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  • I propose that Wordie do a word of the year. John, can we do a poll somehow? Also, if enough people are interested, we could put the voting on the front page. We could also do things like comment of the year, thread of the year, list of the year, etc. Then, John could get a special gold star to add to the appropriate pages. Possibly silver, bronze, and nomination stars for others.

    Suggestions for various categories and input on details on how this will work are appreciated. Eventually, we'd start a "X of the Year: 2007" page and take nominations. Some group of us, possibly the league of extrawordy gentlemen, possibly an independent group, possibly John if he wants to, can sift through the nominations and come up with 5 or so to be put onto the poll, which people can vote for at some point in December.

    We should also get John's input to check if this poses any technical challenges on his end.

    November 13, 2007

  • There can only be one winner in any category, and that is raccoonnookkeeper. I have savoured it for as long as 12 hours straight.

    November 13, 2007

  • Oh, I love this idea. It's not too much work technically (I could whip something up, or use something embeddable like micropoll), but I should warn you I think I'll soon be time constrained: Looks like I'm starting a new job soon, details tba once they're finalized. I'll still be doing as much Wordie stuff as I can--I frickin' love working on Wordie, it would kill me to stop--but I'll have to slow down a bit.

    I think the tough part of a Word of the Year selection process would be how to whittle the nominations down to a pollable number. Maybe tags could do the trick -- like anyone can nominate a word by tagging it woty07? And once there's a sufficient number of nominations perhaps the Coed League of Extrawordy Gentlemen could convene and select the finalists?

    November 13, 2007

  • Checking out the LoEG page reminds me--why in tarnation are haversack, waxed paper, epicaricacy, and a dozen other random words all tagged shirt? I mean, I love it, but I'm confused.

    I feel like someone may have explained this before, sorry if I'm asking for a repeat.

    November 13, 2007

  • I think that originally we meant to tag as t-shirt any word or phrase (or even conversation) that might be good merch, John. Don't know how it morphed into "shirt," though.

    November 13, 2007

  • Ah, of course--thanks reesetee. Hm, reminds me, need to think about merch again...

    November 14, 2007

  • Hey, congratulations on the new job--or is it too soon to say that? Don't want to jinx it.

    November 14, 2007

  • Should we vote in December, as seanahan or should we aim for Wordie's first birthday (November 25)? That would be a great day for a press release or blog release, but it might be a rush.

    Should we have different categories of words of the year? I'd suggest at least two, a "real" word and a "madeupical" word. What about a worst word of the year?

    November 14, 2007

  • I originally suggested that we tag things as shirt, since I don't think punctuation in tags is good.

    November 14, 2007

  • If we can get the nominations together by November 25, that would be great. I think it will be hard to get everything together by then.

    November 14, 2007