Fundies of the Year #announcement fstdt.com blog
Day after Christmas Update: Voting for round one has closed. Round two will be set up and ready for voting soon.
Christmas Eve Update: This Christmas has been alooot busier than I expected, so you guys are gonna get a couple extra days to vote. I'll check the tally script against my own tallies and set up the next round the day after Christmas. Hope you guys have a merry one!
This is the page to cast your votes in round one of the 2016 FSTDT Awards for Fundies of the Year. If you want to cast votes for the 2016 FSTDT Awards Quotes of the Year or the other categories, you can do that here.
Now open to unregistered and anonymous users!
The Rules read them before voting
A lot of people seem to be confused about how voting is working this time, so I decided to rewrite the rules to be a bit clearer and their purpose more transparent. I've deleted the improperly casted votes to give the voters an opportunity to try again now that I've (hopefully) made things clearer.
When we did nominations, I divided quotes into two broad categories: Fundies and Everything Else. This was because the fundie nominations were going to be handled differently. When we nominated fundies for the different award categories this time, we also nominated some of their quotes to go with them. The idea here is to determine the Fundie of the Year using three rounds of elimination based on the quotes we collected.
In the first round of elimination (the current round), voting is done to narrow the number of quotes for each fundie down to three. Fundies that already have three or fewer quotes are greyed out on the nominations list for now because they're not up for vote, since they don't need narrowing down to three.
In the second round of elimination (the next round), we repeat the same process with the remaining three quotes that each nominee has. This time the goal is to narrow the number of quotes down to one per each fundie in each award category.
Then in the third round of elimination, we finally pit the fundies against each other. The winning fundie in each award category is decided by voting on which one has the best winning quote from the previous process of elimination.
This process may seem needlessly complicated (and I realize that now), but it is not without a purpose. In previous years, the FSTDT awards were very predictable to me, and there wasn't very many voting opportunities to influence the outcome. Victors frequently won in landslides and curbstomped their competition. That's not very fun. You'll hopefully see that this time around the quotes chosen for the final fundie-against-fundie vote will be more competitive, and the final round of voting will be much closer, more unpredictable, and actually at least a little entertaining to follow and keep track of.
Now for the actual voting!
On the list of nominations here, find the corresponding section to each bullet on the ballot below, and use that list to cast your vote for each bullet. Follow the example I set forth in my ballot below (I'm actually abstaining from voting since I'm hosting and moderating the awards, but those are the picks I would've made if I were actually participating).
Religious Fundie Quote, kingjameswriter1965
Religious Fundie Quote, Catholic Nationalist
Right-wing Fundie Quote, Jim
Right-wing Fundie Quote, Students Against a Democratic Society
Left-wing Fundie Quote, Nicolas Maduro
Left-wing Fundie Quote, Antisemitic British Moonbats
Conspiracy Theorist Quote, Nicolas Maduro
Sexist Quote, Matt Forney
Sexist Quote, SaintElliot
Sexist Quote, David J Stewart
Sexist Quote, Vox Day
Racist Quote, James Laffrey
Racist Quote, Wotans Krieger
Single-Issue Wonk Quote, David J Stewart
Single-Issue Wonk Quote, Mack Major
Single-Issue Wonk Quote, Navaros
Single-Issue Wonk Quote, WorldGoneCrazy
Single-Issue Wonk Quote, Vox Day
Batshit-Insane Person Quote, usachinanukewar
Batshit-Insane Person Quote, Vox Day
Batshit-Insane Person Quote, Joe Eigo
Batshit-Insane Person Quote, SaintElliot