And the Winners Are...

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 5th Quasi-Annual Forgies Awards Ceremony!

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    Our first category recognizes the contribution of Wordforge's newest members. This year, two Newb's ran very strong in the nominations; they are:

    Bickendan and
    sandbagger

    Alas, there can be only one. And the '11 Forgie for Best Newb goes to:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    This next category recognizes the poster who best supports and defends the left-wing position here on Wordforge.

    14th Doctor,
    MikeH92467,
    RickDeckard, and
    Timmy

    However, unlike liberal utopia, only one person can win. The poster who takes the Best Liberal Forgie (by the margin of ONE vote) is:

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  3. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Our next category acknowledges the Wordforge poster who best uphelds the right-wing position. Four mighty righties were nominated by you:

    Asyncritus,
    Jamey Whistler,
    Paladin, and
    Nova

    Though competition was fierce, only one poster could claw his way to the top of this dog-eat-dog world and claim the Best Conservative Forgie:

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  4. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    There are a lot of personal stories to be told on Wordforge, and the following posters told theirs the best:

    Dayton3 (for My Diary),
    Mrs. Albert (trying something new),
    Nova (Change and Hope),
    shootER (Living in a 16:9 world), and
    Talkahuano (O_o)

    The winner of the Best Blog is:

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  5. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Wordforge moderators volunteer their efforts to make this board a better place. You nominated five in the category of Best Moderator:

    bailey,
    Clyde,
    Order2Chaos,
    Paladin, and
    Tamar Garish

    And the Forgie for Best Moderator goes to:

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  6. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    There are a lot of creative folks here at Wordforge. You nominated the following as among the best:

    Dan Leach,
    Diacanu,
    Forbin,
    Marso, and
    Nocturne of Vladimir Jazz

    Some talented people there! But this year, it wasn't even close...the Forgie for Most Creative goes to:

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  7. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Laughter, as they say, is the best medicine. And the five nominees in the Funniest 'Forger category certainly provide it:

    Beck,
    Diacanu,
    Forbin,
    Ramen, and
    Uncle Albert

    Taking home the Forgie, an award he's claimed several times is:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    An avatar can say a little or a lot about its poster, and the nominees in the category of Best Avatar each have a memorable one:

    bailey,
    frontline, and
    Tamar Garish

    The winner of the Forgie, benefiting from the skills of this year's Most Creative winner, is:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Wordforge wouldn't be much without lively topics that involve us. This year's nominees for Best Thread are:

    $corp (BBQ, Grilling, and Smoking),
    DaleD (BAM! A YouTube music video thread), and
    sandbagger (Don't come in here)

    He nearly took the Best Newb award, and his very well-regarded thread was a big reason:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    People on Wordforge say the darndest things. The following were nominated for Best Post:

    14th Doctor ("I think the universe owes him one."),
    cpurick ("And the problem this religion--this cult--is that living up to its demands requires us to live in denial of reality.")
    Ramen ("May all future presidents follow his example.")

    How about that? We actually had a tie! The joint winners of the Best Post Forgie are:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Trolling is an art of great subtlety. These six nominees were your picks for the best:

    baba,
    enlisted person,
    Faceman,
    garamet,
    Megatron, and
    Sokar

    The winner of this year's Forgie for Master Troll is your favorite dim-witted dishwasher,

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Debate is often at the center of our discussions here. The following were chosen by you as the worthiest Master Debaters:

    Asyncritus,
    Demiurge,
    Order2Chaos, and
    Paladin

    And the winner of the Master Debater Forgie is:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Discussion and debate are at their liveliest in the no-holds-barred Red Room. These posters help keep the pot boiling:

    baba,
    Caboose,
    Muad Dib,
    Paladin, and
    Uncle Albert

    And the Red Room MVP Forgie goes to:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Our final category is the highest honor we bestow. Named in honor of our lost friend Techman, it recognizes a Wordforger who has earned a special places in our hearts and minds. The nominees are:

    baba,
    Chuck,
    Elwood,
    Forbin,
    Mallory,
    Nova,
    and Tamar Garish

    It is with both joy and sadness that the recipient of the Techman Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to:

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    That's it for this year's awards. Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees. See you in 2012!
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  16. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

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    I smell corruption! ;)
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    This is some fucking bullshit. :brood:
  18. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Naw, I'm as honest as a Chicago machine politician!
    How are you funny? Do you amuse me? Is that it?
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  19. Nocturne of Vladimir Jazz

    Nocturne of Vladimir Jazz And Hell's comin' with me!

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    And Paladin, despite his best efforts during the creation of this year's Forgies, has indeed walked away as the Jack Nicholson of the ceremony.

    Ironically enough, he is sporting an avatar of a character played by Jackie-boy himself, though embittered by Mr. Ledger's performance and subsequent Oscar for the role.
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  20. Caboose

    Caboose ....

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    Thanks for doing this Paladin, and thanks for all who participated. :D

    So next year, will it be like, starting now, you know, to make a full year? :unsure:

    I just want to be sure to keep tabs of posts and threads and stuff, you know. ;)

    It's kinda like Christmas in July! :lol:
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  21. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Huzzah!! As we know, those who win the Forgies are very likely to go on to win the Oscar.
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  22. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    sandbagger Fresh Meat

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    Huzzah!


    When does my prize arrive?
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    Next year, I shall take home all the awards!
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    Talkahuano Second Flame Lieutenant

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    YAY!

    :bananana:
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  27. Muad Dib

    Muad Dib Probably a Dual Deceased Member

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    I call foul. ACORN recruited voters. :brood:
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    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice one Paladin :techman:
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  29. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Mallory cheated!!
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    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    And their were Black Panthers at my voting station.