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    Columnist of the Month Contest - December 2019

    Greetings CF!

    Happy new year to you all! Whether you just enjoyed a packed Wrestle Kingdom 2 day event or you're looking forward to the Royal Rumble, the goal here is the same. That's right, how did you guess? We’re voting as usual for the columnist of the month (and for the individual column of the month). Better late than never, right? 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.

    DynamiteBillington
    -The Bulldog’s 2019 Prediction Results Column
    -Bulldog's 2020 Predictions

    Kingzak13
    -The Match of the Decade part 2 (2011)
    -TLC 2019 Predictions
    -PPV-Star of the Decade part 1
    -The Match of the Decade part 3 (2012)
    -PPV-Star of the Decade part 2

    Mizfan
    -The Life & Times of Bobby Heenan: The Brain's Finest Hour (Jan '92)

    Prime Time (The 'No Bullshit' Review)
    -Early WrestleMania Collection
    -2019 Special, Part II
    -Take Up Thy Wrestling Boots and Walk - State of the Wrestling Union (End of the Decade Edition)

    RIPbossman
    -Hardtime: Austin's KOTR Win Did Not Launch His Career

    SkitZ
    -Taste My Dimly Lit Rainbow ~ SkitZ Cancels Christmas (et al)

    Skulduggery (Half Luck, Half Skul: Monday Night Madness)
    -The Greatest RAW Match R1.1 (et al)
    -The Greatest RAW Match R1.2 (et al)
    -The Greatest RAW Match R1.3 (et al)
    -The Greatest RAW Match R1.4 (et al)



    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 January 13th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

    And with that, voting is now open!
    Last edited by mizfan; 01-13-2020 at 03:05 PM.

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    Skullduggery with a bullet for COTM, he went through hell and high water to get this series together and it is past time he won COTM for it.

    Column is much harder as I'm torn between the 1992 Royal Rumble and The State of the Wrestling Union.

    Ill go with The State of The Wrestling Union which actually effected me emotionally for a day or so which is surely the sign of something extremely well written.

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    COTM - Skul by a landslide
    Column - The Brains Finest Hour

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    LOP's mid carder for life DynamiteBillington's Avatar
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    I'll go with Skull for COTM as well.

    For the Column, part of me wants to vote for Miz, because that particular episode of the Heenan series is one I'd been looking forward to. I think he got unlucky with the timing of it, another month it would most certainly have got my vote. Another part of me wants to vote for Prime's State of the Union column because if it really is his last column it marks a sad occasion - the Forums will miss him.

    But actually, the one I enjoyed the most was Skitz Cancels Xmas. The fact I'd missed contributing because I couldn't think of anything to say other than how much I want to care again, then reading it and realising that was essentially what so many other people did say spoke volumes to me.

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    Columnist: Prime Time
    Column: SkitZ Cancels Christmas

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    Columnist: Skul
    Column: SkitZ Cancels Christmas

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    Hard to look past Skul, isn't it? Those columns must be a hell of a task to put together.

    And I'll throw a vote to the Brain series for individual column again. That series must rack up awards like nothing we've ever seen.

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

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    Skullduggery for columnist.

    Mizfan's Bobby Heenan column for individual.

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    I'll also throw in a vote for Skul and company, but mostly to Skul who did an amazing job putting together his most ambitious tournament yet!

    Individual is tricky indeed, but I'm going to go with Ripper's column on Austin, which was astute and interesting as always.

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    I'm going to wrap this one up because I think Mizzie is away (or he might be back and just catching up to life), and besides, this one is as easy as it comes. It is as unanimous as this competition can ever be. I have one vote, cast by the runaway winner who garnered every other vote, Skulduggery. Hearty congratulations on a convincing victory!

    Mizfan and Skitz share the individual column award for The Brain's Finest Hour and Skitz cancels Christmas, with three votes apiece.

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

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    Thanks for wrapping this up Pete! I am indeed back from vacation and just now digging myself out of the piled up work I had waiting for me.

    HUGE congrats to Skul, who put together a fantastic series in December! And to Skitz, who is seemingly gone again already. And thanks to those who voted for the Brain, I loved putting that '92 Rumble column together at last. Hopefully I can get something out for January, the CF could use some activity people!

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