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  • #606040

    DBP
    Member

    Please tell me your favorite forum topic for 2012. If it’s one that fires my imagination, I’ll create a special graphic for it.

    On December 31st, I’ll compile a list of all the submissions, and then maybe we can have a vote.

    Rulez:

    One submission per person, please! Serious or sad topics are allowed, but I won’t be making any cute graphics to go along with those. Sorry.

    Thank you.

    –DBP

    #780961

    redblack
    Participant

    the hum is back, circa september.

    graphic that one up!

    #780962

    celeste17
    Participant

    Anything to do with MIWS

    #780963

    2 Much Whine
    Participant

    I vote for a series of posts referred to as SWIWS (Some Where In West Seattle). They are always fun.

    #780964

    MercyMoi
    Participant

    My fave of 2012 were H’s journal entries on tent city life. I miss those and think about her often.

    #780965

    miws
    Participant

    I was thinking H’s journal as well.

    (And thanks, Celeste!) *blush*

    Mike

    #780966

    redblack
    Participant

    bump.

    so far:

    2 votes for H’s journal

    1 vote for anything with miws in it

    1 vote for SWIS

    1 vote for the return of the hum

    #780967

    DBP
    Member

    Aw c’mon people. Think harder. You can do it.

    Remember this?

      

     

    #780968

    MercyMoi
    Participant

    Good one, DBP! It’s against the rules to make more than one suggestion but no one else is playing…so how about I tell you another fave and you can ignore it or whatever (depends on how srict the rules are). I often think about the “TJ’s Rant” when someone spotted children left alone in a car in their parking lot.

    #780969

    DBP
    Member

    Fair enough, eminem. Consider it open for repeat nominators. Thus:

    2 votes for H’s journal

    1 vote for miws (as a Blog topic)

    1 vote for SWIWS

    1 vote for Return of the Hum

    1 vote for the TJ’s Children-in-Car Rant

    1 vote for the Lincoln Park ‘Go Ape’ Zipline

    #780970

    JanS
    Participant

    how about the political discussions before the presidential election…?

    #780971

    DBP
    Member

    “2012 Prez. Election”

    Got it.

    #780972

    Gina
    Participant

    Single digits of West Seattle High School seniors unable to concentrate on their studies because graduation ceremonies have been moved from the Seattle Center to West Seattle.

    #780973

    DBP
    Member

    “The Great WSHS Graduation Kerfuffle”

    Got it.

    As an adjunct to that we could have “Local Elementary School Cancels Halloween” — but that was really more of a front-page thing than a forum thing, wasn’t it?

    #780974

    Gina
    Participant

    that was my most eye rolling main page topic for the year. Very close to meanders move to White Center, axis of evil.

    #780975

    redblack
    Participant

    i just want to see someone make the hum into something visual. and not with an oscilloscope. kind of like sauron taking physical form.

    and if we like something better than out initial vote, can we change it? or will you bring the county elections board down on me? or maybe eric holder…

    never mind.

    #780976

    LisaM
    Participant

    My favorites are the ones where we find out a dog has been reunited with it’s owner. I can’t think of one in particular, they all warm my heart!

    #780977

    Pibal
    Participant

    The gift left on a park bench along Harbor Avenue…

    That’s a gift that keeps on giving. We need more of that in this world…

    Happy New Year West Seattleites!

    #780978

    DBP
    Member

    LisaM: “Dog Reunited With Owner”

    Check.

    Yes, there’s a bunch of them. “Jessie” was probably the best, because that pooch was leading us on a wild goose chase for a while.

    Pibal, can you post a link to the gift-on-a-park-bench thread so I can have a look at that?

    redblack, I’ll try to do a Survey Monkey-type survey form for people to do the final vote with. That way lurkers can get involved too. At the present time, we’re just collecting nominations.

    In the meantime, is this the “Sauron” you’re talking about?

    Hey everyone! This is what redblack sees whenever he hears The Hum.

    #780979

    MercyMoi
    Participant

    The gift on the park bench was a main page story. A woman left a gift in honor of her deceased sister and a teenage girl (I believe) found it. It was very heart warming, but sadly not a forum topic.

    #780980

    WSB
    Keymaster

    Reader report: Teen finds ‘mystery gift’ on West Seattle bench

    Interesting thread here. At this point I am only working on one year-in-review story, the “most commented-on stories of the year” (and 85 comments did not put this one in the top 10) but having this one brought up again makes me think I might spend some time fishing around in the archives for a few similar highlights – the stories people send us, that we never would have heard of otherwise. This was a gem. Thanks for remembering.

    -TR

    #780981

    Pibal
    Participant

    Oops. Thanks MercyMoi and TR.

    DBP, the park bench gift was a main page – not a forum – topic so I guess that makes it ineligible for consideration here. Maybe Tracy will find a place for it in the 2012 Year in Review.

    #780982

    DBP
    Member

    Many front-page stories do find their way into the forum section, but I guess the park bench gift wasn’t one of them. More’s the pity.

    You know, I’ve always found this front page/forum dichotomy baffling. I’ve noticed that some folks will get really exercised about a front-page news story, speaking out in the most melodramatic way. But then you never see them following up in the forum section, even when they know how it works. It turns out that, for all their tuff talk, these people never actually wanted to get involved in whatever it was. In fact, they never even wanted to get into a serious discussion about it. They just wanted to shake their fist.

    I give no credence to these types. All sound and fury . . . they signify nothing.

    #780983

    DBP
    Member

    OK, I’ve taken the Survey Monkey survey-building tool for a spin and I’m going to put a link to the survey up later today.

    But first I need to know if you have any more topics you’d like to add. Here’s what we’ve got so far:

    ► The Hum is Back

    ► Lost Dogs Returned to Owners (e.g., “Jessie”)

    ► miws (Mike Stahl)

    ► Somewhere In West Seatte

    ► Go Ape Zipline at Lincoln Park

    ► 2012 Presidential Election

    ► The Journal of H

    ► West Seattle High Graduation Ceremony Kerfuffle

    ► Meanders Moves to White Center

    ► Eric Holder / Operation Fast and Furious

     

     

    #780984

    DBP
    Member

    Here it is . . .

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PF5PPKH

    There are 10 forum topics, and you rank them from most favorite (1) to least favorite (10).

    Estimated time: <2 minutes

    I’ll collect the results and give you a summary report sometime tomorrow.

    Have fun!

     

     

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