Golden Apple Awards 2017
The Golden Apple Awards 2017 introduced the Collaboration and Battle Replay categories. Kopaka took over as the head juror, with Haruhi, Markku, pawq, Ruben and sunl being the other jurors. The dedicated GAA site by ville_j was again used for voting, and as in the preceding GAA, everyone could vote in the last phase. With 48 voters in total, the jurors' votes were again counted as part of the community and didn't have any more weight (see the last addition to fifth step).
The show was held on Discord #gaa (and relayed to IRCnet #gaa) on February 25th 2018, at 20:00 EET. The GAA period was from January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.
The following is a list of GAA winners for 2017.
|1.||Contribution||Kopaka (tied points with sunl; winner decided by the jury)|
|2.||Collaboration||bene & Zweq - Saveload collaboration|
|3.||Art||World Cup 7 movie by iCS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Ri_Y_pGGM|
|5.||Achievement||Zweq - Winning World Cup 7|
|6.||WR||Serpents Tale 46.63 by Kazan (#389)|
|8.||Style||Zig-Zag by Spef http://www.recsource.tv/r/exaylgnobw|
|12.||Level||WCup704 by skint|
|13.||Contest||World Cup 7 by Kopaka, Markku, roope & ville_j|
|14.||Replay||33sp5273 by Spef http://www.recsource.tv/r/exaylgnobw|
|15.||Battle Replay||Black030_290Zer by Zero http://www.recsource.tv/r/tfmpjkcgls|
|16.||Saveload||35zb15548 by bene & Zweq https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv1RPp7LvcI|
|17.||Juror's Choice||(not awarded)|
The community can make suggestions for the categories. Making suggestions in the first step is no longer necessary for voting in the later steps, but (especially a wide range of suggestions) is still highly appreciated and needed. Make these suggestions in this topic.
The jury will choose candidates for each category. The jury members will choose the candidates according to their experience and knowledge (they will also be reading, and strongly taking into consideration, the community's suggestions).
Now we have the top candidates for each category available and the Elma community can vote. If you want to send your votes via Mopolauta, your Mopolauta account has to be registered before the start of the first step. You can also send your votes via IRC with a private message to Kopaka @ IRCnet. You can also send your votes with a private message to Kopaka's profile in elmaonline.net, or to @Sune#7046 in Discord. You don't have to vote in every category but if you do vote in some category you must pick a full top 5. The point is: choose top 5 or nothing. The voting happens in the GAA voting website. After voting the website will give you a key, which you should send to Kopaka with some of the aforementioned ways before the deadline. The votes have to be given in ranked order, from 1st to 5th. Each 1st position will give 5 points, each 2nd position will give 4 points, etc. The jury will assemble these points when the voting process has ended. You can only vote and send a PM once. Do not make your votes public.
The jury will collect the top 5 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 top 5 to be used in the final show.
Details regarding jury voting: 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 second 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 the community in the second 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. (However, IF the voter turnout in a category is 30 or more: The results are then calculated directly from the third step points. The jury members will participate in the third step as members of the community. Last year we got way over this limit, and we're hoping we'll get to that again!)