Slugger shortlisted for global award…

This comes as something of a pleasant surprise/shock, but Slugger has been shortlisted by the prestigious PoliticsOnline group, for inclusion in its 2006 “Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics”. We’ve done moderately well in voting competitions in the past (if we get the vote out), and I guess the best thing in our favour is that half of the shortlist will make it to the final ten. And there’s nineteen other sites worth checking out! But, if you like what we do just get over there and vote for Slugger!! Oh, and spread the word!!

Adds: I’ve just been looking and we’ve been put in with some seriously heavyweight company!!! Speechless….

  • Brenda

    Congratulations!!!!

  • Pete Baker

    Bloody hell! There are some real heavyweights on that list, Mick.. and some lesser mortals too.. [Like the President of South Korea? *ahem* – Ed]

    Vote early and often? ;o)

  • Mick Fealty

    That tactic seemed to have backfired on Samson and Goliath… this needs to played straight!!

  • Pete Baker

    They seem to be treating their voting system a lot more seriously than the Beeb did.

    Some of the other bigger names.. OhmyNews… and FactCheck..

    Start preparing the speech, Mick… It was just an honour to be considered.. ;o)

  • SlugFest

    Mick, Pete, and the gang,

    Well done … and well deserved.

  • Mick Fealty

    I’m taking nothing for granted. Some of those sites are big. Very big. We really need to the get the word out. If nothing else it’s an opportunity to Ireland on the world Internet map!!

  • brook

    Congratulations! It was a pleasure to cast my vote for you. I lurk here daily for both educational and amusement purposes. 🙂

  • Congrats

  • Congrats mick and Co. Delighted to cast my vote for ye. Well done

  • Green Ink

    Well done that blog!

  • Mark_Baxter

    Congratulations on being shortlisted! My vote has been cast. Here’s hoping the site does well.

  • Mark_Baxter

    Actually it will be cast when the voting opens 🙂 Oops.

  • Pete Baker

    Ermm.. Mark,

    Voting is open… right hand side column.

  • Rory

    In the absence of a nomination for my favourite site for the promotion of understanding and world peace: ” Miss Cindi and Miss Trixibelle Get it On”, I have of course voted for the default nominee and I sure hope the Mixster romps home ahead of the field.

    Well done, Mick and all the contributors.

  • idunnomeself

    well done, well deserved, Nobel prize can’t be much longer in coming

  • Mick Fealty

    Think we’re done for the next 200 years as far the Nobel committee is concerned, or at least we should be!!

  • Mark_Baxter

    Ta Pete, seems firefox was having a hissy fit in loading that column. got it in IE.

  • Rory

    I wouldn’t give up on the Nobel, Mick. Not only Kissinger and Sadat had those dubious shillings but, closer to the manger – Trimble, Williams, Corrigan and the other fella (whose name escapes recall).

    All of the above were obliged to share the spoils and only a former IRA Chief of Staff, Sean MacBride, scooped both the Nobel and Lenin Peace Prizes for his work as UN Commissioner in Namibia.

    Maybe next year? I know that Miss Cindi and Miss Trixibelle don’t mind sharing. They assure me that they are most inclusive (just like that nice Mr.Blair).

  • Donnacha

    Well done Mick. Vote cast.

  • Penelope

    as someone who has found Slugger indespensible in my education regarding Northern Ireland let me say “well done!!” Mick and the gang 🙂

    my vote has been cast, may you do well in the vote!!!

  • moochin photoman

    Vote cast with pleasure. Great to hear that you’ve been nomnated, a glass or two of magners wouldn’t be out of place even at this stage Mick. Well done.

  • smcgiff

    Deed done.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Another one in the box…

  • Greenflag

    Congrats . I’ll do what I can to stuff the ballot box 🙂 With an internet link in one hand and an etc etc etc etc in the other 🙂

  • Dualta

    Congrats Mick et al. A thoroughly deserved nomination for sure. Here’s hoping.

  • susan

    Bualadh bos, bualdh bos!

    Can not imagine a more deserving site. And not just for Mick, but for the other moderators and all the faithful contributors who hone their thoughts, reign in their emotions, and do their research…so the rest of us don’t have to.

    Greenflag has got it exactly right. It’s not enough to vote, we’ve got to link — the more divergent and diverse, the better.

    Viral to victory.