BattleTechWiki:2011 Founder's Awards

2011 Founder's Awards[edit]

The 2011 awards were hard to finalize because there were just so many great contributions last year! The wiki continues to grow leaps and bounds ahead in terms of article quality and continues to be the #1 resource for BattleTech. Besides those who received awards, there are hundreds of other amazing contributors who improve the wiki every day.


2011 Nominations[edit]

Please post your nominations for the various Founder's awards here for discussion. Post not only the Editor's or Admin's name, but also why you feel that person should be the awardee. Nominations will close on the 31st of January, with Nicjansma announcing after he has made his decisions. Negative responses are not solicited, as these are only for nominations.

Five out of the six Founder's Awards are up for nomination; the Founder's Consistent Service Award is completely left up to Nic. The criteria/descriptions of the awards can be found here.

Please post your nominations under the appropriate sub-heading.

Note: Revanche has excused himself as a nominee from the process. There are plenty of noteworthy members of the community deserving recognition.

Founder's Outstanding Member of the Year Award[edit]

  • Doneve:
    • As well as for the reasons below, Doneve is here day-in, day-out, making tens (if not, hundreds) of changes each day across the spectrum: categorization, editing, formatting, importing, multiple project involvement. And when it comes to projects, you can count on Doneve to be the engine of the project, taking part in discussions, quickly adapting to evolving standards and (more often than not) completing the bulk of the project's requirements, all while working in a second language (to his German).--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:12, 22 January 2012 (PST)
      • Rev sums up my thoughts perfectly. ClanWolverine101 08:00, 25 January 2012 (PST)
        • Agree, Doneve is definitely one of the workhorses here. I may be a bit partial though, given that he helped me out with the tedious Fanon transfer work. Frabby 04:22, 31 January 2012 (PST)
  • ClanWolverine101:
    • This feels like a cop-out, for crediting him for something for which he has already been nominated, but the standard which ClanWolverine101 has established for his own efforts on writing or improving articles cannot be understated and really does re-set the bar for every other article. He has improved of numerous military commands and exisiting biographies, but what I most appreciate is his completed articles on otherwise B- and C-grade characters who are made interesting by the tying together of facts from numerous references. He is also involved in policy development, helping shape the discussion of BTW's guidelines.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:12, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • I say all to this guy, i nominate him.--Doneve 12:37, 22 January 2012 (PST)
  • BrokenMnemonic:
    • A new member in 2011, BrokenMnemonic has jumped feet-first into policy and sheer data-crunching, becoming the Project: Planet Cartographer and fact-checker for all things historic, regarding planetary ownership. If a certain project manager would get off his duff [cough, cough], the site would really see the results of BM's efforts.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:12, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • I say all to this guy, i nominate him.--Doneve 12:37, 22 January 2012 (PST)
      • As far as BTW is concerned, I guess you could call BrokenMnemonic a ristar. I support his nomination here. Frabby 04:22, 31 January 2012 (PST)
  • Frabby:
    • I usually try to downplay the presence of Admins in my nominations for the Founder's Awards, because we are here for the same reason every other Editor and Writer is here: to improve the wiki, except that we have a spotlight shining on us simply because of our additional access (not because we are any better contributors by default). However, Frabby should stand out for his consistent presence, calming nature and rational line of thinking that he brings to the Recent Changes page. If he's not blocking & correcting vandalism, he's soothing chafed feelings, highlighting already established policy, suggesting ways to come to a consensus. You don't have to be an admin to do most of those things, so that's why I'm nominating Frabby.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:17, 22 January 2012 (PST)
  • Revanche
    • I miss Rev :), I Nominate Revanche, why, he teache me to this what iam become as a wiki contributor, he is the grand father of the planet overhaul project, and policies, i know he had at the last months not so much time, reall life is busy, but i would thank to him.--Doneve 14:42, 22 January 2012 (PST)

Founder's Superior Editor of the Year Award[edit]

