Welcome to the Deskthority Awards 2012!

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Welcome to this year's Deskthority Awards!

During this event, the members of deskthority vote for the best in a number of input device related categories.

Like last year, there are three rounds of one week each.

First round (23 Nov - 29 Nov):
In this round you can suggest nominees for each category. All suggestions will make it to round 2.

Second round (30 Nov - 6 Dec):
Vote for the suggested nominees from round 1 so that the top 5 nominees in each category (or top 3 when there aren't a lot of choices) make it to the last stage.

Third round (7 Dec - 14 Dec):
Vote for the winners in each category out of the top nominees from round 2.

The winners will be announced on Friday 14 December 20:00hrs GMT by our special guest star, The Keyboard Oracle. The winner of the *Ping* Award will be announced by our guest star The Demongolator.

Voters in the final round can win various prizes provided by our sponsors. The winners will be selected randomly from the voters in the third round, and will also be announced on 14 December. To vote, you need a minimum of 10 posts on deskthority. See the voter prize announcements which will be posted shortly for the latest details.

The categories are:
Best regular keyboard 2012
Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2012
Best ergonomic input device 2012
Best other input device 2012
Best keyboard company or brand 2012
Best keycaps 2012
Best keyboard switch 2012
Best relic/discovery 2012
Best input device mod 2012
Best deskthority forum contributor 2012
Best deskthority wiki contributor 2012
The *Ping* Award 2012
The Deskthority Award 2012

When a category winner is a deskthority member, he or she will get a special Deskthority Award Clack Factory Wingnut trophkey! We commissioned the most famous of keycap artists clickclack to design and produce these trophy keycaps for the Awards. Category winners in this edition and future editions will be the only people ever getting one of these keycaps.
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Unread post23 Nov 2012, 22:16

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Cool!
Didn't we already have one though?
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In a twist of planetary movement of Earth orbiting its star in 365 days, we do it each year!
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Wow I just checked I've been here for over a year D;
Oh well its all looks very professional now webwit!
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Here we go again :D
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I'll post the sponsor prize topics over the weekend, but spoiler here:

Spoiler:
The Keyboard Company: A Filco Majestouch Italian Red keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches in either de/uk/se/fi layout, or a us layout tenkeyless or fullsize black Filco Majestouch with Cherry MX Red switches.

WASD Keyboards: A full custom keyboard.

Signature Plastics: Three prizes for three different winners: 1. A PBT sublimated glow in the dark keycap set and an ABS 2-shot molded glow in the dark set. 2. An 87 key 2-shot black set with white text and an 87 key 2-shot white set with black text. 3. A medium sized 'grab/crap' bag of keycaps

QWERkeys: A bunch of deskthority and trololo keycaps for a bunch of different winners.

Ascaii: 2 sets of used ANSI doubleshots
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Only a little while before round 1 closes. If you have any nominations you like to have added, this is your last chance.

The following categories especially are in need of some more love:

Best keyboard company or brand 2012
Best deskthority wiki contributor 2012
Best regular keyboard in 2012
Best other input device 2012
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Added some nominees for all but wiki contributor. Just hand over the prize to Daniel Beardsmore already ;)
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Thanks! Just in time, round 1 closes in half an hour.
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Webwit for some reason when I vote it doesn't show any bar progress to the right of the choices. May I give the forum some time?
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The results are hidden until the end of the Awards.
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webwit wrote:The results are hidden until the end of the Awards.

Thanks!

I was going to vote untill the end of the world waiting for them to appear :roll:
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Too bad I can't nominate myself, since nobody else will :P

I distinctively remember doing at least a few mods this year, if nothing else ;)
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Should've gotten Unicomp to sponsor the *Ping* award.

With a Value Plus as the prize. :D
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I asked them (they sponsored us last year), but no reply. :(
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Finally finished shortly describing all the nominees (over 60). Next year I should plan this better and get more manpower. :mrgreen:
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Only mere hours left to cast your vote!

After complaints last year about the location of the live results ceremony, which was in Casino Zodiak in Astana, Kazakhstan, we have listened to your concerns and moved the live event this year to the Samye Monastery, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet, where the Keyboard Oracle is awaiting as your humble host among a growing and ecstatic crowd.

Spoiler:
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Are the results coming tonight?
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Very soon after 20:00 GMT.
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Well ill be checking from the pub. Free wifi and first fucjing here :(
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dirge wrote:Well ill be checking from the pub. Free wifi and first fucjing here :(

I'm in the theatre at that time… Shakespeare's "As you like it" :D in German :?

But I'll check from the pub as well (I guess it's a different one). Afterwards…
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Good choice. The Tibetan pubs are known to be both notorious and intoxicating, although not known for great wifi.

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Congrats to the winners!

The full poll results have now been made public.
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I'm too lazy to post in all threads, so here it goes:
Congrats to all winners!
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