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Author Topic:   The Unofficial Poster of the Year 2005 by way of vote
mike the wiz
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Message 31 of 59 (259096)
11-12-2005 1:13 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by Omnivorous
11-11-2005 1:02 PM

Re: Posts of the MONTH
mike the wiz writes:

Well, all I can say is it's a great lesson in how ambigious people are, so the list might not be entirely accurate

Mike, I hate to sound like a nit-picker, but your numbers are off.

That's because they're not my numbers. In Mike's simple-world, 1 + 1 = 2.

I get that, really!

Here's what's not fine; "add 1 and maybe another 1".
Or, " Add 1, and I agree with 1".

Mike's answer; " I haven't got time to make people's minds up for them ".

Seriously though, because the actual posts of the month are not strictly votes for a oustanding winner by tally, then people say "I agree". Am I to take "I agree" as "I second that nomination"? That's a whole other debate. :) But they are not under the premise that their nominations will be counted.

If it's any consolation, I didn't include two "possible nominations" for my own self, when in one instance I voted for myself, and in another instance someone apparently "agreed" with a nomination for me, which I didn't include as he didn't specify as to whether he was seconding the nomination for mike the wiz.

So my tally could be deemed to be 4 nominations this year.

So, I think logically the statistic I provided is useful, because I am fair, across the board. IOW, if I am unfair with you and Yaro, then I am unfair with everyone else. If I am fair with you and Yaro, I am fair with everyone else. Thus I apply a standard with no double standards. So infact, the statistic is not so much a "who got most", but rather a fair indication of how well specific posters have done, this year.

P.S. Maybe you shouldn't listen to me though, as Mr Hambre did say he wanted me as his lawyer if he was the murderer in a murder case. ;)

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mike the wiz
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Message 32 of 59 (259109)
11-12-2005 1:36 PM

......Standings so far for 2005 POTY

Holmes 8
Parasomnium 2
Phat 2
Crashfrog 2
Dan Carroll
Brad McFall


Clark said "I agree with the others who voted Holmes". I've included that as a vote for Holmes as Holmes's name is specified in the post-title. Pending further ambiguity, I'm off to go nuts in a corner.


Listen I could "agree" that Holmes is one smart dude, but does that mean I voted for him? or that I agreed with the jolly good thoughts about him? *Yeesh*

Buckeye said "I tend to like Crashfrog's posts the best. They are direct and usually make a clear". So do I. What can we infer? *spins and spontaneously combusts*. Okay, I've included Buckeye's mention on the assumption that the post-title indicates his vote.

Tusko said he thinks Holmes is sexy. I'll include that as a vote. If Tusko argues that he infact didn't vote for Holmes, then can somebody please shoot him for me. ;)

After a lengthy rant, and a lot of mike-suffering, Holmes finally gave up his vote; "But I think I'll put RAZD down as my choice" :)

Grant me the assumption that I am catering for the mass, on the whim of entertaining some kind of specific criterion, that I may discretely seperate the wheat from the chaff, without being referred to as a total ass, who can't add 1 and 1.

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Message 33 of 59 (259118)
11-12-2005 2:27 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by ringo
11-12-2005 11:26 AM

Re: my nemesis, arachnophilia
second. if only cause he's so damn persistent. i can't tell you how hard it is to drag him away for thai food.
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Message 34 of 59 (259132)
11-12-2005 3:15 PM

I vote for Ben, because as well as being a solid debater, his posts are full of interesting factoids and touching anecdotes.

Close runner-up for me is Brad McFall. I believe it takes a lot out of him to post, and he posts more than most. And if you can make your way through the complex writing style, you often find something to take away with you.

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Message 35 of 59 (259139)
11-12-2005 4:20 PM

My vote is for Buzsaw. He's been insulted, had his arguments demolished, has been treated miserably and was finally kicked out.

And he came back.

Honourable mention, in no particular order:

Percy, Robin Rohan, Wounded King, Mammuthus and Ben.

