Reading the first thread seems a bit weird now as a lot has since changed at OneHallyu in a short amount of time... so while it was kinda stressful doing all this, I'm also glad we did it too and looked back over the last 5 years, remembering some fun and iconic times both in our forum and in KPop as a whole. This isn't a goodbye btw, more like an appreciation! So without further ado...
Big congrats! Everyone who won in the OH Community section will be placed into a special usergroup with additional perks such as larger inbox space, signature increase, and much, much more. This will last 5 weeks in total. Liliana and Matthew, you guys are already in the EXO-L stamp so if you want to hold on to that instead, that's fine. Just tell me what you'd prefer, I won't touch your groups in the meantime.
Also I've kept this a secret until now, but there's some more people that I will be adding to the 'Best of OneHallyu' usergroup... because during the last five years, there is one thread that has been an important part of OH to a lot of users, and honestly, without these lovely users giving up their time, a lot of us would have been very stuck. So as a big thank you, everyone included in that list will be added too! If you changed your display name and recognise yourself on this list using a previous name -- let me know via PM and I will gladly put you in that usergroup if you want to be added! Same if I accidentally missed you, I'm human.
Also staff and ex-staff, there are a few of you listed: aesthete, banhbao, craZy, Delphine, HATEmeCUZyouAINTme, Hiraishin, lawlaw, Léaf, Liliana, lipslocked✿, Mog, moondust, Rinni, Romeo, Ron Swanson, snsdJM, sollie, Tayenne, twinky☆, vivyun, xchocolatepandax and Yen ~
Let me know if you wanna be included too so I can do the switches.
Likewise, if I added you to the group and you don't want to be in it, PM me and ask for the removal please rather than posting in this thread, thanks!
The Hall of Fame section is made and all your favourite threads/events over the years will be moved there for you to look at shortly. I might be open to add some more threads in there, all things considered lately so if you have suggestions for that, do let us know!
The raffle will be revealed at a later date, sorry but I am incredibly busy right now. Here is a list of everyone eligible and taking part below. Unfortunately, I had to delete 119 votes from the final voting round (I literally only asked that you posted in the thread to confirm your votes sigh) so yes, sadly those users that had it deleted didn't get added to the raffle as your votes didn't count. I have a list of names of the ones that were deleted, so PM me if you have any issues with that.
Good luck to you all! More info on the raffle when it gets posted up later. Until then, thanks to everyone who submitted, everyone who took time to vote, and got involved with this! Hope your faves made it. Happy anni xo