The Bogies have been reduced from 22 to 12 categories, as per the suggestions and polling here
The Bogies Nominations threads are now open all year for you to add nominations. Guidelines are below.
2011 Bogies Categories
Most Informative Contributor
(Most Outstanding Contributor merged with Most Informative Poster)
Other Notable Achievement
Best Post or Thread
Best Contribution to Heritage, Preservation or Tourist Railways
(renamed to give wider scope)
ROFL or Foot-in-Mouth post of the Year
Most useful member website
Newcomer of the Year
Young Member of the Year
Best Signature, Username or Avatar
Categories Closed off are:
* Most Missed Member
* Best Contribution to Railway Archaeology
* Best Contribution to Model Railways
* Mr Nice Guy or Gal
* Best Contribution to Locomotives and Rolling Stock
* Best Contribution to Signalling and Infrastructure
* Best Contribution to Trams and Light Rail
* Recurring Theme of the Year
These threads will be open all year round, we have some guidelines for your help.
There is a marker in all Bogie Nomination Threads, to help you see where the thread starts. See below.
Read the category descriptions in the first post in each thread.
If you don't post a link to a nominated post or thread, I may reject that. I am not here to trawl all over Railpage looking for your nominated post. Do your own footwork or lose the nomination.
If your nomination doesn't fit neatly anywhere, put it in the "Other Notable Achievement" category. If I get enough nominations for a particular type of achievement, I may start a new category. Don't start new nominations threads.
Don't nominate yourself. It's unseemly. In the "Most Informative Contributor" category, it's downright pathetic.
You can nominate more than one person, but be aware that if I run out of space in the eventual poll, I might only accept your first nomination. You have more chance of my accepting multiple nominations if you give good reasons for each of your nominations.
Don't nominate someone for a category in which they have already been nominated this year. You can add to or discuss the reasons for a previous nomination if you wish, but definitely no "me-too" posts. Nominations don't need to be seconded.
I intend that from now on, most nomination threads will stay open year-round, with an annual cut off date for each year's Bogies.
Some threads also contain last year's nominations. Don't get confused - if someone's already been nominated for a category and you wanted to nominate them for that category, please check that the previous nomination was not for a previous year.
I may ignore, change or add to these guidelines if needed.
As always, enjoy Railpage.
It's here for you.