The poll has gone up, the votes have been cast, and sock puppets have been compulsively double-checked and erased. The voting was incredibly close, and you can see just how close here. By a WHISKER of one vote, the winner won this year with 15 total votes.
In third place came Leirus, who scored 11 votes.
Second place went to xgeek52, who surged forward in the last few days to a brilliant 14 votes.
But the winner, and CBR's X-POSTER OF THE YEAR 2013, WAS....
Congratulations, A2! The super-secret XPOTY Lounge will now be unlocked to your account, so you can hang out with all the cool posters who have mostly abandoned this forum since they won. Better dust off those cobwebs! I haven't checked this or asked permission from the mods, but winning XPOTY also grants you A YEAR OF IMMUNITY! Say whatever you want, do whatever you like, but the ban-hammer cannot swing upon you, no matter how many rules you break!*
Thanks to everyone for voting! 2012 has been ANOTHER YEAR, and it passed. We note it and move on to the next year, which has this time been decided upon as being 2013. Good luck to everyone for the following 12 months - pleasure enough people, and you may well be here next year!
* just to re-emphasise that the mods have NOT signed off on this