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    Columnist of the Month Contest - November 2019

    Greetings CF!

    I don’t have a huge amount of time right now so going to come straight to the point – we’re voting as usual for the columnist of the month (and for the individual column of the month). Rules and eligible columnists are below.

    RULES


    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.




    Here is the list of eligible columns.

    -Dynamite Billington
    Fact or Fiction

    -KingZak
    Booking by Commitee: Greatest Survivor Series (W/ Friends)
    Royal Ramblings Ep9: AEW is overrated and it is your fault
    Kingzak presents: Survivor Series/Wargames 2019 Predictions
    Kingzak Presents: PPV-Star Presents: The Match of the Decade part 1 (2010)

    -Kleckamania
    Freshly Squeezed: The Tale Of A Legend Or Something

    -Mizfan
    The Life & Times of Bobby Heenan: Let's Get Ready To Rumble! (Dec '91)

    -Prime Time
    Take Up Thy Wrestling Boots and Walk - We All Go Down Together
    The 'No Bullshit' Review - Undertaker vs HBK Special

    -Spinmaster and Mizfan
    Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #21- Long Live The King!
    Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #22- The Russo Era Begins
    Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #23- We Are Truly Sorry

    -TheLAW
    Sorry! It's TheLAW: The One That Took Five Years


    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 Monday December 9th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

    And with that, voting is now open!

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    Colunist: KingZak

    Column: Tale of a Legend or something (Kleckamania)

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    LOP's part time glass ceiling DynamiteBillington's Avatar
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    Quiet month - Zak should win this one pretty comfortably, he gets my vote.

    Will go with Royal Ramblings Ep9: AEW is overrated and it is your fault for column.

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    Mizfan and Spinmaster's collaboration. We haven't had a collab winner for a while but I'm going for an end to that streak.

    Mizfan's Heenan series for the individual column.

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    Mediocrity at it's finest kingzak13's Avatar
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    A bit of a quiet one this month, still some quality work though, I'm going with Spin and Miz's collabing for my vote.

    As for Column, Prime's Taker vs HBK column is my pick. Highlighting those matches is probably the easiest way to get my vote for anything.
    Creating the greatest card in Survivor Series history.
    Booking by Committee: Survivor Series

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    Klek for both from me

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    Spinner & Mizzie for me.

    Zak was great, especially the collab I was part of but overall I have to go with those two truckers as their bits are always entertaining but also interesting historical records to see.
    Last edited by SirSam; 1 Week Ago at 11:46 PM.

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    I'm gonna go with young, sweet, Zakariah for columnist. He had a very good month. I'm actually bummed I dad brained on that Booking Survivor Series collab and missed it, cause it was a good topic. Miz and Spin with the HM as they churned out some great columns too.

    Column of the month though has to go to Law for his The One That Took 5 Years piece. Loved that column, Laws absolute best to date imo. Just slayed CM Punk like he deserves. I'd say Prime gets a definite HM for the Taker/Michaels column.

    Lots of good stuff.


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    Bless you for getting the ball rolling on this Pete! I'll reward you by voting for you this month... actually I really am casting my vote for Prime Time, who had 2 really good pieces out this month.

    For individual it's a bit tougher, but I'll go with Kleck's Orange Cassidy Column, which I thought very humorously captured the fun aspects of the character that appeal to fans like me.

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    Columñist - kingzak

    Column - Kleck: Reality of Reality

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    Columnist: Kleck
    Column: Freshly Squeezed

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    Columnist: Spinmaster/mizfan
    Column: The 'No Bullshit' Review - Undertaker vs HBK Special by Prime Time

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    Mediocrity at it's finest kingzak13's Avatar
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    So, by my count I think we have a tie.
    Creating the greatest card in Survivor Series history.
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    Kleckamania wins the individual column for his piece on Orange Cassidy with four eligible votes. No Bullshit Review came second but even that only got 2 votes, with everyone else taking one a piece.

    But Zak is right - we're tied at 4-4 between KingZak and the Mizfan/Spinmaster collaboration.

    So here's what we do - the vote is extended until 17:00 GMT this coming Saturday. If you voted for Zak or Mizzie and Spin, you don't need to do anything if you want to stay with your original choice- your vote is already locked in, unless you want to change your mind.

    The people who voted for Kleck and I are free to vote again. Any new voters can also cast their votes for the first time.

    The winner will be declared after the run-off on Saturday.

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

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    I'll throw a vote in for Zak, in particular for spearheading that super fun ultimate Survivor Series collab.

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    My vote doesn't change Spinner & Mizzie FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post

    If you voted for Zak or Mizzie and Spin, you don't need to do anything if you want to stay with your original choice- your vote is already locked in, unless you want to change your mind.

    Cool, but I'll quote this bit just to reiterate.....

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

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    Oops. Teach me not to read the instructions.

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