I'm using a Google Form again because they help compile things easily. You can vote by following the link below. A couple of bits of housekeeping:
    - For a number of the question I have put in nominations you can select however there is also the 'other' option if you want to vote for something else.
    - You don't have to answer every question.
    - I've added the email option just so I can ensure we aren't getting duplicate votes.
    - Voting will stay open for a fortnight and the results will be announced towards the end of the month.
    - Looking forward to seeing what you all vote for. Feel free to continue to discuss nominations and campaign below, just don't say who you voted for and ruin the surprise.
    - Voting will be open until the 14th of January

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...rm?usp=sf_link

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    Hopefully someone writes the most amazing column ever seen before midnight in their time zone, just to mess with this!

    Gonna get my votes in shortly, thanks as always Sam for putting this together!

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    Still haven't had half the votes we got last year. Would be great to have a few more come through in the next week.

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