Issues, Ideas, Suggestions


#1463

This system has two hearts, the old one and now the new red heart emoji. Do we need two heart options?


#1464

And you can choose both. :wink:


#1465

Probably not - we went with the default options plus :roll_eyes: - happy to take sensible suggestions for alternates, I was thinking :face_with_raised_eyebrow: (Colbert emoji)


#1466

This is probably not technically possible but this is how it works on another forum. When you hover over the “like” emoji (heart), all the options are shown and you can select any of them. The responses are then all displayed together.

If we’re limited to the way it works now, there are two options I guess.
a. remove the heart button for likes and everyone needs to use the emoji button for likes or emojis
b. remove the heart option from the emoji list.


#1467

It’s a bit of a kludge, but there are a few developments (by the plugin developer) being proposed to improve usability


#1468

Any chance of the Media Spy Awards making a comeback in 2018?


#1469

Maybe (no promises) - does anyone have the last list of awards?


#1470

I’m gonna need the :thinking: react for Sully’s posts thanks boss.


#1471

Just had a search online, cant find anything :frowning: But im sure the members here could easily put together a new list if the admins were interested?


#1472

Mawk Member of the Year was the big one.


#1473

Why are the Suggested Topics, at the bottom of the forum, now expanded to include details about the thread? Messy.


#1474

it appears its only on mobile - I agree, will investigate over the next few days


#1475

Thanks. It was fine this afternoon but just noticed the change now.


#1476

Here’s some ideas from me - if anyone wants to use these, feel free to add/delete categories as you wish but I’ve tried to come up with at least some competitive ones! :slight_smile:

TELEVISION/STREAMING (excluding News/Current Affairs)

*Best Drama Program
*Best Comedy Program
*Best Reality Program
*Best Factual/Observational Program
*Best Game/Quiz Program
*Best Children’s Program
*Best Mini Series/Telemovie
*Best Movie (could include new cinema release or something good you’ve discovered on TV/streaming this year)
*Worst TV Program all round
*Program you missed most in 2018
*Program you’re most looking forward to in 2019 (could include new or returning shows)
*Best Advertising Campaign
*Worst Advertising Campaign

GENERAL TV AWARDS

*Best FTA Main Channel
*Worst FTA Main Channel
*Best FTA Multichannel
*Worst FTA Multichannel
*Best Pay TV Channel
*Worst Pay TV Channel
*Best TV network overall
*Worst TV network overall
*Best Online Streaming or TV Catch-Up Service (can include free or subscription services)
*Worst Online Streaming or TV Catch-Up Service

*Best Branding/On-Air Presentation
*Worst Branding/On-Air Presentation
*Most Exciting Relaunch
*Most Disappointing Relaunch
*Best Male Personality
*Worst Male Personality
*Best Female Personality
*Worst Female Personality
*Rising Star Award (for personalities who’ve shot into mainstream prominence this year)
*Personality you missed most in 2018 (for those who’ve disappeared from our screens in the past year)

TV NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

*Best News Service
*Worst News Service
*Best Current Affairs Program
*Worst Current Affairs Program
*Best News/Current Affairs Coverage
*Worst News/Current Affairs Coverage
*Best Branding/On-Air Presentation
*Worst Branding/On-Air Presentation
*Most Exciting Relaunch
*Most Disappointing Relaunch
*Best Presenter
*Worst Presenter
*Best Reporter
*Worst Reporter
*Rising Star Award (for presenters/journalists who’ve shot into mainstream prominence this year)
*Personality you missed most in 2018 (for those who’ve disappeared from our screens in the past year)

RADIO

*Best AM Station
*Worst AM Station
*Best FM Station
*Worst FM Station
*Best Digital Station
*Worst Digital Station
*Best Radio Program
*Worst Radio Program
*Best Male Presenter
*Worst Male Presenter
*Best Female Presenter
*Worst Female Presenter
*Rising Star Award (for radio personalities who’ve shot into mainstream prominence this year)
*Personality you missed most in 2018 (for those who’ve disappeared from our airwaves in the past year)

*Best Station/Network Branding (including Promos, IDs, News/Traffic/Weather beds, etc.)
*Worst Station/Network Branding
*Best Radio News Service
*Worst Radio News Service
*Best Radio News Presenter/Journalist
*Worst Radio News Presenter/Journalist

PRINT/ONLINE

*Best Newspaper
*Worst Newspaper
*Best Magazine
*Worst Magazine
*Best Online News Website
*Worst Online News Website
*Best Journalist
*Worst Journalist
*Best Columnist
*Worst Columnist
*Rising Star Award (for print/online journalists or columnists who’ve shot into mainstream prominence this year)
*Journalist/Columnist you missed most in 2018 (for those who’ve ceased publishing in the past year)
*Best News Coverage
*Worst News Coverage
*Best Online/Social Media Presence by an Australian media organisation (one for the traditional outlets and their space on the internet, how they’re connecting with their audience, etc.)
*Worst Online/Social Media Presence by an Australian media organisation

FORUM

*Media event 2018 will be most remembered for
*Media Spy Legend - Basically, media personality most popular amongst the forums. Nominations could include Michael Rowland, Rob Brough, Mike Dalton, Peter Hitchener, Lee Lin Chin, etc.
*Most Memorable Forum Moment of 2018

MEMBER AWARDS

*Best Contributor
*Member most likely to win Nobel Prize
*Forum Leftist
*Forum Rightist
*Most Memorable Member
*Forum Nutbag
*Most Obsessive Member (and their obsession)
*Member you missed most in 2018
*Best New Member
*Media Spy’s Mawk Member of the Year

Since the landscape has changed a fair bit since we last did these in 2013, I’ve tried to make sure that streaming services and other new media companies who’ve shot to prominence in the past half decade can be represented somehow while still retaining a decent amount for the traditional TV, radio & print organisations.


#1477

OK. That should take about 3 days to complete.


#1478

I’ll start working on my acceptance speech


#1479

holy FRICK I thought the awards were about the members and stuff

I remember a few categories

best new member (joined from 1.1.2018)
best contributer

I think a new one should be

mocker of the year
The LukeMovieMan Movie Man Legacy Award
best new talent (in the media)
forum clown


Media Spy Awards Categories
#1480

Cash me ousside


#1481

OK, just give me the cash and I’ll be on my way. Unmarked, non sequential if you please. :wink:


#1482

You sound very well versed in this kind of practice, ECC!