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PEE Poll: Special POTM
Yes. POTM for April and no usual voting.   -18 (46.2%)
No. Keep the usual voting.   -21 (53.8%)
Total Voters: 38

SwanMan3000

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« on: 04-07-2004 08:28 »

unfortunately a good friend of PEEL recently past away. Many of us think that Davierocks should be POTM for april for us to remember him by and that we should wave the usual voting out of respect. so vote for what you think we should do.



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Speli

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« Reply #1 on: 04-07-2004 08:30 »

I say we still have the nomination thread, but every nomination to be Davie. At least that way it'll feel like a real win and not just being handed the POTM award.
aslate

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« Reply #2 on: 04-07-2004 08:30 »

My personal opinion is this is all way too soon.
Robiben

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« Reply #3 on: 04-07-2004 08:31 »

This is a bit to soon. But i am all for this idea. He never got a POTM in in life. The least we can do is give him one in death...
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #4 on: 04-07-2004 08:34 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
My personal opinion is this is all way too soon.

yer im sorry maybe this is. i didnt mean to upset anyone- please close the thread.
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #5 on: 04-07-2004 08:41 »

POTM was designed for Poster Of The Month and should stay that way.  If there is is conclusive proof, like a newspaper report, which there should be at some stage when something like this happens, then the other thread is testiment enough to the guy's popularity.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #6 on: 04-07-2004 08:46 »

thus the above post
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #7 on: 04-07-2004 08:51 »

Without wanting to sound insensitive (but realising that it's almost impossible), I don't necessarily agree that he should be made POTM for taking his own life.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #8 on: 04-07-2004 08:54 »

i see what you're saying but its not because he commited suicide its because of his memory and he did make some classic posts and want be making any more. it was just a suggestion.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #9 on: 04-07-2004 08:55 »

Maybe a (honorary) PEELie would be more appropriate?
Speli

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« Reply #10 on: 04-07-2004 08:56 »

Well I mean, he was a pretty damned good poster anyways, I think we can all agree on that. But now he won't have the chance to claim the title, so we might as well give it to him now because it's inevitable that he would have eventually received it anyways.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #11 on: 04-07-2004 08:56 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2004 08:56 »

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Guy

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« Reply #12 on: 04-07-2004 09:54 »

Without meaning any disrespect, I'm not sure he'd want to be patronised with a token POTM award. Besides, it's too soon.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #13 on: 04-07-2004 10:35 »

I think a postumos POTM is a great idea.  It may only be a token, but it's the the best we've got to offer, other than keeping his memory alive.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #14 on: 04-07-2004 10:44 »

Both Guy and Paul have good points- I move we give Davie CyberKnight's very special PEELie... but I will support the POTM.
Birdbot

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« Reply #15 on: 04-07-2004 11:50 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2004 11:50 »

I think we should have the normal POTM, but be allowed to nominate him.
Also, that PEELie sounds good.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #16 on: 04-07-2004 11:50 »

Sigh...

I guess this is the ultimate example of why I hate the POTM game.

If it turns out that this was an elaborate hoax engineered by davierocks, then that would be worth a POTM award.  If not, the guy missed out on the the last 75% of April.

Of course, chances are this post will be ignored like most of my other posts.
Margarita

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« Reply #17 on: 04-07-2004 12:00 »

wow, when i read POTM i thought "davie should be potm." and then i read the post...
victor2000
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« Reply #18 on: 04-07-2004 12:04 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Maybe a (honorary) PEELie would be more appropriate?
I agree, I think we should have a special PEELie for Davie, and also be allowed to nominate him for POTM.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #19 on: 04-07-2004 12:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2004 12:34 »

Is dave really dead? Is this like the time Sarge die but wasn't really dead.

That death joke is getting a little old isn't it?
Teral

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« Reply #20 on: 04-07-2004 12:49 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Sigh...

I guess this is the ultimate example of why I hate the POTM game.

If it turns out that this was an elaborate hoax engineered by davierocks, then that would be worth a POTM award.  If not, the guy missed out on the the last 75% of April.

Of course, chances are this post will be ignored like most of my other posts.

