The following categories have been selected for the Awards. If something that you wanted isn't on here, well, tough. I held voting open for an extra three days for anybody that wanted to suggest other categories; the missed opportunity was yours.
Rules are as follows: All nominees have a necessary minimum requirement of votes to be ratified. Descriptions as to why a candidate has been nominated are not really necessary as you're more than welcome to campaign on their behalf when voting actually begins. For now, just nominating the candidate is enough, unless you really want to explain why you nominated someone when you did.
Depending on the volume of response, the number of nominees might be capped. Categories not recieving a single qualified nomination will be dropped off of the final ballot; in the event that a category recieves only a single qualified nominee, that nominee automatically wins.
The following nominees have already recieved sufficient votes to be nominated for their respective category, please consider another candidate for the time being as you can vote for whoever on the final ballot. If you can't think of another, please check the totals on page two and select somebody from the existing list.
One Piece, Out of Context (8)
Alabasta Preview (5)
Most One Piece Knowledgeable
Omae no Kaasan (6)
Seta Ginny (6)
Seta Ginny (5)
Usopp with a Pushpop (5)
Battle Franky (5)
Pirate Queen of AP
Seta Ginny (7)
The categories that recieved the necessary three votes (along with a short description of what each a nominee should be) are as follows:
There is no limit as to who can be nominated in connection with these categories.
Ever encounter a thread where just reading it makes you actively angry? It doesn't have to necessarily be the views espoused within, but might just be that it was stupid that people were even talking about it in the first place.
Say that you have a friend that you want to introduce to this board, what single thread would you point them towards to sum up the whole Arlong park experience?
Somebody says something stupid and promptly gets chewed out. This is the essence of the Internet. Particular attention should be paid to quotability of the response as well as the deservedness of the smackdown.
Simply put, which discussion featured the most informative and constructive debate between two or more members? In particular, any debate where you might have learned something from either side even if you didn't necessarily agree with one, the other, or either.
Best Moment of the Board
The Greatest Thread category, but distilled into only a single post that sums up the essence of Arlong Park.
These refer to individual posts within a thread. As with the Misc. Categories, anyone can be nominated for as many as the categories as they want. These are self-explanatory.
Funniest off-topic moment
Best picture posted in the Out of Context thread
Best picture posted in the goofs thread
Funniest 4Kids prediction
Most random post
Funniest reaction to the dub
With the exception of the final two categories, a single candidate can only be nominated for FOUR categories by a single person. That means a grand total of SIX.
So, you can nominate Person A for four categories plus the two big awards. Somebody else can nominate Person A for four other categories. So what determines which of those categories they get into to?
The person being nominated. I'll let you pick the four categories that you want to be nominated in if you qualify for more than 4D+2 categories. For the record, you have to be qualified to recieve a nomination in that category so you can't just arbitrarily pick something else you would rather have instead.
Most Memorable Member
What person stand out most in your mind when you think of the Arlong Park community?
Most Articulate Member
Ideally, the person most capable of expressing themselves through the art of written language.
Most Dedicated Member
The person who has put the most effort into actively making Arlong Park a better place to visit. Mods or former Mods are exempt from this category.
Most Original Member
This is given to the most unique member of the AP community.
Most OP Knowledgeable
The person who possesses the greatest knowledge of the subject that brings us here in the first place.
Most Perverted Member
The Muten Roshi Award.
Most Profound Member
The person who provides the most thoughtful commentary on any subject.
Most Indecisive Member
I'm not really sure what this one means... or maybe I do.
Most Annoying Troll
They can't all be winners, kid. This is for the biggest loser.
Best New Member
The most welcome of all recent additions to Arlong Park within... let's say, the last three months.
The person best able to present their arguments as well as back them up in a convincing manner.
The member that best displays the ability to write; attention should be paid to presentation as well as content. In other words, grammar counts.
If you so desire, you can nominate both a male and a female in this category.
This is a secret ballot, so no need to worry. Which mod do you think best adds to the Arlong Park experience?
The person who displays the most aptitude for finding interesting facts about the subject at hand.
The most consistently amusing member.
The person who goes out of their way to make people feel welcome to the board.
The member who comes across as most intelligent.
The person who most closely matches whatever your personal concept of 'hot' is.
At best, this person is obsessive. At worst, they're thoroughly insane.
Whichever person most clearly resembles that icon of Pimposity, Hattori, in coolness
Both are self-explanatory.
Greatest Person Ever
Straight out popularity contest here.
Pirate King and Queen of AP
The Male and Female figures who best embody the spirit of Arlong Park.
Those are the categories. Considering that Christmas is coming up, you have from now until Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 6:00 PM EST to make your nominations. Voting will begin the following Saturday, which means that nominees can campaign on their own behalf for that period, and will last the week after.