When To Quote on CV

Okay, so there are people who don't know when or how to quote properly, some people get bothered by this too much, but it can be pretty irritating to get tagged for no reason. So, let me give you a brief explanation of what I think is proper quoting and what isn't.

When To Quote

So the quote button in Comic Vine is only really uses for 3 things, 1. If you are directly quoting what someone said to talk about a specific statement they made. 2. If you are continuing a conversation thread with more than one person. 3. If you are quoting from an official source.

Type 1:

So basically you can quote something like this:

@Major_hellstorm said:

Bump. I might go through with this real soon.

So when will you get to it?

As you can see, there I am specifically referencing something said by *cough cough* another user, so quoting would make sense and it would be better since it allows me to know what you are talking about from my notification box, because sometimes if you are just tagged you have no idea what the other user is talking about, especially if some time has passed.

You can also use this function when debating around the forums. But remember don't do this quote your opponent's entire argument and just bold your statements or anything like that, it may just be my preference but doing this is so much cleaner.

I believe that Kraven has what it takes to win, can he win if he fights them all at once 4v1? Probably not. But luckily he does not have to, with a 100 feet of distance he has plenty of room to operate, that combined with his poisons that he can use to temporarily take out some of the Turtles and his Hunter mentality and you don't get a straight fight.

Yes, but you forget the Turtles are trained Ninja, they wouldn't allow Kraven to control the fight either.

You get Kraven systematically eliminating them all one at a time, something he did in the past against the X-Men

A young and inexperienced X-Men and he had Blob's help.

As you can see, using segments is better. Just copy paste what you what to respond to one at a time and hit the quote button then put your reply below the quote (make sure your reply is not also in quote mode).

Lastly if you are debating multiple people at once make sure to quote them all and separate their posts.

Type 2:

If you are talking among multiple friends, in a thread where what you are saying is relevant, then you may quote them like so

@Johnnyboi said:
@ranom said:

Pssh. Kraven took on the X-Men, the turtles' numbers won't stop him.

Agreed.

As you can see, this is the one of the only appropriate times to quote

Type 3:

Lastly when you quote from a wiki or a book you can do so like this:

Robert "Bobby" Drake was a mutant who joined the X-Men sub-unit known as the New Mutants. His codename is Iceman. He is believed to be the leader of the New Mutants. He is shown to be carefree and fun loving, although very caring of his friends.[citation needed]

He is one of the most shown New Mutants, along with Amara Aquilla. He is shown to be close friends with almost all of the New Mutants and with Kitty Pryde. He was one of the few New Mutants to go on an official Mission. He is believed to be bad at Science for he is one of the students who went with Beaston an extra credit field trip to the Redwood forest. Even though he doesn't appear to be, he is very level headed in a panic and thinks of others first.

Marvel Wiki

Remember to use the credit button.

When Not To Quote:

  • When you aren't quoting a statement directly.
  • When someone not part of your conversation is part of the tag (just delete the tag, it is super easy).
  • When the original text is already so over quoted that it is unreadable, start a new chain please.

And here is when to never quote

  • Never quote a bunch of scans, especially non-spoiler blocked ones. It slows down the page.
  • Never quote a callout list unless it is important. A bunch of users will get tagged for likely no reason.
  • Never quote when you are specifically told not to quote.
  • Never start a chain of quotes without removing any and all users not part of the conversation (you think you may not do this vets, but you do, I get tagged by this a lot).

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Top 5 Most Prevalent Worst Kinds of Voters/Votes

So I did this a while back, and recently I have been thinking about things I don't like about votes. This will only be votes that happen often, so obvious occasional bad votes won't be part. Also this is just my opinion, I am no voting guru myself. Anyway, here are the top 5 types of votes that irritate me when I see them.

1. Character Fanboy/Hater Votes

You can just tell when someone did not read the debate when their "vote" is actually more of an argument as to why their favorite character should have won or if the character they hate should have lost. There are also the ones that only read half of the debate, the half of the debate that confirms their bias and their vote is basically just them agreeing with that debater without acknowledging any counters the other debater made. These kind of people also tend to spew more insults, often uncalled for.

Bottom Line: You're either a troll, an alt of one of the debaters or someone new. If you are the first two, you can leave, no one needs you. If you are the third one then immerse yourself in CV culture before voting at all, learn how to vote from others and learn what a good CaV is.

2. Debater Fan/Hater Votes

Basically this is when you try to find a reason why you are voting for the user you are friends with. There are actually two types of people like this 1. The subconscious type (and I am sad to say I do this sometimes) and 2. the conscious type. The subconscious type, is pretty hard to spot since the user affected by this wants to be fair, but you can tell that their vote is a tad bit tainted, perhaps they focus more on the user they are friends with more, perhaps they vote for the user they are friends with when the debate is a tie or perhaps they just piggie back on a vote that they see voting for their friend. This normally isn't a big deal but it makes debating well liked people or older users, really hard because you will have to fight the subconscious bias of the voters. It also makes CaVs that should be close, one sided.

Asides from that there are people who do it consciously, with their whole post just praising one user or hating on one user. This is more rare because most of the time it ends up being an alt that voted, but it does happen sometimes.

