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GIA Category Expansion

January 11th, 2007 at 1:26 pm by Darth Citrus

New ASSA this Saturday at 12:00 sharp. :P

As many of you know, EDN’s 3rd annual Golden Item Awards is coming up. The nominations run from Feburary 1st to the middle of March. For the last two years awards have been given in the areas of Most Unique Site, Most Stunning Site, and Most Aspiring site.

However, I’m considering adding up to two more categories to extend the awards to 5. Kind of what the Oscars did when animated films became hot. This being a community site, I’m asking for suggestions on what you guys think should be added. Please note, the awards given relate to the site. So no “Hottest Webmaster” or “Coolest Zelda Fan” suggestions.

So if you have an idea, post it in the comments. If you want your suggestion to be private for some reason, you can always email me at [email protected] You can suggest a category, a “golden item” to use or both. The categories will be revealed Feb 1st when the nominations start. :D

See you on Saturday.

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    I’d like to nominate ZREO. They’ve done some cool things with music.

    Alright lets make this clear. You are NOT here to nominate sites. I’m asking for suggestions for new categories.

    Second, ZREO won the 2004 Golden Deku Nut, they can’t win again.

    Please save your site nominations for February.

    im starting to wonder if two more types exist,ive been thinking for the last half an hour and cant come up with anything :? .

    maybe you could make an award for the site with the most stuff on it:you know,like fan fiction,walkthroughs,news,etc…but besides that I really cant think of anything.I could think of a golden item,exept I dont remember what the ones you already have are :) .

    by the way,what exactly do you count as aspiring? for some reason I just cant seem to think.

    I could very well suggest that we need a Golden Tingle Tuner award… but… I think most of the sites would be absolutely appalled to receive it. XD

    I’m trying to think of a good way to have Most Visually Impressive Site or something like that. Perhaps the Golden Roc’s Feather or something to those ends?

    Hmmm. . . Golden Tingle Tuner. . . oddly enough, I wouldn’t mind receiving that!

    Perhaps an award for Zelda forums? I’ve seen a few somewhat lesser quality sites that have excellent forums. Perhaps the Golden Postman’s Bag (WW) for Best Zelda Forums?

    Yes, Zelda Forums. Let’s face it, RPG’s aren’t going to get near the competition any other way. ;_;

    How about the Golden Rupee Award and Golden Magic Armor Award (the armor being from TWW) and the things they stand for are Best Site Features (GRA) and Best Walkthrough Award (GMAA) What do you think?

    Hmm. Walkthroughs are rather genaric things these days. Though I do like the Tingle Tuner idea. :P

    Forums sound promising. I know alot of people were nominating forums last year.

    How about Most Promising?

    Shadow Ninja Kakashi said:

    by the way,what exactly do you count as aspiring? for some reason I just cant seem to think.

    Most Aspiring pretty much means there is effort and work clearly shown. It means that the site isn’t one of those “flash in the pan” kind of sites.

    The thing is, I think Most Promising would seem too similar to that. :S

    I think you owe it to yourself and all your fans to have a “Best Site Made By Masamune” award.

    But really, maybe two awards: One geared to this year’s “Rookie Site Of The Year” and maybe an award for a classic Zelda site that’s no longer active, but still worthy of award.

    How about the Mudora award, for the site with the best fan-works/fan-activity. So once upon a time it would have been Kasuto.net for the biggest fanworks archive, or Zelda-Infinite for the fan-manga.

    Oh, also the Ooccoo award, which would be for the best fansite in another language :) .

    Perhaps most dedicated webmaster. Like, the person who updates their site with the best articles and does it often. Instead of abandoning the site for all but two months of the year, i.e the gaming showcases.

    aha! I just realized why the heck this is so hard for me! I hardly go to any sites so I dont know what there is to be nominated :P . guess ill just have to think up some things on my own then…how about a most accurate site award? or a most helpful site award.or you could do something different and make the strangest site award…you would finally have a use for that golden tingle tuner :P .

    btw,what are the three current golden items? all I can rember is the deku nut :? .

    I only ever remember the Golden Ocarina as it’s the one I won XD.

    it would be fun to have a big website…

    Hmm, I guess I should have posted the current ones.

    Golden Deku Nut - Awarded to the most unique site
    Golden Bomb Plant - Awarded to the most stunning site
    Golden Ocarina - Awarded to the most unique site.

    Keep in mind these awards are usually awarded to younger sites, leaving older established sites out of the game. So I might consider making one of the new categories geared to older sites.

    Kurama Uchiha said:

    it would be fun to have a big website…

    It’s stressful most of the time, especially when things go wrong.

    But it’s all worth it. ;)

    What does stunning mean, anyways?

    Stunning is pretty much the best looking site of 2007. I rate it according to how nice the site looks, how well the navigation is, and if its unique in anyway.

    Darth Citrus said:

    Alright lets make this clear. You are NOT here to nominate sites. I’m asking for suggestions for new categories.

    Second, ZREO won the 2004 Golden Deku Nut, they can’t win again.

    Please save your site nominations for February.

    Sorry!

    Archaic Sage said:

    Kurama Uchiha said:

    it would be fun to have a big website…

    It’s stressful most of the time, especially when things go wrong.

    i guess it would be. i had a little website once… but it was kinda lame :/

    so those are the three golden items,huh? then how about a golden boomerang :P ? or a golden deku leaf.

    I cant think of many more type of awards though…oh well :? .

    I got one. The Golden Sword (like the one from ALttP) Award for Longest Running, for classical websites.

    did anybody suggest best musical site? im too lazy tired to check :/ .you could make the golden wind waker for that one :P .

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