Nominations Closed

Posted: November 22, 2008 by D. Collier in Uncategorized

Nominations for the Canadian Blog Awards are closed.

Come back tomorrow, Sunday November 23rd, to vote in the First Round.

(The categories appearing blank mean we’re in the process of judging, it’s normal since that’s the easiest way to close nominations.)

  1. zoom says:

    Um. How come nominations are closed? The rules said nominations would be accepted through November 22nd, and it’s only 5:13 pm right now.

    I came to submit a last-day nomination. 😦

  2. The rules actually say nominations are open from the 2nd to the 22nd, no time specified, and since the polls have to be up tomorrow and the judges have to wade though all of the nominations to make sure a) that they are Canadian and b) they belong in that category before that happens, we closed them at 1 pm PST so that they don’t have to stay up all night doing this.

  3. zoom says:

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but it does say on the front page: “Nominations will be accepted through November 22, 2008.”

    I understood that to mean throughout the entire day.

    I do understand why you wouldn’t want to be up all night. Maybe next year it could be made clearer with a specific time mentioned.

  4. Yeah, that’s my fault. I’ll make it clearer next year.

  5. fern hill says:

    Hey. There are no nominees for Best Feminist Blog?

  6. saskboy says:

    Sorry, our judge hadn’t delivered the results to NBCD by the time he went to bed last night. We’ll have them going by later today I expect.

  7. deBeauxOs says:

    It’s almost 1 pm Central Time. Any news on the nominees in the Feminist Category?

  8. saskboy says:

    I’m sorry, NBCD may still be asleep for all I know (two years working with him and I don’t know his real name even, hehe), and he’s the fellow in contact with the judge. I don’t know how he managed to get all 26 other categories listed yesterday and last night, so he might be a while more yet. If it you lose a day at this end, we can probably extend the voting by a day.

  9. sean orr says:

    No Beyond Robson?

  10. saskboy says:

    Was that blog nominated? In what category?

  11. naroays says:

    You do realize your science section is a joke?

    And a global warming denialist blog, which is not even remotely close to the mainstream scientific consensus gets nominated?

    And you don’t have Professor Larry Moran’s Sandwalk? I’m sorry, but these awards have zero credibility. If I were you, I’d fire the useless “judge” who picked these.

  12. naroays says:

    And I realized you even have an intelligent design blog in the science section. Pathetic, really. I think you should find out what science and the scientific method actually means.

    FYI, there is no credible scientist in the world who thinks intelligent design is a science.

    Jesus, what next? You’ll include a blog on magic in science?

  13. Sci/Tech blogs aren’t going to change now.

    Next time, submit more of the Canadian Sci/Tech blogs that you like.

    And maybe volunteer as a judge too. Those things go much smoother with more manpower.

  14. saskboy says:

    naroays, the CBAs are not implying that ID is science. The blogs got nominated, and we didn’t have enough time to judge eligibility, and we’ve had too many complaints about this blog and that, that we’ve stopped listening to complaints for this year. Next year, volunteer your time to help out, and make it the fantastic awards you know it can be. Our email is easy to find.

  15. Erica says:

    There’s a duplicate in the Best Personal Blog list – No Ordinary Rollercoaster is listed twice

  16. saskboy says:

    Thanks for letting us know, Erica.

  17. naroays says:

    Sci/Tech blogs aren’t going to change now.

    Next time, submit more of the Canadian Sci/Tech blogs that you like.

    And maybe volunteer as a judge too. Those things go much smoother with more manpower.

    Well, I understand that you might have been short staffed, but if you permit me to voice my opinion/suggestions:

    a) Do it right, or don’t do it at all. While I understand you may be short of time or manpower, such nominations show very poor professionalism. It might put people off to volunteer time to an event which isn’t credible.

    b) Also, does anything prevent you from retroactively withdrawing obviously nonsensical nominations?

    Best of luck with your event, and next years as well, but if you’re going to conduct it this way, and deflect responsibility, I don’t think many people will be motivated to volunteer.

    Have a nice day.

  18. saskboy says:

    Time limitations due mostly to manpower issues leaves us at this juncture. Next year is a whole new ball game, and motivated people, who have time to help are welcome to make it the awards they want it to be.

  19. harpervalley says:

    no ‘best humour’???

  20. Martini says:

    It’s sad to see such fighting here when we should be celebrating. naroays’ criticism against the Science section is a direct criticism against him- or herself for not creating a ‘better’ Science section by actually nominating better Science blogs. Which is amusing, because he/she doesn’t even get it. Deflecting responsibilty at its best.

  21. While I hope that you do get more and better volunteers to help out with this great initiative next year, I am not sure I would want naroays as a judge. While he/she makes some valid points, the criticism lacks a degree of objectivity required for judging.

    For what it is worth, these awards have been increasing in quality and professionalism over time. Sure, there are kinks that need to be worked out, but you are doing a great job. Well done!


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