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cwa107
02-06-2011, 10:32 AM
It's time for the February Member of the Month (MotM) vote!

Contenders this month are...

EvenStranger (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/EvenStranger.html)
harryb2448 (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/harryb2448.html)
McYukon (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/McYukon.html)
6string (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/6string.html)

Good luck to all!

Buzzard2010
02-06-2011, 11:18 AM
Good luck guys!

- Simon

louishen
02-06-2011, 11:24 AM
good luck all, that was a tricky decision, good candidates this month

ClockworkWorld
02-06-2011, 11:25 AM
Good luck everybody! :)

McBie
02-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Good luck all.

Cheers ... McBie

RavingMac
02-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Good luck everyone.

vansmith
02-06-2011, 01:22 PM
Done. Best of luck to all!

CrimsonRequiem
02-06-2011, 03:27 PM
It's pretty neck and neck right now. How exciting. ^-^"

Buzzard2010
02-06-2011, 03:31 PM
How long does the poll stay open for?

- Simon

cwa107
02-06-2011, 03:38 PM
How long does the poll stay open for?

- Simon

3 days.

toMACsh
02-06-2011, 04:21 PM
EvenStranger should not have an odd number of votes. Or, maybe... would that be stranger? ;)

Can we engineer a 4-way tie?

Raz0rEdge
02-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Just curious..how are candidates chosen? Everyone other than EvenStranger has been around for a while and are people I've read posts from..but EvenStranger is a recent member..

Regards

Kevriano
02-06-2011, 05:07 PM
Kind of curious too. No disrespect to anyone, he's not a member who's name I've seen, though I'm sure his nomination is deserved.
Voted anyway, good luck all.

Buzzard2010
02-06-2011, 05:14 PM
Kind of curious too. No disrespect to anyone, he's not a member who's name I've seen, though I'm sure his nomination is deserved.
Voted anyway, good luck all.

+1 i was curious before even looking at the nominees though :D

- Simon

MYmacROX
02-06-2011, 05:42 PM
Voted. Hard choice this month.

cwa107
02-06-2011, 05:52 PM
Just curious..how are candidates chosen? Everyone other than EvenStranger has been around for a while and are people I've read posts from..but EvenStranger is a recent member..

Regards

Nothing scientific about it. Whomever catches our attention in a given month gets entered into the fray, then we debate amongst ourselves until we've narrowed it down to 4.

Buzzard2010
02-06-2011, 05:55 PM
Nothing scientific about it. Whomever catches our attention in a given month gets entered into the fray, then we debate amongst ourselves until we've narrowed it down to 4.

I thought it probably would be something like that, always curious to know how things work :)

- Simon

6string
02-06-2011, 07:23 PM
Nothing scientific about it. Whomever catches our attention in a given month gets entered into the fray, then we debate amongst ourselves until we've narrowed it down to 4.

Story of my life.... attracting too much attention, then causing arguments :D

Good luck!

the8thark
02-06-2011, 09:37 PM
Was an easy choice for me. I know the one I voted for won't win but that person so deserved my vote.

McYukon
02-07-2011, 12:24 AM
Good luck everybody!

TattooedMac
02-07-2011, 03:04 AM
Plugged my one in. Well done to all for being nominated.

These Antipodeans have been running amok the last few months with at least a 50% chance . . . . .
Keep it up all my Aussie mate ;)

pigoo3
02-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Good luck everyone!:)

- Nick

mrplow
02-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Voted. Tricky choice this time.

schweb
02-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Congrats harryb2448!

Buzzard2010
02-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Well done harryb :)

- Simon

RavingMac
02-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Congratulations.

pigoo3
02-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Congrats Harry...you're the Man this month...and many others as well!!!;)

- Nick

ClockworkWorld
02-09-2011, 03:55 PM
Congrats! :)

Kevriano
02-09-2011, 04:05 PM
Congrats old fella :D

6string
02-09-2011, 04:16 PM
I knew I should have voted for myself! lol :P
Congrats Harry... well done mate, keep up the good work :)

harryb2448
02-09-2011, 04:20 PM
Thanks all and will shout you a beer when am in Surfers next time 6tring.

