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jimnyc
11-19-2007, 08:33 PM
That's right, win $25 for simply doing what you already do - post!

The catch is, there will only be one winner, and that winner must present the best post in a 2 week time frame. One liners, flaming & cut-n-paste won't win this one. I'm looking for a post that is completely written by one of our members, intelligently, thought provoking and leaves the reader feeling like they truly benefited. Think of "spikesmygod" when posting, although his content or political leaning has no bearing. He spent a great deal of time making one single post that would get great reviews each and every time. If you're unfamiliar with his posts, do a search on his name as a few members have reposted a few of his articles in his honor and remembrance.

The content doesn't matter, it can be political, sports, comedy, chat, a movie review... What counts is the quality of the post.

If you see a post starting posted after this begins, and you want to nominate it, post a link to it in this thread.

If you write a post and want to be considered, post a link in this thread.

I will be the sole judge, so all members are available to participate. I will be 100% impartial, which is why I clearly state it need not be about politics, although of course they will count as well.

A winner will be declared on Monday, December 3rd at 8pm. Winner will receive $25 via Paypal. Remember, it's not a hard contest, just one good post can take it!

A special thanks to an "anonymous" member for not only helping with the idea, but sponsoring the contest and winning funds as well. :)

Kathianne
11-19-2007, 08:38 PM
That's right, win $25 for simply doing what you already do - post!

The catch is, there will only be one winner, and that winner must present the best post in a 2 week time frame. One liners, flaming & cut-n-paste won't win this one. I'm looking for a post that is completely written by one of our members, intelligently, thought provoking and leaves the reader feeling like they truly benefited. Think of "spikesmygod" when posting, although his content or political leaning has no bearing. He spent a great deal of time making one single post that would get great reviews each and every time. If you're unfamiliar with his posts, do a search on his name as a few members have reposted a few of his articles in his honor and remembrance.

The content doesn't matter, it can be political, sports, comedy, chat, a movie review... What counts is the quality of the post.

If you see a post starting posted after this begins, and you want to nominate it, post a link to it in this thread.

If you write a post and want to be considered, post a link in this thread.

I will be the sole judge, so all members are available to participate. I will be 100% impartial, which is why I clearly state it need not be about politics, although of course they will count as well.

A winner will be declared on Monday, December 3rd at 8pm. Winner will receive $25 via Paypal. Remember, it's not a hard contest, just one good post can take it!

A special thanks to an "anonymous" member for not only helping with the idea, but sponsoring the contest and winning funds as well. :)

Cool, both to you and the member. Now this is a new idea, though considering the stuff in the past few hours, I've no hope for. ;) I've garnered enough words.

Joan
11-19-2007, 09:11 PM
I'm sure I could quite easily win this post if I opened up the doors to the past and could show everyone what a "little angel" you were!! How you and John didn't put me in the nuthouse is beyond me!!

Kathianne
11-19-2007, 09:17 PM
I'm sure I could quite easily win this post if I opened up the doors to the past and could show everyone what a "little angel" you were!! How you and John didn't put me in the nuthouse is beyond me!!

Uh Joan, you could win easily, just smile! :laugh2: Now about posting the goods, feel free! :clap:

jimnyc
11-19-2007, 09:30 PM
I'm sure I could quite easily win this post if I opened up the doors to the past and could show everyone what a "little angel" you were!! How you and John didn't put me in the nuthouse is beyond me!!

Do that and not only won't you win the contest, I'll be the first admin to ban his own Mom! :laugh2:

Kathianne
11-19-2007, 09:34 PM
Do that and not only won't you win the contest, I'll be the first admin to ban his own Mom! :laugh2:

Jim, you do one thing to your mom, I'll find a way to get that on all mb throughout the US. Your mom rocks. You take care of her! *edited* to say I know Jim and his bro and sis care for their mom. I was posting like everyone knows that, but it may not be the case.

My point was that anyone that 'knows' Joan, knows her kids have lots of reasons to respect and care for her. Joan rocks.

darin
11-19-2007, 09:37 PM
I'll match that $25, Jim, for a total of $50 between me an the 'anonymous' member's $25.

hjmick
11-19-2007, 09:51 PM
I'm sure I could quite easily win this post if I opened up the doors to the past and could show everyone what a "little angel" you were!! How you and John didn't put me in the nuthouse is beyond me!!

Time to digitize those old photos Joan.

jimnyc
11-19-2007, 10:01 PM
I'll match that $25, Jim, for a total of $50 between me an the 'anonymous' member's $25.

Wow, thanks Darin! Much appreciated, and I'm sure the entire board appreciates your contribution.

