#1 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

Last week we had the uncommon occurrence of having voting upon for Community Star open on Wednesday as opposed to the regular day but then fate stood in the way as our Community Star ringleader Sara Lima came down with a cold.  The brakes were thrown on to the process as Sara needed to rest up and recuperate.  With her return to near health this week we are back into the thick of things with the great nomination of Cosmo as this week’s winner, but I suggest that we retroactively award last week’s award to the Queen of the Vine – Babs.  

Sara is a self-professed later-in-life comic book fanatic, but she has sure left her mark on Comic Vine since joining three years ago.  She has progressed from regular user to moderator and then to staff.  What has she done for the site?  Maybe better to answer what she hasn’t done for the site (which I guess would be wiki editing.)  Seriously though, she is a work horse here logging hour well beyond what most of us see in a 9 to 5 job.  And if G-Man is the brains of the Vine, and IE is the soul then Babs is definitely the heart (no shutouts to Red L.A.M.P. because he already won community star once).   When I first got here this past February I was pretty much addicted to this site from the start, but as I got to looking at things more closely and understanding the system, I got to see how much work goes on behind the scenes – G-Man working on the daily articles and reviews and lots of other things, IE doing the same, Red L.A.M.P. with his tireless work for the wiki and Babs with her insightful articles and videos.  As a fellow Wonder Woman fan I felt a connection with Babs from the beginning but in the following weeks two articles really hit home with me – the closer look at Superman #708 and more importantly the Comic Vine eulogy for Dwayne McDuffie.  I knew from then on that Comic Vine was a place where you could both enjoy comics and appreciate them.

Since that point everything which Babs (and the rest of the staff) has only gone to highlight how much they work to make things here enjoyable for all of us.  Babs has always been very approachable and friendly to all new users, and when the site made the move away from weekly news videos and into staff reviews, Babs made the transition as seamlessly as the rest of them.  Since the Spring she has been working on recognizing those of us worthy of recognition in the thread for Community Star and now I think it is time we turn the light back on her, with the retroactive Community Star for Nov. 25.  Who is with me? (by the way, only “yes” votes will be counted)

#2 Posted by SC (13745 posts) - - Show Bio

Great idea, and initiative, I am with you, and those are two great thread examples you linked to. I vote yes. 

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#3 Posted by difficlus (10632 posts) - - Show Bio

All Hail the Queen!!!

#4 Posted by feebadger (1454 posts) - - Show Bio

Retroactive stars are the best kind of stars!

Congratulations Babs and well deserved.

#5 Posted by PowerHerc (85517 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote for Vance Astro.

He deserves it for more reasons than I can list. Check him out.

#6 Edited by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

She was a commoner like us and was so good she lifted herself through the ranks to become a staff member. She is also a twitter buddy (not really).

#7 Posted by The Poet (8179 posts) - - Show Bio

This is well deserved! I know this is you job and all, Babs, but thanks for dedicating so much time and effort to this site!

#8 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely!!! 0_0

I was thinking a week or to ago that Babs should win as well - then I noticed Someone voting for her and realised I wasn't the only one.

Now this.

YES YES YES! 1000 times yes!

#9 Posted by turoksonofstone (12901 posts) - - Show Bio

Well Deserved!

#10 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

Babs's awesome. I don't always agree with her opinion, but she would totally deserve it.

#11 Posted by cosmo111687 (1463 posts) - - Show Bio

I completely second this.

#12 Posted by jubilee042 (1345 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

Great idea, and initiative, I am with you, and those are two great thread examples you linked to. I vote yes.

@difficlus said:

All Hail the Queen!!!

#13 Posted by chalkshark (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely. I had thought this would  have already happened. That's quite an oversight. Needs to be made right.

#14 Posted by thehummingbird (3358 posts) - - Show Bio

I strongly agree with this! Babs is incredible and does so much for the site.

#15 Posted by sora_thekey (8210 posts) - - Show Bio

Sara Lima is one of the most active people I've ever had the privileged to meet. I agree that she is more deserving than any of us here on the site, especially because she makes this site her life by working on it, but I don't think we should take the spotlight away from cosmo111687 but rather, be sure to spotlight Babs for the next Community Star.

#16 Posted by ReVamp (22885 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see why not. Everyone deserves the love.

#17 Posted by Billy Batson (58609 posts) - - Show Bio

well isn't this nice

#18 Posted by The Poet (8179 posts) - - Show Bio


#19 Posted by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio

Razz this is very sweet of you and it was just brought to my attention by another user. Thank you for all the kind words, I really appreciate it and thanks for acknowledging what I have done but I don't think I should be a Community Star. :) You are so sweet though. Thanks everyone for the nice things you said! ^^

#20 Posted by Renchamp (3337 posts) - - Show Bio

@Babs said:

I don't think I should be a Community Star.

Too bad. I think the "yeas" have it. I also say yes and join the masses of retroactive bestowers of this Community Star.

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#22 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7621 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it is a great idea for Babs to be a community star. Great idea Razz

#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (36229 posts) - - Show Bio

I say yes  

#24 Posted by cyberninja (10383 posts) - - Show Bio


#25 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2502 posts) - - Show Bio


#26 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs: You're welcome, but I figured that you wouldn't want to be one, that is why I figured you should get it retroactively to fit into a week where there was no other winner.  That way the community can recognize you while not directly out of the spotlight ;)  Anyway we all appreciate what you do for the site, so officially or not, you are still a star in our eyes ;)
#27 Posted by Vance Astro (91554 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys are fake Babs fans. You didn't even wear your Babs avatars when she was sick. Clowns.

#28 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29515 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

You guys are fake Babs fans. You didn't even wear your Babs avatars when she was sick. Clowns.

I had a Babs avatar before having a Babs avatar was cool. =P

#29 Edited by XMASCATEXE (135 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@Babs: ... Anyway we all appreciate what you do for the site, so officially or not, you are still a star in our eyes ;)

It's official trust me. Babs was the first Community Star Of Comicvine. The title was just never given yet because it was known law. Seriously shes been awarded and had threads dedicated to her for as long as I've been here. Technically Babs is THE Community Star, and all aliases roll in falsetto when trying to stand at her summit.

#30 Posted by jrock85 (2850 posts) - - Show Bio

Loves comics, loves video games, very engaging, and very attractive.

What's not to love about this young lady?