Was good to see a few more of votes but we have to do more than the 28 or so regulars!

chscag
02-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Hey harry, I'm a bit far from you to share a beer.... (and I don't drink) but maybe you can FedEx a Coke or Pepsi to Texas. And believe me, it should stay nice and cool when it arrives. Temps are below 20 F today. :)

Congratulations. Well deserved.

And to all runner ups... congratulations as well. You didn't win but you were nominated and in the running. That says a lot! ;D

cwa107
02-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Congrats, Harry! Well deserved.

bobtomay
02-09-2011, 05:54 PM
That badge looks good on ya Harry.

vansmith
02-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Temps are below 20 F today. :)That's downright balmy! :P

Two Aussies in a row? Hmmm, perhaps that bodes well for some of our other Aussies in March. ;)

the8thark
02-09-2011, 06:02 PM
Congrats Harry.
Maybe I should have voted for someone who would get more then 2 votes :). But the vote went to who I thought was the most deserving.

harryb2448
02-09-2011, 06:04 PM
Thanks and no Charlie - it will rot your teeth!

6string was just as, or even more, deserving!

McYukon
02-09-2011, 07:43 PM
Congratulations Harry!

6string
02-09-2011, 08:19 PM
6string was just as, or even more, deserving!

Kind words indeed my friend, but I think it went to the right man!

schweb
02-09-2011, 08:57 PM
We had four great nominees. Can't wait for March!

bobtomay
02-09-2011, 09:02 PM
We have a ton of great members. Looks like it'll be tough choices for some time to come.

MYmacROX
02-09-2011, 11:44 PM
Congrats to harry and everyone else just for being nominated.
We got a good bunch of members here! :)

TattooedMac
02-10-2011, 04:36 AM
I knew I should have voted for myself! lol :P

Sediments aside isnt that the name of the game ;P lol




Was good to see a few more of votes but we have to do more than the 28 or so regulars!

Agree there harry. With the amount of members here you would think there would be more people having a vote. Can see why this went south before :(

Anyways BIG congrats to you Harry. And to all the other candidates commiserations but did a awesome job to be even nominated :)

Cheers

Buzzard2010
02-10-2011, 07:53 AM
Agree there harry. With the amount of members here you would think there would be more people having a vote. Can see why this went south before :(

Anyways BIG congrats to you Harry. And to all the other candidates commiserations but did a awesome job to be even nominated :)

Cheers

I completely agree. I may have only been a member for just over 3 months now but I can definitely see who the most common members here are.
There are certainly some very hard-working members who give a lot of their time on these forums.
If only more members could spend just a little more time here taking part in polls etc, and giving just a little of their time back.


I know I have said it already but after a small rant I would again like to say a HUGE congrats to the nominees and MASSIVE congrats to Harry! :D

- Simon

schweb
02-10-2011, 08:37 AM
Sediments aside isnt that the name of the game ;P lol



Agree there harry. With the amount of members here you would think there would be more people having a vote. Can see why this went south before :(

Anyways BIG congrats to you Harry. And to all the other candidates commiserations but did a awesome job to be even nominated :)

Cheers

You know you can also help us get more people voting by encouraging others each month or putting it in your signatures. Every little bit of publicity helps.

Buzzard2010
02-10-2011, 08:38 AM
You know you can also help us get more people voting by encouraging others each month or putting it in your signatures. Every little bit of publicity helps.

That's a great idea, when the voting opens i'll certainly put a link to it in my signature! :)

- Simon

McBie
02-10-2011, 09:28 AM
Congratulations Harry.

Cheers ...

TattooedMac
02-10-2011, 02:26 PM
You know you can also help us get more people voting by encouraging others each month or putting it in your signatures. Every little bit of publicity helps.

Good as done schweb. Will have it sorted for next months poll. Will do all i can to promote the next MoTH
Means i get to design a new sig :) WoOt

Cheers

the8thark
02-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Congrats Harry.
Maybe I should have voted for someone who would get more then 2 votes :). But the vote went to who I thought was the most deserving.