Bottom Line: Like I said, I can relate. I kinda feel obligated to vote for the person who tagged me and I subconsciously think that the user I respect is better than his opponent, especially when the debate is close and I am choosing who won in the end. The best way to combat this is to know that a logical vote helps the user you like more than a biased one and reading the debate twice really helps. If you are a hater however, just avoid the person you hate, there is a block button you can use. You are the reason people are saying CaVs are a popularity contest, fix it.

3. Non-Reader Votes

There are two types of non-readers, 1. the guy who just quotes the vote they think is reasonable without reading the debate. 2. The person who just wings it, saying super general things like "person B had better counters and person A's format was made". Both types are super annoying because you can never know if your voter is just lazy and made general statements or quoted (which I do sometimes, sorry I am lazy) or if the voter just plain didn't read anything. I put this at 3 cause it is more rare than a fan debater voter (which IMO might be the most common one since it is subconscious and no one can say if they are or aren't).

Bottom Line: No one is desperate for your vote so you don't have to, and often there is more than enough time for you to actually read the debate. Stop being lazy.

4. Water Voters

These people get convinced easily by hype, aggressiveness or confidence. So if I said "your team has no chance, we win in every possibility and every scenario. We over power you, out match you. Simple as that" Instead of "I believe that I have proven that my team should be able to pull a win against yours." then some people will flock to me just because I sound more confident in what I say despite me using the exact same feats. Now in terms of debaters, this is actually a debating technique that is 100% okay to use, you can trip your opponent up with aggressiveness, try to make it look like you are stronger than you are without really claiming anything etc. that is fine. But for voters, your have to look at the feats and arguments above the hype words, because hype words are just fluff, you can give a user props for being convincing but IMO don't base your vote around this.

Bandwagon voters also fall in this category, voters who think "Hmm, this guy has 3 votes, guess that means he is a winner so I will vote for him too." again, this can happen subconsciously.

Bottom Line: I sometimes try to make it seem like I have a huge advantage when my opponent gives me a little one, because I am trying to sell my argument to the audience. So to combat this, judge the arguments and make your judgement solely based on that and don't care about the other voters or how good one of the debaters thinks he is.

5. Lazy Boys

People who say T4V and never vote, people who quote other votes more often than they make their own, people who are so general they look like a non-reader, people who browse debates instead of reading, people who just tag who they think wins with no reasoning. I am willing to bet that you have done one of these things before (that or you haven't voted more than once), yes a majority of us have done this once or twice. I know because I am Mr. Lazy. Now there isn't anything inherently wrong with lazy voting, since you are usually doing the debaters a favor (since finding votes is hard these days) while getting nothing in return, but come on at least give feedback, it helps the debaters improve and makes you look that much more credible.

Bottom Line: Just only vote when you have the time and energy. Asides from that, I don't know. Help me.

How To Vote:

Now this would be the proper way to vote (at least as far as I have seen).

  1. Tag the user you are voting for or both debaters.
  2. Provide reasoning as to way you are voting that way and try not to focus on one user only. Also if you say Person A debated better, be specific, how did he do better? Which arguments convinced you?
  3. Feedback. Outside the debate, give your thoughts on general performance and how the debaters can improve. No, you don't have to be HoF level to do this, if you are a noob and you gave me logical advice, I would appreciate it.

Some people give ratings in the end or grades, some people analyze the debate post by post or section by section, but you do not have to do that. It would be great if you did, but you are not obligated to do that in order to have a good vote.

There are other types of votes that irk me (like troll votes) but these are the most common ones that do. I hop that this awakens some of you people into thinking "Wait? Do I do this?" because 6/10 times you probably do. Also for transparency reasons, I want to say that I am not referencing a specific person or a specific debate I had, if you think I am then maybe its because this speaks to you. Anyway, that was all from me, what are your thoughts on the matter? Which kinds of votes do you dislike?

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Idea Testing: HoF Jr

So basically I had an idea that I told to @wyldsong about a HoF for new users, just to congratulate some of the stand out new guys on the block (since we get so many bad apples). We talked for a bit and thought of these conditions:

  • To be eligible to enter the HoF Jr you must have been on CV for under a year (since you started seriously debating).
  • Standard HoF rules apply (no banned users or trolls can be voted in, no voting someone twice, no bad mouthing, etc.)
  • To vote you must have 1 year CV experience or more.
  • No nomination processes as there aren't as much people to get voted in.
  • Depending on popularity this will happen every 6 months or every year.
  • Only 3 users can be voted every edition.
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My CaVs List

