Golden Apple Awards 2006

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For the first time, the jury was kept exactly the same as in the previous GAA. Only two changes were made from the previous GAA, and the biggest of these was in the Achievement category: One kuski can now only have one of the nomination spots in this category. This makes it more similar to Contribution, in that several achievements by one kuski is listed under the same nomination. The other change that was done was that the jury now has a deadline of when the Second step of the voting process must be done, in order for the process to take less time.

The show was held on IRCnet #gaa on January 7th 2007, at 20:00 EET. The GAA period was from December 15th 2005 to December 17th 2006. As in GAA05, SveinR presented the three first categories, then the other jury members presented two categories each, before SveinR presented the final one. After one category was presented, the jury would vote, and the jury member presenting the category would name the winner. Neither the jury votes or the community votes were public. The winner would get voiced and make a speech.

The prizes were ultimately meant to be the same as in GAA04, but because of money shortcomings they have not been possible to make and give out. Donations help.

Winners

The following is a list of GAA winners for 2006.

# Category Winner
1. Internalist John
2. Externalist Axxu
3. Battler jaytea
4. Rookie A.K.B.
5. Designer zebra
6. Team WNO
7. WR John: Apple Harvest 1:23,35 #248
8. Multi WR Zweq & Juzam: Apple Harvest 39,41 #136
9. Style Xiphias: Animal Farm start (31XiNf04)
10. Replay John: Impsybility Easy Version (MOPOCO19) 1:09,12 (MC19John)
11. Level jonsta: Brick Chili (MC209)
12. Contest TAP: MasterCup 2
13. Contribution Viper_KillerGuy: Paprika, cup script, week-long battle script, other scripts, active in Danish scene
14. Achievement TorInge: Had 13 new WRs in one table (#232). Had half (27) of all WRs in one table (#232). Has had the most WRs in every table since mid-January 2005
15. Site skint0r: skintatious
# Category Winner

Speeches

1. Internalist, John:
2006 was a great year for me when it comes to internals, I spent countless amount of hours by hoyling and I improved a lot. Winning this GAA wraps up probably my best internalperiod ever. Thanks! o/

2. Externalist, Axxu:
hattrick \o/ I don't have any fancy speech prepared, so I just keep it simple: Thanks alot to everyone! =) And remember, use protection!

3. Battler, jaytea:
jaytea: what? ceriously? lol sweet
Abula: with max amount of votes
jaytea: um what else can i say, its been a real pleasure wasting my life battling with you nabs
watch out for me this year, ez new laptop
cum
thats all

4. Rookie, A.K.B.:
-

5. Designer, zebra:
thanks :) nice that you voted 'right' ;) long live elma community!

6. Team, WNO:
Zweq: w00t I totally forgot team nomination ;(
Juzam: Thanks for votes to everyone. we rock! ;/
Zweq: anyway thanks, it is great fun to be part of this team
John: yeah it is
Zweq: although it's mostly thanks to john for the biggest effort *yey*
Juzam: thanks to guys on the team
Zweq: *goes off stage*
John: thanks teammates and thx voters *goes off stage*

7. WR, John:
heah i nat have any prepared speech for this... im glad u think my time is good enough for GAA, ill keep it short.. thanks!

8. Multi WR, Zweq & Juzam:
Zweq: OMG ez win
Juzam: :O
Zweq: :O
Juzam: thx to voters ;*
Zweq: we do have a speech
thanks for choosing our wr. we have always worked hard for multi, so we are happy about this achievement. also thanks to mila for awesome online patch for making multigaming easier! that's it, thanks folks

9. Style, Xiphias:
:O I'm surprised I won..... OMG.... I just wanna thank all of those who voted for me. Maybe this is a good time to quit elma now. No world record anymore. And as a new year just started it's good with some sort of resolution. We all know how hard it is to quit. But we'll see. Thx everybody. See you around.

10. Replay, John:
Abula: max level! this was the level category?
teajay: ha ha ha no, sorry. And now we're getting to the greatest category of them all: Best Level!
Abula: hahe
teajay: if john won't say anything?
Cyre: i think john is running out of speeches
J-sim: abula has already started on the champagne sorry
John: omg, thanks once again, and i have to agree with abula there^^ glad i could win with a rec on a classic level like this

11. Level, jonsta:
In the first place I would like to thank everyone in team TAP: zebra, jallax, 8-ball, but I also thank Behk, juble and sowjet, who left the team some time ago. The last 2 years were cool, and designing levels with my team mates has always been fun in my spare times. <3 TAP Thanks to my brother aavv who has always helped me with ideas for my levels and to all the elma players out there.

12. Contest, TAP:
zebra: surprise :)
Xarthok: i want to thank mom
zebra: anyway, thanks all who voted mastercup2 and especially to those who played it :)
jonsta: thanks to all the players wot
zebra: was fun to arrange it, really
Xarthok: most thanks to zebra for improving my awful level
jonsta: hope elma is still around for a mc3 ;)

13. Contribution, Viper_KillerGuy:
J-sim: I would very much like to see a longer, more heartwrenching, retrospective and agressive speech this time. I want to see tears in the eyes of the audience, please!
Viper_KillerGuy: hmm... tears ya say? i guess thanks people
...any tears yet ?
teajay: nope
Viper_KillerGuy: well, thanks to mila for making the elma online patch and thanks all around for the votes
Abula: oh you have tried it?
Viper_KillerGuy: we should start with interactive records section for papriak soon ....as soon as abula fixes his work on the teams stuff... EOF

14. Achievement, TorInge:
-

15. Site, skint0r:
-

Jury

  • Abula
  • cyre
  • J-sim
  • Karlis
  • SveinR
  • teajay

Rules

First step:
People in the community give their favoured suggestions to who should be nominated in the different categories in the proper GAA thread on Mopolauta. To be able to vote in the third step, one must make suggestions in the thread. It is not compulsory to make suggestions in more than one category, but that is of course recommended.

Second step:
The jury members will choose ten candidates to each category according to their experience and knowledge. They will be also reading the community's suggestions.

Third step:
Now we have top10 for each category available and again the community can vote. The criteria for being allowed to vote are: well-known player (decided by the jury) and the player has posted some suggestions in the first step (so we see that he has been active during the whole process) or he doesn't have to be well-known if he posted a nice suggestion list with reasonable arguments. These limits are set for getting more appropriate votes. People don't have to vote in every category but if they do vote in some category they must pick their top5 and not just top1 or top3.

Fourth step:
The jury will collect the top5 for each category according absolutely to the community votes. The point system will be as follows: 5 points to every first position, 4 points to every second position etc. This will be the top5 to be used in the final show.

Fifth step:
The different jury members will vote over the different categories, and the community will also give 2 votes to the candidate who got most points in the third step, and 1 vote to the candidate who got the second-most points. The different jury members' votes will not be public. In the event of a tie, the candidate who got most points from community in the third step will win. If there still is a tie, the one who got most 5 points will win, then 4 points etc. If the winner cannot be resolved by this, the jury will come together and discuss the matter to declare a winner.

More information

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