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  • Columnist of the Quarter (July - September) Voting - Rob Wins!

    Greetings CF!

    As announced in July, due to the lack of columns at the time, we would follow what we did back in January to March and rever a Columnist of the Quarter for July to September. It’s not ideal but as you’ll see it has made the competition a lot more fierce and retained the prestige of the competition. Kudos to everyone who did post, there is a really great variety on offer and it is going to be a very difficult pick.

    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.
    Rules:


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

    The Winner of Column of the Quarter will have that column posted on the main page.

    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. Don’t be a knob.

    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 Month.

    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 month. For instance, a writer who wrote stuff in April and was called up on May 3rd would still be eligible to win the April 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 CotM, 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 COTM consideration and will not be counted in favour of their respective authors in the final tally for the month.

    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.: "anonymous and glamourous' Adventures in Wrestling" or 'Plan and Maverick’s 100 reasons why Bret Hart is the best) 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 Anonymous wants to break down the Greatest Moments of Rikishi’s Ass and asks two of his pals to help out, only Anonymous 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 honour a "roundtable" collab, just name the organizer of said collab.

    11) You cannot vote for a former main page writer until said writer is at least 4 months removed from their main page stint at the time of the voting period. For instance, if David Davidson just left his main page spot in January and resumed writing in the CF, he is not eligible to win CotM until the May contest. 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 Lords of Pain 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 Nony’s absence, we’re going to run this with a run-off rather than a one-column shootout to decide any ties. This isn’t a permanent decision and doesn’t override anything the CF mods are doing, it’s only a temporary measure while I run this one.

    Voting for Column and Columnist will close on the 8th October 2020 at 23:59 Australian East Coast Daylight Savings Time (GMT+11).


    Here are the nominees:

    MIZFAN & SPINMASTER
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- The Not Safe For Work Edition
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- Feels Like Heaven
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- Daddy Issues
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- It's Time! IT'S TIME!!!!!
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- Long Live The X-Division!
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- You'll Definitely See This Coming!
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- How Not To Book A Wrestling Show
    Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project- How Many Russo Segments Can A Russo Book?


    BENJAMIN BUTTON
    The Fragments that Formed Flair Volume 8: Bleached Hair and Figure Fours
    This Time Don't Forget
    The Book of Kamala

    KINGZAK
    Kingzak Presents: Clash of Champions 2020 Review
    Kingzak Presents: King of the RNG Episode 10
    Kingzak Presents: King of the RNG Episode 9.5
    Kingzak Presents: Payback 2020 Predictions
    Kingzak Presents: AEW All Out 2020 Predictions
    Kingzak Presents: King of the RNG Episode 9
    Kingzak Presents: Takeover 30 and SummerSlam Predictions
    Kingzak Presents: PPV-Star Presents: The Match of the Decade (2015)
    Kingzak Presents: The Wednesday Night Woes
    Kingzak Presents: Extreme Rules 2020: The Horror Show Review
    Kingzak Presents: FF and GAB match rankings+AEW/NXT PreviewKingzak presents: Fyter Fest and Great American Bash preview Week 2
    Kingzak Presents: Fyter Fest and Great American Bash preview



    ROB S.
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (Final Thoughts)
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (1988)
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (1987)
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (1986)
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (1985)
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (1984)
    Chair Shots Throwbacks: WCCW- The Network Years (1983)


    Andrew Ardizzi
    Between the Flips and Fists: Retribution's Crippling Lack of Direction a WWE Hallmark
    Between the Flips and Fists: Raw Rebuttal to Monday's 'Messiah'
    Between the Flips and Fists: McIntyre, Orton WWE Title Feud is Capturing Lightning in a Bottle


    TheLAW
    Life After Wrestling

    Maverick
    REQUESTING FLYBY - I'll See You IN THE SUMMERSLAM (1990 and 1991)
    REQUESTING FLYBY - I'll See You IN THE SUMMERSLAM (1988 and 1989)

    MyLeeCyrus
    Challenge Cyrus 1: Intercontinental Title Debacle '99

    RIPBossman
    Hardtime: Shawn Michaels Was Reasonably Justified For Most Of The Times He Vacated Titles

    Kleckamania
    It's Always Darkest Right Before Dawn

  • #2
    Bravo to Sam for putting this together!