CaVs

  1. Me using Sabretooth vs Aurelion using Kirei. (Win 3-1)
  2. Me (Terrax) and Foxerdes (Sinestro) vs. EmperorThanos (Ronan) and Yarva (Etrigan). (Unofficially cancled by Yarva)
  3. Me vs Aurelion again in a high street tourney. (Win 2-0)
  4. Me using Thragg and Brutaal vs SupremeGeneration using his flagship Iron Man and Hulk. (Cancled by SupremeGeneration)
  5. Me vs Multiversity in the second round of a high street tourney. (Won via forfeit)
  6. Me using Aang vs ANTHP using his team of water benders. (Unofficially cancled by ANTHP)
  7. Me using Injutice Supes vs KrleAvenger using N52 Supes. (Lose, 0-6)
  8. Me vs Arkbound in the same high street tourney. The semi finals. (Won via forfeit)
  9. Me (Composite Captain Marvel) and Foxerdes (Atrocitus) vs KrleAvenger (Silver Surfer) and Multiverity (Sersi). In a doubles high tier tournament. (Unofficially cancled by Foxerdes)
  10. Me vs HigorM vs Blackestnight. The finals. (Lose, 0-5-2)
  11. Me using Hit-Girl vs. The Red Viper using the Hound. (Lose, 3-8)
  12. Me vs. Revan (Necronn) in the first round of another Ultimate Street tournament. (Won via forfeit)
  13. Me using Thragg vs. EmperorThanos using OPM character, Boros. (Lose, 0-5)
  14. Me using Doc Ock vs. Mial42 using Avatar Wan. (Win 3-0)
  15. Me vs Arkbound in an Ultimate Street tournament. (Lose 0-2)
  16. Me using the Mandarin vs. SFW using Mothra. (Lose 1-4)
  17. Me vs. God Vulcan in a high tier tournament. (Won via forfeit)
  18. Satan (JustSomeRandomKid) V.S. Shazam (Me). (Win 3-0)
  19. Me using Scorpion V.S. Valor175 using Booker Dewitt. (Unofficially canceled by Valor 175)
  20. High Tier Tourney RD2: Sovereign91001 vs Major_hellstorm. (Won via forfeit)
  21. Me (finally) using the Shocker vs. Tai Lung (Foxerdes). Became Loki vs Malekith. (Probably dead)
  22. Me and General Grievous and (Valor 175) Korosensei V.S. Saber (Jardinain2) and Midnighter (Shirso). (Unofficially canceled by Valor 175)
  23. Grab-your-best-friend Tournament Round 1: Lubub55 and High_Noon vs Major Hellstorm and Shirso. (Unofficially canceled by Lubub55 and High Noon)
  24. High Tier Tourney RD3: Major_hellstorm vs Mr_ingenuity(Open for votes). (Lose)
  25. Street PYP 5.0: Boschepg vs Major Helstorm. (Win 3-0)
  26. Me using Terrax V.S. Queen Marceline using Master Roshi. (Unoficially Canceled by Queen Marceline)
  27. Me using Avatar Korra against Cor Tsar using Mario. (Won via concession)
  28. Me, on what should be the last CaV I will start in a while, using YJ Superboy against Shirso using Luther Strode. (Win 3-0)
  29. MM Mid Tier Tourney: beatboks1 vs Major_Hellstorm. (Canceled)
  30. 2017 High Tier PYP 2nd Edition RD2: Emperorthanos vs Major_Hellstorm. (Lose, 1-3)
  31. Me against DarthJHawk in a mid tier comic vs manga CaV. (Lose, 0-1)
  32. Street PYP 5.0 Deathhero61 vs Major Hellstorm. (Lose 0-2)
  33. Me and BlackSpidey2099 using Ult Green Goblin and Spidey against Watcher5000 and Valor 175 with a manga team. (Lose, 2-3)
  34. Street PYP 6.0 R1: MajorHellstorm vs Causeimbatman. (Win 1-0)
  35. Me using DCEU Doomsday against Streak using Meruem. (Win 4-1)
  36. Me using Midnighter against Jlone using Gamora. (Ending)
  37. Me using Backlash against GV using Gang. (Cancelled by GV)
  38. Street PYP 6.0 R1: The Red Viper vs Major Hellstrom. (Lose 0-3)
  39. Me using White Canary against All Father using Achilles. (Canceled by All Father)
  40. Me and Trust This using Pride and Deathstroke against DJH and CauseImBatman using Black Panther and Batman. (Ongoing)
  41. Me using Kraven vs Shaolin Cowboy used by Owie. (Voting, 0-1-0)
  42. Street Vs Mid Tourney RD 1: Major_Hellstorm vs Revan2424. (Canceled)
  43. Machine Man (Me) against Yokai, Hiro and Baymax. (Win 1-0)
  44. Me using Haunt against SMX using Baoh. (Ongoing)
  45. City Street-Block's Gambler R1: juiceboks vs king_hellstorm. (Unofficially canceled by Juiceboks)
  46. 2018 High Tier PYP 1st Edition RD1: Causeimbatman vs King_hellstorm. (Ongoing).
  47. Injustice Superman (me) V.S. Skaar (EmperorThanos). (Ongoing).
  48. Comic Vine Forums Battles Quick Debate Street R1: King Hellstorm vs Chimeroid. (Lose, 0-3)
  49. Me using WM against DJH using IF against Watcher using Yang in a Three For All. (Ongoing)
  50. Me using Ironhide against CitizenSentry using Iron Man (Win 2-1)
  51. 2018 High Tier PYP 1st Edition RD2: King_hellstorm vs Chimeroid (Win, 4-1)
  52. 2018 Mid Tier PYP RD1: Major Hellstrom vs. Chromtheexalt (Won via forfeiture)
  53. Me using Fox Mr Fantastic vs KoL using MCU Thor (Tied, 2-2)
  54. 2018 Gothic/Steampunk PYP RD1: Major_Hellstorm vs Gearsecond659 (Win, 5-2)
  55. Me using B'wanna Beast vs Tooru Mutsuki (KingCrimson) (Ongoing)
  56. CaV: Major Hellstrom (Backlash) vs. Gearsecond (DCAU Damian Wayne and YJ Arsenal) (Win by concession)
  57. Me using DCEU Batman against MCU Crossbones iin Amcu's first CaV (Voting, 3-0)
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Top 5 Things That I Dislike Seeing In a CaV

