BeerAdvocate User Awards

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by BigIronH, Jan 8, 2022.

  1. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I’ve been pondering this for a while. What if at the end of every year as sort of a recap and in honor and recognition of our most profound Advocates, there was an award ceremony of sorts?

    Examples would be; Most Reviews, Most added Beers, Most added Photos, Best NBW Participation, Best Tasting Thread Participation, Most Thread Contribution, Most Completed Trades, etc.

    I think this would be a fun exercise in recognizing the most distinguished contributors as well as provide a bit of fun for us during the year in regards to those of us who aspire to be top contributors in regards to one or all of the given categories, whatever we determine them to be.

    One humble advocates thoughts, Cheers.
     
  2. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (918) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Who keeps track and decides on these things?

    Enjoy
     
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  3. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,858) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    On first thought, I enjoy the idea, but let's not go after number of reviews. I think it could produce, or encourage, some junk reviewing.
     
  4. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    We used to do an unofficial "BA of the Year" thread, where folks would give a shout-out to the BAs, they thought added the most to the site. Apparently no one has bothered to post one in a few years.
     
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,558) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I'd be up to me to pull the data and post the results.
     
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  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (918) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    If you are up to that then let’s toss out some more category ideas and get this going.

    Enjoy
     
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  7. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (9,531) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    We used to have Thread of the year and unofficial BA member of the year.
     
  8. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,050) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    In fairness to us, the last BA Of The Year was @jesskidden , and how do you follow that man? I mean, he should hold the title forever, far as I'm concerned (though he'd surely disagree).
     
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  9. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,286) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    The 'Thread Of The Year' Award used to be done, although I don't recall that there was ever a final decision and consensus winner. It was just fun to read back thru the nominations and be entertained. I don't think this has been done for a couple of years.
     
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  10. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (9,531) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Thinking of other past winners..Kzoobrew Utopiajane?
     
  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    You are surely correct. Whatever the BA version of retiring a number is, JK deserves it.
     
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  12. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,858) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Are we saying the BA Member of the Year award is titled the @jesskidden award? I support that.
     
  13. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (3,246) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Sure, but he isn't retiring is he??
     
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  14. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,132) Dec 11, 2006 California
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  15. Ffenski

    Ffenski Devotee (413) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio
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    Sexiest? I like your posts but your printed text is just as 'sexy' as all the others :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  16. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I hope not. Ya know the number 42 is retired all across MLB for Jackie Robinson? We need to figure out something for JK. He stands alone as a BA.
     
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  17. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    There's a reason I don't post my actual picture as my avatar. I'm the sexiest man on the planet.
     
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  18. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,132) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Me and @superspak walking into the club like:
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. BillAfromSoCal

    BillAfromSoCal Devotee (418) Aug 24, 2020 California

    well, that IS better than Donkey and Shrek that I expected to see. :-)
     
  20. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Aspirant (225) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    I , not so humbly, accept all your nominations @BigIronH and friends.
     
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  21. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I figured all the metrics would be available on your end, it would be gracious of you to do the necessary work if we decided to dive into this.
    I wasn’t really thinking an overall winner or “BA of the year” because more than likely, the categories I listed and/or any others we come up with wouldn’t be able to be done by one single person, I was thinking more like recognition for single categories regarding contributions to the site. Top Forum Contributor could be one, in which case someone like JK would certainly be a contender.

    If we were to have a “BA of the year”, in my opinion this would have to be someone who posted most in the forums, submitted the most edits, submitted the most photos, added the most new beers, submitted the most reviews, etc. I don’t think this “Super” BA exists. We all have areas where our contributions are most valuable and this yearly thread would be about recognizing those particular areas for each user who wishes to contribute.

    Cheers.
     
  22. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,916) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    I think I win the « Kindest Moderator on BA » award in my sleep.

    Thanks.
     
  23. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I would say I agree but going by the honor system, I don’t think anyone who is on this site to actually contribute is going to toss out a bunch of junk reviews just to get a virtual award.
     
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  24. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,100) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    I nominate my dog, Emma - aka "BeerVikingSailorPup" as the cutest doggo on BA (but I may be just a little biased) Haha.....

    [​IMG]
     
  25. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (3,246) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Yes but wasn't that done posthumously??

