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December 27, 2012 at 4:11 am #606040
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.
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.
–DBPDecember 27, 2012 at 4:30 am #780961December 27, 2012 at 5:48 am #780962December 27, 2012 at 8:48 am #780963
2 Much WhineParticipant
I vote for a series of posts referred to as SWIWS (Some Where In West Seattle). They are always fun.December 27, 2012 at 9:11 am #780964
My fave of 2012 were H’s journal entries on tent city life. I miss those and think about her often.December 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm #780965December 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm #780966
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 humDecember 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm #780967December 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm #780968
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.December 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm #780969
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’ ZiplineDecember 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm #780970December 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm #780971December 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm #780972
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.December 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm #780973
“The Great WSHS Graduation Kerfuffle”
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?December 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm #780974
that was my most eye rolling main page topic for the year. Very close to meanders move to White Center, axis of evil.December 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm #780975
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.December 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm #780976
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!December 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm #780977
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!December 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm #780978
LisaM: “Dog Reunited With Owner”
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.December 30, 2012 at 1:07 am #780979
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.December 30, 2012 at 3:04 am #780980
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.
-TRDecember 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm #780981
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.December 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm #780982
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.December 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm #780983
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 FuriousJanuary 1, 2013 at 2:13 am #780984
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