BUCKSCOOP A FINALIST FOR NETGUIDE WEB AWARDS - BEST NEW SITE

18 November 2007

Thanks to Lilpretzel for actually pointing this out to me as I actually had not idea!
But apparently one lovely person nominated us for the Netguide Web Awards and we actually made it to the finals!!

Which is great.

Thanks to the member who nominated us, and also thanks to the 2992 (to date) members that have made Buckscoop such a great place to be one year down the line.

So if you think we are worthy I have added the link to the voting page here. If we do win a party is definitely in order

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Voting opens on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, and closes on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 5.30pm.
The winner will be announced in the April 2008 issue of NetGuide, together with the winners of all the other categories, including the Site of the Year Award.

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TOPICS:   Shopping

91 comments

  • nod
    http://bestsmileys.com/stars/5.gif http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/VoteForBuckScoop.jpg Lilpretzel made us this too :D
  • lilpretzel
    Your welcome nod :) http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/cat_congratulations-1.gif Come on members lets get behind BuckScoop http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/dancing.gif
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - I reckon I'd vote us as awesome in there.
  • nod
    :D Can we vote for ourselves :D
  • lilpretzel
    Can't see why not but remember it once only per person.
  • BulBulKSA
    yay! good luck guys!
  • nod
    I am just stoked that someone nominated us and we are in the finals :)
  • Emma EDITOR
    hey that is excellent!!! Thanks to the nominator! I've never seen any of those other new sites though :) How stiff is the competition?
  • admin EDITOR
    not as stiff as us :)
  • lilpretzel
    admin;25831
    not as stiff as us :)
    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/stiff_large.jpg :eek:
  • lisss
    Not very stiff competition I don't think :D CONGRATS BUCKSCOOP! Just a warning, if we win, the membership will triple within days.... this happened at another site I was a member of when they won the Netguide award and were published in the magazine!
  • nod
    :D I think I will have to go and check out the competition
  • nod
    Just a warning, if we win, the membership will triple within days.... this happened at another site I was a member of when they won the Netguide award and were published in the magazine!
    Oh and that would be a bad bad thing :D...... The great thing about the increase in members is that we will hopefully then see a much wider range of deals :) More savings for us all :)
  • schlemster
    Congrats :) Reckon you deserve the nomination. Im gonna vote and will get me mates in on the act ;) Do I get more cashback? Or any referal cash for votes I generate there nod? ;)
  • admin EDITOR
    lisss;25859
    Not very stiff competition I don't think :D CONGRATS BUCKSCOOP! Just a warning, if we win, the membership will triple within days.... this happened at another site I was a member of when they won the Netguide award and were published in the magazine!
    how nice would that be...... lets win. Triple the membership equals triple the deals. :D if we won it'd be impossible to run another buckscoop cup, without melting the server.
  • Wally
    Congratulations and Good Luck
  • nod
    Do I get more cashback? Or any referal cash for votes I generate there nod?
    Good try Schlemster but no :D
  • nod
    And thanks Wally :)
  • brooke
    competition...meh. what competition?! u got my vote :)
  • mikepspencer
    i voted for you guys. This is definitely one of the best sites I've recently discovered. I would of save a few $$$$ from this site and have discovered some great deals that I would of other wised missed. Keep up the good work
  • Smarmie
    Congratulations Buckscoop!! You deserve all the awards and recognition you get - you have developed a fabulous site. I love all the deals and shopping information, but the best thing is the friendly, helpful vibe!!!! Well done to all the fantastic members!! :flowers:
  • trevorf
    Mmm, I goto say that webmenu looks interesting though, and would come handy in the future.
  • Brad
    I voted for Buckscoop too! Congrats on the nomination!
  • nod
    Thanks for the votes guys, very much appreciated :flowers:
  • Emma EDITOR
    Smarmie;25998
    I love all the deals and shopping information, but the best thing is the friendly, helpful vibe!!!!
    But that comes from you guys, the members!! I'm off to email all my family to vote for buckscoop :)
  • holdenmg
    I think I may have nominated BuckScoop.com.au... I also put you in for bookofthemonth.com.au and playmateofthemonth.com.au ... so best of three? Cheers, M.H.:D P.S. Readers whose nominated sites become finalists will go into a draw to win one of ten 12-month subscriptions to NetGuide. WooHoo!
  • nod
    LOL Thanks for the nomination :flowers: I hope we win the Playmateofthemonth .... we could get Buckscoop on the front cover.... now I just need to find that whipping stick :D
  • holdenmg
    I'm so confused, I thought that whipping stick had something to do with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Ompah-lompahs? Either that or "Liberal" A.W.A's. What else is left? Living a sheltered life here in the city of churches...
  • nod
    :D Not sure which version of Charlie and the chocolate factory you watched but I don't remember a whipping stick :D
  • MamaK
    congrats buckscoop! I've voted for you Is there a story behind how this site started? I'd be interested to hear it
  • admin EDITOR
    holdenmg;26160
    Readers whose nominated sites become finalists will go into a draw to win one of ten 12-month subscriptions to NetGuide. WooHoo!
    :D - and here I was thinking you just loved the place.... nice donkey by the way..... it for sale ??
  • nod
    Is there a story behind how this site started? I'd be interested to hear it
    Not a very interesting one :D
  • lilpretzel
    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/vote.gif
  • nod
    LOL So we now want piccies of you walking the streets with your new Tee Lilpretzel :D
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - can I take that to vistaprint and get one printed for free ??
  • lilpretzel
    That is from Vistaprint, made it than saved image. :)
  • nod
    Ah cool :D I want one :D
  • schlemster
    Nice shirt Lilpretzel. Is that one of the Vista freebies?
  • lilpretzel
    Well it's from Vista but I used the advanced editing, so not free. I didn't buy it was just fiddling around to see what I could design. I did however buy the soccer t-shirt for free + added Team Beckham 23 to it for a xmas present. :)
  • admin EDITOR
    Does anyone know what the netguide award gives you apart from lots of publicity? :) actually - here's a deal. If there's a prize and we can give it to our members - we will.
  • lilpretzel
    [CENTER]http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/4314/bestnewsitevm6.jpg [/CENTER]
  • nod
    LOL Only if you think we are worthy of it of course :)
  • lilpretzel
    :D Reminds me of Waynes World. [FONT=arial,sans-serif][SIZE=-1]We’re not worthy![/SIZE][/FONT] http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/1635/wayneek9.jpg
  • nod
    LOL Of course I think Buckscoop is worthy. Why am I here otherwise :eek:
  • lilpretzel
  • kimw
    Voted best of luck
  • nod
    http://bestsmileys.com/welcome/1.gif to Buckscoop Kimw Thanks for the vote :) Very much appreciated
  • Emma EDITOR
    New year bumpage!! Getting closer to the end date! http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6256/bump539a77ea1.jpg
  • lilpretzel
    Can anybody else work out whats wrong with that pic above? :whistling:
  • ScarletRubies
    The cars are parked on the wrong side of the road? ;)
  • lilpretzel
    Well yes but there is another problem. ;)
  • ScarletRubies
    it should have "Scotty" at the end? (now I'm being obscure!)
  • Gallifrey
    The first letter should have been an H ????? ....... LOL :whistling: :w00t: :o
  • lilpretzel
    [FONT=Courier New]The spelling! It should be..... [/FONT] [FONT=Courier New][SIZE=6] BUMP http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/2183/36234xe424303wj9.gif [/SIZE][/FONT]
  • ScarletRubies
    You seriously didn't think people could see that?
  • Gallifrey
    Nnnnoooooo, really?! :rolleyes: And I was just waiting to see all the interesting answers the Buckeroos could have come up with :twisted:
  • lilpretzel
    [CENTER][FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=6] Just under 2 weeks to go! http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1158/enroltovote31084ng4.gif [/SIZE][/FONT] [/CENTER]
  • Emma EDITOR
    I sent the word out to all my friends on Facebook!! Vote for Buckie!!
  • Gallifrey
    bump LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR BUCKSCOOP...... entries close tomorrow.... get your votes in NOW!!
  • admin EDITOR
    and get your friends and family involved - engage the kids ... cajole the neighbour .... stand on the street corner with a sandwich board..... :) otherwise read my signature....
  • leny
    We should invest into some prime-time TV advertising. :D
  • nod
    :D Prime tv advertising hey?? :D Not sure that would work... well I guess we would get lots of people coming to check us out
  • ScarletRubies
    Stick a print ad in all the inflight magazines...! Works for half the sites around here anyway!
  • leny
    Or maybe stick some on the Gold Coast parking meter models. :D
  • admin EDITOR
    I still like the sandwich boards :)
  • nod
    leny;37874
    Or maybe stick some on the Gold Coast parking meter models. :D
    LOL mmmmmmm I guess you will volunteering to help Leny :D
  • Gallifrey
    I could do the Gold Coast meter maid bit, but the people might run at the sight of me in a little gold bikini :cool:
  • nod
    Gallifrey;37881
    I could do the Gold Coast meter maid bit, but the people might run at the sight of me in a little gold bikini :cool:
    we could get some awesome publicity :D Hey Leny .. you willing to wear the gold bikini?? Maybe we could convince the donkey to wear one??
