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BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:58:33 am »
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Hi everybody! It's my great pleasure today to announce the second iteration of what I hope to be the most prestigious award of our very special community.

What is the BLAA?
The BLAA, or the bangali_lok Annual Award, represents everything good about ATAR Notes. Selflessness, empathy and a willingness to help. A sense of genuine community, of trust, and of passion.

It will be awarded to the member of the community judged - by the community - to best encapsulate those characteristics. To best encapsulate the ethos of ATAR Notes.

The award is named after long-time National Moderator, heids (previously bangali_lok). Heidi has been an integral part of ATAR Notes for a long time. She has invested hundreds and hundreds of hours into building this community, and much of how ATAR Notes is now is directly attributable to her.

The inaugural award was won by Bri MT - see the announcement thread here. In total, 33 different posters were recognised with votes.

How does it work?
The BLAA is a community-decided award. Every ATAR Notes user is invited to submit a list of up to five names that they consider have been most influential and reflective of the values above in the last year.* The user deemed most worthy will be awarded five points, the next will be awarded four points, and so on, like this example below:

5 points (best encapsulated AN ethos): User A
4 points (next best): User B
3 points (next best): User C
2 points (next best): User D
1 point (next best): User E

At the end of the voting period, the member of the community with the highest number of points will be awarded the BLAA.

*For this award, from January 2019 - present.

Vote now!
Voting is now open for #BLAA2019.

Please vote using this voting form. Voting is anonymous. Common sense, but please don't take advantage of that, and please only vote once.

PLEASE NOTE: Administrators are ineligible. Any votes for Administrators will not be counted. State Moderators, National Moderators, and Honorary Moderators are eligible. See list here.

Also...
I just want to reinforce that ATAR Notes is, of course, more considerable than the sum of its parts. This community is only the way it is because so many - countless - members contribute, have an influence and reflect the qualities listed above. For that reason, any number of users would be worthy.

However, I think it's important to sometimes recognise those that have gone above and beyond - and that is the reason for the BLAA.

Any questions, chuck them below - happy voting!

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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 12:06:42 pm »
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Too many amazing people... 

A quick note: please don't be scared to vote because you feel that your post count is "too low" or something like that - this award is about everyone in the community being able to have their say and come together to recognise someone :)
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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 10:07:27 am »
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Already a huge range of responses, which is testament to the strength of this community. 💪 Keep the votes coming!

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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 03:33:45 pm »
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Remember to keep those votes coming in. :)

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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 03:56:55 pm »
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#Bri4blaaX2
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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 04:06:56 pm »
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#Bri4blaaX2



I don't know if that's even possible... I've been assuming that people wouldn't vote for a previous BLAA recipient.

Luckily, they have plenty of great users to choose from  :)
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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 09:58:56 am »
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Bump! Don't forget to enter your votes - the form will close at the end of November. :)

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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 02:44:13 pm »
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How exciting! ;D
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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 03:04:47 pm »
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Votes are very close! Only a couple of days left before the form closes - don't forget to vote. :)

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Re: BLAA 2019: An Annual ATAR Notes Award - Vote Now!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 09:12:01 am »
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Voting has closed - results to be announced shortly! :)