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December 03, 2004
2004 Weblog Awards.
The voting has begun, and Monkeyfilter has been nominated for "Best Online Community". I don't think we will win against Fark or Slashdot (which are much bigger), but I had fun showing my support.
17 years ago
Pay no attention to the "official" results which put MoFi at 1.6%. Exit polling suggests that we are much higher.
I was sad that viewropa didn't make it into the design finalists (beautiful design by taz). I should have nominated it for new blog and euroblog too, but the instructions said that wasn't a good idea. Stupid instructions.
Now we're at 3.3% It's a groundswell of support.
we were beating big brother when I voted on a sad note LGF is at the top for best all around blog
LGF deserves the praise for the excellent work they did on the Dan Rather case.
Hey! While yer voting and all, hows abouts casting a vote for Mike at Satans Laundromat (photolog). Thanks! A fan.
(5.5, and a lovely color.)
Up to 5.5%.
That's ahead of MetaFilter, not to put to competitive a spin on it... :-)
It does seem to be - how can I put this? - quite biased towards the right-wing. For example, the nominated UK blogs are just ludicrous - I've only ever heard of two of them, both as disposable examples of complete right-wing lunacy. There's about four others on the list as well that are little more than UKIP with l33t skillz. But hey ho. Vote early, vote often, chaps. Is that a fat lady I hear singing? No, it isn't. It's The Decemberists, as it happens. Good band. Lovely song (
I Was Meant For The Stage
). I forget what point I was making. Jolly good. Tally, I might suggest, ho.
Also, we have a nice round 2500 members. D'you remember when we used to celebrate milestones of less than 1000? Ah, blissful innocent naive days they were, before we were exposed to anus.
I don't WANT to be exposed to... oh. hang on...
I noticed the 2500 as well, and already called it out on tracicle's blog. :P (Just being petty, because I have nothing better to do)
Dudes, skip this one, it blows, and flashboy's right - it's definitely warblogger-centric. You can tell when Fafblog isn't up for most humorous weblog that shit isn't right. What you want are the
, which, while also gloriously pointless, have at least got enough street cred that some people decided to game the awards one year. That was fun.
Maybe, but vote.....just because.
Monkeyfilter: 8.0% Metafilter: 4.8% w00t
furious dork - thanks for the link. I didn't know the difference between them. All I knew is that mofi had been nominated (and we're still making a good showing). Are the bloggies voted on? Or panel judged?
Hmmm... looking at both, I think the page I linked may be in trademark infringement with the Bloggies, who have tm'd "2004 Weblog Awards". I'm not often on the side of the trademark, but in this case it seems to be clearly someone trying to pass for or replace the other.
Definately right-biased... my site was a nominee and a simple majority of the finalists in my category were overtly conservative (and yes, I'm overtly liberal). No hard feelings, though. Either way, go Mofi!
I would be extraordinarily surprised if that tm mark on the Bloggies represents an actual registered trademark. It's not like any of these awards sites are official or anything. The Bloggies have just been around longer, and are biased towards 2000-era tech/design/journal type blogs - but that's not as annoying.
is the most complete account of the 2003 Bloggie awards scandal, which gives you an idea of the voting process and is tasty internet drama besides. And I almost forgot! - the
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a scoring change to announce: MoFi -- 7.7% MeFi -- 5.1% Slipping, but still leading. I blame the electronic voting systems...
It does seem to be - how can I put this? - quite biased towards the right-wing.
I was just about to post "what is with all of the best design awards being offered to right-wing chicks with cartoonish avatar designs?"
um, smallish bear? I don't get it.
Ah well, we'll never win against fark and /., anyway. It was certainly nice of those that nominated us, though.
Monkeyfilter holding in fourth place at 7.3%. (Yeah, this is a worthless poll, but who can resist clicking a MonkeyFilter box?)
check mark, "2004, I Voted". For whom, I'm not telling. Oh OKAY! Go MonkeyFilter!!
don't follow the exit-polls... vote your conscience. monkeyfilter '04
I'm a Monkey newbie, so my comment is from pulledoutofmyass.com, but WHO CARES? Why the race? Why the love of rank? What is the compeition based on? Hierarchy and prizes. Ptui.
, goofyfoot. It's just funny. Were I in a whimsical mood, I think I might describe it as "a bit of a lark". (The fact that, intentionally or not, the competition's been gamed by one particular group of bloggers only makes it even more frivolous and larkish.) Heh. The only entry in the UK Blogs competition that
a right-wing political commentary site has just
from the competition, on the grounds that they didn't people thinking they were right-wing as well...
So I voted, and... we're in fifth place with 3.9% of 4677 votes. Still ahead of Metafilter though.
"Why the race? Why the love of rank?"
Instinctive human response. Hierarchical competition is an evolutionary tactic our ancestors employed that led to survival. Its vestiges are left in our every activity.
Well MeFi has pulled ahead 9.6% to Mofi 3.6% I think the fact that Mefi
made a FPP was a determining factor. Karl Rove called to threaten me not to vote for MoFi but I voted for us anyway. I'm a dead man
Okay. It's a lark. I'm dead in the water if I don't follow an evolutionary model that compels people to compete about
that dude? why do
always think themselves so unique? now i just feel bad for him.
he looks like my old neighbor before he sobered up before he fell off the wagon again
Based on the comments
, I'm thinking of asking the organiser to remove MoFi from the list. Personally, I don't want MoFi to be associated with something that's so overtly political. Meh. It all looks frightfully familiar. But is it worth the hassle?
Not worth the hassle, I'd say. Unlike the poor UK blog guy, who was the only non-right-winger on his shortlist, there's enough blogs on our shortlist not kicking up a shitstorm to make it OK. In fact, I reckon that withdrawing could just function as attention-getting troll-bait. On an amusing side-note, I see we
that those Target posts weren't stolen from BoingBoing... Heh. Dickhead.
He has trouble understanding that time only runs in one direction for us puny humans.* I am actually voting for boingboing on the best overall blog. It is very good, as I know from the number of posts here and on mefi that do come from there. It's also non-political (I get bored by political blogs). I didn't expect us to come close to Fark, Slashdot or Mefi, on sheer size alone. But they are also all good/popular sites. Television without Pity is also very good - I had been looking for it again, but just couldn't remember the proper name. I'm just proud for monkeyfilter that it is showing well when it's so much younger than the others. Nostril is right when he said (in his comments on tracicle's blog) that we didn't really need recognition. But it's nice in a vanity stroking kind of way.
*Grammar query: us or we? I couldn't decide.
I second the 'not worth the hassle' sentiment. If they want to construe winning one of these silly awards as a resounding victory for rightwingism, then I think we should help them live that fiction. Let them be the prize chickens of the blogcoop. Personally, I think that the format of 'co-operative blog' was perfected by memepool long ago. BoingBoing now continues that tradition, but by giving up the ascetism of the memepool design I think they have invited unnecessary distractions and self-importance. The *Filters suffer terribly by allowing comments, which by nature tend to be inscrutable to all but a core of steady participants. Comments remove much of the fun and quirkiness from the 'links' themselves, I feel. Fark and Slashdot are cesspools not worth discussing.
These comments which are inscrutable to all but a core of steady participants... they vibrate?
And what the fuck is a "moonbat," seriously?