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Thread: The OLN Hall of Fame! (Rules and The Hall of Fame Inside!)

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    Well, I know on other forums for sports or philosophy and whatever we've ahd Hall of Fames, elected by the forum-goers, and as literature is EASILY one of the widest fields of accomplishment in society today, one of the prime arts and a history streching back thousands of years, I think it's safe to say that we have enough worthy nominees.

    And with that the Online Literature Network Hall of Fame is begun!

    I. The Process:

    1. An election will be held every month
    2. In said election, a total of 50 candidates (see the section "Qualifications For Being A Literary Candidate" for said qualifications) will be voted upon in a poll, with every person allowed up to 10 votes in a poll which will be set up as to allow for multiple votes per person.
    3. For election into the Hall of Fame, a candidate must capture 75% of the vote (just like for Cooperstown)
    4. A candidate stays on the ballot, if not elected, automatically so long as they capture at least 5% of the vote (so if we have an average of, say, about 20 voters, that means at least one vote per election to stay on the ballot, essentially.) If a candidate finishes an election round with less than that, they are removed from the ballot in order to allow for new nominees and must wait at least one month to be re-nominated.
    5. Incoming nominees fill the ballot in a first-come, first-served order, so the first to be nominated after the initial 50 candidates will be the first ones to take the place of those dropped from the ballot or elected to the Hall of Fame (thus leaving their spot on the ballot open.)
    6. The first week of every month will be a time for nominating candidates, the second and third weeks for debate on said candidates, and a poll will then be posted for the final week for the Hall of fame election.
    7. Each member may nominate a total of 10 authors
    8. In the event of the number of nominations exceeding the number of available slots open on the ballot and the candidates vying for the spot were nominated at the same time, the author with the most "seconds" of their nomination will win the spot.
    9. Each member may second a total of 10 authors EXCLUDING those which they nominated first themselves.
    10. Authors elected to the Hall of Fame will appear below, forever immotalized below.

    II. Qualifications For Being A Literary Candidate:

    1. In order to be considered for a nomination for the Hall of Fame, the author must:

    -Have written at least one novel, epic, play, work of prose, or other work of literary merit.
    -Be "known as" a literary figure and author popularly and critically (ie, political opinions aside, Gelnn Beck is NOT popularly or critically known as a LITERARY author, and so would not be eligible.)
    -Have at least one work as a work of philosophy, fiction, or theatre (that is, an author of a cookbook or a historian, while perhaps eloquent, aren't really LITERARY writers, and are thus not eligible.)

    2. While not a requirement, literary notoriety and influence is, obviously, extremely critical ion the world of literature, and so figures with greater notoriety and influence should, by and large, be given more consideration than those with a less-notable (though still potentially enjoyable) body of work.

    3. The authors of religious texts are NOT eligible for nomination, as such figures and works are held to a different sort of standard and, while no less meaningful or important, and in order to prevent religious debate or animosity, are excluded thusly.

    4. As this is Hall of Fame is for literary figures, philosophers and their texts, then, would seem to fall somewhere between the certain acceptance of a literary figure and the certain disallowment of a cookbook author or a religious text, and as such may be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

    III. The Golden Ruleof Conduct:

    1. Show resepct at all times to fellow members.


    And so, without further ado, let the nominations begin, for as soon as we reach 50 we shall post our first ever OLN Hall of Fame ballot!

    The Online Literature Network Hall of Fame:

    In any case, the above will be updated as we add Classes of Inductees.

    And on tha note, I submit MY nominees for our first ever class!

    1. William Shakespeare
    2. Homer
    3. Dante Alighieri
    4. T.S. Eliot
    5. George Bernard Shaw
    6. Ernest Hemmingway
    7. Mark Twain
    8. Alexander Pushkin
    9. Sophocles
    10. Christopher Marlowe
    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

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    1. Tolstoy
    2. Dickens
    3. Dostoevsky
    4. James Joyce
    5. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    6. Thoreau
    7. Anton Chekhov
    8. Victor Hugo
    9. Oscar Wilde
    10. Nietzche

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    Nice picks...Nietzsche works, I think, unless anyone else disagrees; philospher but Thus Spoke Zarathustra's a philosophical novel and he definitely had an impact on the literary world with his writings...and I'm a huge fan...

