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Remember the all night diners of the 50's? There was nothing like partying into the wee hours of 10 or 11 PM with a coke and 7 or 8 straws. You could still make it home in time for mom and dad's curfew. The diners had great food, great sounds and great atmosphere.

Some were copies of the dining cars on passenger trains of the 40s and 50s. Some were just little screened-in buildings that surrounded the kitchen from which emanated that wonderful aroma that pushed the excitement of biting into your meal-in-a-basket to an extreme.

We're so fond of those old diners that we've named our award after them. We call it the All Night Diner(AND) Choice Site Award.

In order to qualify, there are a few very simple rules.

All Night Diner Choice Site Award Rules

Qualifying web sites must meet these minimum requirements:

Theme: The All Night Diner Choice Site Award is for sites that take you somewhere. When you travel through cyberspace to an AND site, you really believe you have traveled to another place. You see it, you're there, it's real. There are pictures and stories about a time and place that perhaps once was and is no more. Or that still is and is recreated for you so that you can experience it as though you had been there and seen it for yourself.
Currency: An AND site shows some evidence that it is updated on a regular basis. The Webmaster is creative, involved and attentive. Visitors know that the Webmaster is there with them.
Grammar: An AND site shows respect for everyday English usage and demonstrates it throughout. Typos, misspelled words, and the incorrect use of words will disqualify any site from becoming an AND site.
Profanity: Use of foul language will disqualify a site from becoming an AND site.

Graphics

Once your Web Site has qualified for the All Night Diner award, you may display one of our graphics on your Home Page. You are NOT required to display a graphic. All Night Diner graphics should be hyperlinked to:

  http://www.gco.com/and

We have three graphics from which you may select. The one at the top of this page, which takes a bit of time to download, and the two below which download rather quickly.

All Night Diner award graphics may not be altered in any way. We are always open to suggestions for improvement. If you'd like to offer some constructive criticism or have a suggestion you'd like to see us adopt, by all means, let us know what it is. If we like it, we'll do it.

When displaying one of our graphics on your Home Page, we require that you also display the phrase "HOME PAGE is an All Night Diner Internet Site." Substitute the name of your site for the words "HOME PAGE." This phrase DOES NOT need to be displayed immediately next to, above, or below our graphic, but we do ask that you display it SOMEWHERE on your Home Page. Check out the Home Page for This Site and see how they have it displayed. We ask that you make the words All Night Diner italicized.

How to Apply for Award Recognition

The All Night Diner Choice Site Award is presented to web sites who qualify. If you'd like your web site or a favorite of yours to receive this award of excellence, just follow the simple steps outlined below.

To request award recognition, simply Click Here and fill out our applicaton. We will visit your nominated web site upon receiving your request for recognition. Within a few days you should hear back from us regarding our decision on your eligibility.

About The All Night Diner Award Program

The AND award program is sponsored by Great Computer Originals for the sole purpose of recognizing excellence in content. Design is an important consideration and lends itself to making the site's content believeable and a positive experience for the viewer, but it's not the major factor. As we said previously and it bears repeating, when you travel through cyberspace to an AND site, you really believe you have traveled to another place. You see it, you're there, it's real. There are pictures and stories about a time and place that perhaps once was and is no more. Or that still is and is recreated for you so that you can experience it as though you had been there and seen it for yourself.

If your Web Site receives AND recognition, you can expect to see it named on our Award Recipient Page. When someone visits our site, they will have the opportunity to see your site's URL listed among those who've received recognition. A hyperlink will be available to your site from here.

Award recipients may continue to display the AND award on their Home Page as long as they abide by our rules (see above). Award privileges may be withdrawn at the discretion of Great Computer Originals.

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