2011 TheologyOnline Posts of the Year Awards

Nathon Detroit

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January 1st is the day of the biggest event of the year on TheologyOnline.com, yes, it's the 2011 Posts of the Year awards with your host, Knight (that's me). As you know every year (since 2002) I countdown the greatest posts made on TOL every year. You may ask yourself "how are these posts picked"? Well, the picking goes something like this.... I round-up all the Post of the Day picks that I have made each year and then a team of 300 experts in every field known to man rates each post on a points system based on hundreds of factors and variables, (each score is then multiplied by .23) after that process is complete the posts are placed on a spinning wheel and monkeys throw their own fecal matter against the wheel. Posts that accumulate the most fecal matter are awarded extra points. After that process is complete I personally review the results and then throw the results into an incinerator that burns at exactly 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally I rate all the post of the year candidates based on my own opinion as to which posts are the best and place them in order from best to least best. :) I also may pick posts that weren't picked as Posts of the Day yet are still worthy of being awarded a Post of the Year. So just because you haven't had a Post of the Day doesn't mean you will not get a Post of the Year!

Throughout the day on January 1st 2011 (and in this thread) I will be slowly releasing the winners. I will also be placing every winning selection in this post so you can easily find all of this years winner.

Before we get started you may want to take a trip down memory lane.....
Posts of the year from 2002
Posts of the year from 2003
Posts of the year from 2004
Posts of the year from 2005
Posts of the year from 2006
Posts of the year from 2007
Posts of the year from 2008
Posts of the year from 2009
Posts of the year from 2010

The past winners have been:
2002 - Jaltus :first: and Paul DeYonghe :second:
2003 - Turbo :first: 1Way :second: and Sozo :third:
2004 - 1Way :first: Shadowx :second: and Clete :third:
2005 - Eowyn :first: Poly :second: and Clete :third:
2006 - Turbo :first: Poly :second: and pastorkevin :third:
2007 - ApologeticJedi :first: Poly :second: and centrist101 :third:
2008 - Yorzhik :first: the Graphite :second: and Bob Enyart :third:
2009 - assuranceagent :first: Thunder's Muse :second: and Sozo :third:
2010 - Prisca :first: lovemeorhateme :second: and ghost :third:
2011 - Rocketman :first: lucky :second: and Turbo :third:


The TOP 40 posts of the year.

(as picked by me)

THE BEST POSTS OF 2011
Awards announced so far....

Congratulations to everyone who makes it into the top 40!

#40) Chatmaggot refutes the incomprehensible theology of a Calvinist
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72382

#39) How does God handle babies when they die? by Psalmist
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75566

#38) CabinetMaker as to the question why God created animals...
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76010

#37) TomO with some breaking news
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2892813#post2892813

#36) Frank Ernest nails it.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77205

#35) Inzl says we should never spend any money on perversion
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78462

#34) fool gives wise advice for the Fukushima cleanup crew.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72768

#33) nicholsmom with some strong smack
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73058

#32) The Barbarian explains that boys will be boys

http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74350

#31) Poly spotted this hil-AIR-ious post by fool
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72189

#30) Nang blasts the homosexual agenda
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77266

#29) Ask Mr Religion reminds u there is a bright side to vegetarians
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72862

#28) Socialism in a nutshell by Rocketman
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2891387#post2891387

#27) The question to ghost was "Why did Jesus need to die?" - so simple, and to the point.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77446

#26) A calm, cool, post from ghost is often a perfect gem.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72714

#25) Great post from Tom From Mabank
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78084

#24) Nori gives Traditio some sorely needed mothering
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74252

#23) The ever changing evolutionary landscape by nicholsmom
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71645

#22) MrRadish as to which TOL member should be banned....
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77821

#21) NarrowWay chimes in on "KnightGate"
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2900924#post2900924

#20) The Barbarian analyzes the politician Mitt Romney
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73649

#19) Vegas Cowboy interprets the liberal's language.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2874726#post2874726

#18) Nori documents the "TOL effect".
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71773

#17) CabinetMaker provides a very well written mini-testimony
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71435

#16) some other dude tries to show Town Heretic why it's not wise to tolerate homosexuals
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77186

#15) ghost agrees with Inzl Kett regarding the wackiness of Calvinism.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72533

#14) GuySmiley smiles about killing Osama
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74006

#13) WizardofOz communicates voa smilies. Hilarious!
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71418

#12) Hilarious post from Town Heretic
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74013

#11) Frank Ernest analyzes Warren Clark's farewell speech.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75173

#10) Great commentary on abortion regulation by Poly.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72584

#9) DFT Dave makes space for God
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79041

#8) Bob Enyart smacks the Alate_One
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72830

#7) Chickenman is one of TOL's all-time greatest posters, and here is an example as to why....
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74664

#6) The Graphite shares with us some of his upbringing.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71755

#5) The Cowboy smacks down the Horn.
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72667

4) Architect gets engaged
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71715

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2011....