I got a bad rep for this. I'm not against the bad rep. But at least have a spine and don't leave anonymous negative rep like you did.

MYmacROX
02-11-2011, 04:09 PM
I got a bad rep for this. I'm not against the bad rep. But at least have a spine and don't leave anonymous negative rep like you did.

For that?! I think someone's got their panties in a bunch today cause I received anonymous rep today with a comment calling me an "a**" for some other post elsewhere. Some people...

cwa107
02-11-2011, 04:19 PM
If you have received what you feel is an unjustified rep, please PM me and I will be more than happy to address. There is no need to call it out off-topic in the public forums.

MYmacROX: I will start the process for you right away. We don't allow name calling in the public forums and it won't be tolerated in rep either.

TattooedMac
02-11-2011, 04:36 PM
I got a bad rep for this. I'm not against the bad rep. But at least have a spine and don't leave anonymous negative rep like you did.


Im shocked 8th ?!?!?!?

Cant understand how someone could give *neg* rep for a opinion of your own on who is most deserving . . . . . . That does blow and shows how shallow some can be . . .

I suppose this is why the voting of MoTM is anonymous. So people dont presume favouritism/ or get jealous or think its undeserving.

I am not on here 24/7 and i dont see every post so i take the mods decision of the candidates as the correct one then believe everyone nominated is deserving. Obviously everyone doesnt feel this way lol

Cheers

harryb2448
02-11-2011, 04:39 PM
Really the8thark take up cwa107's offer and have the rep erased. That is outrageous!

cwa107
02-11-2011, 04:50 PM
Yeah, please. Let's keep it on-topic and not obsess over rep.

schweb
02-11-2011, 05:52 PM
Cant understand how someone could give *neg* rep for a opinion of your own on who is most deserving . . . . . . That does blow and shows how shallow some can be . . .

So let's think this through...

The rep system is to be used to express your opinion about the helpfullness, politeness, or community contribution of a post. It's that person's opinion on whether they think it's worth positive or negative rep.

So why would that person's opinion be worth anything less than the8thark's in this case? Why defend one side's right to an opinion and not another's?

But cwa is correct, unless the rep is actually violating the forum rules, there's absolutely no need to cry about it on a public thread. Contact a mod if you feel something needs to be adjusted, but I'll be honest, unless it's a violation of the forum rules, it's probably going to stay.

I think some in this thread should read this for a refresher:
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/news-community-announcements/68770-reputation-system-faq.html

TattooedMac
02-11-2011, 06:08 PM
So let's think this through...


Dont take me wrong on this. I agree one opinion is is as valide as the next. My point was trying to point in the direction of it being Anonymous.

Sorry for any confusion, as i did go on about one opinion more than the other.

Cheers

schweb
02-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Anonymous.

I would argue it's no more anonymous than people using screen names here rather than real names in the end.

But I do understand your point. :)

RavingMac
02-11-2011, 06:22 PM
This is in regard to the anonymous part of it. I have ended up giving anonymous good rep in the past (actually fairly recently) because I forgot I needed to add a message and sig.
It would be nice if the default was to post a signature, and those who had some reason for wanting to remain anonymous could opt out by checking box at the time of posting.
Just an idea.

BTW: Bum rap IMO for the8thark and MyMacRox both

CrimsonRequiem
02-11-2011, 06:26 PM
This is in regard to the anonymous part of it. I have ended up giving anonymous good rep in the past (actually fairly recently) because I forgot I needed to add a message and sig.
It would be nice if the default was to post a signature, and those who had some reason for wanting to remain anonymous could opt out by checking box at the time of posting.
Just an idea.

BTW: Bum rap IMO for the8thark and MyMacRox both

Getting off topic guys. >_>"

Congrats to harryb2448.

Side note: Now that I'm a mod I can see who is giving me rep. :P

EightmanVT
02-11-2011, 07:35 PM
This is in regard to the anonymous part of it. I have ended up giving anonymous good rep in the past (actually fairly recently) because I forgot I needed to add a message and sig.
It would be nice if the default was to post a signature, and those who had some reason for wanting to remain anonymous could opt out by checking box at the time of posting.
Just an idea.