There you have it, folks, the winner will now receive $50 via Paypal!

darin
11-19-2007, 10:21 PM
maybe we can get others to step-up with $5? 10?+ too.. :)

jackass
11-20-2007, 02:17 PM
I'm sure I could quite easily win this post if I opened up the doors to the past and could show everyone what a "little angel" you were!! How you and John didn't put me in the nuthouse is beyond me!!

Dont forget the pics Joan!! :D

Mr. P
11-20-2007, 02:35 PM
Pssssssssstttttt Jim, if I win I'll split it with ya. :laugh2:

Abbey
11-20-2007, 03:06 PM
Jim, if I win, I will donate the entire amount back to the board. :banana:

Mr. P
11-20-2007, 03:16 PM
Jim, if I win, I will donate the entire amount back to the board. :banana:

:slap: I'd do the same...just trying to excite him.:laugh2:

Abbey
11-20-2007, 03:17 PM
:slap: I'd do the same...just trying to excite him.:laugh2:

:laugh2:

jimnyc
11-20-2007, 04:12 PM
Dont forget the pics Joan!! :D

Shut up, stupid! I still have plenty of photos of you saved from our many trips to Mcann's!!!


Jim, if I win, I will donate the entire amount back to the board. :banana:

Money doesn't work well when bribing me, only boobs!

Pssssssssstttttt Jim, if I win I'll split it with ya. :laugh2:

And not man boobs! :laugh2:

Trigg
11-20-2007, 04:15 PM
This won't be like the last post wins $1000 thread will it, cause I'm pretty sure I got stiffed on that one. :coffee:

jimnyc
11-20-2007, 04:20 PM
This won't be like the last post wins $1000 thread will it, cause I'm pretty sure I got stiffed on that one. :coffee:

But the last post keeps getting made. I honestly didn't have that in mind when creating that contest!

No, this one is for real. Best nominated post in 2 weeks wins!

actsnoblemartin
11-20-2007, 05:42 PM
edited

actsnoblemartin
11-20-2007, 05:44 PM
edited

actsnoblemartin
11-20-2007, 05:49 PM
I will give three examples.

Hate crimes are a joke. I dont care why someone shoots someone, or wants to kill someone, its still murder, attempted murder or conspiracy to commit murder.

Also, the lack of values by most people getting married is the reason marriage is failing, not marriage itself.

Political correctness is making impossible for anybody to have an honest discussion about anything or to say or think anything that is unpopular.

shattered
11-20-2007, 06:39 PM
I suppose it would be poor form to point out copying and pasting isn't allowed per the stated rules?

There ain't no way in hell you wrote even a small portion of that. :)

(Thus, this post should win - not a single thing in it can be disputed, and nothing was cut/copied/pasted.)

:D

jimnyc
11-20-2007, 06:45 PM
Ummmm.... Martin? The contest is for posts you write yourself, not copied from elsewhere. And they should still be posted in the appropriate places, not in the announcements section. Post a LINK to the post you want to nominate in this thread...

Can you please edit your posts to tidy this thread up a little?

actsnoblemartin
11-20-2007, 06:55 PM
ok sorry, edited the posts.

You mean I can only use one of these?

http://www.debatepolicy.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=157353


Ummmm.... Martin? The contest is for posts you write yourself, not copied from elsewhere. And they should still be posted in the appropriate places, not in the announcements section. Post a LINK to the post you want to nominate in this thread...

Can you please edit your posts to tidy this thread up a little?

jimnyc
11-20-2007, 07:02 PM
ok sorry, edited the posts.

You mean I can only use one of these?

http://www.debatepolicy.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=157353

Yes, you write a post somewhere on the board, on topic, and if you feel it qualifies and want to enter it into the contest, place a link to your post right here.

Thanks for the edit!

actsnoblemartin
11-20-2007, 08:42 PM
oh ok, thanks :)

Sorry about the cut and paste. I didnt pay enough attention, and will always be happy to edit any poste, that is brought to my attention as inappropriate

Y'all are the nicest mods :)


Yes, you write a post somewhere on the board, on topic, and if you feel it qualifies and want to enter it into the contest, place a link to your post right here.

Thanks for the edit!

82Marine89
11-20-2007, 09:11 PM
I suppose it would be poor form to point out copying and pasting isn't allowed per the stated rules?

There ain't no way in hell you wrote even a small portion of that. :)

(Thus, this post should win - not a single thing in it can be disputed, and nothing was cut/copied/pasted.)

:D

Isn't that smiley copied from the 'Smilies' box?

pegwinn
11-20-2007, 10:04 PM
That's right, win $25 for simply doing what you already do - post!