:third: #3) Turbo sends out a warning to all jackasses
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75103

:second: #2) Lucky describes who Jesus is...
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72202

:first: #1) Bam... smack! Rocketman knocks it out of the park!
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76708

The post authors of the year awards
One might think this would simply be a duplicate of the posts of the year except given to the poster that made the post and not the post itself. Oh no, it doesn't work that way. The poster of the year is weighted so that folks that have more Posts of the Year will get more points and therefore finish higher than folks that have only one post of the year award. For instance, the person who receives the best post of the year might only have that one post in the award show and therefore he would receive less points than a person who might have had two or three Posts of the Year. The Posters of the Year takes into account BOTH quality and quantity of posts.

The TOL Post Authors of the year awards are as follows....

Rank, Username, Score
:first: #1 ghost 25.7
:second: #2 Vegas Cowboy 18
:third: #3 Rocketman 17.7

#4 Nori 17.3
#5 The Barbarian 16.3
#6 nicholsmom 16
#7 Frank Ernest 15.5
#8 CabinetMaker 14.8
#9 Lucky 9.3
#10 Turbo 9.3
#11 Architect 9.3
#12 The Graphite 9.2
#13 Chickenman 9.1
#14 Bob Enyart 9.1
#15 DFT Dave 9.1
#16 Poly 9.0, 7.5
#17 Town Heretic 9.0
#18 WizardofOz 9.0
#19 GuySmiley 8.9
#20 Some Other Dude 8.9
#21 NarrowWay 8.8
#22 MrRadish 8.8
#23 Tom From Mabank 8.4
#24 Ask Mr Religion 7.8
#25 Nang 7.8
#26 fool 7.2
#27 Inzl Kett 6.6
#28 TomO 6.5
#29 Psalmist 6.0
#30 Chatmaggot 6.0

TheologyOnline.com Members Hall of Fame.
Since 2010 we have awarded 5 Hall of Fame awards to the TOL members that we feel help make TOL the most interesting community on the internet.

Hall of Fame Members may be recognized for....
- Length or amount of participation on TOL
- Quality of posts over a long period of time
- Loyalty and support of TheologyOnline.com
- Accumulation of POTD or Post of the Year awards
- Dedication and service to TOL

Hall of Fame Class for 2011
I will send 5 TOL members to the TOL Hall of Fame. The recipient of the 2011 TruthSmacker award will automatically be one of the 5 new Hall of Fame members and the other 4 will be picked at large by me. These 5 new Hall of Fame members will join: Poly, Turbo, bob b, Bob Enyart, Delmar, ghost, godrulz, lucky, chatmaggot, Adambassador, Yorzhik, Granite, Psalmist, Hilston, ebenz, MaryContrary, Chickenman, TomO, fool, and Stripe.

This year we inducted...

Vaquero45
Ask Mr Religion
Lighthouse
Town Heretic
Rocketman

...into the TOL MEMBERS HALL OF FAME.
 
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Boomer

Diving deep
Staff member
Administrator
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Hall of Fame
Well Rocketman, you have several posts in the hat. You could get named.
 

Tambora

Get your armor ready!
LIFETIME MEMBER
Hall of Fame
Too cool!

I looked at some of the old winning posts.
Some real doozies!
 

Lighthouse

Star-Spangled Kid
Gold Subscriber
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Class for 2011
I will send 5 TOL members to the TOL Hall of Fame. The recipient of the 2011 TruthSmacker award will automatically be one of the 5 new Hall of Fame members and the other 4 will be picked at large by me. These 5 new Hall of Fame members will join: Poly, Turbo, bob b, Bob Enyart, Delmar, ghost, godrulz, lucky, chatmaggot, Adambassador, Yorzhik, Granite, Psalmist, Hilston, ebenz, MaryContrary, Chickenman, TomO, fool, and Stripe.
Don't you mean, "Adam"?
 

Boomer

Diving deep
Staff member
Administrator
LIFETIME MEMBER
Hall of Fame
It will be interesting to see what names get added this year. :)
 

Tambora

Get your armor ready!
LIFETIME MEMBER
Hall of Fame
Yep. Tomorrow is the big day.

I'm making a fresh pitcher of tea and some cheese dip to sit back and enjoy it.
 

ghost

New member
Hall of Fame
So might you be...:chuckle:
Actually, I was talking about you having quoted the entire opening post. I see it was cropped. :D

I don't believe I had a single POTD all year. Of course, I only posted a couple of months.
 

rocketman

Resident Rocket Surgeon
Hall of Fame
Actually, I was talking about you having quoted the entire opening post. I see it was cropped. :D

I don't believe I had a single POTD all year. Of course, I only posted a couple of months.

I believe you had two POTD's ghost, I was reading them all last night. There really are some good ones. I saw Barbarian had the stupidest along with two POTD's, now does the stupidest get it's own prize or does it cancel out one of His POTD's...:chuckle:
 

chickenman

a-atheist
Gold Subscriber
LIFETIME MEMBER
Hall of Fame
Re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-post your asteroid theory in here, Omega, and maybe it will finally get its due. :plain:
 
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