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We are still working to make clearer and simpler the various categories & voting in the poll on that topic. BUT, there are lots of cats that are set in stone.

Hence, let's go ahead and begin accepting your submissions!

Come below to nominate your favorite diary
in the following categories ONLY:

• Best Action Diary
• Best Visual Diary
• Best Non-political Diary
• Rant of the Year
• Snark of the Year
• Diary of the Year

Below the fold are instructions about making nominations.

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Any opinions expressed below are those of today's editor only.

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Nominations for other categories will begin around Dec 20, 2010, and continue past New Year's Day.

Voting will begin immediately thereafter.

• It is up to all of us to determine the nominees in the comments.

If nothing else, please read the Rules for Nominating section below before posting comments about your nominees and/or confusion. There are only 4 rules; it's very simple, honest.

Your participation matters:

The reason this concept was successful last year was the groundswell of grassroots support. People saw these nomination diaries despite naught but one making the rec list. With that said, I truly hope that this year, participation will be an even more collaborative effort than last year's series.

This concept was stated more succinctly by exmearden

(The kOscar awards are) an excellent idea and one that I hope continues each year. Hopefully with a lot of collaboration so that just a few aren't carrying the major load...

Old business:

Please vote in this poll to help cement the voting process of 2010

Listed are the 8 cats that had either fewer nominations, or fewer votes than the more popular categories last year.

All polls use Flash, hence you will need a Flash-enabled device to vote.

The poll here will allow multiple votes, so let's see how this trial run goes for culling a few of the cats that can be more easily combined with others.

Voting for a category signifies that you want to keep it.

Only vote for "All categories SHOULD REMAIN" if you also sign up to post a diary or two. This cannot be gamed. If only 1 person signs up, that choice gets only 1 vote. Simple.

Poll closes in 8 days. (Closes Dec. 18th)

NEW business: Nominations

• How this works:

For the next week or so, our team of volunteers, LaughingPlanet, rb137, weatherdude, spedwybabs, boran2, GlowNZ, smileycreek, racheltracks & Kitsap River (all of whom were welcomed on a 1st-come basis in the earlier diaries this year), will post similar diaries soliciting submissions. In the comments, you leave your ideas for nominations for various categories.

The comments should look like this:

Best Visual Diary: (3+ / 0-)
My Graveside Encounter with President Obama by Al Rodgers

by Situational Lefty on Fri Feb 05, 2010 at 03:13:18 PM PST
[ Reply to This | Recommend Hide ]

(Please include links to all nominations)

Simple enough?

Please, please, use only that format for your nomination(s).
One nomination per comment.

Rules for Nominating

•  Don't nominate yourself. It was already done 1st by Trix. It was funny the 1st time. If you mean it for real, well, that's kinda sad, don'tcha think? Find a friend or at least a sockpuppet to nominate yourself if you must.

•  Focus squarely on dkos items from 2010 only. No exceptions.

•  Make the category the title of your comment and limit yourself to just one nominee per comment. The "voting" (comment recommends) will be easier if we all stick to that formula.

•  Have fun. This is not life or death stuff. Never forget Rule #62: Don't take yourself too damn seriously!


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Please do not comment in this diary about diary series or comment nominations!


When you see a nomination in the comments that you like, uprate the comment. If the comment gets enough recs, it will automatically qualify for the 1st round of voting.

If you don't like the nomination, it's likely best to do nothing. Comments such as "That guy sucks" might earn HRs. We are here to praise good work, not criticize or tear each other down.

The search function is your friend.
From : 1 Year
To: now
will be key to all searches.

If you don't know where to begin, you may want to start here.

Ask questions you may have below as well.



Originally posted to kOscars on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 08:16 PM PST.

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