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The 7th Annual Muppet Central Forum Awards Ceremony

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by dwayne1115, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Congrats all winners, well done dwayne, and great to see theprawncracker in mc's hallowed halls of shame ... Er, I mean .. Fame!
  2. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Congrats to all this year's winners and nominees (the "runner-up winners!") Thanks to our hosts for sticking through it and ... and ... waitaminnit ... four days later and i'm only now just noticing the thread title?

    (Let a froum be your umbrella!)
  3. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    What, that it's spelled wrong? Yea that's weird. I missed that. Anyone else notice that?
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    ha ha ha Wow my spelling is really getting worse I'm going to hire someone to be my spell checker for anyone want the job?
  5. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I noticed it from the start, but then I edit constantly, both my stories and documents at work. I'm an inveterate nitpicker.
  6. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    People have been bringing up comments about how to do the awards next time. Luke brought up having less categories so that more people can vote and they don't go so slow and dwmckim mentioned that they liked all the awards in there. I had an idea if anyone is interested. But what if we broke the awards into differen't ceremonies thorughout the year? Like, we do appreciation at one point and best artwork and another point, biggest fan at another and a puppeteer award at another. Kinda like how there are the grammys but then there are Country music awards and Rock awards etc. That way voters could focus more closely on a particular group of people but we don't have to drop awards.
    Just a thought.
  7. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, maybe divide up the awards for each quarter of the year or something?

    Like ...

    Spring: Sesame Street-related stuff
    Summer: Muppets-related stuff
    Fall: Fantasy-related stuff (include Fraggles here?)
    Winter: Puppetry + Lifetime-related stuff
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well there are two sections of the Awards, Forum Friends and family, and Muppet Appreciation. Soo maybe if we divided up the two sections and did one at one time and another a nother time maybe that would work.
  9. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    As I stated in another thread, I didn't know I was nominated, how cool. Though that statement about the "wallet being bigger than the heart" is certainly not true, :).
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Aww i was just jokeing around,.
  11. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I don't know that having two or more seperate ceremonies a year is a good fix to where the attempt at a solution doesn't just cause more problems - i can easily see that as leading to voter/award overload and burnout - it's a bit more special if they're annual.

    Part of the problem with this year is they got delayed due to them almost being given up on so what would have happened earlier got put off til the beginning of spring - and it's a little harder to think back to the best of 2010 when we're already 1/4 into 2011. Get a good headstart earlier in the year when everything's fresh in people's heads and it makes it easier and smoother.

    My own personal opinion is i think the amount of awards is fine - what we have now is actually trimmed down from a much larger slew of awards that had existed in years' past - even with the five new ones, that's still less than what there had been before Ryan streamlined them a bit more. I look at the the various categories and i'd have a hard time making any cuts because the present list covers all areas pretty well and of course the more categories, the greater chance of more forum members being nominated for or winning something.

    Given the circumstances that this years' awards happened under - with them being suddenly picken up and cared for by someone who wasn't planning on doing them all of a sudden when they almost got wadded up and thrown in the trashbin essentially guaranteed that things wouldn't be as smooth this year. But mistakes are learning opportunites and the people who helped make them happen this year basically had to learn to swim by being suddenly thrown in the deep end of the pool. Next year there won't be issues like running days overtime because everyone will be more prepared and very focused on insuring that doesn't happen.

    But for now - the MC Awards #7 are done - the celebration's been good (in fact one might say it was an "extended party" like Muppet Gras or something!), but now - let's get back to enjoying our forum time and look forward to the festivities next year. This is after all, 2011 - Year of the Muppet! (Now if someone can just remind Disney of this and set off their alarm clock or splash them with a bucket of water to wake them up, we'll all be fine!)
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I kind of agree and as far as the ceremony it's self goes I think i was a little bit slow the first day, and the second day i only did two, and the thrid day was rushed a little bit. I now though think I could do it a lot better, and prepare better for next year.
  13. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Not sure if a quarterly awards would work but breaking them down in some way if the number of awards is to stay the same is very wise. If you organise the awards you need to think what the forum as a whole would want and how best to make them more attractive to vote. Right now you get a great big ol' text list that takes ages and is quite frankly not that exciting. Maybe breaking down the VOTING into categories rather than the ceremony dates is the way, like people have one week to vote for sesame, then the next week up muppet etc etc. And it'd give more chance to highlight why each person has been nominated. Also be worth trying to get the site to put up a banner or email.

    The awards are for everyone, totally applaud those "hardcores" who make this place their home every day but the people doing this have to realise that not everyone here is dedicated enough or has the amount of time needed to vote the way it is. Needs to be fun to do ... What ryan did one year, making up funny names for the categories was cool.
  14. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

  15. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    *Meanwhile in a darkened corner*

    Leeway: *Wakes with a snort* Rickroll! Oh, what happened?

    *Looks around*

    Leeway: It's over? Phooey.

    *Leeway slowly gets up and leaves*
  16. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Anyone wishing to take them on next year may go ahead and do so as i already know i won't be able to.

    No real requirments save for attention to detail and the desire to lift others up while others simultaneously tear you down. Those allergic to thankless tasks may not be strongest candidates.

    Anyone wanting to do so can just go for it (i won't be available to be part of any kind of "selection committee" or anything) - it's totally up for grabs!
  17. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I'd be more than happy to help out next year, though I don't think I'm capable of doing it by myself. :o
  18. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I'll do it with Zeppo! I'd love to do it and especially with a co-host!
  19. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in possibly helping next year. But it's tentative considering I'm not sure what I'll be doing next year.
  20. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I understand exactly what you're saying, friend. I ran a similar awards program for the ReBoot fandom for one year, and had a good start on the second when the misbehavior of some factions led me to chuck it in disgust.

    I think you did an excellent job this year, and I'm thankful you picked it up when others had had enough. Hopefully someone will do it next year--especially considering that the fandom should be pretty active after the movie--and will do as well.


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