Voting for the 1st Annual Stirling Awards of Alternate History that honor the writers, editors and timelines of 2010 is finished.

Congratulations to our winners!

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Writer Awards

Best Male Writer

This award is for the best male writer on the wiki in 2010. You cannot nominate yourself.

Nominations

  1. C II R - C II R (also known as TEAKAY) is the creator of the earlier featured Ætas ab Brian timelines (or universe, seen its size) and also an avid mapper. --XterrorX 13:48, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Oerwinde - When it looked like the Map Games were going to kicked off the wiki, Oer was the only gamer to step up and do the work necessary to keep the games here. He has also made numerous articles and flags over the year. Mitro 14:40, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  3. NuclearVacuum - He's been very prolific writer this year. Not only has he contributed to several timelines, he's also created the Great White South, New Union, Russian America, and Venusian Haven timelines, which all rank among the year's best and most interesting, and he has contributed several articles to each, even if he's made them into open timelines, which also should go into his favor. Lordganon 08:38, December 10, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to NuclearVacuum! One of our most prolific writers in 2010. He has contributed several timelines to this wiki, including two featured timelines: Great White South and New Union. He also contributed several articles to various collaborative timelines as well..

Best Female Writer

This award is for the best female writer on the wiki in 2010. You cannot nominate yourself.

Nominations

  • Smoggy80 - Smoggy is an early editor to 1983: Doomsday and has several TLs of her own. She is currently a Constable in the TSPTF. Mitro 23:28, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

Winner!

Congratulations to Smoggy80! My good lady, you have been unanimously awarded the award for Best Female Writer of 2010; a title that you may proudly wear on your user page.

Best Writer in a Community Timeline

This award is for the best male or female writer on a community timeline. You cannot nominate yourself. Acceptable community timelines are listed here.

Nominations

  • Lordganon - Since his arrival Lordganon has become one of the most respected and prolific contributors to 1983: Doomsday. His articles tend to be extremely well researched and incredibly detailed. His work improving many of the existing articles has also lead to a much more plausible and in depth timeline.Oerwinde 17:14, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Winner!

Congratulations to Lordganon! You, sir, are the unanimous winner of the award for Best Writer in a Community Timeline for your work in 1983: Doomsday. You can put up this title anyway you want on your user page.

Best TSPTF Member

This award is for current members of the TSPTF. Brass, Lieutenants and Constables can all be nominated. No member of TSPTF can nominate themselves or any other member of the TSPTF.

Nominations

  • Mitro: I really don't know if I need to explain it; He's the driving force behind the Wiki, always able to help, and is somehow able to maintain order and some balance of sanity, even when times are tough. Tbguy1992 22:37, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Winner!

Congratulations to Mitro! Your Mitroness, I am proud to present to you the award for Best Member of the Time Stream Protection Task Force. I personally suggest that you should be awarded a gold TSPTF badge in recognition of your work for this community.

Best Copyeditor

This award is for the editor who has done incredible copyeditting work in the year 2010.

Nominations

  1. Grand Prince Paul II. - This guy is well known for his massive copyediting of 1983: Doomsday. Mitro 21:39, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  2. JorgeGG - The amount of categories I've watched this guy do is nuts, and he makes corrections very often as well. Lordganon 14:19, December 10, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to JorgeGG for his extensive work on copyediting and categorizing the articles of this wiki.

Best Ban

This award is for the most deserving one year or more ban of 2010.

Nominations

  1. Owen1983 - Creating multiple contradictory or implausible articles in the 1983: Doomsday TL, stealing others work, taking credit for work he did not create, antagonizing other users, abuse of multiple accounts, refusal to follow the naming conventions and the rules of 1983: Doomsday, harrassing users about being promoted to the TSPTF, habitual liar, racked up large number of short blocks during his tenure, personal attacks left on user talk pages.
  2. Calthrina950/Catherine - Troll-like behavior, personal attacks against other users, leaving messages on other users' talk pages and insulting them if they do not respond immediately, refusing to follow the rules of various Map Games, abusive emails in response to previous shorter blocks, warned various times to clean up her act.

