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      DreamViews Community Awards Suggestions

      Hey DVians! DreamViews is going to start holding an annual awards ceremony at the beginning of each year, which will acknowledge members and events that took place during the previous year. The majority of the awards and titles that will be bestowed upon members will be voted on by the community. Which is also why we would like the community to make suggestions here for the Awards, Titles, and ideas in general.

      Below is a list of possible awards we've thought of so far:

      Most Helpful -

      Best DJ -

      New Member of The Year -

      Best Thread On-Topic -

      Best Thread Off-Topic -

      Nicest Member -

      Favorite ToTMs -

      Quote of The Year -

      Members that receive an award will be given a small signature badge. If possible we'd also like those to be community made, If anybody would like to, please use one of the example awards above to make a design and then post it here.

      Here's a quick example badge I made:

      Instead of using the full title an acronym could also be used and the "of The Year" could be omitted. There isn't really any set requirements except for that it should be small enough so that it can be added to a member's current signature without making it too big.

      Please reply with any suggestions or possible badge designs, thanks!
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      No suggestions at this point, just wanted to say this is an awesome idea

      I'm very interested in reading what others have to say and badges they come up with.
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      I like this idea!
      It reminds me of those "Most likely to" titles that they give out at graduation ceremonies sometimes.
      Do you want to keep them all serious or have some joke ones, too?
      I could probably think of some amusing "most likely to" suggestions.

      Does 'favourite TotM' mean the tasks themselves, or people's dreams where they completed the task?


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      nah, these categories aren't dramatic enough to make it interesting. :/

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      Hall of Fame for folk that did lots for Dreamviews but are not posting any more.

      Also

      A locked, stickied, History thread. Who started Dreamviews, how and why. Previous owners, the hack and highjack, as well as the most loved threads like the Rant Rave Cry and Complaine (very therapudic). And a list of popular experiments. Some place to revel in all the great stuff this site has done and offers.
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      Thanks guys!

      Some comedic ones would be great, Dreamer. Love the idea, I can't wait to see what you come uo with! ^_^

      I was thinking it would be for the favorite task, maybe also have one for the ToTY or combine it into one. But favorite DJ entry where someone completed a ToTM would be a good member award

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      nah, these categories aren't dramatic enough to make it interesting. :/
      Perhaps you should make some suggestions then

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      Hall of Fame for folk that did lots for Dreamviews but are not posting any more.

      Also

      A locked, stickied, History thread. Who started Dreamviews, how and why. Previous owners, the hack and highjack, as well as the most loved threads like the Rant Rave Cry and Complaine (very therapudic). And a list of popular experiments. Some place to revel in all the great stuff this site has done and offers.
      I really love these ideas! I've wanted to do a history of DV for a while, kind of like those historical timelines you see, would be really awesome. These are more suggestions for the forum in general though, this thread is for ideas and suggestions for the community awards
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      I definitely prefer the idea of more light-hearted awards, or awards recognising positive contributions.
      I'd be hesitant about labelling someone the official "coolest member". I think I'd feel a bit uncomfortable about anything that seemed like a popularity contest... but maybe that's just because I was always a nerd at school.
      Things like favourite TotM etc. sound good because it's a community vote about what activity members enjoyed most.
      I think dream-related awards would be great, since that's the focus of the website.

      Best TotM Fail would be a funny one...
      I think KestrelKat's dildo-wand for the patronus task would get my vote so far!

      Maybe there could be an award for Returned Veteran, an old member who has returned after a long hiatus.
      I would nominate Neo Neo, being DV's 11th member ever, joining in 2003 and returning in 2014.

      EDIT: Wait, are nominations/votes supposed to be private? haha. Maybe that would make more sense, and you could announce the nominees publicly... Oh well, mine are out there now.
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      Awesome ideas!

      I'm thinking of adding:

      Most active

      Discussion master

      And specially for tropicalbreeze: Rebel or Anarchist?
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      Ooo, great idea! You mentioned a new member of the year, but what about most improved or something like it? Something that recognizes someone's accomplishments and drive to improve on their dreaming abilities.

      Also, something that has to do with the chat. It's been pretty active lately and giving an award to people who constantly contribute to conversations in there could maybe even entice people to join. Things that aren't that obvious just browsing through the forums.

      Or also, greatest signature or avatar. Often times it's how people identify on the forum, and how they get recognized easily. There's some pretty great ones out there!
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      @Dreamer Yeah, I wouldn't want it to become one of those annoying popularity contests like in high school. Because this is meant to highlight the community, not make people feel bad or left out. Really great award suggestions! I especially love the returned veteran one.

      Hehe, no worries. I was thinking we'd make a thread for nominations and votes. People can post who they nominate and then the nominees will be added to a poll within the thread for voting. But if someone would like to keep their nominations private they could PM me them once the nominations start.

      @NyxCC Oh, nice ones! and lol at the last two

      @Burke Man, everyone is thinking up some great ones! The think tank is pleased. Most improved is a nice one, I remember seeing new lucid dreamers on here in the past and amazed at how much they'd already accomplished. I love chatting on the irc with other members, so adding a type of award for that would be great. The chat will also be acknowledged in the "Events that took place during the year" section of the awards.

      Best signature and avatar is a great one! Speaking of, your signature would make a fine candidate

      Thanks guys and keep the awesome suggestions coming! The think tank is swirling with the water of ideas!
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      Perhaps you should make some suggestions then
      fair enough:

      top 3 members dedicated to lucid dreaming (first, second, and third place)

      top 3 members dedicated to helping others with lucid dreaming (first, second, and third place)

      best mod

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      I like the idea; go for it.
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      I second the chat awards (since that's where I spend most of my time, after all).

