Potatoes for Christmas - Shurtugal

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by NixHex, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. NixHex

    NixHex If I were gay for a day I'd go all the way ... with guys
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Pokemon Researcheris a Contributor to Smogonis a Battle Server Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,505
    [​IMG]
    Art by elcheeso
    Hello, OU posters.

    Some of you may remember that about a year ago, a few of the moderators wanted to kick some life into Dragonspiral Tower. We created a thread called "Poster of the Month" in which good posters were recognized for their efforts throughout the month. Such users were awarded with a custom title. Some even moved up the ranks: user Pocket, our first PotM, is now an OU moderator, the same tier for which he received the award. Another noteworthy user is Birkal, who became our first Community Contributor ([​IMG]) for starting and maintaining the Dark Horse Project. He now sports 5 little icons under his name and is a super moderator who moderates every forum and participates in the decisions of senior staff ([​IMG],[​IMG]) and the Pokemon Showdown! server ([​IMG]). Oh yeah, he's a pretty nifty artist ([​IMG]) as well! He has obtained all of these little symbols in a time period of almost a year, which is an astounding growth rate!

    Now that DST is in Thread Cryonics (aka Smogon purgatory), Poster of the Month is lost forever. However, I have decided to bring back an equivalent system. I present you, the Poster of the Arbitrary Time Period (PotATp or Potato) award! A month is way too long, causing a ton of competition for little/infrequent award. This time around the posting period will be much shorter, but still somewhat flexible. In OU I envision about one to two weeks. By winning the Potato Award, your name will be featured in this stickied thread for all to see. By winning it multiple times (not necessarily in a row and not too many times), you are eligible for further awards, potentially adding some pixel candy to your post bit.

    What defines a good poster, you may ask? Well, I'll try to break down a list of criteria. Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good idea on how to succeed.

    • Make quality posts. Overall, your posts should be worth reading. Readers of your posts will gain insight about the topic at hand or the metagame in general. You participate in projects and help out in the Simple Questions / Answers thread. Your posts are coherent and to the point. Your posts are mature. I'm not saying you're a statue and you have to be stoic, but there is a place for humor. You know how to use it in moderation.
    • Know and follow the rules. You don't create new threads just to ask a question. You don't flame other users or act like an idiot. You don't whine about banning / unbanning stuff. You check to see if a thread about (insert Pokemon/Item/Move/whatever) has not already been made or is not already active. You don't necro bump posts.
    • Keep out of trouble. You don't have any active infractions.
    If you can follow these simple rules and use your common sense, you are already on your way to being a Potato!


    Award systems like these are soon to be put up in the other Smogon Metagames subforums (Ubers, RU, NU, hopefully more), so if you know several metagames, you can branch out and be a Potato throughout multiple forums.



    Feel free to post any questions here. Know that I am a stubborn man and am not likely to change any of the criteria here so posting suggestions on how to run this is sort of a waste of time.

    Okay, for some further hints, here are examples of the kinds of threads you should be posting in (but don't limit yourself!).

    BW2 General Metagame Discussion


    Counter This Pokemon

    ----> Simple Question / Simple Answer Thread (answer stuff) <----

    OU Team Building

    Creative / Underrated Movesets

    Potato Archive:
    [​IMG]Shurtugal - 12/26/12
    [​IMG] DarkBlazeR - 11/18/12
    [​IMG] Temp V1 - 10/17/12
    [​IMG] ganj4lF - 9/17/12
    [​IMG] alkinesthetase - 9/10/12
    [​IMG] Dark Fallen Angel - 8/30/12
  2. NixHex

    NixHex If I were gay for a day I'd go all the way ... with guys
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Pokemon Researcheris a Contributor to Smogonis a Battle Server Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,505
    After 6 long weeks, the OU moderators have decided on our next potato: Shurtugal! Shurtugal, with the help of CTC and Eclypse, wrote an amazing guide on, simply, how to win. In this guide are step-by-step battle techniques from Team Preview, Risk and Reward, Prediction, Mid-game, and End-game, among many others. The thread was very well received and is a great read for new players. Please welcome a warm round of applause for Shurtugal!
    [​IMG]
    Shitty album, shitty band, but great award!
  3. Dice

    Dice sonder

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,749
    grats shurtugal
  4. Gary2346

    Gary2346 A filthy casual
    is a Community Contributoris a Contributor to Smogon

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,291
    Good job Shurtugal! Well deserved! Your awesome thread deserved you a Potato alone, and your quality posts/RMT rates are just the icing on the cake. Great job!
  5. PK Gaming

    PK Gaming The truth is in my hands
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL Winner
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,142
    Congrats chief, you definitely deserved this.
  6. Dr Ciel

    Dr Ciel

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,135
    Congrats SHurt~~
  7. Alexander.

    Alexander.
    is a Team Rater Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,583
  8. Eclypse

    Eclypse

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    203
    Entirely excellent, Shurt. :] You absolutely deserved the potato with the amount of work you put into the guide. The recognition of your aptitude around the site is well-earned my friend. n_n
  9. ShootingStarmie

    ShootingStarmie
    is an official Team Rateris a Forum Moderatoris a Tiering Contributor
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,197
    Congrats Shurt, you're going places ;)
  10. alexwolf

    alexwolf King of Conquerors
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Contributor to Smogon
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    6,015
    Good job girl!
  11. Asek

    Asek Mirror my malady, Transfer my tragedy
    is a Team Rater Alumnus
    Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    562
    congrats!
  12. Shurtugal

    Shurtugal Intelligence is a curse.
    is a Pre-Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,268
    Ty :D

    I just saw this <3
  13. Jukain

    Jukain literally jesus
    is a Smogon Media Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogon
    Mentor

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,197
    grrrrrreatugal grats!
  14. Electrolyte

    Electrolyte Angel of mercy, how did you find me?
    is a Contributor to Smogonis a Battle Server Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,621
    Nice job Shurt! :D
  15. LilOuOn

    LilOuOn

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    638
    Congrats on the potato again Shurt! c:

    Btw, Nixhex just a little observation, the link you posted to the Ask a simple question, get a simple answer is to the old thread (the closed one).

    Here is the current thread: Simple Questions & Simple Answers & General Resources (OU Edition) MK II

    Nix Edit: Thanks LilOuOn, I missed that while I was updating the old links haha.
  16. ModestGarchomp

    ModestGarchomp

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    congrats shurt and to everybody else who got the potato
  17. ThunderBlunder

    ThunderBlunder

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    466
    Pwrful shurt with potato. GJ buddy :)

    And CTC no one wants to hang with you, :]]
  18. DarkBlazeR

    DarkBlazeR

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    387
    Well done :)
  19. LilOuOn

    LilOuOn

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    638
    Indeed c: Jk haha
  20. Ricky Horror

    Ricky Horror

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    254
    Congratz on the HUGE accomplishment. So proud.
  21. ganj4lF

    ganj4lF Nobody is safe from the power of science!
    is a Team Rater Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    773
    Grats, your guide was awesome. Well deserved!
  22. TaBuu

    TaBuu

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Messages:
    468
    Congrats Shurt :)
    Had to stop myself from callin' you "man" haha
    Your guide was definitely amazing. I'm honestly sticking to that guide like glue as reference when I battle.
  23. Frochtejohgurt

    Frochtejohgurt

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    204
    I read the thread completely and all I can say is top notch work, Shurtugal. A deserving potatoe.
  24. annikour

    annikour

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Congrats!!!!!!!
  25. Subject 18

    Subject 18 Musharna the Baton Pass Counter is here!
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Battle Server Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    773
    Congrats Shurt

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)