This is the to 5 things I dislike seeing in a CaV, if I see a CaV with these things I am less likely to vote or read through it (if I am in a match with it I will be less motivated to complete it). Before you go try and check which of my debates are like this, I will have you know that I respect every person I CaV'd against. Also this is just my opinion, I know some people who like seeing these things.

1. When One of the Debaters Thinks They Are Superior To the Point of Insult

Whether it is due to having a better win/loss ratio, having more post, thinking your posts are better or simply having a big ego, some people just decide to insult their opponents inside the CaV thread without the other person doing anything wrong, sometimes these people even insult the other person's arguments or voters, this just gets on my nerves, when I read debates like these I can't help but think who the heck does this guy think he is? Now there are some cases where this is justified, like when your opponent truly is lacking effort/thought, but honestly when you start insulting your opponent you lose all justification and just look like a jerk. Have some patience and maybe try to help your opponent.

2. Troll CaVs

I don't mean the joke debates, I mean troll debates where there is no real arguments posted or when one character intentionally stomps the other. Just no.

3. When Both Sides High/Low Ball

It is basically a waste of time to vote in debates like these, plain and simple. I know it can be tempting to high/lowball your/their character if you see your opponent do it, but you will get more points in my vote if you just prove tat they are high/lowballing then if you do it yourself.

4. When Someone Complains About Their Opponent Taking Long to Post Despite That Not Being the Case

For example you take 3 days to make a post but your opponent takes a week, so you start complaining. For me as long as your opponent says when he can make a post and does not take longer than a month (unless both sides agree that they can take that long), it should be fine. Yes it can be hard waiting for an opponent, you can get impatient and anxious but your opponent is a person who either has work or school and a whole load of over responsibilities not to mention other hobbies. I will say that it is fair that you worry if your opponent isn't online on the Vine anymore but I am mainly talking about debates where both sides are still fairly active.

5. CaVs That Are Really Really Long But Are Not Amazing

When a CaV lasts 5 posts each and each post has 1,000+ words in it and there is nothing mind blowing or thrilling about the debate I just space out when reading it. This happens more often in messy multi user CaVs. Just try to use fewer words and focus on one topic at a time.

Honourable Mentions

  • Messy threads due to $hit posting.
  • Troll viewers.
  • CaVs where someone drops mid match for no good reason but is still around.
  • CaVs where grammar is thrown out the window (I don't have great grammar so I don't expect people to be perfect but at least be readable).

There are a few more but those are the ones I wanted to mention.

Also, I just want to note that I don't dislike heated debates, as long as both sides are at the same level of intensity and are respectful enough.

Well that was my list, what are somethings you don't like seeing in debates?

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The Community's Finest: Second Issue.

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So Loki apparently deleted last issue and the Turtle slowed me down, delaying this issue, sorry for that. But do not fear we (might) post more on time the next time around.

The Community's Finest

Best Blogs

1-3. First, second and third we have ImpurestCheese with her guide to animals.SHe has entires on the Spanish Fly, Bedford Worm and Leatherback Turtle I follow her blog and read it as soon as it comes out so I can tell you that all 3 of these blogs are very informational.

4. Next we have a Hector Hammond Respect Thread by EmperorThanos. This is not the type of RT that is just a collection of scans, this is an RT that took work and effort to make, seriously nice job.

Best Threads

1. We have the "Your Favorite [Street-level] Bullet timing feat" up first, here you can see other Viner's favourite street level bullet timing feats and share your own.

2. We also have a CBM hero popularity contest. I always like me a good popularity contest cause they are always fun.

3. We have the latest Create a Character Contest, and it is in voting. There are two stories to choose from and both are good, but ImpurestCheese is winning the votes currently.

4. Over at the artist show off forum we have a Costume Contest, sadly the voting season has ended but you can still see good art by the CV community and a new contest will be up shortly.

5. Lastly we have a thread asking which president do you think is the worst one in history. There are a lot of different opinions there and while the thread mostly focuses on American presidents it is still a good place to have discussions about the topic, especially if you're into history.

Best Battles

1. Here is a popular SW battle between Darth Vader and the team of Savage Opress and Asajj Ventress.

2. Next we have the HoF High Tier of the Week between Heirtothekingdom vs Beatboks1, so far the votes are close and the arguments made are interesting.

3. Finally we have Odin Force Thor vs Amazo, an interesting match with interesting answers.

Best Fan Fiction

1. I am not really into fan fic so I picked out one of the more popular ones and it was pretty good, it is called Marvel Mayhem: Daredevil: The Silent Streets by ImpurestCheese.

