YOT's Birthday and the YOT Awards

Hi folks.. Okay last year nothing special happened on YOT's birthday (August 17th I think)and no one could think of anything we could have done to mark the day anyway. Well, I have had an idea for this year and I want to know what people think.

I thought as there are many active members right now, it would be fun to have YOT Awards where we vote members to win certain categories. If it works, it could become a yearly tradition too. If you lot like the idea then I thought we could spend some time deciding which categories we'd have and how voting will work (I'd be happy to collect votes via PM and tally them up myself.. I wont cheat).

Some of the kind of categories I was thinking of are...

Best Fan Art
Most Like Yoshi
Most Obsessed With Yoshi
Best Fan fiction
Best Koga.. erm, I mean, Comic :p
Brainiest Member
Most loveable Member
Member You'd Most Like To Have a Drink With
And, Member Most Likely to Be a Pimp...

I'm sure we'll be able to come up with others.

So.. What does everyone think? Could this be a fun way to mark 8 years of Yoshi-obsession??

Brilliant idea! :)

For this occasion, I'll introduce the award/badge system so that a person who'll win the award, will have it nicely displayed everywhere on the site.

That would be awesome Tenshi!! Those badges would be so sought after that memebers will be posting their little hearts out all year long in the hopes of winning next year!!! Great idea.

Wow great idea! Sounds so awesome.

Here's some more categories:

Most Talkative
Most Helpful
Best Avatar
Always Online
Always Off-topic

And a few others I guess. That badge thing sounds great. I really want to win one then ;P

We also must have 'Best DTPA Post'!!! Shall we agree on a maximum number of categories? I think we should have at least 10 just so that most regular posters will be rewarded by winning something. But too many will make it tiresome to vote and may put people off.

I also thought maybe if people wanted to, they could just write their votes openly here in the thread, I mean optionally. Because people would surely enjoy seeing which members have nominated them for things, even if they dont win?

Keep bringing the ideas. :)

BTW, you can be pretty assured that next version of YOT will appear before YOT's birthday. :)

That's a great idea!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

hehehey!!! whats this!!! another nice idea!!! hahaha!!!

I like the idea about the badges and awards... this would be neat! :)

one question, if there would be badges, will it be placed, like, in their page? so that everyone who visits that page can know that you have that award? :D

They will be listed in your profile and near your avatar in forums or near comments on pages. The small badges or a link to awards page.

Also there will be a standalone page describing rules and available awards to earn. I plan some of them to be automatic... (e.g. "First comment", "first post") but we will see.

nice!!! like the ideas!!! woohoo!!!

This definately sounds very fun, and interesting. :) I think it's a great idea, and plus, it'll add more to the already friendly community spirit that YOT already has. :D

would badges have their own images? haha... im excited how those badges will look like!!! :D :D :D

lol.. I must say I love how what is meant to be a nice team-bonding fun exercise has suddenly become about the badges!!! Hahaha.. But.. a badge is a 'prize' which means it must be 'won' and YOTians are dedicated Tekken players so of course you all 'LOVE... TO... WIN!!!!!' so from a purely psychological view.. I can kinda see how that happened. Hehehehe..

I'm glad people like this idea though, I agee with Pris, this will surely add even more to the great community we have here, and voting for members is a cool way of showing them our appreciation too!!

So.. Tenshi, can we leave this in your hands now? Will you decide the categories and stuff?? And.. and.. I DO hope winners will write an 'acceptance speech'!! hehehe..

And of course Tenshi.. tell us more about the badges... :P

wait wait wait... when is YOT's bday? haha... soree if I dont know... cause I really dont know... :|

Jemma has it listed as Aug.17th....I'm excited!