Who are you again?  tongue

Anyway, without sounding insensitive, I know POTM is the ultimate popularity contest, but I don't think comitting suidcide is a good reason to make someone POTM. I think hHis testimonial thread and Jon's site is a far better way of doing it.
Archie2K

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« Reply #21 on: 04-07-2004 13:02 »

I agree with Guy that I don't think he'd want an honourary PotM anyway, and I think there are people here who feel somewhat iffy about giving an award to someone who felt the need to take their own life, myself included. In short no, but if people want to give nominate him April PotM then so be it.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2004 13:34 »

I'm all for it if you guys are.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #23 on: 04-07-2004 15:11 »

He deserves the award post humouressly.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #24 on: 04-07-2004 15:15 »

I'm against it, personally. Had he been killed in a manner other than by his own hand, it might be different, but the fact is that he killed himself. Not exactly something I'd deem worthy of winning an award, no matter how good a poster he was.

On the other hand, I would support a kind of "in memoriam" PEELie award in this coming year.
Tweek

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« Reply #25 on: 04-07-2004 15:36 »

I don't think it is a good idea. If at the end of the month enough people decide that due to the quality of his posts while he was here at PEEL he deserves it then that is different, we all know it is rarely just given for posts in a particular month
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #26 on: 04-07-2004 15:45 »

Sadly, depression can make the most selfless people act in apparently selfish ways. I know people have different views on this, but if Davie had clinical depression I believe his condition was responsible for his death, not the man himself. Looking at it that way, I can’t see any harm in a posthumous POTM. But it would have more meaning if everyone voted for him in the poll...
Zed 85

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« Reply #27 on: 04-07-2004 15:50 »

I agree with LAN's post. I'd really would prefer the idea of a PEELie award rather than a POTM award.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #28 on: 04-07-2004 15:53 »

I also agree with LAN.
Anarchist

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« Reply #29 on: 04-07-2004 16:26 »

What? All someone has to do to win a POTM and a Peelie is kill themselves? What the hell am I still doing here?
Seriously speaking, I agree with LAN. I'd support the Peelie, but people shouldn't win awards for things like this.
Ninaka

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« Reply #30 on: 04-07-2004 16:45 »

Damn straight. Earn them like the rest of us! (See below)
Not that I'm a cold heartless witch, but this is a board where people try their darndest to be popular!! This is SERIOUS competition, people!


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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #31 on: 04-07-2004 16:59 »

I doubt Davie had this kind of argument in mind when he killed himself.
Ninaka

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« Reply #32 on: 04-07-2004 17:03 »

Argument? This is a skillfully structured discussion.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #33 on: 04-07-2004 17:04 »

Oh course he didn't and that's why I agree with Guy.
evan

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« Reply #34 on: 04-07-2004 17:08 »

I agree with aslate.  This is way too soon to make this kind of discussion.

And I agree with Guy.  It's just incredibly false to give him a fake POTM for what he did.  Not that he wasn't a great guy, but this might be a little excessive.
Archie2K

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« Reply #35 on: 04-07-2004 17:10 »

On the subject of PotM, how has even not won yet? Never spams, posts good discussion, decent argumenter, looks like my friend. What's not to like?
Guy

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« Reply #36 on: 04-07-2004 17:15 »

Without meaning any disrespect, my POTM nominations and votes are based on posts and posts alone. Giving him an honourary one is a nice idea, with the right intentions, but it's not the right way to honour him. Give him something he earned.
canned eggs

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« Reply #37 on: 04-07-2004 17:42 »

He, uh... he nominated me for PotM last month.  I was thinking of nominating him this month before all this went down.  He only had a few nominations the last couple months, but he would have won PotM sometime soon.  He was a quality poster.  So I think giving him an honorary PotM isn't just giving him an award for killing himself.  It's the same principle behind giving someone an honorary degree, say.  He would have earned it if he'd had the chance.

That being said, I dunno if it's the thing to do.  Time will tell, I guess.

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Pikka Bird

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« Reply #38 on: 04-07-2004 17:45 »

My only reason for not nominating him last month was that he tried to rob me of my Atropine... I should have done it anyways.
Guy

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« Reply #39 on: 04-07-2004 17:46 »

If I died, I'd rather be awarded something I fully deserved than something I didn't really. I'd just think, "My life was such a failure, they can't even honour me with something I deserved. I just get a pity award I didn't really win." Go with the PEELie. That has meaning.
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