Best Debates

1. First up a CaV by TCF's very own StaticSpeedster in Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin (StaticSpeedster) V.S. Batman ad Robin (Batman3000), so far it is going slowly but the quality of the posts is high.

2. Next we have MCU Captain America vs Hellboy, a good debate so far and an interesting match.

3. If you are an AtLA or LoK fan I am sure you will enjoy this match (CaV: Zuko (Deathhero61) and Lin Beifong (ANTHP2000) vs Korra (Mial42) and Kuvira (Foxerdes)).

4. Normally we only have three entries in this section but Jash and Nickzambuto are going at it using their flagships and I am sure everyone would like to see that (if it finishes at least :P). Here is the link Challenge A Viner: Jashro44 (Spider-man) vs Nickzambuto (Solid Snake).

Miscellaneous

1. There was also the Scenario of the Month which is to my knowledge, the first ever project of it's kind that the BotW team did. I am in it and it is pretty cool (a little slowly but cool).

2. We also have a new tourney by SFW where you can only use obscure characters, definitely one I will be following.......but it got canceled so here's Morleericks' live action horror tourney instead.

3. At third we have the most recent addition to TDD's newest series called Feat vs. Feat, this week Iron Man and Luffy's feats square off. The most current one is Black Panther's feat vs Iron Fist's feat here.

CV Times

Static said that he will post it separately in this thread due to length.

Also CitizenSurfer and Flash1812 said that they would like to help us make these. Hopefully they stuck around cause I am not very good at this "on time" thing. Also we will be switching up our style a little so stay tuned for that.

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This idea was suggested by @the_red_viper, here I will put in nerdy riddles for you to solve, the first one who gets the right answer get a shout out next issue (if this gets popular enough, I will even put in a leaderboard). And yes, I will keep this intro here for the time being

This was TRV's idea, and this riddle fun fact, was also his creation (he sent me a few and I picked this one). See if you can guess which story it is in the riddle )yes a copied most of this portion but it is still true, lol).

"Many years ago, a powerful empire put me in chains, and took joy in watching my blood and my pains. But today their swords and arrows would not have harmed me with such ease, and I am confident that I could have easily brought it to its knees. Who am I?"

I was not able to get this one but maybe you guys will.

The Community's Finest, Secret Issue

This is what was meant to be the second issue but we skipped it so here it is (take that Loki!).

The Community's Finest

Best Blogs

1.Shego Respect Thread nominated by Foxerdes.

2. Sunset Shimmer Respect Thread made and nominated by Foxerdes/Watcher

3. Spectacular Spider-Man Respect Thread nominated by Foxerdes.

4. CW Arsenal Respect thread

5. Nul > Green Scar: Respect the deified Hulk nominated by AsgardianBrony, this is not here for the blog itself but the arguements below it.

6. Impurest's Guide to Animals #174 - Portia labiata Nominated by Ms Lola.

7. Impurest's Guide to Animals #175 - Orange Legged Centipede Nominated by Ms Lola.

Best Threads

1. VOTING: Costume Contest 123-Nightwing Nominated by Ms-Lola/GunMetalGrey

2. Should all public colleges and universities be tuition-free? Nominated by Ms-Lola.

3. Who's your favorite Female X-men in comics ? Nominated by Ms-Lola.

3. Scenario of the Month: Phase 2

4. Create a Character Contest #061 - Small Contest

5. CaV of the Month Voting

Best Battles

1. HoF Team of the Week

2. CW Flash vs. Fox Quicksilver in a race

3. The Worthy vs the Phoenix 5

Best Fan Fiction

1. Fic-O-Pedia: Fics of May, 2017 (I don't read fan fic on the Vine so here is a link to them all).

Best Debates

1. Jace (Banthabot) vs.Eragon (The Red Viper)

2. Karate Kid vs. DBZ Earthlings

3. CaV: Bolin (DeathHero61) vs Zaheer (Mial42) Open for Votes!

Miscellaneous

1. Corporate Wars PYP Tourney Sign Ups

2. CCC Scenario: Eldritch Uprising

3. Krleavenger's Flash: The Return of Barry Allen #1 - Volume 1: The Return of Barry Allen review

4. Costume Contest #124: Gambit

CV Times

Black Cat/Silver Sable movie announced.

Wonder Woman came out (and it was great).

SupremeGeneration from the Daily Debater will leave the Vine.

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Community's Finest: First Issue

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Hello everyone, welcome to the first issue of The Community's Finest or TCF, where you vote for every thread, blog, battle and more that the you think is finest. Since this is the first issue I had to skip nominations for some since not many people votes, but I hope that will change soon. This issue's date is April 18 to May 19 (the cutoff point for entry was May 15). Make sure to keep a lookout for the next issue!