  • admin EDITOR
    Mankini thanks - I dont do bi-kini's
  • nod
    :D Well of course, what was I thinking Do they make a Donkini??
  • ScarletRubies
    (I was going to ask if they had a larger pouch, but I think that's treading a really fine line...)
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - think I'll be leaving this thread here
  • Gallifrey
    VOTING CLOSED... Now we have to wait a couple of months to find out if we win!! :whistling: "The winner will be announced in the April 2008 issue of NetGuide, together with the winners of all the other categories, including the Site of the Year Award"
  • lilpretzel
    [CENTER]http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/527/goodlucksn0.gif[/CENTER]
  • nlafanclub
    [CENTER][SIZE=6]:w00t: You GO Buckscoop!! :w00t: [/SIZE] [SIZE=6]:prop: :prop: [/SIZE][/CENTER]
  • nod
    admin;37909
    :D - think I'll be leaving this thread here
    Excellent choice :whistling: Ans I am sure that we can do it... and if not then I am still stoked that we were picked as a finalist :flowers: Thanks again Holdenmg
  • lilpretzel
    [FONT=Courier New][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4] [SIZE=5][FONT=Courier New]To all the wonderful members and friends of Buckscoop![/FONT][/SIZE] We would like to send a BIG [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7451/thankxre6.gif[FONT=Courier New][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4] for voting for Buckscoop in the Netguide Awards. We have come a long way over the past year and with you the members we continue to grow! Unfortunately it seems Buckscoop must of been runner-up in Netguide Web Awards - Best New Site Awards. Here's to next years awards. [/SIZE][/FONT] [/FONT]
  • lilpretzel
    Here were the winning sites of this year's NetGuide Australian Web Awards: ( I'm very surprised at a few winners ) Best search site: Google ] ]www.google.com.au Best online shopping site: Zazz ]www.zazz.com.au Best classifieds site: eBay ]www.ebay.com.au Best finance site: ninemsn Money ]http://money.ninemsn.com.au Best comparison site: Private Health ]www.privatehealth.gov.au Best travel/tourism site: Lonely Planet ]www.lonelyplanet.com Highly commended: Total Travel ]www.totaltravel.com.au Best parenting site: Raising Children Network ]www.raisingchildren.net.au Best government site: Bureau of Meteorology ]www.bom.gov.au Best small business site: Signature Bears ]www.signaturebears.com.au Best health and fitness site: ABC Health & Wellbeing http://abc.net.au/health Highly commended: Calorie King ]www.calorieking.com.au Best community/charity site: Get Up! ]www.getup.com.au Best media site: Sydney Morning Herald ]www.smh.com.au Best social networking site: Poms in Perth ]www.pomsinperth.com Best entertainment site: Yahoo! Music ]http://au.launch.yahoo.com Best lifestyle site: I-do ]www.i-do.com.au Best sports site: FOX SPORTS ]www.foxsports.com.au Best kids’/youth site: Nickelodeon ]www.nickelodeon.com.au [SIZE=5] Best new site: Web Menu [/SIZE] ]www.webmenu.com.au Highly commended: Red Bubble ]www.redbubble.com People’s Choice Award: Red Bubble ]www.redbubble.com Site of the Year: Raising Children Network ]www.raisingchildren.net.au
  • ScarletRubies
    I think WebMenu is about as useful as the proverbial unnecessary mammary glands on a bull, but I presume they have enough fans to have voted for them.
  • Wally
    :geek: Sif Webmenu is better than Buckscoop!!!
  • nod
    Oh well.. thanks to all the members that voted for us anyway. For me the fact that we were nominated was a fantastic achievement and then selected as a finalist. As far as I am concerned Buckscoop is a pretty unique place that is one of a mind in Oz at the moment :) Congrats to Webmenu :flowers:
  • nod
    I am sure Wally deserves a black mark against his username for that comment :whistling: :D
  • admin EDITOR
    I'm surprised Zazz was up there. Its vitually unheard of around here...
  • Wally
    My comment was questioning the Result as in .. AS IF ( a) > (b) ... Not! :rolleyes: Zazz has a lot of Rabid intensely loyal customers Think they even had a recent weekend get togther they called Zazz-a-Palooza! :eek:
  • nod
    :D .... I will let you off Wally... not that I was serious :D Zazz-a-Palooza :w00t: excellent! I think they have a decent bargain occasionally - worth keeping an eye on I guess. COTD get a lot of flack for poor service. Is Zazz in the same league?? I have never bought from them
  • Wally
    Phew! Think they run a very similar operation to COTD but maybe not as Big yet, so postal stuffups aren't as apparent.
  • nod
    So you have bought from them before Wally?
  • lilpretzel
    It's back!!! [SIZE=3] Nominations NOW OPEN!![/SIZE] Please checkout this thread ]NetGuide Web Awards 08 Nominations OPEN - Buckscoop For Best Lifestyle Site! on how to [FONT=Verdana] Nominate. TIA :D [/FONT]
  • craftykiwi
    Thanks Lilpretzel - just did and good luck!
  • nlafanclub
    Same here! Gotta win this one! Goooooooooo Buckscoop!!!!
  • Smarmie
    I just nominated Buckscoop too!! Nominations don't expire until 19 September I think. Good luck Buckscoop!!! :)

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