Post of the Year Contest
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January 15, 2009 3:29 am at 3:29 am #589147
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:
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.January 15, 2009 6:25 am at 6:25 am #1146460RoshYeshivahMember
Thats why it’s still empty!January 15, 2009 6:37 am at 6:37 am #1146461
squeak, I’m afraid that this thread may rival Random Questions is size, as nearly all my posts shall be worthy of nomination.January 15, 2009 7:27 am at 7:27 am #1146463
i think some of my posts are contest-worthy posts!!!January 15, 2009 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #1146464
So post less often, Joseph.January 15, 2009 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #1146465observingtooMember
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)January 15, 2009 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #1146466
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.)January 15, 2009 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #1146467
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.January 15, 2009 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1146468myshadowMember
or how about most overspoken about topic in here
2.kids & cell phones
3.spelling of intellegents name: i or eJanuary 15, 2009 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #1146469
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.January 15, 2009 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1146471
OK, brooklyn.January 15, 2009 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #1146472YW Moderator-72Participant
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-72January 15, 2009 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1146473
Hmmmm. That was telling.January 15, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #1146474areivimzehlazehParticipant
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 timeJanuary 15, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1146475
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?
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-72January 15, 2009 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #1146476
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!!!!January 16, 2009 12:25 am at 12:25 am #1146477
qwertyuiop:i hope you spotted observingtoo’s post!!! ha ha haJanuary 16, 2009 12:35 am at 12:35 am #1146478Will HillParticipant
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.January 16, 2009 12:53 am at 12:53 am #1146479
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!!!!January 16, 2009 1:09 am at 1:09 am #1146480
Here you go, Rusty.
Not sure why you are asking about it in this thread.January 16, 2009 1:14 am at 1:14 am #1146481I can only tryMember
I nominate:January 16, 2009 1:39 am at 1:39 am #1146482January 16, 2009 2:30 am at 2:30 am #1146483
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???January 16, 2009 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1146484
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.January 16, 2009 2:33 am at 2:33 am #1146485
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!!January 16, 2009 3:10 am at 3:10 am #1146486
asdf, through Google. Search for site:theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom your search text here
I assume squeak did the same.January 16, 2009 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1146487
Joseph: yes, as I already replied to areivim in a different thread (a couple of minutes ago).January 16, 2009 3:40 am at 3:40 am #1146488
joseph & squeak: thnx both of ya!!!January 18, 2009 2:09 am at 2:09 am #1146489Pashuteh YidMember
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.January 19, 2009 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1146490shkoyachMember
yo pashuteh yid, welcome back! where did you fly off to?January 19, 2009 5:34 am at 5:34 am #1146492
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???January 19, 2009 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1146493I can only tryMember
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.January 19, 2009 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #1146495Pashuteh YidMember
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.January 22, 2009 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1146497
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?
Shlit”aJanuary 22, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #1146498areivimzehlazehParticipant
and thirded (??) by areivimzehlazehJanuary 23, 2009 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1146499ChachamParticipant
here is another great post on the us airways story …
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!!!!January 24, 2009 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #1146500
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-warningJanuary 25, 2009 12:03 am at 12:03 am #1146501
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.February 20, 2009 5:33 am at 5:33 am #1146502CuriousMember
How about some new suggestions for “Post of The Year” award?February 20, 2009 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #1146503kiruvwifeMember
I would like to nominate this post from “Funny Shidduch Stories”:
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?April 23, 2009 12:47 am at 12:47 am #1146504
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?
I upgrade that then to post of the year. And I hereby nominate you to go find that post of the year thread.April 23, 2009 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1146505
those were charlie brown’s posts by the way.April 23, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm #1146506
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 qwackedApril 23, 2009 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #1146507charlie brownMember
thanks for finding this thread!April 23, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1146508JaxMember
AOB: thanx for moving it in here!April 24, 2009 2:58 am at 2:58 am #1146509
jax is really the one who nominated this one.
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.”April 24, 2009 3:04 am at 3:04 am #1146510moish01Member
you should have at least edited it 😉April 24, 2009 3:05 am at 3:05 am #1146511
what?April 24, 2009 3:08 am at 3:08 am #1146512anonymisssParticipant
moish, oh, come on! At least say thank you before criticizing.:)
~a~April 24, 2009 3:08 am at 3:08 am #1146513
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