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I was surprised how hard it is to pick a "poster of the week." So many
people on this board provide so many good posts that it is very difficult
to pick a person out and say "you're it." For example, 19blueandgold85
could be chosen each week since he not only initiates good posts but
regularly adds good insight to other posts. If the staff were eligible, they
would overwhelm all the rest of us. And so it goes.
I used the following criteria to arrive at my choice for this past week:
---one or more posts that stimulated both interest and discussion
demonstrated by number of people who looked at the post and
the number who joined in the conversation by posting replies;
---posts that garnered up votes, signalling that a goodly number
of people believed the posts contributed positively to our feelings
towards ND and ND football, as opposed to either simple
grandstanding or focusing on the negative for its own sake;
---posts that were timely and/or promoted discussion of topics
not usually voiced.
Based upon these criteria, my choice for POTW is Merlin08 for
his twin posts: the first focused our attention of the use (and
misuse) of social media such as twitter prompting 51 responses
and 19 upvotes. The second focused on the fact that Jack
Swarbrick's recent efforts with the conference commissioners
proves once again that dispite all attempts of ESPN and others
to discount ND, we have a way of resurfacing and proving our
long term relevance and viability in the least expected manner.
18 people responded with 3 upvotes.
So, Merlin08, congratulations! Of course, I know you don't
go in for this sort of thing, but there it is. IrishBob will fill
you in on your duties.
This post was edited by hemy on 6/24/2012 at 3:52 PM
Love it. Great job Merlin. Enjoy the festivities and looking forward to your pick next week. Good pick Hemy.
2-time winner of the prestigious POTW award
2011 B&G Poster of the Year, 2012 B&G Poster of the Year, 2013 Preseason B&G Poster of the Year
Congrats Merlin.... See this pretty cool huh!!? Thank you Hemy for fulfilling your duties. Indeed the summer months are very tough but good job!! Stay tuned Merlin and check your inbox for a reminder. Smile, have fun with it!
2 time POTW winner on some dates I can't remember from 2yrs ago at BNG,
POTW: 1/3/11- 1/9/11, 6/20/11-6/26/11
This is a silly award. I thought this kind of thing stopped in high school.
Merlin, you're too easy.
Well done, Hemy. Merlin was strong this week. This was a good call.
Congrats, Merlin. BTW, you just crossed over that we/they line. It's all "we" around here.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
POTW 1/31/11 - 2/6/11
Gringo Mafia: Black Ops & 'Family Recruitment'
Official thorn in JSapp's side
5-Time POTW Winner, 4 time at BGI and 1 at 24/7
poster of the century status-irishnd966/The Ohiosupergenius has spoken-Norberg/2D6 is always right-floridacarpenter/4/5/04 13,000+
5 Time POTW--Gringo Mafia Director of Guerrilla Warfare
3 time POTW, member since 2006, MLWTI: 4-3
First time POTW for 4/18/2011-4/24/2011.
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5 Time POTW & 2 Time WPOTW Winner
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