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  • Columnist of the Quarter Q1 Contest - RIPPER WINS!

    Greetings CF!

    So, we're trying something a little different here. Since the CF has been slow in 2020, we haven't been running a COTM contest so far this year. But now we've got a bit more activity going, and I hate to see everyone's hard work in January and February go to waste, so we're going to be experimenting with a new Column of the Quarter format. Everything from January 1st to March 31st will be eligible this time. I've tweaked all the rules to fit the change, so feel free to give them a look and make sure I didn't make any stupid mistakes, or give any other feedback on the idea. What else do you have to do, really? You're all stuck inside, just like me!


    The winner of the Columnist of the Quarter contest will receive the prize of having one column posted on the main page of /

    1) The winner of Columnist of the Quarter is determined by which of the eligible columnists receives the largest amount of votes within the allotted voting period.

    2). No voting for yourself.

    3). You must vote for Columnist of the Quarter to be eligible to win. Should the person with the most votes not place a vote during the allotted timeframe, said person will be disqualified and the first runner up in terms of number of votes gained will be named the winner. One need not place a vote to be awarded single Column of the Quarter.

    4). A columnist must have posted at least one column during the allotted time period in order to be eligible. Duh.

    5). When voting, please name both the columnist and, if applicable, the title of their ongoing series in a bold and easily determined fashion. Makes it easier on us old mod folk to more clearly discern the votes, what with our cataracts and such.

    6). Main page writers are ineligible to win either the Columnist or Column awards. The exception to this is if they were not called up until the next quarter. For instance, a writer who wrote stuff in March and was called up on April 3rd would still be eligible to win the Q2 (April-June) Columnist contest. The prize would just be a bit pointless, I guess. The reason that main page writers are ineligible to win the single Column award is simply because they could, and often do, post said column simultaneously on the main page. This is a CF award, so only CF writers are considered.

    7). Please refrain from editing your vote once it is placed, so as to not fuck up the tally. Some circumstances, such as a noob vote for a main pager, are the only loopholes to this one and will be pointed out and handled by a moderator.

    8). If a candidate is caught campaigning for CotQ, either publicly or privately via PM or social media, they will be disqualified and quite possibly banned. Do your selling through your writing. Begging is lame.

    9). Columns about columns (such as the State of the CF or End of Year CF Awards) are not eligible for COTQ consideration and will not be counted in favor of their respective authors in the final tally for the quarter.

    10). As it pertains to collaborations, there are a few variations that require clarification.
    a) If it's a "tag team" style "traditional" collaboration (i.e.: ETA or The Power Trip or The Mega Column) then both members of the team must vote in order to claim victory as a team.
    b) If a single columnist gathers a group of individuals for a "roundtable" collab, only the organizer of said series must vote in order to claim victory. For instance, if Jimmy McColumnGuyDuderson wants to break down the greatest jobbers of all time and asks two of his pals to help out, only Jimmy needs to vote in order to win the award should he garner enough votes since he is the blatant driving force, as opposed to the give and take equality of a "tag team" collab.
    For the voters, if you wish to specifically vote for a "traditional" collab team, name both writers. If you wish to honor a "roundtable" collab, just name the organizer of said collab.

    11) You cannot vote for a former main page writer unless said writer has been off the main page for a full quarter. For instance, if Writer McGee just left his main page spot in January and resumed writing in the CF, he is not eligible to win CotQ until the Q2 contest, that being the first full quarter spent in the CF. This rule is included simply because it's kind of stupid to award a main page column to a writer who just gave up a gig in which the point was to post columns on the main page. If they wanted to be on the main page then they probably would've, you know, stayed on the main page. We get that the CF has a certain allure, what with the sense of community and ability to win awards from one's peers and all that, but let us not forget the reason why the CF exists in the first place. It's not to placate egos by handing out peer determined awards, it's to find writers for the main page. If you've had that spot and chose to leave it, perhaps it's time that someone else got the opportunity to prove why they deserve a shot. This rule is only applicable to the COLUMNIST vote, not the single COLUMN vote.

    12). In the event of a tie, regardless the number of people involved, the deadlock be broken by means of a re-vote with the tied parties as the only available candidates. Said re-vote will be three days long. If we still have a tie after that, fuck it, we've got two winners.

    Here is the list of eligible columns.

    -Inside the Mind C19: The Lockdown Series (1)

    Benjamin Button
    -DOA 2020: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Steven Regal and Kill Shot
    -The Wrestle-Mania 36 Casino

    Cult Icon
    -Dead or Alive 2020: Lucha Bros vs. Io & Bianca

    -Fact or Fiction: Forum Edition (et al)
    -WrestleMania and the Zombie Apocalypse
    -WrestleMania 36: Random Thoughts & Predictions
    -Bulldogs Bottom Line: Now Is The Time

    -What a shame

    -Takeover Blackpool Predictions
    -PPV-Star of the Decade part 3
    -PPV-Star of the Decade part 4
    -PPV-Star Presents: The Match of the Decade part 4 (2013)
    -PPV-Star Presents: The Match of the Decade part 5 (2014)
    -Royal Rumble + World’s Collide Predictions
    -NXT Takeover: Portland Predictions
    -Royal Ramblings 10: Strength in Numbers
    -Dead or Alive 2020: Riho & Statlander vs. Keith Lee & Dijakovic

    -Maz Debating in Self Isolation: Week 1 (multiple parts, et al)

    -Mizfan’s Match of the Year 2019 Non-Countdown Unspectacular!