Discussions

I vote for Owen to win, if you're gonna get banned then making sock puppets and sending offensive messages is the way to do it!--Smoggy80 19:18, December 6, 2010 (UTC)
It would be a difficult choice, but I'd vote Calthrina. Still, both were intriguing characters; online and I bet IRL as well. --XterrorX 13:48, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Calthrina CrimsonAssassin 14:12, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Right now we are just doing nominations. Voting will begin in January. Mitro 14:25, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Voting

  • Owen1983
    • Lordganon 10:36, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Catherine was bad, but she will never ever be annoying as Owen. Mitro 14:09, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Owen - he just wouldn't give up interfearing, even through we'd banned him--Smoggy80 11:41, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • I guess Catherine's ban was epic, but Owen had several different bans, and after his 1000-year one, he had to be banned a few more times! Fedelede 15:09, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • Red VS Blue 13:29, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
    • BrianD 03:48, January 17, 2011 (UTC)
  • Calthrina950/Catherine
    • Calthrina950/Catherine... may she never darken this Wikia again >_<... Tbguy1992 06:57, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Seeing as I was the one who dealt with her, and knew firsthand from the emails she sent after each of her bans telling me to burn in fiery hell then immediately sending another apologizing and asking for forgiveness... I'm going with her.Oerwinde 10:39, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • I never really interacted with either of them, but I saw Catherine give a lot of abuse on talk pages, especially towards people who don't speak English as a first language. Mister Sheen 16:34, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Vegas adict 17:32, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • She deserves it for her actions on Europe 1430 Ownerzmcown 04:14, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • Migue235 01:56, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    • BoredMatt 12:21, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

Winner!

Good riddance to Calthrina950. We would all be happy to never hear from you again!

Timeline Awards

Best Timeline

This award is for the best TL that was created in 2010. A creator or principal contributor cannot nominate their timeline.

Nominations

  1. Great White South, by NuclearVacuum and others. It just seems really creative and thought-out to me, with a unique premise. --Lordganon 14:12, December 6, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Choose Your Own Alternate History! - Probably the most innovative TL on this wiki. Mitro 16:34, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  3. New Union by NuclearVacuum and Vlad. It seems very creative and is fairly unique in its premise - Vegas adict 17:25, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

I removed X's nomination because as the rules state this award is for timelines created in 2010. I'm moving the nomination to the lifetime section. Mitro 13:58, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Apologies, I thought it also included timelines still active in 2010. --XterrorX 14:15, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
I would like to vote Great White South. It is creative and allows alot more freedom in the TL because it is on a place that in OTL has never been inhabited by a civilization. --Chicagoan 17:25, December 18, 2010 (UTC)
Chi, go to the top of the page and read the bolded words that are all in caps. Mitro 04:03, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Voting

Winner!

Congrats to everyone who worked on Great White South. It is the best timeline of 2010.

Best Article

This award is for the best article created in 2010. The creator or principal contributor cannot nominate their own article.

Nominations

  1. Bellinsgauzenia (Great White South) by NuclearVacuum. It's very filled-out and well-written; and covers a lot of the bases needed for inventing a country. - Mister Sheen 18:18, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Maudland (Great White South) by Vegas adict. To me, this is just a very complete article. Lordganon 02:24, December 12, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to NuclearVacuum (again) for his article [[Bellinsgauzenia (Great White South), the best article created in 2010.

Best OTL/non-AH article

This award is for the best OTL/non-AH article created in 2010. The creator or principal contributor cannot nominate their own article.

Nominations

Discussions

Winner!

Congratulations Adam Keller, your work "The Ifs of History - alternates of the Manhatten Project" has been unanimously selected for the award of Best non-AH Article of 2010. If you're still on this wikia, you may proudly display this award in any way you want.

Best Non-English Wiki

This award is for the best non-English alternate history wiki. Unlike the other awards, this one covers the lifetime of the wiki itself and not just work done in 2010.

Nominations

  • Historia Alternativa, our Spanish counterpart. The largest of the other language wikis by a fair margin, and it's active - Kathlico seems to be contributing fairly often. Lordganon 08:04, December 10, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Winner!

Felicitacion a la wikia Historia Alternativa! Nuestro sitio hermano ha sido galardonado por unanimidad el premio por mejor wiki no-Ingles! Celebraciones!

Best Map Game

This award is for the best map game created in 2010. The creator of the map game cannot nominate his own map game.

Nominations

  1. Europe 1430 (Map Game) by ProfessorMcG - the biggest, best, and longest running of the games. --Lordganon 14:27, December 6, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Funnier History (Map Game)-Baconton 14:30, December 23, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to ProfessorMcG for his Europe 1430 (Map Game), the best map game of 2010.

Content Awards

Best Photoshopped Picture

This award is for the best photoshopped picture of 2010. The creator cannot nominate their own work.

