SOL has provided me countless hours of reading pleasure and over the years I've come across so many excellent writers and stories. I've been trying to figure out an objective way of recognizing them, I know the Clitorides Awards do a great job, but it seems too limited, judging the best output every year only. Classics stand the test of time, and I'll admit to reading and re-reading Al Steiner's "Aftermath" or Don Lockwood's "Dance of a Lifetime" or hammingbyrd's "The Preacher Man" and some more at least once a year. I tried once to list the best and most memorable stories I'd read on SOL and stopped after I written down twenty titles from memory, without even having to reference the site. It was a great exercise, by the way, bringing back all the memories and feeling associated with each story or series.
Hey Lazeez, would you consider setting up the SOL Hall of Fame? Like the Clit Awards, readers get to list or nominate their top 5 stories and top 3 authors, all from the SOL database regardless of category or currency, and the rest will get to vote in a regular number of stories and authors into the SOL Hall of Fame.
I know the Clit Awards are very helpful in pointing out the outstanding stories every year and help hook in many new readers, I think the SOL Hall of Fame will do the same also but will draw from a larger pool of stories and authors. When it's sufficiently populated, we can start breaking them into categories at a later stage.
Comments and views anyone?
Chris aka 1111