Best Blogs

  1. The first blog was recommended by @foxerdes and made by @lubub55, it is a detailed respect thread for the one and only Oliver Queen AKA the Green Arrow. It's great and interesting read that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the Green Arrow. Check it out here: Green Arrow (Post-Crisis) Respect Thread
  2. For the next one we got a non comic book related blog which was recommended by @ms-lola. The blog was made by Impurest. And if you aren't familiar with it, it's a series of blogs about animals. I unfailingly read her guides but this one is particularly interesting as it is about the Hammerhead shark family.
  3. Third we have an interesting blog by @asgardianbrony where he talks about his beliefs about Omnipotence. It was short but well done, thought provoking and overall a great read. We surely must have more of these sort of blogs around the site.
  4. Here we have a great respect thread by @krleavenger on Injustice Hal Jordan. As a huge Injustice fan, I must say it is very comprehensive. Better read up Injustice fans!
  5. Next we have a respect thread by @thesuperor on CW Prometheus, it is very engaging, detailed and organized. It is overall a good read if you're interested. Also before you ask, even thread RTs count as blogs as long as the OP is the one making the RT.
  6. And lastly we have another respect thread from @thesuperor on CW Weather Wizard, it's short one but it's still a good read.

Best Threads

  1. This first thread was recommended by Foxerdes and created by Lubub55. It's a Comic Vine roast thread, yes a roast thread, here you can call someone out for their faults or just joke around long as they give their consent to you. It seems pretty fun and this is a great way to test your wit!
  2. Second, we have a popularity thread by RIKR2, this is the 5th one in his series and aims to see which comic book character Comic Vine likes the most.
  3. We have a new series by NWO, where he creates scenarios and you vote for which hero from the ones listed is best to solve them. It it a pleasant twist to the popularity contests on the Vine and has only just started but it looks like it could be some fun. Check the thread out here.
  4. Then we have a thread recommended by TRV and created by Zetsumoto, here you try to create your own endless team to try to beat Zetsumoto's, it is pretty interesting and more team ideas would be cool. Here is a link to the thread.
  5. Lastly we have another recommendation by TRV, this time created by Nathaniel_Adam. It is called the CAV of the Month, an interesting and promising idea.

Best Battles

  1. First up is the current BotW, between Zealot and Gorgon, two amazingly skilled superhuman swordsmen. There is good discussion going on and votes are still open.
  2. Secondly, we have a great match up of super soldiers, it's Solid Snake vs Deathstroke. There is plenty of good arguments, debate and discussion to be had in the thread and there is plenty of good ones already. Reading through it I learned a bit about both characters, great thread.
  3. Lastly, we have the BotD #3, Sentry vs Gladiator. It is a good matchup and is the most popular BotD to date.

Best Fanfiction

  1. First up is a story by TommytheHitman recommended by ImpurestCheese called Marvel Knights: The Vengeance of Moon Knight . It is quite good and fun, and I look forward to the upcoming issues.
  2. Next we have the current CCC voting thread where many good space horror themed stories compete to win the honour of being the host of the next CCC. Voting ends in a few days so you should check it out quick.

Best Debates

Miscellaneous

  1. For this issue's first and only entry, we have @lunacyde's Gaslight scenario. It is a fun and interesting idea, filled with exciting missions and assassinations, with veteran roleplayers competing with one another. As a player I would say that it is really amusing and that you should join. Even though it has already begun, the game has only just started and new mercs are still welcome to join. Or, if you just want a taste of the action, you can go ahead and check out Zetsumoto's debate against Erik and his team of 7 assassins right here.
  2. As I said the other slots are empty this issue, I don't go to other forums or check lists out that often so I apologize for that. If you think something should be in here next time please do nominate the thread.

Advertisements

  1. For this issue's advertisement, we have Xerolot's new Battle Forum series called Let's Analyze, it is like a well researched Death Battle without all the fancy animation. For the first edition Xerolot analyzed a fight between DCEU Supes and Lord Tirek, and for me it was a good read. It didn't get enough much attention but hopefully next time around it will.
  2. Also, I would like to advertise the CCG's introductory thread, here you will learn about this series, our other series called The Vine and the CGG as a whole.

CV Times

For this issue we have Injustice 2's launch trailer release (and the game's ending), a new event in DC comics called Doomsday Clock and a new trailer for a new series called The Gifted. There were also new Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Thor movie trailers, all of which were amazing, and I have high hopes for them all. Lastly as a last minute edit, CW reveals a new Black Lightning series trailer.

In terms of what's happened in comics (like the new Secret Empire arc), I recommend these videos, here Comicstorian spoils what happened the past 2 weeks. This is for Marvel 1 and 2, and this is for DC 1 and 2 (just got the latest ones, DC is a week behind). As for CV news, The Daily Debater sums it up pretty well every week, but if you just want the biggest news, then here is a link to HTTK's newest Battle Forums series called the Battle of the Day.

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This idea was suggested by @the_red_viper, here I will put in nerdy riddles for you to solve, the first one who gets the right answer get a shout out next issue (if this gets popular enough, I will even put in a leaderboard). And yes, I will keep this intro here for the time being

This was TRV's idea, and this riddle fun fact, was also his creation (he sent me a few and I picked this one). See if you can guess which story it is in the riddle.

"A masked hero who is strong at noon, and even stronger under the moon. Now take away his moon even though it's a bummer, and join what is left with what comes at the end of summer. A classic story will be made of this mess, which is very long but great nonetheless. What is the story?"

Credits: I'd like to thank to RocketRaccoonThingy for editting and proofreading, the CCG and RazzaTazz for the idea, the Red Viper for helping me create the Community Riddle and coming up with names and everyone who nominated a thread.

