First, to Gabo Aristizabal, Gaston Au, Nathan Bignell, Kevin Chai, Sandra Chan, Sunny Chan, Christina Chang, Elliot Chang, Meagan Chang, Alison Chen, Kevin Chen, Phillip Chen, Wesley Cheng, Howard Cheung, Priscilla Cheung, Tiffany Chien, Jonathan Chou, Madison Dreshner, David Eng, Minerva Escobar, Jasmine Falatoonzadeh, Kaitlyn Forell, Calvin Fronda, Asaka Fukuda, Khalil Gobir, Adam Guevara, Stephanie Hamilton, Johnny Ho, Lontin Ho, Stephanie Huang (P6), Tony Huang, Ashley Jensen, Jacqueline Ju, Tilan Karunanayake, George Kyaw, Joseph Lee, Devin Leung, Brian Lie, Eddie Lin, Victoria Lu, Charissa Luong, Jason Luu, Jessica Namkoong, Kaitlyn Nee, Keemlin Nguyen, Sara Noji, Andrew Pei, Peter Pei, Wesley Perng, Thea Peter, Vanessa Quintero, Zach Selby, Daniel Setiawan, Aaron Shar, Tiffany Shar, Nick Slemp, May Song, Frank Sun, Gordon Tat, Kat Thompson, Raymond Tran, Alton Wang, Vivian Wang, Wendy Wang, Joseph Wu (P5), Hanning Xing, Holly Xiong, and Katherine Yu: Thanks for your consistent awesomeness and participation. After spending over seven hours putting this together, I’m even more grateful for your willingness to nominate writers for each and every blog entry.
You can find a spreadsheet containing nomination data for each student from every thread here. I was going to have my tiny assistants put this sheet together, but given the sheer messiness of many entries, and total incompetence of some – seriously, some of you are doing everything wrong, all the way down to spelling your own names incorrectly – it would have taken longer to teach them how to do this and follow up on their work. Now that I have this data in a form that’s fit for human consumption, I’ll be going back through your scores and changing them as necessary, taking away points from entries where the writer failed to nominate anyone and adding credit to widely nominated posts.
I’ve obviously deleted the comments associated with each nomination, but an interesting snapshot of the class’s tastes emerges regardless. While there were definitely posts the collective deemed “extra-credit worthy” that, shall we say, I would not have nominated, there seems to be a certain “type” of post that nominees flock to like moths to flame. And there’s definitely a class of “frequent flier” nominees – Vanessa Quintero, David Eng, Hanning Xing, and Kat Thompson earned extra credit in every thread, and there are several others who earned extra credit for every post save one. I also need to ask Megan White what she wants to do with the nominations she received; it’s somewhat difficult to give extra credit to tiny assistants, since they aren’t formally graded on anything other than their ability to stay awake and useful (judging from some of my TAs, this is more difficult than it would seem).
Congratulations and kudos to each of the following extra-credit nominees!