1/2/2017: Voting time for round one is up. The second and final round will be up and ready for voting later today or tomorrow!
This is the page to cast your votes in round one of the 2016 FSTDT Awards for Quotes of the Year and the other awards up for grabs. If you want to cast votes for the 2016 FSTDT Awards for Fundie of the Year or the other categories, you can do that here.
[aside]Minor update (27 Dec): I manually counted quotes for round one of the [abbr=Fundie of the Year]FOTY[/abbr] categories and the first week of the [abbr=Quote of the Year (and other miscellaneous categories)]QOTY[/abbr] round one, but I won't be doing that from here on out. I did the manual counting to make sure the code I hacked together to tally votes works and ignores most "false positive" votes (i.e. mentioning another quote in the commentary for a different vote) but doesn't ignore "false negatives" (i.e. legitimate votes that look like false positives to a computer blindly following instructions). It's not perfect, but it does a good enough job that all I have to do afterwards is skim over the quotes manually and fix a mistake here and there. Good enough for me.[/aside]
We made a really big oversight when we didn't nominate Omniology to be a Board of the Year candidate, so I've decided to break protocol and add it after somebody voted for it. Since I did this, you may change your vote for Board of the Year to Omniology if you want. If you want to change it, post a new comment saying so; don't change your vote by editing your current comment, because I'll be very likely to overlook the change. –shy
The Rules — read them!
This is round one of voting and will last from December 18 until December 31. In this round, we will be narrowing the number of quotes and other nominees for each category down to three. You get one vote to cast on a quote or other nominee in each category. A list of exactly what's up for vote this round is given below.
Since I'm the host and moderator of the awards, I'm abstaining from voting. But I did a sample ballot below in the comments for demonstration purposes. (It does, for the record, show how'd I vote if I weren't abstaining.) Pay close attention to my ballot and how the votes are listed and formatted. Try to do your own ballots as much like mine as you can. This will greatly speed up the process of tallying votes and make things much easier for me.
Now for the actual voting!
Using the list of nominations here, cast your vote for the following categories (more quotes up for vote but fewer categories compared to FOTY):
• Funniest Quote of the Year
• Nightmare Fuel Quote of the Year
• One-liner of the Year
• WTF?! quote of the year
• Incel Quote of the Year
• Board of the Year
• Commenter of the Year
• Troll of the Year
• Conspiracy Theory of the Year