  • Doneve:
    • For identifying/tagging stub articles and improving them, such as with Diedre Lear.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:01, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • For being the go-to graphic provider that image requesters turn to, importing clean and article-ready pictures by the metric ton.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:53, 22 January 2012 (PST)
      • Seconded. Whenever some new criteria or standard is agreed to, Doneve takes it upon himself to applying it to literally hundreds of articles in a short amount of time. ClanWolverine101 10:50, 23 January 2012 (PST)
  • Dmon:
    • Other BTW editing powerhouse, Dmon has provided huge levels of small, accurate and critical edits that update articles (primarily of military commands) to the latest reference sources. While not engaging in too many discussions, he's the drone (meant in a very complimentary way) behind the scenes that keeps the established articles from withering away with non-updated material. His edits are always within established standards and I have no idea if I've ever had to correct his course. Dmon epitomizes those that make things better and often go overlooked when compared to the big marquee changes from other contributors.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:44, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • Seconded. Dmon's on my list here for the same reasons as Mbear above. Frabby 10:26, 22 January 2012 (PST)
  • Neufeld
    • Again, my reasoning is the large number of good edits in the last year. Frabby 10:26, 22 January 2012 (PST)

Founder's Superior Writer of the Year Award[edit]

  • ClanWolverine101:
    • For the creation of the (Superior Article award-winning) Alpha Regiment (Wolf's Dragoons).--Revanche (talk|contribs) 05:54, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • For the creation of the (Good Article award-winning) Connor Gilderoy.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 05:54, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • For the massive re-design of Armed Forces of the Federated Commonwealth.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 05:54, 22 January 2012 (PST)
      • Seconded for generally setting standards regarding article quality. I wouldn't suggest him for any one particular article because we have the Good/Superior Article Awards for that. The Founder's Awards should consider the width and breadth of a contributor's work and CW101 clearly stands out as a shining example of how the perfect BTW contributor should be. Frabby 10:26, 22 January 2012 (PST)
        • I would to say ClanWolverine101 must become this award, he write in deep articles and don't forget the minor characters of the BT universe, and set a standard for articles.--Doneve 11:57, 22 January 2012 (PST)

Founder's Exceptional Ambassador of the Year Award[edit]

  • Frabby: Largely for the same reasons as given above, but also for his guiding hand in seeing to it that the wiki is represented to the community in a positive manner. ClanWolverine101 21:07, 27 January 2012 (PST)
    • Any writer or editor who contributes solid content to BTW helps promote it in the process, and this Frabby guy hasn't done anything in particular to push BTW. Which brings me to...
  • Going from the system coordinates project's presence on the CBT forum, I jointly nominate Bad Syntax (registered here but with a blank userpage so far), Volt (= VoltAmpere on the forum), Dmon and Revanche (who bugged out of awards this year). Their mapping project really took on some momentum. Frabby 04:22, 31 January 2012 (PST)

Founder's Honorable Mention Award[edit]

  • BrokenMnemonic:
    • For added information to Always Faithful‎.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:42, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • For assisting a new BTW user in contacting the proper CGL person for his idea.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:46, 22 January 2012 (PST)
    • Thanks to have you here BM, i nominate you for our hand in hand work on the planet overhaul project, and your great Historical: Reunification War articles, a pleasure to have you on the wiki.--Doneve 12:35, 22 January 2012 (PST)
      • Some excellent articles. BM is my "rookie of the year" vote. :) ClanWolverine101 10:55, 23 January 2012 (PST)
  • Wrangler:
    • Though quieter on the talk pages this year, Wrangler is a continued presence on BTW, with primarily administrative upkeep of the wiki behind-the-scenes.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:27, 22 January 2012 (PST)
  • Raven 2C:
    • I added Raven 2C to the list he fixed some grammar and spellings on the wiki, he don't talk much but his efforts must appriciated.--Doneve 14:56, 22 January 2012 (PST)
  • I have no one in particular to add whose name isn't already mentioned above. Really, anyone who was nominated but doesn't get one of the other awards is fully eligible for a honorable mention. Frabby 04:22, 31 January 2012 (PST)
I want to say Frabby hit this nail on the head; I added the above names as a way to feed the process, but in actuality it is really populated by Nic from those who came close to winning one of the above awards but just barely lost out. My apologies for confusing the award.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 04:29, 31 January 2012 (PST)