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The Community. Suggestion/Intro thread

Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to The Community, a bi-monthy series showcasing the best blogs, threads, fan fics, battles, debates and more of the past 2 weeks. This will be like the Community Spolight (that's where the name comes from) but this time it will be managed by me with help from the Content Creator's Group, it will have an updated format and focus to make it fit more with the modern Vine.

So here's how things will go, every other Thursday of the month twice a month (that's UHT +8) I will make a nomination thread for The Community, nominations will last 3 days, then on Saturday (again twice a month) I post the result, 2 weks later we repeat the process. Rinse repeat.

Standard threads will look something like this (Note: It won't all be in bold)

The Community (Issue #)

(Introduction) (Date)

Best Blogs

This will be where the blogs and reviews Viners make go, it can be about anything as long as people nominate it.

  1. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Threads

This is for the best threads in general. In any forum (RPG, Off Topic, Artist Show-Off, even the Bug Reporting thread) except for the battles forum, it can be in here for anything as long as people nominate it.

  1. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Battles

This is specifically for battle threads and polls only, since it is our most popular forum.

  1. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Fanfiction

This is for the best fanfiction from the fanfiction forum in CV.

  1. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Debates

This will mostly be for CaVs and tournament rounds.

  1. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Miscellaneous

This section is for things that don't fit in the other categories, such as lists, wiki pages, forum games etc.

  1. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

User of Month

This happens only once a month (every other issue) where one user will be named, the user if the month. This person can be chosen for any reason and can come from any CV forum.

(User name, desciption and list of achievements)

The Community Riddle

This idea was suggested by The Red Viper, here I will put in nerdy riddles for you to solve, the first one who gets the right answer get a shout out next issue (if this gets popular enough, I will even put in a leaderboard).

(Username of the person who got last week's riddle)

(Riddle)

Rules:

There are only 3 rules to eligable for a thread/user to be on here.

  1. The thread/blog/user isn't locked/banned.
  2. You have to get nominated at least three times (if there are more than 5 threads with 3 nominations, only the top 5 get in), or be a pinned thread like the BotW or the CCC.
  3. The thread/blog must have been made within the two weeks before the nomination thread was posted.

As for voting you can nominate as much as you want for any category, just make sure you actually think the thread is worthy of praise, please no troll threads or trolling.

Feedback Questions For You

  1. Do you like the idea?
  2. Are you okay with the name?
  3. If not suggestions would be nice. Right now we have The Best of the Vine and CV's Finest as name choices.
  4. What should I change to improve the idea?

You can also just tell me your thoughts and ideas in general or you can ask me any question about this topic as well. If things go well, this will start this week.

We wanted to bring this back because when the original Community Spotlight ended many wanted it back, so I hope that those people will be supporting this project as well. Credits to @razzatazz for the original idea.

(Posting this at the around the forums to show the most people, but The Community threads will be posted in General Discussion).

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The Community. Suggestion/Intro thread

Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to The Community, a bi-monthy series showcasing the best blogs, threads, fan fics, battles, debates and more of the past 2 weeks. This will be like the Community Spolight (that's where the name comes from) but this time it will be managed by me with help from the Content Creator's Group, it will have an updated format and focus to make it fit more with the modern Vine.

So here's how things will go, every other Thursday of the month twice a month (that's UHT +8) I will make a nomination thread for The Community, nominations will last 3 days, then on Saturday (again twice a month) I post the result, 2 weks later we repeat the process. Rinse repeat.

Standard threads will look something like this (Note: It won't all be in bold)

The Community (Issue #)

(Introduction) (Date)

Best Blogs

This will be where the blogs and reviews Viners make go, it can be about anything as long as people nominate it.

  1. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Threads (In Any Forum)

This is for the best threads in general. In any forum (RPG, Off Topic, Artist Show-Off, even the Bug Reporting thread) except for the battles forum, it can be in here for anything as long as people nominate it.

  1. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Battles

This is specifically for battle threads and polls only, since it is our most popular forum.

  1. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Fanfiction

This is for the best fanfiction from the fanfiction forum in CV.

  1. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Debates

This will mostly be for CaVs and tournament rounds.

  1. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Miscellaneous

This section is for things that don't fit in the other categories, such as lists, wiki pages, forum games etc.

  1. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

User of Month

This happens only once a month (every other issue) where one user will be named, the user if the month. This person can be chosen for any reason (please not a troll though) and can come from any CV forum.

(User name, desciption and list of achievements)

The Community Riddle

This is the idea od The Red Viper, here I will put in nerdy riddles for you to solve, the first one who gets the right answer get a shout out next issue (if this gets popular enough, I will even put in a leaderboard).

(Username of the person who hot last week's riddle)

(Riddle)

Rules:

There are only 3 rules to eligable for a thread/user to be on here.

  1. The thread/blog/user isn't locked/banned.
  2. You have to get nominated at least three times (if there are more than 5 threads with 3 nominations, only the top 5 get in), or be a pinned thread like the BotW or the CCC.
  3. The thread/blog must have been made within the two weeks before the nomination thread was posted.

As for voting you can nominate as much as you want for any category, just make sure you actually think the thread is worthy of praise, please no troll threads or trolling.

