Golden Apple Awards 2008

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The Golden Apple Awards for 2008 was the first GAA to have as many as 16 categories, with the inclusion of the new category Art. In this category, any type of Elma-related art is eligible, such as replay movies, real-life movies, pictures, music and the like. The award has been kept in all succeeding GAA shows.

The show was held on IRCnet #gaa on January 18th 2009, at 18:00 EET. The GAA period was from December 17th 2007 to December 15th 2008.

Winners

The following is a list of GAA winners for 2008.

# Category Winner
1. Internalist Zweq
2. Externalist adi
3. Battler Zweq
4. Rookie Pab
5. Designer Ramone
6. Team EPO
7. WR 33. Zig Zag 55,91 Cap #281
8. Style Zweq's Steep Corner
9. Replay 35. Labyrinth Pro: 2:14,85 John
10. Level TEC03.lev Tyrant by Jappe2
11. Contest Mäster Räcer II: Pair Play
12. Contribution Kopaka: Working on the new Elma Online site, GAA jury member
13. Achievement Zweq: His amount of WRs, reaching the top of the most improvements statistic, beating TorInge. Continued style-innovation.
14. Site Elma Online
15. Art Antz: Ecchi levels and battle levels
16. Community Award niN
# Category Winner

Speeches

1. Internalist, Zweq:
thanks, cya nxt year

2. Externalist, adi:
thanks :S

3. Battler, Zweq:

Zweq: ))))))
Zweq: nice win is nice
Zweq: i wanna thank veezay
Zweq: and quantz
Zweq: and putin)
zebra: not me?
Zweq: well, yeah
Zweq: i guess stats were on my side :I
Zweq: although i think i much less this year :I
Zweq: i played :I
Zweq: but it's nice to win battler
Zweq: at least it has some competition
Zweq: so til next year

4. Rookie, Pab:
hi
thx who vote me
im bad speaking english how u see
just thx is my first gAA

5. Designer, Ramone:
BarTek: On behalf of ramone, I'd like to thank the community for not dying fast enough, and belma
BarTek: ofcourse where he is mainly occupied with making levels. He'd like to thank for the positive feedback
BarTek: on his balle levels, he appreciates every input and will continue making creative levels as
BarTek: longas there will be channel for them. See you next year? Privet))
zworqy: Tonight RAmone is represented by Barteak

6. Team, EPO:
-

7. WR, Cap:
Cap: "Thanks to everyone who voted me. It's my first award in my 5-year elma career. Thanks to team 27, especially ExTeC for
his support, and of course to anpdad for his style in zigzag."
ExTeC: Tnx! ;0

8. Style, Zweq:
gee
yeah some max random cruising and found new style
what's nxt, flat track right first?
elma is a nice game
it doesnt stop surprising
hopefully we will have more surprises in the future
omg max speech, thanks bye

9. Replay, John:
Thanks :) Really I wasnt expecting this, thought Steep would take it. I'm happy with my LabPro-time but merges have shown that ez better times are possible. Anyway I'm glad you thought this rec was worthy a GAA :* tack

10. Level, Jappe2:
hey this is awesome
hehe, you think i think you guys now? well FUCK YOU, you already voted, i dont have to be nice to you now, FUCK YOU
think=thank
embarrasing mistake there
let me tell you little about the process of making this level
it was cold winter night, i was quite stoned and looking at pictures of underage boys in the internet
this one boy, all covered in shit and piss and cum
it was strangely compelling
and i thought, why not make a level of it? thats how i got the idea
i started working on it, day after day after day
after weeks it started to shape up, my masterpiece
well then i got it done and went back to looking at the boy covered in shit and piss and cum
thanks to that boy..i guess
im pretty much done now

11. Contest, niN:
Thank you very much Sveinr and the rest of you! I have a little speech
Master Racer II was if you ask me a great success. I loved arranging this cup for you guys and I would be happy to do something similar again.
Everyone who participated in this cup was so kind to me, especially Memphis and Boneless so a special thanks to you guys.
Again, thank you all for giving me this award. It really means a lot and I was really hoping to get this one!
I am currently working on a secret project with someone Hopefully it will be presented during 2009.
And I would also like to say hi to Igge and Rasken.
That's it. Thanks again!

12. Contribution, Kopaka:
* Kopaka hugs zebraTAP
THANK YOU"!
nice to know that you like the site and that people are backing up the project
I like working on it, so I hope it will end up being really good
and new ideas are still welcome for the site
and thanks to everyone who has helped in the elma online project
but I would like to encourage ppl to help more
writing on wiki ect
and thanks to mila for making it all possible

13. Achievement, Zweq:
max achievement to win achievement
dunno what to say really
hi
thanks i guess

14. Site, Kopaka:
THAT'S TWO YEARS IN A ROW BABY
:D
thank you
* John-- sets mode: -v Kopaka
thanks to those who have helped with themes and disucssion on lauta
about features
John-- :(
* John-- sets mode: +v Kopaka
but would again like to encourage ppl to take more part, especially discussing on lauta, such as default theme, ranking system, state.dat upload issues ect. ect.
I hope it will be out of beta soon
so you all can enjoy it
lets kiss mila :*
and suggestions are welcome for a new site for next year, so I can win again

15. Art, Antz:
thanks!
biggest thx goes to radim for making vectrast ofc =o)
but also thanks to people who appreciated them ^_^
special thanks to zamppe for thanking me earlier!

16. Community Award, niN:
SveinR: The Community Award is given to a guy who during the past year proved himself a great asset to the scene by the organizing of a cup. A cup which in every way was very well done. First of all he made 17 levels for the cup, all of really good quality, which problably is the most important thing for a good cup. It had an original idea: pair play, where two players play together and according to their combining points the worst pairs are eliminated
SveinR: The cup was unfortunately plagued by cheating. However, he handled the situation impeccably: He noticed the unrealistic replays and had them checked out, making it possible to remove the cheaters from the cup and have a proper ending without cheaters.
SveinR: People have also mentioned the fact that he is a great guy, always friendly and helpful, as a reason for voting for him.
SveinR: This is one of those guys who makes it possible for everyone else to enjoy the game and the scene, thank you and congratulations...
SveinR: niN!

nIN: my gosh
nIN: I am terribly chocked.
nIN: I haven't prepared a speech for this, but I guess I can thank some people
nIN: Kopaka, you've helped me a lot so thank you.
nIN: Everyone who voted for me: I love you
nIN: The fact that I got this award makes me wanna get right out to the scene and do more stuff.
nIN: Thank you!
nIN: done
nIN: oh
nIN: and also. if it wasn't for coc0k I wouldn't haev had this so I guess thank you in a way
nIN: that's it

Jury

  • axxu
  • John
  • Kopaka
  • SveinR
  • zebra
  • zworqy

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.

Voting for the Community Award:
Each voter will list up to 3 people, in ranked order from 1st to 3rd. Each 1st position will give 5 points, each 2nd position will give 3 points and each 3rd position will give 1 point. Voting in this category is not compulsory.

More information

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