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Scientology Spectacular: Commenters of the Year!
By Tony Ortega Sat., Dec. 31 2011 at 9:00 AM

Here on this final day of 2011, we're replacing our usual Saturday morning celebration of the week's best comments with a special announcement.

Our IT department has done the math, we've run those numbers through our analyzers here in the underground bunker, and now we're ready to hand out awards for our Commenters of the Year!

To briefly recap our week of end-of-year celebrations, here's what we've done so far.

On Monday, we announced that "We Stand Tall" was chosen as the Video of the Year in our readers poll.

Tuesday, we revealed the poll's winner for Shoop of the Year: "Civilization Without Insanity," a tribute to the wackiness of the Squirrel Busters.

On Wednesday, poll results showed that you had ch;board=28.0osen "The Money Machine," the new project by Tom Tobin and Joe Childs at the St. Petersburg Times as the Scientology Story of the Year.

On Friday, we revealed our 25 most-read Scientology stories of the year, and announced that the most popular story of all was our lengthy interview with Valeska Paris about being held against her will aboard Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds.

In that post, we mentioned that our stories here at the Voice's Runnin' Scared blog on Scientology alone have generated more than 20,000 comments, and we are grateful to our readers for helping us build a commenting community that is so sharp and well spoken. And a kick in the pants.

And now, on to the awards...

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