    I think status beyond Poo-Bah would be a nice gesture.
     
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  26. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    That would be cool also. The hard part would be determining the “point” threshold and the title.
     
  27. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,237) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    There used to be a list of top reviewers by month on the home page. I believe it showed the name and avatar and reviews for the month.
    If this were to only count reviews and not ratings, that would help reduce junk reviewing.
    I also think that getting a cyber award may not be enough to drive junk reviews but may motivate users to add more quality reviews and would recognize users who review a ton of beers, but arent as active on the forums.
    I generally like the idea of BA awards. Will watch to see where this goes.
     
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  28. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,948) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I nominate @scream
     
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  29. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,050) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    And then we have the most important human beer resource on the planet, kindly giving us info, history, humor, market overview, retail insight, straight talk inside brewing realities, and insightful wisdom about all other things beer as well. He is a man who could have taken the beer historian job at Smithsonian, and continues to keep us informed, enlightened, and interested here on BA. So yeah, we all have our areas of supposed "expertise", but...?
     
  30. BillAfromSoCal

    BillAfromSoCal Devotee (418) Aug 24, 2020 California

    I like the idea of some form of acknowledgement for the major contributors to the success of this site and our enjoyment of using it. I have been involved in enough volunteer organizations for long enough to know that one of the secrets to motivating more involvement is recognition. I know the BA Karma points are a form of that but the criteria for those is so cryptic and inconsistent that some other form of recognition for the very top contributors, especially if it is largely based on peer input, is a good idea. Heck , just reading some of the nominations above has been a fun exercise.
     
  31. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I think @DIM means a title just for JK. One that is apart from the the regular status titles, and the means to acquire them. JK doesn't review, and doesn't post a lot, but when he does, it's quality stuff. His contributions to our collective knowledge is immeasurable. Quality, not quantity.

    Which is why presenting an award based strictly on the number of posts/reviews/likes etc is a bad idea. It would reward garbage posting (which a lot of us, myself included, are guilty of, to various degrees). See the current Ass Eating thread for examples.
     
  32. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Do you use Untappd? Have you seen the things folks will do for a Cyber badge for their Cyber sash?
     
  33. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Yes. And far too late. It was driven by Mariner great Ken Griffey Jr, who asked for permission to wear 42 on Jackie Robinson Day (April 15, the date he made his debut), and was retired a few years later. It's a thing baseball should have done much sooner, but the baseball establishment moves slower than a glacier.
     
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  34. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (5,593) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Moderator Society Trader

    The baseball establishment apparently just hates baseball and wants to ruin the sport any way it can.
     
  35. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,716) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    How about an award for most consistently snarcastic? The moderators could accept nominations, then make selections for vote by the community.

    This is half serious. We could have some fun along with some serious recognition. We already have rankings based on metrics. Why not have an annual celebration for quality of content? As several have already noted, there is a risk of incentivizing quantity in place of quality.
     
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  36. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,716) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Ya know... recognition of the Moderators is a GREAT idea. They certainly have earned more than a badge.

    We could even do a head-to-head competition, a moderate-off, if you will. Ok, this just got weird.
     
  37. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I definitely agree he is an esteemed member and definitely worthy of recognition. I’m not arguing that point a bit. I’m sure if we went ahead with these awards, he would win several.
     
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  38. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Agreed. I just think that other Poo Bah’s have immeasurable contributions in the form of reviews and commentary as well. Not saying anyone is = to or > than one person or another.
     
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  39. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (3,246) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    This is what I meant, yes. Double barrel-aged Poo-Bah? Or maybe better yet, Imperial Poo-Bah?

    You and @FBarber are spot on about my beloved baseball.
     
  40. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    That's good.

    A couple years ago there was talk of making more titles (in fact, on the Beer Karma page it even says "more titles will be scribed over time", and that was from a 2014 post), and I was thinking along the lines of olympic medals with, after Poobah, Bronze Poobah, Silver Poobah, Gold Poobah, and the extremely rare Platinum Poobah.

    I love the idea of of Imperial Poobah being assigned, not accumulated by points. I don't think there could ever be more than a couple, 5 at the very most, Imperial Poobahs. And, off the top of my head, I can't think of anybody other than JK I'd assign it to.
     
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