Feedback Questions For You

  1. Do you like the idea?
  2. Are you okay with the name? If not suggestions would be nice.
  3. What should I change to improve the idea.

You can also just tell me your thoughts and ideas in general or you can ask me any question about this topic as well. If things go well, this will start this week.

We wanted to bring this back because when the original Community Spotlight ended many wanted it back, so I hope that thise people will be supporting this project as well. Credits to @razzatazz for the original idea.

(Posting this at the around the forums to show the most people, but The Community threads will be posted in General Discussion).

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CaVs I was in and stuff.

Me using DCEU Doomsday against Streak using Meruem

CaVs

  1. Me using Sabretooth vs Aurelion using Kirei. (Win 3-1)
  2. Me (Terrax) and Foxerdes (Sinestro) vs. EmperorThanos (Ronan) and Yarva (Etrigan). (Unofficially cancled by Yarva)
  3. Me vs Aurelion again in a high street tourney. (Win 2-0)
  4. Me using Thragg and Brutaal vs SupremeGeneration using his flagship Iron Man and Hulk. (Cancled by SupremeGeneration)
  5. Me vs Multiversity in the second round of a high street tourney. (Win via forfeit)
  6. Me using Aang vs ANTHP using his team of water benders. (Unofficially cancled by ANTHP)
  7. Me using Injutice Supes vs KrleAvenger using N52 Supes. (Lost, 0-6)
  8. Me vs Arkbound in the same high street tourney. The semi finals. (Win via forfeit)
  9. Me (Composite Captain Marvel) and Foxerdes (Atrocitus) vs KrleAvenger (Silver Surfer) and Multiverity (Sersi). In a doubles high tier tournament. (Unofficially cancled by Foxerdes)
  10. Me vs HigorM vs Blackestnight. The finals. (Lost, 0-5-2)
  11. Me using Hit-Girl vs. The Red Viper using the Hound. (Lose, 3-8)
  12. Me vs. Revan (Necronn) in the first round of another Ultimate Street tournament. (Win via forfeit)
  13. Me using Thragg vs. EmperorThanos using OPM character, Boros. (Lost)
  14. Me using Doc Ock vs. Mial42 using Avatar Wan. (Win 3-0)
  15. Me vs Arkbound in an Ultimate Street tournament. (Lose 0-2)
  16. Me using the Mandarin vs. SFW using Mothra. (Lose 1-4)
  17. Me vs. God Vulcan in a high tier tournament. (Win via forfeit)
  18. Satan (JustSomeRandomKid) V.S. Shazam (Me). (Win 3-0)
  19. Me using Scorpion V.S. Valor175 using Booker Dewitt. (Unofficially canceled by Valor 175)
  20. High Tier Tourney RD2: Sovereign91001 vs Major_hellstorm. (Win via forfeit)
  21. Me (finally) using the Shocker vs. Tai Lung (Foxerdes). Became Loki vs Malekith. (Probably dead)
  22. Me and General Grievous and (Valor 175) Korosensei V.S. Saber (Jardinain2) and Midnighter (Shirso). (Unofficially canceled by Valor 175)
  23. Grab-your-best-friend Tournament Round 1: Lubub55 and High_Noon vs Major Hellstorm and Shirso. (Unofficially canceled by Lubub55 and High Noon)
  24. High Tier Tourney RD3: Major_hellstorm vs Mr_ingenuity(Open for votes). (Lost)
  25. Street PYP 5.0: Boschepg vs Major Helstorm. (Win 3-0)
  26. Me using Terrax V.S. Queen Marceline using Master Roshi. (Unoficially Canceled by Queen Marceline)
  27. Me using Avatar Korra against Cor Tsar using Mario. (Win via concession)
  28. Me, on what should be the last CaV I will start in a while, using YJ Superboy against Shirso using Luther Strode. (Win 3-0)
  29. MM Mid Tier Tourney: beatboks1 vs Major_Hellstorm. (Canceled)
  30. 2017 High Tier PYP 2nd Edition RD2: Emperorthanos vs Major_Hellstorm. (Debating)
  31. Me against DarthJHawk in a mid tier comic vs manga CaV. (Voting)
  32. Street PYP 5.0 Deathhero61 vs Major Hellstorm. (Lose 0-2)
  33. Me and BlackSpidey2099 using Ult Green Goblin and Spidey against Watcher5000 and Valor 175 with a manga team. (Debating)
  34. Street PYP 6.0 R1: MajorHellstorm vs Causeimbatman. (Debating)
  35. Me using DCEU Doomsday against Streak using Meruem. (Voting 2-1)

In total I have 6 wins and 7 loses.

Sceneario Battles

  1. Me using my own character in a sceneario vs. HigorM and Sovereign9001. (Lose 0-1).
  2. Me and Detacude vs Primzone in the Bleed scenerio. (Lose 0-2).
  3. The Battle of the Mortal gods. (Win 1-0).
  4. CCC, Watchers V.S.Everyone. (Ongoing).

Other Cool Stuff

John Dusk respect thread. (Will finish soon.....ish).

My LMTC tournament. (Going on round 2).

I am running a new series called The Community's Finest.

High Tier Tournament.

Battle Scenario.

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