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What category should a future Nineys award use for forum member awards?

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    Dr Herbie

    Talking to Charles the night after the Nineys, he wanted to repeat the Nineys but with different Niners as the nominees (he had been drinking Smiley ).

    So I thought: "What category should the nominations be?" (I had also been drinking).

    I came up with:

    Most Entertaining Niner.

    Most Entertaining Niner (non-troll).

     

    So what categories can you guys all come up with? Big Smile

     

    Herbie

     

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    Ian2

    Poorest Niner (student)

    Poorest Niner (non student)

    Obscure Niner (ie Lives or works in the most obscure location)

    Honorary Niner (Award for someone who isn't a regular Niner but deserves a Niner award)

    Tenner award (for forward thinking Niners)

    Ex Niner (we know who you are)

    Desperate Niner (requires evidence and candidate must still be alive at award time)

    Fatest Niner (secretly we all like to laugh at fat people and there really shoud be an upside)

    'Non-PC' Niner (I'm going for that one myself)

     

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    Dr Herbie

    Special Curmudgen Award for the Grumpiest Niner.

    Fashionista Award for most Stylish Niner (based on avatars).

    Sniper Award for the most Technically Accurate Niner

    If the sandbox (or something similar) was re-opened for admissions, then an award for best niner project.

     

    Herbie

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    Bas

    I'm not sure I'm entirely on board with this whole "different nominees" idea. Tongue Out

    Seriously though, that best Niner project thing was along the lines of what I was thinking.

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    Charles

    I'll make sure Laura sees this thread. Keep the ideas coming!
    C

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    felix9

    most "immersive" ? Wink

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    Ian2

    Niner most in love with Laura award

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    Ian2

    Niner with the most duplicate posts award?

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    Bass

    Niner That is Unlikely To Ever Be Flown Out By Microsoft To What Amounts To a Paid Vaction In Las Vagas Award

    That one would likely increase my chances. Tongue Out

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    JoshRoss

    There are so few of us that you could easily create awards that could only be applicable to one or two of us. Personally, I would rather get a shout-out, on This Week on C9, for a good idea, than be the recipient of a general purpose award.

    But I think having one big annual award is good for the community. It might be due to some type of cognitive bias, but, I did notice after the Nineys survey was posted, that most niners were more helpful. 

    I wouldn't want to see people pandering for handouts. But, I think anything that encourages personal growth and community involvement would be a nice tradition to conclude the Mix conference.

    -Josh

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    spivonious

    How about "Fly the top 15 posters to Vegas" award? Wink Honestly, even without an award, it would be fun to get free admission to MIX or PDC for the few active posters here on C9.

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    Charles

    Best Kinect app by a Niner
    Best WP7 app by a Niner
    Best Windows app by a Niner
    Best HTML5 app by a Niner
    Best Web Service by a Niner
    Most prolific Niner (Coffeehouse, Tech Off, etc...)
    Most helpful Niner (this worked out this year)
    Niner of the year (what does that mean? I don't know... But it sure sounds good Smiley )

    C

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    ScanIAm

    Chilean Niner - member who is out of touch with reality for months at a time.

     

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    Laura10

    This is great guys! Thanks for the feedback. I'd love to hear your suggestions for other categories as well, besides the "niner" categories.

     

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    Ian2

    @Charles:Your ideas probably make the most sense. 

     

    How would you define a 'Niner'?

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    Charles

    , Ian2 wrote

    @Charles:Your ideas probably make the most sense. 

     

    How would you define a 'Niner'?

    Simple: people who spend time on C9 and also participate in the conversation. Typically, this means you have a C9 account, spend time interacting with your peers in the Coffeehouse or Tech Off or communicating on Video threads, etc. You are a Niner, for example, as our the folks posting on this thread....

    C

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    Sven Groot

    @Charles: Although those categories make sense, our community is probably small enough that you'll probably have a lot of overlap between the nominees of each category, or just one or two nominees per category.

    Bottom line: if you have that many categories, you end up inviting basically everybody who's active on the forums (not that that's necessarily a bad thing Tongue Out ).

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    Charles

    @Sven Groot: True. I was just throwing out ideas... One thing is certain: we want Niners at our events and we like to celebrate our great community! Smiley

    C

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