BTW: Bum rap IMO for the8thark and MyMacRox both

I've been giving all anonymous - because I had never read the link Schweb just posted. Thanks for posting it. I gave you anonymous reps for that! :)

I had actually looked for info on the rep system when I first joined but came up empty.

iWhat
02-11-2011, 07:47 PM
Pent up retaliation and subtle rage derives from some of these negative comments left by others. It ends with the person being more upset with the other member than the comment. I see proof of ***-for-tat exchanges at times, and that will end with staff intervention. There should be more emphasis on the comment than the person giving it and how to learn from it.

It's like being mad a mommy, because you got a spanking from doing something bad.

Kevriano
02-12-2011, 03:33 AM
I cannot believe that you got blanking stars in that post. So I cant talk about birds and mention Blue ***, Great ***, Long Tailed ***, Coal ***?
How draconian!
Anyway, this is a sad case of some people just not liking anything anyone says because it's not the same as their own opinion. Ignore them (it happened to me to btw)

toMACsh
02-12-2011, 11:04 AM
Harry, by a nose! Congrats!!

And no, that's not a comment about the length of Harry's nose. ;)

Slydude
02-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Congrats Harry. Have a congratulatory virtual beverage on me.

Doug b
02-12-2011, 01:47 PM
Awe, I never got a chance to vote. I wasn't sure of my choice because they're all good ones. Next time. Harry is definitely deserving, congrats dude!

Doug

harryb2448
02-12-2011, 05:29 PM
lol thanks guys! You might say I sniffed it in?

the8thark
02-12-2011, 05:32 PM
lol thanks guys! You might say I sniffed it in?
Sure, only if you live in Nimbin or Griffith.

TattooedMac
02-12-2011, 05:50 PM
Sure, only if you live in Nimbin or Griffith.


Hmmm I dont understand ??? ;P

harryb2448
02-12-2011, 06:22 PM
You guys in Canberra would not tattooed as there is no coke down that way just hot air to sniff!

TattooedMac
02-12-2011, 07:01 PM
You guys in Canberra would not tattooed as there is no coke down that way just hot air to sniff!

Not that i have seen anyways ;) And yes too much hot air here mate
But when i was in London for 3 yrs they had a statistic of all the 50 notes they bought in to clean, something like 85% of them had traces of coke on them. We obviously not that bad haha

Thought Nimbin and Griffith where once the smoke capitals ? Is why couldnt understand the8th's comment !!!

Kevriano
02-13-2011, 03:19 AM
That applies to most bank notes here Brent, but mainly 10's, 20's and 50's.

the8thark
02-13-2011, 05:01 AM
Thought Nimbin and Griffith where once the smoke capitals ? Is why couldnt understand the8th's comment !!!

Nimbin is well known as one of the places that people grow a lot of their own personal crop to smoke.

Griffith is famous cause the mafia killed a whistle blower there who blew the lid on massive crop plantations on the outskirts of the town. The crop would have been sent around the country for people to smoke if this one man did not intervene. And he paid for his good work with his life.
The 2nd series of Underbelly on TV in Australia was based on this.

6string
02-13-2011, 08:17 AM
Love the way these threads evolve!
Congrats Harry :D

Buzzard2010
02-13-2011, 08:24 AM
Love the way these threads evolve!
Congrats Harry :D

I was going to say the same thing :) , somehow it has turned from MotM to Mafia hits... as a person who hasn't heard about it, it actually is quite interesting :)

- Simon

TattooedMac
02-13-2011, 02:20 PM
That applies to most bank notes here Brent, but mainly 10's, 20's and 50's.

HAHA wouldnt surprise me Kev lol



The 2nd series of Underbelly on TV in Australia was based on this.

LOL well there you go. I didnt know this as i havnt sat down to watch a single episode of "UnderBelly"

I wanted to watch the one on the **Cross** as i spent 12 months on the main street running a hostel/backpackers there. Right beside the "Pink PussyCat" and i could have written a book on all the characters there.
I should try watch them and support Australian TV :)

Cheers