I think a lot of you are somewhat missing the point and looking at this as a status thing and not a history preservation project.
I know not who C-Bill or hagrid or Crotor are. Until this very thread I didn't know Celticsblog started as a Globe/blog project. I'm sure these are things I would love to read about.
Younger members already ask who Celticthug is/was, the deli rumor guy, and have no idea what Redz original name was. How long does one have to be on the blog to remember those things.
This blog and the internet will not be disappearing anytime soon. Why not preserve our history.
Honestly, I think the first several years of inductees probably wouldn't even have a posting member be inducted that is current.
Wouldn't the originators, the first famous mods, the first tech people and authors and contributors, historic posts, threads, articles and days in CB history be the first additions to such a Hall.
I don't happen to think this should be a mod controlled piece of the blog. So get that out of a lot of your heads. I don't think this is a way of once again recognizing posters, although eventually I think posters would get into the Hall. I think the deciding committee would of course be headed by Jeff, other Hall members willing to participate, and a small committee. They would have final say based on the yearly candidates that are voted forth from the membership. Or something like that.
And it should be very, very difficult for a regular poster to get in. Hence yearly entrance and small amounts of people.
Apparently it has been leaked that TP totals can indeed by doctored and some look upon them as status symbols. The Hall would not be something that a poster thinks he or ahe can attain by cheating the system or trying to booster their ego.
It is history preservation. Some day NBA.com is going to want to have the game thread of game 4 of the the first Celtic cyberera NBA World Championship. On the internet that game thread could become "Havilcek stole the ball" for generations as people read how Celticsblog went from utter dispair to unbridled jubilation.
How many sports based blogs are going to have the ability to say they have preserved such history for the world to see?