The 1st Templates
I knew I'd have to give something to the winners, so I decided to make a template that would be placed in the users user box. I had little knowledge of making templates, and after countless revisions, the first Hawky Awards were made.
This user is a winner of The Hawky Awards of November 2010.
This user is the winner of The Hawky Awards of November 2010 for posting the most comments overall.
If you see anyone with these templates, and they did not win them, please report them to me here immediately.
"Okay so I'm making an awards post for those that have posted the best comments overall for the certain categories. Polls will close October 31, 2010. On Halloween I gave out the awards." - Ian Bernard
This was our first Award Ceremony, and many people were nominated. I was unsure how things would turn out, and I never knew The Awards would get this big. Just a simple act of kindness turned into a popular community activity here on the wiki, and I couldn't be more grateful. With the help of my good friend Water Spout, who made me some very awesome graphics, and with the help of the community here, we turned The Hawky Awards into the great ceremony that it is now. I've decided to revamp The Awards, and have been contemplating how to make things run smoother and more efficiently, and as of now we've come a long way since this first ceremony that started it all.
"Who knew that something like this, made just to pass the time, would become such a popular thing? I am very thankful." - Ian Bernard
Coming up with the name was easy. Most asked me how I came up with the name, I guess the only answer would be I just enjoy having a good time, and watching The Beach, I realized Hawky was never really spoken of, and I didn't have to think about the name at all, it just came to me.
There was some planning involved however, I had to make the templates that would be given out to the winners, and during that process I learned a lot about the wiki. My inspiration actually came from Courage, when I was looking at all of his blogs. He had a similar blog, but it wasn't getting much attention. I knew if I wanted people to see this, it had to be right. So, I did what any desperate person would do and completely strayed from my personality, and got very "professional". I was really just trying to have fun, and then it snowballed from there.
This user would be the one that speaks their mind, and are very passionate about it. They don't usually back down and reason with anyone, but this is great toward their character. This shows the user is strong in his/her beliefs, and is an honorable epithet.
This user is as friendly as they come. They say the nicest things that just make your day. This is the award that shows a user is one you can trust to message and ask questions, for they wont hesitate to help you out, and maybe make your troubles seem far behind you.
This user has all the answers. They're the fist ones to help out the nonies, and always have the right answer. This award shows that users smarticles, for they are the true genius.
This user is hilarious. They can get you to bust out laughing out of no where, making you look like a fool in front of the public. This user should consider this award a monument to their funny-bone.
The user that wins this award is the one that is the true Hawky. He/She is constantly asking questions, discussing topics with anyone, giving advise, answering the questions he/she has the answer to, and always the first you see putting up comments. This award is the most elite, showing their true passion, and displaying their true Hawky Spirit.
No nominating yourself. If a user is caught nominating themselves, that user will have their right to be nominated for that month taken away. If that user gets three strikes, by getting caught nominating themselves three times, their right to be nominated will be taken away for a period of six award ceremonies.
Anonymous Users cannot be nominated. This is not because of a prejudice against anons, it's because of the fact that they will not be able to receive the award template that should be placed on their user page.
No Supporting yourself. This is simply because you earn the awards from other users, not yourself. If a user is caught logging out, then supporting themselves, the nomination will be forfeit, and that user will be ineligible of being nominated for the month. If that user gets three strikes, by getting caught supporting themselves three times, their right to be nominated will be taken away for a period of six award ceremonies.
No Supporting your nomination. This is because when you nominate someone, that nomination is considered a supportive gesture. The User needs to be nominated, then get three separate supports.
No Slander If you and the nominated user have a problem with one another, please don't bring it into the awards. Simply be nice.
No Replying to a closed nomination. When a nomination is closed with the "done" or "not done" template, please don't continue to reply. That nominee can post one reply, thanking his supporters.