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  • #589147

    squeak
    Participant

    The CR was open for about half of 2008. But no one was keeping track of contest-worthy posts. So how about starting now, we nominate posts so we can vote later on who has the post of the year? I think we can find something in the old YW attics to award as a prize when the contest is over.

    Rules: A post must be at least seconded in order for the nomination to be approved. If you see a worthy post, nominate it. If anyone seconds it, copy and paste it into this thread.

    A worthy example (unfortunately not from 2009) is the following, from Random Questions page 14:

    intellegent

    Member

    lkjhgfdsa,

    Do you live in dnaleri?

    I don’t expect this thread to fill up fast. It’s not every day a post shows up that is worthy of an award.

    #1146460

    RoshYeshivah
    Member

    Thats why it’s still empty!

    #1146461

    Joseph
    Participant

    squeak, I’m afraid that this thread may rival Random Questions is size, as nearly all my posts shall be worthy of nomination.

    #1146463

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    i think some of my posts are contest-worthy posts!!!

    #1146464

    squeak
    Participant

    So post less often, Joseph.

    #1146465

    observingtoo
    Member

    Also, you may want to add a rule that you can’t nominate your own posts (I don’t know if this will help in asdfqwerty’s case – they’ll just keep nominating each other)

    #1146466

    intellegent
    Member

    Since I was the first to ever be nominated as post of the day (I am totally blushing by the way) I think I am worthy of adding a rule. Any posts that are so obviously trying to sound sharp so they can be nominated is not eligible. 🙂

    (By the way, I guess, I am nominated as post of the year for 2008.)

    #1146467

    intellegent
    Member

    By the way, maybe we should also have a thread for spelling of the year (or make that “misspelling of the year”.) I’m sure we’ll come up with some funny ones.

    #1146468

    myshadow
    Member

    or how about most overspoken about topic in here

    1.shidduchim

    2.kids & cell phones

    3.spelling of intellegents name: i or e

    #1146469

    squeak
    Participant

    intellegent: you won 2008 by default – yours was the only nomination. Hopefully there will be more to look back on for 2009.

    observing: If you are not allowed to nominate your own post then you should also not be allowed to nominate your own post with a sock puppet SN.

    #1146471

    squeak
    Participant

    OK, brooklyn.

    #1146472

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    Intellegent – I think that you won the “misspelling of the year” award by default also. Either I am tied or I come in a close 2nd. YW “Noderator-72 aka YW Moderster-72 and sometimes YW Moderator-72

    #1146473

    squeak
    Participant

    Hmmmm. That was telling.

    #1146474

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    i had a whole long chiddush on this topic but sumfin happened to the YWN site and “unplugged” me. no brooklyn- it wasn’t MY computer this time

    #1146475

    intellegent
    Member

    squeak,

    Whaddayamean I won by default??? If there would have been an other one then it would have been nominated also!

    By the way I am feeling awfully popular around here. I normally don’t get so much attention in most threads! 😀 Where’s Charlie?

    Mod72,

    I admit. That was a very dumb comment for me of all people (who spelled my username wrong) to make a comment of misspelling of the year. (Do I get to win the dumbest post of the year?)

    Trust me you are FAR from winning dumbest post of the year! YW Moderator-72

    #1146476

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    squeak: would you be able to help me dig up a post, i think it may have even been from the summer??? it’s a hilarious post that a poster told a story about wearing black hat in camps!!! he wrote about a boy coming to davening one day with a black disney hat with mickey ears!!!!

    #1146477

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    qwertyuiop:i hope you spotted observingtoo’s post!!! ha ha ha

    #1146478

    Will Hill
    Participant

    squeak:

    the moderators would prevent multiple sn by one user.

    why are you calling observingtoo brooklyn?

    and how is #72’s comment telling that s/he is intellegent? I’d venture to say you are a mod, not intellegent.

    #1146479

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    i actually have the post, i copy & pasted it on 8/4/08 & saved it!!!

    here it is:

    I still remember my days as a camp counselor and the policy that anyone over bar mitzvah was required to wear a hat and jacket. what I specifically remember were those who came from a backround that was not “black hat” in fact the hats were colorless, or shall I say they did not wear hats to davening. Push came to shove and camp policy won out. One guy purchased a hat in the disney store that had ears that flapped when you pulled a string under the chin. I’m not sure how it awakened anyone to daven with more kavanah, BUT he was wearing a hat! Thats all that seemed to matter.

    if anyone could find it on the site & tell me who’s post it was…reward involved!!!!

    #1146480

    squeak
    Participant

    Here you go, Rusty.

    Daveing with Crocs

    Not sure why you are asking about it in this thread.

    #1146481

    I nominate:

    #1146482

    Joseph
    Participant
    #1146483

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    squeak: i chose this thread to put it cause it was at top of the cr page actually!!! thanx for finding it!!! btw how did you find it???

    joseph: thanz as well!!! how did ya find it???

    #1146484

    squeak
    Participant

    WH – wow! talk about being misunderestimated! The mods actually removed a post there, and so my comments are not in response to any posts that you are seeing now.

    Anyway, I don’t think intellegent is Mod72, I do not think that observing=brooklyn, and I am not a mod. At least 2 of those 3 statements are correct.

    Regarding multiple SN, I think that a clever user could get away with it. Especially a user who was clever enough to bounce his IP off an Irish server so the mods couldn’t verify what we all knew was bogus.

    #1146485

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    squeak & joseph: i gatta go check the ywn cr attic for your reward!!! hey i found it…a baseball cap with the ywn logo!!! enjoy it!!