    RIPbossman (Hardtime)
    -What Does It Mean To Break Kayfabe?
    -Ronda Rousey Needs To Show More Respect To Pro Wrestling
    -Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde: What's Next For Bray Wyatt?
    -Fans Making Arguments Using Ticket Sales, Ratings, Merchandise Sales, Etc.

    Skulduggery (Half Luck, Half Skul: Monday Night Madness)
    -The Greatest RAW Match R2 (et al)
    -The Greatest RAW Match (Sweet 16)

    -Dead or Alive 2020: Moxley & Allin vs. Broserweights

    -To be the (wo)man you have to… beat the man?

    Don't forget to cast a vote for the Column of the Quarter gimmick as well. Just name which single column you felt was the best of the quarter. The actual Column of the Quarter. Just one. NOT AN ENTIRE SERIES. This will help make the process of voting for Column of the Year when it comes time for the Year End Awards that much easier, as well as give some well-deserved props to someone who straight up knocked one out of the park in a given quarter.

    Voting ends on Wednesday April 8th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

    And with that, voting is now open!

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  • #2
    Columnist to Mazza - what he’s done to revitalise LOP deserves huge credit.

    Column to Ripper for Ronda Rousey Needs To Show More Respect To Pro Wrestling.


    • #3
      I thinkk I've got to give Zak a vote for the amount of work he's put out these past few months. If it wasn't for him, there would barely be a columns forum these days!

      For individual column I'm going to go with one of RIPBossman's. (Got to admit, I was tempted to pick him as writer as well). He's been on a roll since his columns became more topic based rather than dispelling false myths. I'd happily pick any of them, but I'm going to go with the one about Wyatt.
      New Column: Unfinished Business


      • #4
        Going with Zak as well. Thanks for keeping this place alive.
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        • #5
          Was that really all the columns in the past 3 months?

          Column - JWG - What A Shame

          Columnist - Zak. Honestly nobody else should get this in my opinion. There wouldn't be columns for a lot of weeks if he didn't write.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Don Franc View Post
            Was that really all the columns in the past 3 months?
            No. It was all the columns in 3 months and 1 day.
            New Column: Unfinished Business


            • #7
              Columnist- Zak

              Column- Typeitinmaan= -To be the (wo)man you have to… beat the man?


              • #8
                I'm going with RIPBossman for columnist, he's been around since the beginning of the year providing some interesting topics for us to read and think about. Honorable mentions going to Dynamite, Mizfan and Mazza. Lots of good work all around and glad to see that the forums are getting back to their usual activity levels.

                As for column, I always struggle to pick for this one. it's a coin flip between Type and JWG for this one. After literally flipping a coin, I have JWG picked, sorry Type.
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                • #9
                  Columnist: RIPBossman
                  Column: What A Shame


                  • #10
                    Call me old fashioned but I'll vote for the best writer of the quarter, not the most prolific. Isn't that how these things are meant to go?

                    I vote Mazza.

                    I still have absolutely no understanding what the Column of the Quarter thing is meant to be so will avoid casting a vote.


                    • #11
                      It's column of the month... except for the quarter.

                      I'll throw a vote to Ripper, but not an easy call, some really good stuff these past few months. For individual column I gotta go with my man JWG dropping What A Shame out of the blue, awesome column.

                      The '92 Rumble! The Brain's Finest Hour!


                      • #12
                        Columnist: RIPBossman
                        Column: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde: What's Next For Bray Wyatt?


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Samuel 'Plan View Post
                          Call me old fashioned but I'll vote for the best writer of the quarter, not the most prolific. Isn't that how these things are meant to go?

                          Yes. It’s quite ridiculous that votes are being given for writing the most columns. Should always be quality over quantity...

                          Ripper for The win.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BEAR View Post
                            Yes. It’s quite ridiculous that votes are being given for writing the most columns. Should always be quality over quantity...
                            But if all those columns were good (which is obviously subjective) then both aspects count. For me, most of my favourite columns were either by Zak or Bossman, so it boils down to numbers as to who entertained me more.

                            But I agree, if someone knocks out 20 columns in a month and most of them are shit, you don't vote solely on the number.
                            New Column: Unfinished Business


                            • #15
                              Let's hold any further conversation of that nature for the writer's lounge, and keep this thread just for votes.

                              "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."