congratulations, bee!!! i think you may be underestimating how much you deserve this. ever since you became a moderator, your contributions to 667 and especially your efforts/commitment to reaching out and finding new members to keep the forum alive and active have been truly outstanding. you are absolutely deserving of the title of member of the year, and i did take that into consideration when i voted for you, as i'm sure others did too (we weren't just all biased). but if to decline the award is really your final decision, i can respect that. congratulations mr m and anka, as runner-ups or winners: your work on 667 this year and past years has been consistent and necessary.
"Believing in something makes it happen. If you can achieve anything, then you can achieve your dreams and they can happen." - Connor Ratliff
Post by Charles Denouement on Jan 24, 2016 20:54:30 GMT -5
Congratulations to 2015's MOTY Bee, and also to the other MOTY Mr Anka. Bee ofc is everything Fredy said, but in addition to what has been said about Mr Anka, they are literally a representation of how 667 can bring people together in such a beautiful way. Also congrats to the lovely runners up: Lemona; Linda; and Zorty (note, am using semi-colon solely to impress Bee, who one time thought I was dumb bc I couldn't use one). You guys are all really great obviously, hence your MOTM awards! Also congrats to those who were nominated and not voted for, you're probably great and people will fall in love with you more the better they get to know you. Soz bear I guess this wasn't your year...
Post by Linda Rhaldeen on Jan 25, 2016 0:47:56 GMT -5
For what it's worth I had trouble deciding between Mister M and Bee and ended up going with M specifically because I had to send my vote to Bee and I would have felt weird telling her I voted for her; maybe next year have someone not in the running be the vote tallier?
I will send a fully-armed battalion to remind you of my love.
Congratulations, all three! Bee, that's an immensely graceful thing you're doing. Mister M and Anka, you deserve this! So do you, Bee, of course. You're all three contributing immensely to the site with initiatives for us all to enjoy. With so many great people on the poll, I know I had trouble deciding, but I can't see anyone doubting why any of you three would win.
I'm very touched by everyone's sentiments, so thank you. Away from intangible forum awards, please join me in reflecting on the contributions of others and ways that we might seek to improve 667 over the coming year.