The catch is, there will only be one winner, and that winner must present the best post in a 2 week time frame. TWO WEEKS???? Omg, I come back from an extended bout of takin care of business and I only get two weeks to produce genius???? No fair, I want my ACLU lawyer. I want, I want, I want...... ah fuggetaboutit. :laugh2:

[snip]

A winner will be declared on Monday, December 3rd at 8pm. Winner will receive $25 via Paypal. Remember, it's not a hard contest, just one good post can take it!

A special thanks to an "anonymous" member for not only helping with the idea, but sponsoring the contest and winning funds as well. :)

Well, in an act of defiance I will nominate the third post of this thread (http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=1329)as an example of past greatness. See? I am not conceited (I'm convinced). Even if it isn't eligible, it is newsworthy since the million dollar bet was announced on the radio today.

Guess I need to start reading and get caught up. Then look for genius. Great Idea Folks.

shattered
11-20-2007, 11:45 PM
Isn't that smiley copied from the 'Smilies' box?

Nope.. Typed the code for both of those in by myself..

But your post is now a copy/paste.

I'm such a rule breaker.

Abbey
11-20-2007, 11:47 PM
Well, in an act of defiance I will nominate the third post of this thread (http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=1329)as an example of past greatness. See? I am not conceited (I'm convinced). Even if it isn't eligible, it is newsworthy since the million dollar bet was announced on the radio today.

Guess I need to start reading and get caught up. Then look for genius. Great Idea Folks.

Nice to see you!

Yurt
11-21-2007, 12:07 AM
Well, in an act of defiance I will nominate the third post of this thread (http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=1329)as an example of past greatness. See? I am not conceited (I'm convinced). Even if it isn't eligible, it is newsworthy since the million dollar bet was announced on the radio today.

Guess I need to start reading and get caught up. Then look for genius. Great Idea Folks.

You wrote all those findings of fact?

Little-Acorn
11-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Three pages so far, and no nominations for Best Post? Serious ones, anyway.

Kathianne
11-21-2007, 06:09 PM
I nominate this one of Yurt's:

http://debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=157966#post157966

pegwinn
11-21-2007, 10:04 PM
You wrote all those findings of fact?

Yep, read the first three posts. One of em actually has a disclaimer just in case the men in black were monitoring it y'know? The links of course are not written by me, instead they support the facts. The format is also explained in one of the first two posts I think.

I was hoping it would foster more of a discussion, guess I was preaching to the choir. Over at USMB I posted it and really, really, really, ticked off someone from Maine. Even though I disallowed one of the facts because he disputed the interpretation of the link, there was sufficiet number of facts pointing to the opinon that it stood.

Check it out, I think it is in the archives.

mrg666
11-21-2007, 10:32 PM
edited

my vote
for censorship

Kathianne
11-21-2007, 11:33 PM
Yep, read the first three posts. One of em actually has a disclaimer just in case the men in black were monitoring it y'know? The links of course are not written by me, instead they support the facts. The format is also explained in one of the first two posts I think.

I was hoping it would foster more of a discussion, guess I was preaching to the choir. Over at USMB I posted it and really, really, really, ticked off someone from Maine. Even though I disallowed one of the facts because he disputed the interpretation of the link, there was sufficiet number of facts pointing to the opinon that it stood.

Check it out, I think it is in the archives.

Sorry Yurt, I change my vote. This is that good!

pegwinn
11-21-2007, 11:49 PM
Sorry Yurt, I change my vote. This is that good!

Don't need to do that love...... (I don't think my post is allowed as it is over the two week time limit) I was just throwing a temper tantrum about having to actually sit down and work for the prize. But I love the thought.

And, I didn't notice a limit to nominations by one person either.

I mean if there is only one judge, shouldn't we really make him work for it with a lot of worthy stuff eh?

Happy Thanksgiving

Kathianne
11-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Don't need to do that love...... (I don't think my post is allowed as it is over the two week time limit) I was just throwing a temper tantrum about having to actually sit down and work for the prize. But I love the thought.

And, I didn't notice a limit to nominations by one person either.

I mean if there is only one judge, shouldn't we really make him work for it with a lot of worthy stuff eh?

Happy Thanksgiving
Thanks, to you and yours too! You're right! I vote for both. I'm feeling almost Chicagoan, gotta get me more!

pegwinn
11-21-2007, 11:54 PM
I nominate this one of Yurt's:

http://debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=157966#post157966

Damn fine post. Very hard to defeat well done humor. Cool points to the poster and I second Miss K's nomination.

[Preacher]
Can I get a hail yeah?
[Congregation]
HAIL YEAH!

