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December 17th, 2005

U2 LJ Community Awards 2005: nominations ***final reminder*** @ 02:15 am

canadanne:
OK, we're approaching the deadline for nominations in the U2 LJ Community Awards. I'm gonna be busy for most of next week (and aiming to open the actual vote next Friday), so let's say all nominations must be in by Sunday lunchtime (GMT).

Another reminder of all the categories is below the cut tag. To put forward nominees for any of these, just comment under the post (it will be screened, so you needn't be shy!). Feel free to submit multiple nominations. You can nominate your own *stuff* but not *yourself*. If you have any good ideas for extra categories (they don't have to be serious!), let me know.


Newbie of the Year
~~ A poster who has joined the community within the last few months and has already made a significant contribution - be it sharing lots of band info, bringing us humour, starting interesting threads, or anything else that has made them stand out as a favourite or important group member.

Veteran of the Year
~~ A poster who's been around for ages and who always makes a valued contribution to the community.

Website of the Year
~~ Best U2-related website, whether official or unofficial.

LJ Community of the Year
~~ Best U2-related community on LiveJournal. Glancing at our links list on the left-hand side, there are plenty to choose from... not forgetting this one!

Concept of the Year
~~ Anything that has captured your imagination within the U2 universe this year. Could be a band-supported cause, or an aspect of the tour that you loved, for example. This is a pretty open category.

Enormous Thread of the Year
~~ A post in this community that provoked an absolutely massive response for whatever reason.

Quote of the Year (LJ members)
~~ A classic quote uttered by one of the community members this year (preferably within the context of U2!)

Quote of the Year (the band)
~~ A classic quote uttered by a member of U2 this year.

Community Feature of the Year
~~ An aspect of this LJ community that you've particularly liked.

Most Comical Poster
~~ The community member who regularly cracks you up the most.

Expert of the Year
~~ A community member whose knowledge of U2 (either in general or on a specific topic) is impressive to all.

Best Userpic
~~ The most impressive or amusing U2-related icon you've seen this year. Given the sheer volume of them I'd imagine you'll have a hard time picking favourites, so try to think of a real standout effort!

Best Username
~~ U2 community member with the best username (doesn't have to be a U2-related name).

Band Member of the Year
~~ The member of U2 that you feel deserves a special award this year for whatever reason.

Live Song of the Year
~~ Any song that's been performed live by U2 this year (either on the tour or elsewhere) which has blown you away in its latest incarnation.

Performance of the Year
~~ A *specific* U2 performance of a song this year that has stood out above all others.

Concert of the Year
~~ Your favourite U2 show of 2005.

Post of the Year
~~ A post in this community that has stuck in your mind for being particularly brilliant in some way.

Discussion of the Year
~~ Most enjoyable or thought-provoking comment thread in this community.

Poster of the Year
~~ The overall most popular member of the community, who (for whatever reason) has made u2 an enjoyable place to be this year.


Really really would still like extra nominations for these categories in particular:
~ Best quotes of the year by members of this community
~ Best quotes of the year by members of U2
~ Most comical posters in this community
~ Biggest U2 experts in this community
~ Best posts of the year in this community
~ Best discussion threads of the year in this community

So THINK!  If you don't nominate your favourites, don't complain next week when they're not on the shortlist!

Thanks to everyone who's contributing to this, I hope it will turn out to be a lot of fun. :)
 
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