Inspired by some of the comments over in this thread, I thought it was time to shovel through the avalanche of horseshit that flows over us every summer to see if we can find a pony in there somewhere. Yea, surely amongst the recent influx of trolls, spammers, ignorami, dogmatics and profound dipsticks there must be some new additions to the SDMB who have proved themselves capable of adding something of value to the boards, even if it’s just the occasional clever witticism.
As such, I would like you to nominate one or more new board members of your choice as the rare nuggets of gold sifted from the mountain of summer holiday muck.
Here are the criteria:
- The nominee must have a Join date of June or July 2012 (although if you have a compelling case for a May 2012 entry I’ll consider it).
- Tell us why you’re nominating the people or people, and include a link to at least one particularly worthy post by the nominee.
- If you have a Join date of June or July 2012, i would prefer you not nominate anyone and certainly don’t nominate yourself.
That’s it. I was going to turn the results into a poll but actually I don’t want a single winner - I’d rather just have a list of new people who through their wit, pithiness, notable knowledge, and/or general reasonableness have shown that they’re worth paying attention to in future.
I also ask that you note the forum we’re in and NOT turn this into the “Worst newbie” thread, even obliquely (“I’d like to nominate NewGuy because at least he’s not as bad as Goatfelcher Jones”). Let’s ac-cen-chu-ate the positive here, people.