      Maybe something like Most Improved, for the beginner that has improved the most in their lucid dreaming. Also, something like an "Everywhere At Once" award, for people who post in all of the different categories of forums.

      Also, I vote that we call them the Mlemys for short.
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      Although after giving it some I would like it better if they were not annual; give more people a chance to get in on the action. If you don't want to make them monthly like TOTM wings, I understand. Make them quarterly or bi-annual.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JadeGreen View Post
      Make them quarterly or bi-annual.
      Semi-annual, Mr. President.

      But I do agree, maybe make them take place more often to let more people take part.

      Also, still holding out for Mlemys.

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      Not to be a debbie downer, but people actually care about these?

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      @tropicalbreeze Nice, I really like 8 and 9, very artistic ones.

      @spellbee2 Oh I'm loving the "Everywhere at once" award! And as a fellow fan of mlem, I love the Mlemys

      I was going to have it as a surprise but you'll be happy to know that mlem will be acknowledged in a way for the Events of the year.


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      Although after giving it some I would like it better if they were not annual; give more people a chance to get in on the action. If you don't want to make them monthly like TOTM wings, I understand. Make them quarterly or bi-annual.
      That's a good idea, it would be good if more members could participate. I wonder if it might take some of the specialness away if it's done too often though. A lot of it will focus on events that happened on DV too, like DV's birthday, statistics, etc.

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      Not to be a debbie downer, but people actually care about these?
      Funny you should mention Debbie downer, I was just watching that snl sketch today

      As with everything, some people will have an interest in it and others will not. This is just a fun event to highlight and acknowledge important DV related events that happened throughout the year as well as a place to applaud members for their efforts and good qualities.

      But when you think about it...



      Thanks again for the great suggestions guys

      Also, remember there can be awards for things other than members too. For example, favorite thread, funniest quote, etc.
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      Less than a month until implementation!

      If anyone has more ideas or suggestions please post them soon (^_^)
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      I thought about some "most likely to" awards but they wouldn't really fit into a signature banner, so I've gone off that idea.
      Here are some other things that came to mind, although I think there's a great range of suggestions above already.

      Ladies' Man of the Dreamworld
      (I think fogelbise, FryingMan, and woblybil might fight for this title.)

      Most Diligent DJer

      Maybe some dream skill awards for things like best recall, best dream control, most impressive lucid feat.
      Instead of "best", you could have titles like [Skill] Master/Expert/Champion, etc.

      Best DC Quote

      I don't use chat but maybe there'd be a contender for Most Awkward Typo.

      Hmm, I'm feeling a little dry... I think that's all I've got.
      I'm looking forward to seeing what awards are selected!

      EDIT: Oh, and for the badges, I think just "[Award] 2014" would get the point across. "Of the year" might make them unnecessarily long, especially if the title is a bit longer.
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      So far my favourites are:

      Everywhere At Once
      Biggest Troll
      Returning Veteran
      Recall Champion

      I keep thinking an award for Sage Advice, but I suppose that would tie into Most Helpful in many ways.

      What about Points For Originality? For those members who's contributions are always made in a way that is...let's say "uniquely their own".

      Most Likely To Get Banned seems like a fun idea. Until someone actually gets banned, that is.

      Nicest Member is a nice idea, but the name could use some work. Friend Of The People, maybe?

      If Debate Master is on the list (which I humbly feel it should be) I think we all know how that one should be worded. >_>
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      This idea seems fun.

      The actual nomination process might get messy.

      I'd recommend a week long nomination process, followed by two weeks of voting, with a final reveal at the end of December.

      Thoughts on nomination:
      - All nominations should get their own public post and can be seconded by other users via the "like" system.
      - Nominations may optionally include reasons for nomination -- relevant quotes, posts, actions, etc.
      - Users who wish to remain anonymous when nominating can PM the Staff member running the event (Mismagius).
      - Nomination thread should be strictly moderated with a second thread available for discussion of nominations.
      - Alternatively, a list of nominees could be maintained in the OP and discussion allowed in the same thread as nominations.

      Thoughts on voting:
      - Nominees for each category should be reduced to 3 candidates.
      - Candidates should be chosen based on the number of "likes" received.
      - If two nominees tie for the third candidate spot, each should be placed on the ballot.
      - Voting should be private/anonymous, and all results should be hidden from members until the end of December.
      - Easiest way to do this is with a Survery Monkey poll or Google's survey service.
      - One vote per category.
      - Option to not cast a vote or write-in for each category.

      Thoughts on badges:
      - Text-based badge for this year is fine.
      - Next year, badge should be akin to TOTM/TOTY badges with artwork to match the position.

      Good luck putting this together. Hope it gets off the ground. =)
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      how about biggest attention whore. it can be worded "attention whore."

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      Quote Originally Posted by tropicalbreeze View Post
      how about biggest attention whore. it can be worded "attention whore."
      Except that is an insult, not an award.
      The idea is to appreciate the differences of others in the community.
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      perhaps attention seeker would be better worded. though in others forums i use to partake in, that was one of the categories. not too many people got offended as it wasn't taken too seriously but i guess every forum has a different mentality.
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      Even that could be taken as an insult to some peeps. Probably best to leave that out.
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