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Message 36 of 59 (259144)
11-12-2005 5:04 PM

He's one of the most intellectually and logically consistent posters I've ever encountered, and more often than not he's right.

"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."-George W. Bush, Gulfport, Miss.,
Sept. 20, 2005.
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Message 37 of 59 (259153)
11-12-2005 7:16 PM

I've not done much reading and been absent a spell, so not all that apprised on what's been posted, but from what I've read, I've got to go with CanadianSteve, who is so thorough in supporting his views with factual documentation that I spent a good part of last evening just reading the Muslim/jihad thread and learning from the links he furnished, each link furnishing additional links to check out, linking additional verification of data furnished by links linked by CanadianSteve.
Whether we agree or disagree with any given arguments by this thoroughly articulate, intelligent and sensible poster, we had better do our homework before engaging.

The immeasurable present is forever consuming the eternal future and extending the infinite past. buzsaw
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Message 38 of 59 (259156)
11-12-2005 7:30 PM

It's a toughy.
Speaking as a poster, and stepping away from gathering the votes for a moment, I must say I find it hard as to who to vote for myself. I actually haven't been here that much this year so some fo these names are new to me.

What I will say is that I consciously seek out Schrafinator, Buzsaw and Phatboy, as their posts are usually very interesting to me.

I think the way Buz words things is interesting, and Phatz can just pull you in, he adds interest enormously for me. Shraff is also a very clean methodical refutation-machine. :) It's gota be one of those guys, and I'm going to consult message #15 in this thread, to see if my choices are justified.

P.S. Has NosyNed posted much this year? No one seems to have voted for him yet.

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Message 39 of 59 (259159)
11-12-2005 7:31 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by Parasomnium
11-12-2005 4:20 PM

Re: Buzsaw
Thanks, Parsomnium, my dear counterpart friend, but demolished??:confused: Mmmm....., like I said, true blue and dependable adversarical counterpart friend! :D: God bless'im for kindness shown to me both then and now! :cool:

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Message 40 of 59 (259162)
11-12-2005 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by mike the wiz
11-07-2005 1:27 PM

I vote for Mammathus.
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Message 41 of 59 (259173)
11-12-2005 8:14 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by nwr
11-12-2005 8:55 AM

Re: Please clarify
What do you think?
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Message 42 of 59 (259180)
11-12-2005 8:33 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by Lammy
11-12-2005 8:14 PM

Re: Please clarify
I think you meant "Brad McFall". But since there is a member "Brad" who has posted recently, there was some ambiguity.

It isn't too important what I think you meant. It's what mike thinks that counts, since mike (mike the wiz) is doing the counting.

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Message 43 of 59 (259182)
11-12-2005 8:37 PM

holmes rules
I'll vote for holmes as well. The guy rocks.

well sure as planets come, i know that they end
and if i'm here when they happens, will you promise me this my friend?
please bury me with it
i just don't need none of that mad max bullshit
mike the wiz
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Message 44 of 59 (259187)
11-12-2005 9:14 PM
Reply to: Message 42 by nwr
11-12-2005 8:33 PM

Thanks for the thought.

I am voting for Schrafinator. A bit of favouritism? Hear my logic first!! :)

Phat, Buz and Crash have already been voted for, so I think I'll be the one to put her on the list. This year she spent a lot of time on twurps like me. :laugh: Her posts are in depth and intelligent. Sometimes I think, "Oh man, I've spent a paragraph on my refutation and she refuted him in one sentence". She thinks 3d, whereas I'm a 2d-twurp.

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Message 45 of 59 (259290)
11-13-2005 8:59 AM
Reply to: Message 40 by nator
11-12-2005 7:51 PM

I would concur with Mammathus on the basis of:

the number of quality posts
the total number of posts

consistently good quality, and information I go back to.

we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand

... to learn ... to think ... to live ... to laugh ...
to share.

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