    #1146486

    Joseph
    Participant

    asdf, through Google. Search for site:theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom your search text here

    I assume squeak did the same.

    #1146487

    squeak
    Participant

    Joseph: yes, as I already replied to areivim in a different thread (a couple of minutes ago).

    #1146488

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    joseph & squeak: thnx both of ya!!!

    #1146489

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    ICanOnlyTry, thanks for the vote. I am worried, though, if I teased JFem once too many, because I haven’t seen her around here in a while. I really should ask her mechila, as she was a very sincere and well-meaning person who did not have an easy life. I hope she understood I was only kidding around.

    #1146490

    shkoyach
    Member

    yo pashuteh yid, welcome back! where did you fly off to?

    #1146492

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    back to the thread title….what about BYM’s post about getting up from her chair, to look out the window, when brook said everyone look out the window to see the fireworks-at midnight of jan. 1st!!!??? is that nod worthy???

    #1146493

    Pashuteh Yid-

    I don’t think you scared her off. Your sense of humor is a little off-beat sometimes (not that I’m one to talk), but I’m sure she understands that you’re only kidding around, especially since you made it clear in another thread that no harm is intended. “jewishfeminist02” is still around, but posting less now that (I suppose) the novelty of this CR has worn off.

    It’s nice to see you posting again – you’re a knowledgeable guy (i.e. your discussion with “shazam” of different types of radar, as well as your various inputs on learning topics), and when you have something to say it’s usually well put and clearly thought out.

    #1146495

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Shkoyach and ICOT, thanks for kind words. I am still here, but CR has grown exponentially and hard to stay on top of all threads.

    Also, as I mentioned on another recent thread, sometimes the exact same discussion comes up months after it was debated in excruciating detail on an earlier thread. I sometimes don’t have the koach to start all over again, or even to look up where exactly the first thread was, so I stay out.

    Would be nice if there was some way to catalog all the older topics.

    #1146497

    squeak
    Participant

    Here is a nomination for 2009. It was seconded by charlie brown.

    Thread = most-common-surname-among-torah-observant-jews

    Subject = What is the most common surname amogst Torah Jews?

    jphone

    Member

    Shlit”a

    #1146498

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    and thirded (??) by areivimzehlazeh

    #1146499

    Chacham
    Participant

    here is another great post on the us airways story …

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=28882 #22

    yesterday a lady fed a pigeon some bread and out of appreciation the bird told her not to go on a plane out of laguardia on thursday!!!

    wow!!!!

    #1146500

    Joseph
    Participant

    Chacham, that is indeed a good nomination. To put it into context, one needs to see this thread:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/text-message-warning

    #1146501

    squeak
    Participant

    Classic! Good find!

    I guess this brings up the question of whether or not we can award a non-CR poster, but he has at least until the end of the year to join.

    #1146502

    Curious
    Member

    How about some new suggestions for “Post of The Year” award?

    #1146503

    kiruvwife
    Member

    I would like to nominate this post from “Funny Shidduch Stories”:

    mosherose

    Member

    I went out on a date with a girl who insisted that I not look at her. It was the oddest thing. Apparently in her mind I was suppose to keep my head down the entire time. It was surreal. Neadless to say, there was no second date. I wonder if she ever had a 2nd date with anyone?

    #1146504

    an open book
    Participant

    Joseph disappeared for a short while and came back twice for good measure

    — YW Moderator-72

    1. I nominate that as post of the week.

    2. It seems “both” Josephs disappeared again. Does that mean that next week there will be 4 Josephs?

    squeak,

    I upgrade that then to post of the year. And I hereby nominate you to go find that post of the year thread.

    #1146505

    an open book
    Participant

    those were charlie brown’s posts by the way.

    #1146506

    an open book
    Participant

    areivimzehlazeh

    Member

    Jax

    Member

    ROB: wow a comment from you, directed to me! talk about flattery! i’m typing this post while standing at my computer! 😉 and no i will not list my Rabbaim, that i hold from that say no music on sefira! although my LOR, paskins we can listen to sefira acapella music on sefira! the end, i’ll sit down now!


    Post of the year! jax you’re qwacked

    #1146507

    aob,

    thanks for finding this thread!

    #1146508

    Jax
    Member

    AOB: thanx for moving it in here!

    #1146509

    an open book
    Participant

    jax is really the one who nominated this one.

    moish01

    Member

    aussie, he’s gonna say what they all say. should i act it out?

    “When a yid walks in the street he need to be careful about his shmiras einayim. The easiest way is to take off your glasses. If you boruch hashem are unfortunate enough to have 20/20 vision you should walk with your head down.

    Don’t worry about bumping into trees or streetlamps – if you are doing the ratzon of hashem you have special shmira and chances are you won’t get a concussion. (Just by the way, if you happen to notice something big and tall that’s not moving and has no pulse, odds are, it’s a tree – not a woman.)

    If you chas vesholom have to look up – like to check if the light is red (that’s if and only IF you’re hard of hearing and can’t tell if there are cars zooming by without actually looking) be sure to make it a quick peek.

    If a bochur is in a situation where the yetzer hora is following him around town and he looks up and notices something that’s not tznius, he is not chayav unless he looks back a second time. so the first time we blame on the satan – the second time you look you are over on not having shmiras einayim.”

    #1146510

    moish01
    Member

    you should have at least edited it 😉

    #1146511

    an open book
    Participant

    what?

    #1146512

    anonymisss
    Participant

    moish, oh, come on! At least say thank you before criticizing.:)

    ~a~

    #1146513

    kapusta
    Participant

    the queen doesn’t have any nominations? whats the meaning of this?

    *kapusta*

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