Weblog Awards

Last year there was a crazy Florida style hanging chads-keep-voting-after-the deadline event pitting Climate Audit and Bad Astronomy and their legions of readers against one another. The judges declared a tie, after being unable to sort out the post deadline voting mess.

This year I hope they will have better quality control.

So here you go, nominate your favorite science blog (or any other blog type you frequent) and we’ll see if the voting goes smoothly, or if adjustments are needed at the end.

Ric Werme points out: Note from the nomination rules:

# The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough…
# Rather than add a “me too” nomination for a site you’re encouraged to use the “+” icon to indicate your preference for nominees. The “+” ratings are one extra piece of information the finalist selection panel can use to help generate the finalist slates in each category.

Have fun.

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23 thoughts on “Weblog Awards

  1. I’ve nominated WUWT.

    Let’s hope this year’s vote is as eventful as last year. The most interesting thing on the blogosphere for a few days.

  2. Note from the nomination rules:

    # The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough…
    # Rather than add a “me too” nomination for a site you’re encouraged to use the “+” icon to indicate your preference for nominees. The “+” ratings are one extra piece of information the finalist selection panel can use to help generate the finalist slates in each category.

  3. Don’t forget to go back and vote for the other nominations. There is a little + mark at the end of each post. You can go back and show your support for nominations that way.

  4. Put you in there–although I’m conflicted about not nominating JunkScience too. Didn’t see any other sites with as many entries. Good luck Anthony.

  5. Last year during this contest I wandered over to Pharyngula and stumbled over the epic Stan Palmer thread. I ended up missing three days of my life and was finally asked to leave by the host. That’s a very tolerant host, folks, and an alert and perceptive commentariat, but it wasn’t I who was the problem in the conversation. That board has the completely unnecessary habit of confounding skepticism about the CO2=AGW paradigm with religious faith. He, and they, have it totally backwards.
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  6. # The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough…
    # Rather than add a “me too” nomination for a site you’re encouraged to use the “+” icon to indicate your preference for nominees. The “+” ratings are one extra piece of information the finalist selection panel can use to help generate the finalist slates in each category.

    We may not be the best at reading instructions but we make up for it with clicking enthusiasm!

  7. “Great. The deniers are already spamming the nominations. That’s just lovely.”

    But why would that bother the warming lobby? One keeps hearing they have a consensus.

    Unless of course they’d like us to believe they’re not doing the same thing. In order to do that I’d have to widen my parameters as to what I find believable. So they’d have to answer this question for me. “If Santa is so fat, how does he get down the chimney?”

  8. Mrs Smokey just got home. I’ll remind her to vote, too. And I’m emailing some other folks I know who visit this site. Can’t hurt. Might help!

  9. We have quite a team fighting the false climate change political movement.
    This year the weblog awards field looks to be shaping up as a contest pitting skeptic against skeptic. Talk of who noticed what act of perfidy first could build rifts which might cause some of us to lose track of the goal.
    I pray that doesn’t happen.

    Let’s remember, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

  10. What has the “Best” site done to steady confidence that they’ve fixed the problem of cyber-vote-fudging last year? It seemed especially ugly with regard to readerships at CA and pharyngulee (pharyngula?).

    My nomination:

    CA = best science
    WUWT = best web

    Regards, Anthony.

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