Incognito
11-26-2007, 03:04 PM
I guess this is where we link? This is actually a repost of something I posted this weekend on my blog. Hope that's okay.. if not... disregard.

Thanks!

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=159715#post159715

Abbey
11-26-2007, 03:26 PM
I guess this is where we link? This is actually a repost of something I posted this weekend on my blog. Hope that's okay.. if not... disregard.

Thanks!

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=159715#post159715

I was going to nominate this one as well. Very well done.

Since it is original, I see no problem with it, though it is Jim's call.

Hagbard Celine
11-26-2007, 03:27 PM
It's no fun nominating yourself :dunno:

Abbey
11-26-2007, 03:45 PM
It's no fun nominating yourself :dunno:

Have to rep you for the "Bumble". :clap:

jimnyc
11-27-2007, 08:05 AM
Just as an update, thus far these are the only 2 posts that have been nominated for the contest!


I nominate this one of Yurt's:

http://debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=157966#post157966


I guess this is where we link? This is actually a repost of something I posted this weekend on my blog. Hope that's okay.. if not... disregard.

Thanks!

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=159715#post159715

Classact
11-27-2007, 09:38 AM
I nominate glockmail's America was founded as a Christian Nation http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=5055

jimnyc
11-27-2007, 09:44 AM
I nominate glockmail's America was founded as a Christian Nation http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=5055

His opening post was from an article. Do you have a specific post of his in that thread that you are nominating?

darin
11-27-2007, 11:08 AM
another - not quite spikesmygod - but it's to the point, and right-on. Worthy of consideration, IMO:

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160262&postcount=6

Abbey
11-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Another nominee. Good logic, all original, and no insults:

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160317&postcount=19

darin
11-27-2007, 01:46 PM
absolutely, Ab's. :)

jimnyc
11-28-2007, 08:59 AM
http://debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=157966#post157966


http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=159715#post159715


http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160262&postcount=6


http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160317&postcount=19

Only 5 days remaining in the contest and it appears there is little interest, only 4 nominations thus far. It only takes one post to win! Read my original post, look at the example I referred to, spend a few minutes writing a thought provoking and high caliber post, and nominate the post right here.

Immanuel
11-28-2007, 09:12 AM
Here is my nomination.

Goes to Trinity for the opening post in this thread.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9189

Immie

Trinity
11-28-2007, 09:16 AM
Here is my nomination.

Goes to Trinity for the opening post in this thread.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9189

Immie

Wow thanks Immanuel!

I had actually forgotten about that contest and was aggravated and decided to write it always makes me feel better.

darin
11-28-2007, 10:38 AM
Here's your winner, rite-cheer:

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160732&postcount=1

:D

Sertes
11-28-2007, 10:38 AM
That's right, win $25 for simply doing what you already do - post!

The catch is, there will only be one winner, and that winner must present the best post in a 2 week time frame. One liners, flaming & cut-n-paste won't win this one. I'm looking for a post that is completely written by one of our members, intelligently, thought provoking and leaves the reader feeling like they truly benefited. Think of "spikesmygod" when posting, although his content or political leaning has no bearing. He spent a great deal of time making one single post that would get great reviews each and every time. If you're unfamiliar with his posts, do a search on his name as a few members have reposted a few of his articles in his honor and remembrance.

The content doesn't matter, it can be political, sports, comedy, chat, a movie review... What counts is the quality of the post.

If you see a post starting posted after this begins, and you want to nominate it, post a link to it in this thread.

If you write a post and want to be considered, post a link in this thread.

I will be the sole judge, so all members are available to participate. I will be 100% impartial, which is why I clearly state it need not be about politics, although of course they will count as well.

A winner will be declared on Monday, December 3rd at 8pm. Winner will receive $25 via Paypal. Remember, it's not a hard contest, just one good post can take it!

A special thanks to an "anonymous" member for not only helping with the idea, but sponsoring the contest and winning funds as well. :)

I propose my own post "Where was Dick Cheney at 9:30 on 9/11/2001?"
http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160793&postcount=46

darin
11-28-2007, 10:40 AM
I propose my own post "Where was Dick Cheney at 9:30 on 9/11/2001?"
http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160793&postcount=46

I suppose fantasy and fiction could qualify. :)

jimnyc
11-28-2007, 10:40 AM
I propose my own post "Where was Dick Cheney at 9:30 on 9/11/2001?"
http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160793&postcount=46

Officially entered.

Now hold your breath and see if this well written pile of dog shit has a chance of winning anything other than my disdain.

pegwinn
11-28-2007, 08:53 PM
All right, I'm in.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=160569&postcount=108

Yurt
11-30-2007, 12:17 AM
Has anyone purchased my 7 easy steps to Brown Nosing?

