I've started this thread to gauge interest in another go-around for the Pacers Digest Forum Awards (last held at the All-Star break in 2012). These awards - held eight times previously - allow PDers to acknowledge and celebrate the varied contributions of their fellow posters. If you are interested in participating (i.e. nominating and voting), please vote accordingly in the poll. This is a private poll, so don't hold back.
If there is enough interest, the awards will be held at season's end (after the final playoff game). Why ask about it now, then, five games in? Well, in years past, we had some categories (e.g. Post of the Year and Thread of the Year) that called for a little bit of recollection. I also want to give people the chance to campaign for themselves and for others.
Here is the list of last year's awards:
Most Valuable Poster – Awarded to the poster who you believe to be most valuable to the board.
Most Humorous Poster – Awarded to the funniest poster on Pacers Digest.
Best Debater – Awarded to the poster whose arguments are the most convincing.
International Poster of the Year – Awarded to your favorite poster who lives outside the United States.
Best Non-Pacer Fan – Awarded to your favorite poster whose primary loyalties lie with another NBA team.
Sunshiner of the Year – Awarded to the poster who you think was consistently optimistic and hopeful about the team and its players.
Moderate Poster of the Year – Awarded to the poster who you think was most level-headed and reasonable during both highs and lows.
Darksider of the Year – Awarded to the poster who you think was least optimistic about the team and its players.
The Post More Often Award – Awarded to the poster who you wish, for whatever reason, would post more often.
Best Arm-Chair Coach – Awarded to the poster who displayed the greatest knowledge of the game of basketball in his or her discussion of the team and its players.
Rookie of the Year – Awarded to the best poster who has joined the board since the last awards season (February, 2012). The minimum post count for inclusion is 500 posts.
If there are any awards you’d like to see added to this list, please feel free to introduce them in this thread. Please give the award a title and brief description like the ones listed above. Any idea that garners thirty or more 'Thanks' will be added to the slate. Debate and discussion is encouraged.
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading!