MSO Awards 2018

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  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock Breaker of order single and ready to mingle

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    Hullo everyone, it's almost the end of the year and you know what that means! MSO Awards time with your favourite host Sherlock!! :cool: :cool:

    With some interviews and place offers to be released over the next couple of weeks, all the very best to those waiting to hear good news!! Congratulations to those who've already managed to secure a place into a desired course for 2019!

    2018 has been an incredible year with many ups and downs and in the space of just one year, so much has happened, yet it feels like the blink of an eye. Active new MSO staff members, yet another new PM in Australia, UMAT no more, kiwiology finally became inactive and most importantly, even Stuart became an administrator! :eek:

    Jokes aside, as usual, this year MSO has had greater success than ever before as a forum with increasing active members and more data collection for future MSOers. There have been some incredible contributions from our forum members to make this place into what it is and it's time to recognise these contributions and reward them for their hard work and dedication.

    So, without any further ado, please post your nominations in this thread for the following categories:
    • Post of the year (please provide a quote or link to the post in question):
    • Article of the year (please provide a quote or link to the post in question):
    • Most helpful member:
    • Wisest member:
    • Silliest member:
    • Most active member:
    • Most active lurker:
    • Staff member of the year:
    • Newbie of the year (newbie = someone who made their account in the 2018 calendar year):
    • Hatboxer of the year:
    We've also added following new categories this year:

    • Music chat award - Whose music did you vibe with most?
    • Most memorable moment of the year - a moment on MSO that has stuck with you.
    • Nicest member of the year - member who has been nice and considerate throughout the year, whether that may be on hatbox, on forums and/or profile posts.
    • MSOer of the year - member who has been an 'allrounder', who has gone above and beyond in forums, hatbox, profile posts etc.
    Please note that these categories pertain to the member's contributions in the 2018 calendar year.

    Nominations will close at midnight on new year's eve, so get nominating!


    Thanks to MSO admin Mana, winners of each category will be awarded one MSO mug and one MSO pen, shipped to you free of charge. Additionally, 2018 award winners will also be given a custom user title for one full year!

    Just for the fun of it, we're also requesting this year's award recipients to make a short speech (written) on the awards thread once the winners have been declared.​

    Cheers,
    Yours truly
     
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  2. Sherlock

    Sherlock Breaker of order single and ready to mingle

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    • Post of the year: TBD
    • Article of the year: TBD
    • Most helpful member: LMG!
    • Wisest member: LMG!
    • Silliest member: Post / @logic
    • Most active member: Crow
    • Most active lurker: rustyedges
    • Staff member of the year: LMG!
    • Newbie of the year: mzho12
    • Hatboxer of the year: biom, without a shadow of doubt!
    • Music chat award: Yamster
    • Most memorable moment of the year: biom for
    • Nicest member of the year: acbard9
    • MSOer of the year: Ruffle
     
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  3. Crow

    Crow Moderator Most Active 2018

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  4. Logic

    Logic Medical Student Silliest Member 2018

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    • Post of the year: Can "some" mean all/everything? pi creds to yam hahahahha
    • Article of the year: Unhappy with your UMAT result? Read this!
    • Wisest member: Benjamin for his amazing advice whenever he was on, great reads on the forums and very detailed
    • Silliest member: pi stop removing my med references tho :p
    • Most active member: Crow and his many many helpful posts :D
    • Most active lurker: rustyedges always chiming in on hatbox at the right moments ;)
    • Staff member of the year: LMG! with a honourable mention to A1 , mso would not be the same without you and all your hard work!
    • Newbie of the year: mzho12
    • Hatboxer of the year: biom with honourable mention to pi last year's nominee who came very close to repeating :D
    • Music chat award: Yamster ty for finding my fave song of all time (little things by one direction if anyone's curious ;) )
    • Most memorable moment of the year: That time we had that awesome court trial with Yamster vs @logic and it ended with Mana banning me
    • Nicest member of the year: acbard9 with an honourable mention to Trinhcent and Verdigris for making hatbox so wholesome <3
    • MSOer of the year: Ruffle for being an amazing member all round :D
    congratz to all on an amazing year, may all those who are waiting for offers receive good news and heres to a new year :D

    Edited by Ruffle 10/12/2018: Added in Post + Article of the year as Post was ironically unable to edit his own post.
     
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  5. pi

    pi Junior doctor Administrar

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    I'll try and not to double-up on any nominations :D
    • Post of the year: Post, I feel this category is highly biased and warrants a review
    • Article of the year: Post here if you want Stuart to come over! (this is an article and you know it!)
    • Most helpful member: LMG!
    • Wisest member: Benjamin and Crow
    • Silliest member: @Logic, shame he's not around the forums any more!
    • Most active member: A1
    • Most active lurker: chinaski
    • Staff member of the year: shame I can't vote for myself, anyone who doesn't vote for me has a high likelihood of a ban ;)
    • Newbie of the year: mzho12
    • Hatboxer of the year: biom and Sherlock
    • Music chat award: Yamster
    • Most memorable moment of the year: when Stuart discussed waterboarding in a very enlightening way
    • Nicest member of the year: acbard9
    • MSOer of the year: Ruffle
     
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  6. Ruffle

    Ruffle Admissions Helper Moderator

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    • Post of the year: Can "some" mean all/everything?
    • Article of the year: Unhappy with your UMAT result? Read this!
    • Most helpful member: LMG!
    • Wisest member: biom (his wiseness even manages to shine despite his typos!)
    • Silliest member: Post / Logic
    • Most active member: Crow
    • Most active lurker: Mana (Mr "I'm taking a hiatus")
    • Staff member of the year: A1 or LMG! for answering 99% of questions on MSO
    • Newbie of the year: mzho12
    • Hatboxer of the year: Trinhcent for the wholesomeness and bubble tea
    • Music chat award: DEFINITELY acbard9
    • Most memorable moment of the year:
    • Nicest member of the year: either acbard9 or Trinhcent
    • MSOer of the year: Crow (absolute legend)
    Edited 11/12/2018 to add Best Post and more descriptive votes
     
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  7. Trinhcent

    Trinhcent Regular Member single and ready to mingle

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    • Post of the year: The Realities of Studying and Practicing Medicine
    • Article of the year: Days in the life of a New Intern
    • Most helpful member: A1 - for answering all our admissions questions and somehow finding all the relevant documents for people's questions.
    • Wisest member: Benjamin and Mana - for all the insights I've gained from talking to both of you and all the informative articles/threads.
    • Silliest member: Post - Logic! (Rip rip potato chip :D )
    • Most active member: TBD
    • Most active lurker: rustyedges - for being online when I log in at 3am in the morning.
    • Staff member of the year: LMG! - the work you put into collating data and answering all the questions in the thread is crazy.
    • Newbie of the year: TBD
    • Hatboxer of the year: Crow - for being great to talk to on hatbox, ask advice from and amazing everyone with his humble way of living.
    • Music chat award: Yamster
    • Most memorable moment of the year: TBD, too many memorable moments on here to count
    • Nicest member of the year: acbard9 - this one goes to you buddy <3
    • MSOer of the year: Ruffle - for being just awesome in general, full of insightful advice and a great person
     
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  8. acbard9

    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    • Post of the year: The Realities of Studying and Practicing Medicine
    • Article of the year: What to do if you do not get Undergraduate Medicine?

    • Most helpful member: Stuart has been super helpful to me this and the last few years and I can't thank him enough for that :')
    • Wisest member: LMG! I dunno how recently this was, but I remember LMG! posting something that made me rethink the advice I gave to anybody trying for Med, and my own outlook towards it.
    • Silliest member: pi always provides good banter when he's around! also because e = 3 and pi = 3 soooo e = pi :D
    • Most active member: TBD
    • Most active lurker: Clav ! Come through more often tho I need a good yarn with ya fam
    • Staff member of the year: LMG! The data collation and maintenance, and UCAT coding tho :eek:
    • Newbie of the year: Post ;)
    • Hatboxer of the year: Crow literally makes me laugh so often on group chat, and makes it so hard to leave for the night!
    • Music chat award: I did this by seeing who's introduced me to really good new music this year, and it's gotta be Ruffle ! Shout out to the throwback music on there though! [ Crow Yamster LMG! Post ]
    • Most memorable moment of the year: Honestly Stuart mentioning waterboarding in a sexual context still has me absolutely shook and I need more clarification tbh.:lol:

      Also sometimes I just laugh to myself everytime I think about biom 's typos, so for me that's also some memorable momentS (plural because you just have something wrong with that keyboard I swear :rolleyes: )
    • Nicest member of the year: This is such a tough one tf :( Yamster has been v. v. especially wholesome to me when I'm around <3 , but also Post and Trinhcent and Verdigris y'all are blessed angels :) #holytrinity
    • MSOer of the year: Ruffle vs Yamster vs Crow for me... o_O
    ALSO just thought I'd say I'm very very very thankful for your kind votes :') I like being helpful on MSO, but what I love most about MSO is the good vibes I get when I'm around you guys on hatbox :D HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and to any of you working, pls give yourselves some form of relaxation :cool:
     
  9. GreenGrapes

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    • Post/Article of the year: Anything by Benjamin
    • Most helpful member: A1
    • Wisest member: pi
    • Silliest member: Smelly Boy
    • Most active member: LMG! / A1 - always racing eachother to answer questions first it seems!
    • Nicest member of the year: Ruffle
    • MSOer of the year: LMG!
     
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  10. Perplex

    Perplex Moderator Moderator

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  11. Yamster

    Yamster Dental Moderator DJ May

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    Hi everyone, 2018 has indeed been a big year for us all. It's good to sit back and recognise members which have put the work into making this community the great place that it is, not just from an academic viewpoint but as an overall fun and enjoyable place.

    Yamster's 2018 Award nominations:

    • Post of the year (please provide a quote or link to the post in question):
      Huge props to pi for this one Can "some" mean all/everything?
    • Most helpful member: A1 - need I say more? A1 stands for Amazing1.
    • Wisest member: LMG! - wise not only academically but provides good advice about life in general, whether it be travel related or personal. If I ever go on to be half as wise as LMG, I would have made it in life.
    • Silliest member: Post - yeah, nah. No explanation required.
    • Most active member: Crow - dropping some fire with your knowledge of undergrad/postgrad med admissions. God damned, Crows knowledge bringing all the hopefuls to the yard. Could you teach me?
    • Most active lurker: Stuart, popping into our music chat rooms lurking and then suddenly exiting once we notice that he has joined.
    • Staff member of the year: I'm going to break the rules and mention various nominations for this one thanks to the following staff members: A1, Ruth, frootloop, LMG! - without you guys, I probably wouldn't even be writing this post. Thank you all for your trust, hard work and dedication - words cannot describe the amount of good that you've done for this forum. Crow and Ruffle thank you for joining and just for making the community an overall better place. A year ago you were newbies with no posts but you've ranked up to be some of our most valued members in a matter of months. My last nomination for this category, I'd like to award special mention to a lesser known moderator. Admittedly, It's sometimes hard to remember that you're a staff member and may sometimes be overlooked due to how casual you are but the banter and commentary provided by Perplex makes the hatbox a most enjoyable place - thank you for being the glue that binds us all together and for providing good laughs all round.
    • Newbie of the year (newbie = someone who made their account in the 2017 calendar year): Most definitely mzho12 - thank you for joining and just for making the community an overall better place. You better stay next year once you get an offer! The forum needs more dent people to outweigh this ludicrous imbalance (we'll campaign to get the site changed to medanddentstudentsonline once you're in.)
    • Hatboxer of the year: biom - I've never seen anyone throw as many funny jabs and smart replies than teh legendary biom!
    • Music chat award - Crow - the music playlist is 11/10.
    • Most memorable moment of the year - @sherlock for consuming some goat organ meat.
    • Nicest member of the year - Trinhcent without a doubt. How come one be so nice?!
    • MSOer of the year - member who has been an 'allrounder', who has gone above and beyond in forums, hatbox, profile posts etc. I'd have to say one of our post-grad mods takes it out this year, either Crow or Perplex. Thanks for the good work that you guys contribute both on the forum and on hatbox.
     
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  12. Crow

    Crow Moderator Most Active 2018

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    Ruffle Admissions Helper Moderator

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    Can I put in two nominations for that category pls
     
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    sss324 New Member

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    This is interesting. I didn't know MSO had awards.
     
  15. Dr Dent

    Dr Dent I find your lack of faith disturbing Newbie of the Year 2018

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    LMG! Moderator Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018

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    • Post of the year: A tie between Can "some" mean all/everything? from pi, and 2019 Entry Interview Invites - Collated from Smelly Boy, for bringing the LOLs
    • Article of the year: Otago MBChB - Overview of the Years from academedical
    • Most helpful member: Crow and A1
    • Wisest member: LMG! because 8 hours is all it took :D, even though the person in question thought they'd done a good job. I didn't spend 47 years studying psychology for no reason ;)
    • Silliest member: Sherlock, always. Even when he's not Sherlock. ETA: actually, on second thought, perhaps especially when he's not Sherlock.
    • Most active member: Over the year? Probably me, but more recently? Crow
    • Most active lurker: If they're a true lurker then I'd have no idea who they are... maybe Dr.Potato (I like to think he sits back and just observes the chaos, anyway!)
    • Staff member of the year: Crow. Thank you for joining the Mod Team and for appreciating the fact that "OMG What Next? Failed UMAT and now don't know what to do!!111!!1" is NOT an appropriate thread title
    • Newbie(s) of the year: mzho12, thank you for joining us! Please stay! Also, Ammiecat #probablyrelated
    • Hatboxer of the year: biom, for the thought-provoking links, calming influence, and steady stream of impossible-to-fathom typos
    • Music chat award: Ruffle, for that one time she linked Vera Blue <3 (Post and Yamster get minus votes!)
    • Most memorable moment of the year: That thing that time that person said, you know, about the water boarding... :eek: Also, the creation of BookBox and the MSO Book Club
    • Nicest member of the year: acbard9, thank you for coming back to us!
    • MSOer of the year: Yamster, #zombiemod :D, love you and your Potato Floof!
    Finally, thanks to everyone that's made this year so fabulous! The mixture of information, friendship, banter, and guidance offered here is invaluable, and I appreciate you all.
     
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  17. Logic

    Logic Medical Student Silliest Member 2018

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    rip, when i thought my 19 posts in one day was subtle :p
     
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    Mana Registrar Administrar

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    • Music chat award - Mana for opening a music chat channel
    • Most memorable moment of the year - The Court Trial feat. @Logic and Yamster and Ruffle
    • Nicest member of the year - Ruffle
    • MSOer of the year - Crow. Stellar work, mate - but this was a difficult pick, with LMG! and A1 being close contenders.
     
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  19. frootloop

    frootloop House Surgeon Moderator

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    1) Most helpful member:
    Idk, LMG! probably?

    2) Wisest member:
    frootloop . For sure. (But seriously, rustyedges )

    3) Silliest member:
    Yamster

    4) Most active member:
    Stuart

    5) Most active lurker:
    This is such a confusing section. How would I know if a lurker was active?

    6) Staff member of the year:
    I'm honestly not even sure who's on the mod squad anymore, we've had so many changes this year. I'd say Ruth or rustyedges

    7) Newbie of the year (newbie = someone who made their account in the 2018 calendar year):
    I'm gonna say Post

    8) Hatboxer of the year:
    Stuart . I freely relinquish the crown I've been the pretender to since like 2013

    We've (read: sherlock has) also added following new categories this year:

    9) Nicest member of the year -
    Yamster

    10) MSOer of the year -
    frootloop . Shameless? Yes, yes I am
     
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    Crow Moderator Most Active 2018

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    LAST CHANCE TO VOTE! The 2018 awards thread will be locked at midnight, the mark of the new year. Get your votes in now!

    ETA: All those with “TBD” also need to add in their nominations.
     
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