If not, your life is not complete.

Green comes from the brown soil of the earth. Don't go green, go brown!

manu1959
11-30-2007, 12:18 AM
avatar's posts over the past few day's....almost everyone is a gem....

Said1
11-30-2007, 07:59 AM
Has anyone purchased my 7 easy steps to Brown Nosing?

If not, your life is not complete.

Green comes from the brown soil of the earth. Don't go green, go brown!

I get enough exposure to that as it is, don't need no fancy book learning for that! :laugh2:

Yurt
11-30-2007, 09:36 PM
I get enough exposure to that as it is, don't need no fancy book learning for that! :laugh2:

As you are the most keen and "naturally" intelligent person I have ever met, I will give you a signed copy for the best price of

http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/images/250pxdr_evil.jpg

One Billion Dollars

jimnyc
12-02-2007, 07:50 PM
Only 24 more hours left! If I was eligible, I would set aside about 30-45mins and write an awesome post about the temperature of todays politics and how it's been affected by the war on terror... just sayin! ...

One more day, one post is all it takes, and the $50 prize can be yours!

hjmick
12-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Only 24 more hours left! If I was eligible, I would set aside about 30-45mins and write an awesome post about the temperature of todays politics and how it's been affected by the war on terror... just sayin! ...

One more day, one post is all it takes, and the $50 prize can be yours!

If I were so inclined, I would address the complete and total lack of civility exhibited by some members of our community, we all know the politics in this country suck, we all know that the war on terrorism is being used as a wedge by both sides of the aisle, there is little to nothing that we can do about that.

On the other hand, we as a cyber community, might be able to come together and do something about the the valuable bandwidth being used for personal attacks, vendettas, sniping, bickering, and back biting.

It wouldn't take much. We all know who the actors are. If we all made a effort to ignore the trolls in question, if we refused to take the bait, if we didn't respond to their meaningless, mind numbing, useless threads, they would eventually get the message and move along.

I understand that we will have disagreements from time to time, that's natural and to be expected. You can't talk politics and/or religion without disagreements, that would be rather boring. But the personal attacks and vitriol are growing to be a distraction I think we could all do without.

The majority of the members here are adults, and most of us behave as such. It's a shame that the rest of us don't follow suit.

No1tovote4
12-02-2007, 08:13 PM
So... You're saying I didn't win with this post then?

Kathianne
12-02-2007, 08:27 PM
I think hjmick is referring to those flaming. Now on the other hand, my view is that our political discussions could use less, "liberals=communists" and "conservatives want war" and more conversation. Then again, since Washington has lost it, even in the Senate, why wouldn't that be reflective of those of us hiding behind a computer.

We're all the worse for it though. Singularly and collectively.

Sertes
12-03-2007, 01:43 PM
If I were so inclined, I would address the complete and total lack of civility exhibited by some members of our community, we all know the politics in this country suck, we all know that the war on terrorism is being used as a wedge by both sides of the aisle, there is little to nothing that we can do about that.

On the other hand, we as a cyber community, might be able to come together and do something about the the valuable bandwidth being used for personal attacks, vendettas, sniping, bickering, and back biting.

It wouldn't take much. We all know who the actors are. If we all made a effort to ignore the trolls in question, if we refused to take the bait, if we didn't respond to their meaningless, mind numbing, useless threads, they would eventually get the message and move along.

I understand that we will have disagreements from time to time, that's natural and to be expected. You can't talk politics and/or religion without disagreements, that would be rather boring. But the personal attacks and vitriol are growing to be a distraction I think we could all do without.

The majority of the members here are adults, and most of us behave as such. It's a shame that the rest of us don't follow suit.

Many other forums I read use the rule: "discuss the topic, not the member". You get one warning from a moderator, then you're game.

Same goes, to a lesser degree, for off topics and hijacking threads, since anyone can open a new thread if you don't want to stick to the topic at hand, then you're kindly asked to open a new one.

I find really amusing when someone insults me like "are you some sort of black/muslim/gay/communist/weirdo?"
"yes, all of them. Does it lower the value of me as a person, or the value of my opinions? Wanna discuss the topic, now?"

See, it's easy as this, if you don't want insults you simply don't throw them for starters, kids will go away looking for fun somewhere else.

And if someone really insults you bad, just tell the moderators

pegwinn
12-03-2007, 09:46 PM
I wanna nominate this post (http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=163226&postcount=11)as least likely to win the bux and most likely to be misunderstood and draw fire.

nevadamedic
12-12-2007, 03:26 AM
I should have won just out of principal :laugh2: