What the heck is this?This is something which I think is very much required. The longer I thought this over, the more convinced I got that some things aren't exactly fair Well, actually they are fair but... This is an attempt to start an event which will determine the most popular (regular) EMC staff member for 2016. Obviously said staff member will win a prize. What prize? A symbolic one for starters; something which merely makes it official that they are our favorite EMC staff member for 2016.Donations?Of course donations can be made to add to the prize pool </hint> but I'll leave that decision up to you, EMC community. I'm sure it would be highly appreciated. I haven't set anything up for this, but if it becomes clear that some of you want to donate then I'll set something up.Why would we want to do this?Because I am convinced that there can be no fair way in which an EMC staff member can compete with a regular community member when it comes to things such as an appreciation award.Think about it: If I go out of my way to help two players settle a disagreement with an auction then I'm pretty sure you'd agree with me that I didn't have to do that. So I'm going out of my way to help out. But if a staff member does the exact same thing we probably consider this to be normal because... Well, duh: they're staff so that's what we expect from them.And that's where I think things become a little bit unfair. Sure, staff members did apply, they did agree to dedicate a large portion of their time to the Empire. So, more or less, they chose this. But I believe that they also got a little bit of an unfair disadvantage.Feel free to disagree with me, but yeah... This is how I feel about it and you can't easily change that opinion.How the event will be heldThe event has ended!Check here to see who the winners are!click me RulesPlease do not vote using an ALT, only your main account.If I discover an alt in the voting results I will remove that vote and that of the main.Staff members: feel free to vote for your colleagues, but do notvote for yourself.If I discover a self-vote I'm going to have to remove you from the contest in its entirety. This sounds harsh, but I think it's only fair.* I got reminded that not everyone might like to see their personal opinion shared in public, so I'm only going to share the result statistics (amount of votes and such). However, I do plan to make the full results available to Krysyy, provided that she's interested in that of course.