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Troll Of The Month Awards

Similar to Employee of the Month Awards, the Troll of the Month will get a shiny ASCII plaque. Plus, you get your picture in the sidebar (provided you look like a bug, a lightbulb, or a little kid on the beach). Garuanteed to stay there until I get bored of it and decide to replace it with somthing more entertaining, like blinking subliminal holiday greetings.

Here's how it works.

Some time during the month, someone nominates you as a troll. If 4 other people will second that nomination, that person becomes the troll of the month. To be fair, you can only recieve a Trollie once a year, unless you get 10 votes, in which case, you enter into the hall of fame/troll for life club.

Anonymous one-off's are elligible, but the title of "anonymous one off guy" can only be given out once a year/in accordance with all other rules.

Offer at participating ?off forums only, not valid in the Pitcairn Islands, and in any month ending in Q. If you have a heart condition, or congenital politness failure, please consult a doctor before trolling. Void where inhibited. Remember to troll responsibly. Moderators cannot be held responsible for the contents of any given troll. Cash value -$1,000, may be redeemed by sending me $1,000. Your reputation, however, is probably already beyond redemption.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 4th, 2006
ohhhhhh....pick me! pick me! I wanna be a troll!
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 4th, 2006
Keep it real, yo. Trolling should be done for its own sake. Once you start rewarding it, it begins to attract unsavory characters.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 4th, 2006
"it begins to attract unsavory characters."

yeah. god forbid we attractive any unsavory characters here. theyd be eaten alive by our rabidly antisocial ones.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 4th, 2006
...or maybe kept as pets...
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 4th, 2006
So, does this include trolling the main forum, or just off? The mainers are easier marks I suppose, but you have to make it past the thougher moderation...
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 4th, 2006
I'd say just ?off. I don't want to muck up their forum with our minutae.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 4th, 2006
I nominate AllanL5 for a lifetime achievement award for consistently posting considered and reasonable replies to the most outrageous and obvious nonsense propagated here. He's been doing it for years and no-one seems to have cottoned on yet :)
Permalink Andy 
January 5th, 2006
AllanL5 has done a hell of a job in the civility department. It's not a slight agaisnt AllanL5, though, to say that no one touches TJG...
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 5th, 2006
agreed. the two between them have really given me an insight into a new world. intelligent, civil posts made with a basic decency and a general spirit of 'finding the answer' instead of 'proving the opposition to be a drooling idiot'

frankly I suspect that they are both emotionally crippled in some way.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 5th, 2006
There's an answer? Blasphemy! Everything is just opinion and a matter of perspective, and any decent, civil conversation revolves around beating your opponent into submission until they see your viewpoint.

It's in the Bible.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 5th, 2006
Nice try, but no dice.
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 5th, 2006
IN THE BIBLE!

Moron. What's the first sentance in the book?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 5th, 2006
What's a 'sentance', you flippin' MORON?

That better? :)
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 5th, 2006
"any decent, civil conversation revolves around beating your opponent into submission until they see your viewpoint."

SIDEBAR!
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 5th, 2006
You can avoid the question all you want, that doesn't change the fact that I'M RIGHT!
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 5th, 2006
I may even completely reverse my opinion because of you, but that STILL doesn't change the fact that I was RIGHT.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 5th, 2006
You COULD have been right THEN, just as long as I AM RIGHT NOW!
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 5th, 2006

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