    Nominees so far for the first HOF ballot:

    1. William Shakespeare
    2. Homer
    3. Dante Alighieri
    4. T.S. Eliot
    5. George Bernard Shaw
    6. Ernest Hemmingway
    7. Mark Twain
    8. Alexander Pushkin
    9. Sophocles
    10. Christopher Marlowe
    11. Leo Tolstoy
    12. Charles Dickens
    13. Fydor Dostoevsky
    14. James Joyce
    15. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    16. Henry David Thoreau
    17. Anton Chekhov
    18. Victor Hugo
    19. Oscar Wilde
    20. Friedrich Nietzche
    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

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    Geoffrey Chaucer
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    John Barth
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    George Borrow
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    30 nominated so far, 20 to go before the first ever OLN Hall of Fame ballot...

    1. William Shakespeare
    2. Homer
    3. Dante Alighieri
    4. T.S. Eliot
    5. George Bernard Shaw
    6. Ernest Hemmingway
    7. Mark Twain
    8. Alexander Pushkin
    9. Sophocles
    10. Christopher Marlowe
    11. Leo Tolstoy
    12. Charles Dickens
    13. Fydor Dostoevsky
    14. James Joyce
    15. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    16. Henry David Thoreau
    17. Anton Chekhov
    18. Victor Hugo
    19. Oscar Wilde
    20. Friedrich Nietzche
    21. Geoffrey Chaucer
    22. Edward Gibbon
    23. Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin
    24. Voltaire
    25. Daniel Defoe
    26. John Barth
    27. Thomas Pynchon
    28. Joyce Carol Oates
    29. George Borrow
    30. Michel Tournier
    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

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    1. Shakespeare
    2. Dickens
    3. Tolstoy
    4. Anton Chekhov
    5. Montaigne
    6. Cervantes
    7. Thomas Hardy
    8. Zola
    9. Flaubert
    10. H.G. Wells

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    1. Aeschylus
    2. Goethe
    3. Virgil
    4. Lucanus
    4. Murasaki Shikibu

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    Dostoevsky
    Virginia Woolf
    George Orwell
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Alexander Pope
    George Eliot
    Sylvia Plath
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    Let's face it, we all know the first round for the first nominee to win, will be a bout between Homer, Dante and William

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander III View Post
    Let's face it, we all know the first round for the first nominee to win, will be a bout between Homer, Dante and William
    It's not a matter of one getting in ahead of the other...

    Again, we'll have MULTIPLE votes allowed in each ballot--like baseball, you can vote for up to 10 candidates--and so, in all likelihood, just like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner all consituted the Inagural Class, Shakespeare, Homer, and Dante (and maybe a couple others) will, in all likelihood, make up our Original Class.
    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

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    Well, we have our First 50, in order of nomination!

    If your candidate didn't make it in, being #51 or further down on the nomination lsit, hang onto that nomination for next time.

    And now, without further ado, the first ballot for the OLN Hall of Fame!

    Keep an eye out for the poll on the board, which will be posted momentarily!

    1. William Shakespeare
    2. Homer
    3. Dante Alighieri
    4. T.S. Eliot
    5. George Bernard Shaw
    6. Ernest Hemmingway
    7. Mark Twain
    8. Alexander Pushkin
    9. Sophocles
    10. Christopher Marlowe
    11. Leo Tolstoy
    12. Charles Dickens
    13. Fydor Dostoevsky
    14. James Joyce
    15. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    16. Henry David Thoreau
    17. Anton Chekhov
    18. Victor Hugo
    19. Oscar Wilde
    20. Friedrich Nietzche
    21. Geoffrey Chaucer
    22. Edward Gibbon
    23. Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin
    24. Voltaire
    25. Daniel Defoe
    26. John Barth
    27. Thomas Pynchon
    28. Joyce Carol Oates
    29. George Borrow
    30. Michel Tournier
    31. Michel de Montaigne
    32. Miguel de Cervantes
    33. Thomas Hardy
    34. Emile Zola
    35. Gustave Flaubert
    36. H.G. Wells
    37. Aeschylus
    38. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    39. Virgil
    40. Lucanus
    41. Murasaki Shikibu
    42. Mikhail Bulgakov
    43. Albert Camus
    44. Edgar Allen Poe
    45. George Orwell
    46. Ray Bradbury
    47. Vladimir Nabokov
    48. Virginia Woolf
    49. Percy Shelley
    50. Alexander Pope
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