Nominations

  • 83DD-CargoZeppelin.png by Oerwinde. If I didn't know where it came from I would never have known he merely edited it, lol. It's just that flush with the original image. Lordganon 02:59, December 12, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

So, what are we qualifying for this one? I've been hunting around and can't really find anything that I think fits this. Lordganon 08:04, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

My guess would be something edited. SouthWriter's portrait of the leader of Aroostook, or my picture of the Greek senate building are examples.Oerwinde 08:15, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

Winner!

Congratulations to Oerwinde for your edited image that has been unanimously awarded the prize for Best Photoshopped Picture. Please use your editing skills for good by not creating fake currency and instead, proudly flaunt your award in any way you would like.

Best Flag

This award is for the best fictional flag of 2010. The creator cannot nominate their own work. For reference see Category:Flags.

Nominations

  1. 83DD - AstoriaFlag2.png by Oerwinde. To me, it just seems to have everything in a flag that there should be. --Lordganon 12:15, December 6, 2010 (UTC)
  2. 50px by NuclearVacuum. It's a Coat of Arms rather than a flag, but I figured it belonged in this category. In any case it looks utterly authentic and it's beautifully detailed. - Mister Sheen 18:18, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

I removed Mumby's nomination, sorry but it was created in 2009 so it needs to go under the lifetime awards. Mitro 14:25, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to NuclearVacuum (once again) for his Seal of Bellinsgauzenia, the best flag of 2010.

Best Map

This award is for the best map created in 2010. World map, off-world map, city map or any kind of map is accepted. The creator cannot nominate their own map.

Nominations

  1. 775px-Balkanized vatican.png by Baconton. Simply because of the continuing amusement this map has given me over the past couple months, I nominate this as best map of 2010. Baconton did a fine job here. --BoredMatt 00:33, December 8, 2010 (UTC)
  2. 50px by NuclearVacuum. A very detailed map of a habitable Antarctica. --Mitro 23:52, December 8, 2010 (UTC)
  3. Divided Alaska Revised.png by Benkarnell. Always comes to mind when I think of well done maps. Looks like it was bought from a store and scanned.--Oerwinde 18:45, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  4. 83britmap.png by Mumby. Sharp, clean, and detailed, map. It just looks good to me. Lordganon 07:18, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
  5. Atlas of Colombia bol.png by NuclearVacuum. I think it's a great, clear and detailed map of the states of Colombia in one of my TLs. Fedelede 13:14, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

  • 775px-Balkanized vatican.png
  • 83britmap.png
    • great map, shows post DD UK perfectly--Smoggy80 11:45, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
  • Atlas of Colombia bol.png

Winner!

Congratulations to Ben for his map of Alaska from the 1983: Doomsday timeline, the best map created in 2010.

Best template in 2010

This award is for the best template create in 2010. The creator cannot nominate their own work.

Nominations


By NuclearVacuum. It's laid out nicely, filled with content, but at the same time it's not a plain one either. --Lordganon 13:13, December 6, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Winner!

Congratulations NuclearVaccuum! Your template for the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics in your own New Union timeline has been unanimously chosen for the award of Best Template made in 2010. I recommend making a template to put on your user page in honor of this achievement (or incorporating it up there ^ )

Special Nominations

Lifetime Achievement Award: Writer

This award is for the best male or female writer across the entire lifetime of the alternative history wiki. Once individual wins this award, they cannot win this award ever again. As usual no editor can nominate him/herself.

Nominations

  1. Louisiannan - For the three featured timelines he created or contributed to, for all his other works on this wiki, for being the acting caretaker of the wiki for years and for founding the TSPTF. Mitro 18:30, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Mitro - Need I explain? Mitro is the wiki's eternal guardian, he's probably responsible for more caretaking, cleanup and administration than everyone else combined. He's active in collaborative timelines across the wiki; and he's also made several top-class TLs of his own. - Mister Sheen 19:07, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  3. Xi'Reney - he may not have made that many articles, and he may not be the original creator, but simply put, without him, there'd be no 1983: Doomsday. Lordganon 08:22, December 10, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

  • Mitro
    • Lordganon 10:36, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Oerwinde 10:43, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Mister Sheen 16:34, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Vegas adict 17:32, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Tbguy1992 17:38, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • --Smoggy80 11:46, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • Fedelede 15:09, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • Migue235 01:56, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    • Really, all three nominees are deserving of the award. I'm going with Mitro this time because the category is for writing, and Mitro has done more than his share of writing quality articles in the 1983:DD and other TLs. He certainly is deserving of a Lifetime Achievement Award on account of the other work he has done on the Wiki, as well. BrianD 03:48, January 17, 2011 (UTC)
    • JorgeGG 17:44, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • Xi'Reney

Winner!

