Kotaku’s Community Service Award Goes To...

It's time again to announce this week's Community Service Award winner, given to the Kotaku reader who contributed the most thoughtful, articulate, helpful and worthwhile comments over the past seven days.

It works like this: each week I publish a list of ten items – grouped in five pairs – taken from the 2010 Big Pile Of Crap. And each week I announce the weekly prize winner. That winner will then be able to choose five items – one from each pair – from the pile to be delivered to their door.

Got it?

Well, actually, it's welbot who gets it. Well done, welbot!

You get to choose one item from each of these pairs:

1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 travel coffee mug ... or a PlayStation drink bottle 2. "Genetically-Enhanced" BioShock 2 Eve Hypo ... or Naughty Bear plush toy 3. Monster Hunter Tri enviro-bag ... or Wii Sports Resort enviro-bag 4. Street Fighter IV Xbox 360 game with Ryu and C. Viper figures ... or God of War III game and wooden box media kit 5. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Xbox 360 game ... or MySims Party Wii game

I'll be in touch soon to get your details, but if you'd like to post your selection in the comments below, that would be great!


    Congrats welbot!

    hooray for welbot

    Well done, welbot.

    Absolutely awesome and totally deserved - wel done welbot


    Thanks guys! Nice to know my efforts are appreciated! :) Can't say I expected this at all, but WOW!! Always enjoy helping out where I can cos I enjoy seeing others be happy. Hopefully I can keep up the good work!

    As for the choices I now have to make...

    Being a coffee and tendy lover, I'll have to go with the SuperMario Galaxy 2 Mug!

    Second, though I'm not a junkie, the thought of having a gigantic hypodermic needle just gets my juices flowing!! The bear is cute, but my wife has too many plush toys already ;)

    Third would have to be Monster Hunter Tri bag cos it's just badass!

    Fourth I'll go with the God of War III pack not only cos I haven't played any God of War games yet, but I already have that exact same Street Fighter IV pack ;)

    Fifth and final is a toughy.. but I think I'll go for the Fifa game. I imagine it will have a higher reply value for me, and should be good to play vs the wife! (she loves the world cup!)

    Seriously... Thanks again!! You've really made my day!! w00t!!

    i would choose:

    and so should you.

    Nice work welbot!! For those that don't know, welbot helped me get into the games industry, doing some audio/music work. Without his help, I'd be dumbly sitting on my arse, so I'm super glad to see his giving nature has been paid forward. :D Grats mate!

    Sounds to me like this bot...

    Has done pretty well for himself.

    do we get to see his award winning comment?

    Grats dude (or dudette, as the case may be). Choose wisely.

    While on the topic of commenting, can someone "high-up" (ie David Wildgoose or whoever in charge of Kotaku AU) clarify, why kotaku AU doesn't use kotaku US commenting system? or better yet, integrate AU and US comment together...

    Coz as of currently, unless you login using facebook, the only way people know if someone replied to them, is by checking back every now and then. In Kotaku US they give you an email when someone replies. A lot simpler than facebook in my opinion.

    Secondly, sadly kotaku AU is not as big as kotaku US, so it is kinda sad to see a lot of articles with few to no comments in kotaku AU, while there are like hundreds or thousands of comments in kotaku US. If they are integrated, it is easier to engage in conversations and you get more perspective from different location/people.

      Personally I use the AU tags to read Australian only posts here, and the US site for everything else.

      Having said that though, the commenters here are much more, hmm, let's say well-adjusted and I barely read the US comments anymore because they're full of jaded gamers with strong feelings of entitlement, but I try and read most of the comments on AU posts.
      So I don't think we miss too much in the way of perspective and value, but it would absolutely be great to have some way of knowing when a comment of yours has been noticed and replied to.

        Same with you, I personally only use Kotaku AU with AU tags to check aussie info and use Kotaku US for everything else...

        That's one thing I don't understand... We are asked to enter our name and email in the "guest" section when replying, but it seems the email is pretty much useless...

        As for AU vs US commenters, well I guess at the moment AU is fine, coz it is only secluded to AU area. Whereas US has commenters from all over the world, and sadly most of the one that got promoted/front page are mostly "idiots".

        But yea, if we can get the US commenting system, at least that will make me more interested in commenting at kotaku AU...

      I agree with the need for some way of being informed about replies to post, but I much prefer the AU commenting crowd to the US one. The US one is too crowded and I think we're a bit nicer.

    I think kotaku ate my last response...? Anyway, congrats welbot!! For those that might have missed it, welbot, some random guy on the interwebs, set me up in the computer games industry in music design. He got my lazy arse into gear and now I have 3 jobs on the run. Its great to see his good deed he did for me get rewarded somehow! :) Heaps of other great tips and info as well, so a well deserved winner.
    Nice one Dave and Kotaku :)

    What will he choose?????

    Noice work welbot!

    Congrats Welbot. Your name sounds like a robot from a Megaman game.

      hehe my name comes from back in the dial-up days of quake 2. I was often accused of being a bot due to some insane rail skills. I'd be poppin people in mid air or while in mid jump. Some had a hard time believing it was a human!

    Thanks for all the kind words guys! Community spirit flows wildly around this place! :)
    And for The Cracks... I am indeed a dude ;)
    Hope my choices meet your expectations!!

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