    For columnist, I've got to go with Rob, the WCCW series was a fascinating in depth read about a promotion that I have a lot of knowledge gaps about.

    For individual columns, I urge everyone to go read all three of Benny's columns but I'll go with his most recent Fragments That Formed Flair chapter for my favorite of the bunch, just wonderful stuff.

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

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    • #3
      Columnist- Benjamin Button
      Column- This Time Don't Forget

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      • #4
        I think I'm going with Rob for both votes.
        No specific entry for the actual column, they kind of count as one very big column posted in chapters.
        New Column: Unfinished Business

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        • #5
          I'm going with Benjamin Button for columnist. Enjoyed all he wrote, especially the Kamala piece, which has column for me.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DynamiteBillington View Post
            I think I'm going with Rob for both votes.
            No specific entry for the actual column, they kind of count as one very big column posted in chapters.
            It's worth pointing out that this is the same as not voting for individual column, as you're voting for a specific column not a person. If you want to adjust so that it counts, I'd suggest picking one.

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

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Prime Time View Post

              It's worth pointing out that this is the same as not voting for individual column, as you're voting for a specific column not a person. If you want to adjust so that it counts, I'd suggest picking one.
              OK, I'll go woth the Final Thoughts entry then
              New Column: Unfinished Business

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              • #8
                So I'm going to go with Zak for Columnist, for his sheer willingness to push forward when we are obviously very slow right now. Kudos for that. Ben for column for his Book of Kamala column.

                I will say though, that should I win this I don't know how I'd feel about taking a win with such few votes.

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                • #9
                  I honestly thought I had done more the last couple months. I am surprised to see Rob, Mizfan and Spin had done nearly as much so honestly for the top quality work over so many columns, my vote goes to Rob and the WCCW series, I had very little idea about WCCW before reading them.

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                  • #10
                    Going to go with spinzfans or maybe Miz Masters? for columnist. It’s quite an impressive list and gets me checking them out from time to time, despite being a pretty busy man the last few months.

                    Column- Law. Life after wrestling. Glad to see him doing well.

                    I would take that win Rob. The columnIt’s/voter ratio is fair enough. It’s slow but those voting are giving you the nod and are enjoying your work.
                    Last edited by Benjamin Button; 10-07-2020, 12:30 AM.
                    See the latest of my Ric Flair saga click here. http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...acock-(Part-2) View my story inspired by colorful wrestlers I've come across in my fandom. http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...-the-Challenge

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                    • #11
                      I'm voting for Spinmaster & Mizzie

                      Column is I'll See You In The Summer Slam 88 & 89 by Mav

                      24 hours left

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                      • #12
                        That brings the voting to a close, only a tad late. The tallies were as follows:
                        Rob - 3
                        Benjamin Button - 2
                        Mizfan & SpinMaster - 2
                        KingZak - 1


                        Congratulations to Rob, I'll leave the acceptance up to you but I think it would be a shame for you to go unacknowledged for some really great historical columns.

                        For Column there was no column that picked up multiple votes so we have a tied result with:
                        The Fragments That Formed Flair Volume 8: Bleached Hair and Figure Fours
                        This Time Don't Forget
                        WCCW- The Network Years (Final Thoughts)
                        The Book of Kamala'
                        Life After Wrestling
                        I'll See You In the Summer Slam 88 & 89

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                        • #13
                          Thank you to all that voted, the devoted CF'ers. I'd love to see this place pick back up again to where we have so many more writers to acknowledge but I do appreciate those that keep things moving along.

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations Rob!
                            See the latest of my Ric Flair saga click here. http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...acock-(Part-2) View my story inspired by colorful wrestlers I've come across in my fandom. http://lordsofpain.tv/showthread.php...-the-Challenge

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                            • #15
                              Congratulations Rob, the voting pool may be smaller but the winner is no less deserving!

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

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