Congratulations to Mitro. Not only is he incredibly smart and handsome, he is also winner the lifetime achievement award for best writer. When he is not rescuing puppies and feeding the starving children of Africa, he spends what little free time he has contributing to the wiki. Thank God/Allah/Budda/whatever that we have such an amazing person to help us! (Note: this was written by a fan of Mitro and not Mitro himself, because that would be lame if Mitro actually wrote this)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Timeline

This award is for the best timeline across the entire lifetime of the wiki. Once a timeline wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again. Nevertheless, this award can be held in conjunction with any other award. As usual a creator or principal contributor(s) cannot nominate it.

Nominations

  1. 1983: Doomsday - What do I need to say to convince anyone that this TL deserves this award. It is one of the largest and most active TLs on this wiki. It's fame is known across the AH online-verse. It was the first featured TL. Every active member of the TSPTF have contributed at least one article to this TL. Do I need to say more? --Mitro 23:26, December 5, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Ethelred the Pious, by Benkarnell. Although still in progress, this timeline offers a great look into a Nordic orientated world. --XterrorX 13:48, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  3. Superpowers - Possibly the most detailed timeline on the wiki. Includes lots of good maps and images with a very detailed timeline as wellVegas adict 17:34, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  4. Napoleon's World by KingSweden. Like the others, this one is very detailed, and rarely goes past a couple days without a new article. Some of the work King has done on this is just insane with details. Lordganon 07:04, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to the editors of the 1983: Doomsday timeline, which has won the lifetime achievement award for best timeline.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Article

This award is for the best article on the entire wiki. Once an article wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again. As usual the creator cannot nominate it.

Nominations

  1. Alternate Destinies (Napoleon's World), mostly by KingSweden and Yankovic270 - One of the few articles on this wiki which could truly be called a 'tour de force'. It examines dozens of influential, interconnected lives over a period of two centuries; and presents several ironic and unexpected twists to the lives of famous (or fictional) people. Possibly the most detailed, original and all-encompassing article on the whole wiki. - Mister Sheen 19:20, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Roman Empire (Superpowers), by Red VS Blue - Simply put, this article is a work. Not only is it massive in its own right, it is so though out that its sections have even been summarized in several instances and given their own articles. Lordganon 22:56, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

  • Alternate Destinies (Napoleon's World)
    • Alternate Destinies (Napoleon's World) It's fun, open, creative, and often times funny and hilarious to boot. Tbguy1992 07:02, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Lordganon 10:36, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Quite possibly the best article on the Wiki. Mister Sheen 16:34, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • Dunno if I can vote for my own TL page or not, but here goes. KingSweden 07:02, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • JorgeGG 17:44, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • Roman Empire (Superpowers)
    • Vegas adict 17:32, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
    • This page has inspired me for so many nation pages... Unfortunately, I haven't been able to reach it's excelent quality. Fedelede 15:09, January 8, 2011 (UTC)
    • While a lot of work was put into the Alternate Destinies page, I didn't like that basically OTL politicians were entertainers, and OTL entertainers were politicians. The Roman Empire article has nearly as much work put into it but on further digging is even deeper with the plethora of derivitive articles.Oerwinde 09:58, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
    • If I am permitted to vote for my own articles, then I vote here. Red VS Blue 13:29, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

Winner!

After a close vote, Alternate Destinies (Napoleon's World) has been chosen as the best article of 2011. Congratulations.

Lifetime Achievement Award: File

This award is for the most interesting, most ironic or most impressive file in the archives of this wiki. The file can be a portrait, map, picture, flag, etc. as long as it comes under the form "File:XXXXXXXX". Once a file wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again. As usual the creator cannot nominate his own work.

Nominations

  1. ANZ Union Flag with the golden ratio.svg by Hellerick. It's easily one of the most recognizable flags of the entire timeline of 1983: Doomsday. --Arstar 01:23, December 8, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Flag BerthelierInterceltic.jpg by Mjdoch. Always kinda stood out, to me. Lordganon 14:52, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  3. UWR.png by YNot1989. It just really appeals to me. Mumby 10:32, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to Mjdoch for his flag of the Celtic Alliance, winner of the lifetime achievement award for best file.

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