Despite asking people NOT to spam on the new nomination form, the opposite has happened. One site alone has sent 150 people over and these people, blinded from their love of the site, have nominated said site for every single category. None of these people will now have their nominations considered. In total about 600 people have put the same URL into every form and submitted it. As a result I think I might switch the form back to the single nomination form.
So can all blog owners sending people here to nominate instruct your readers when nominating to stop fucking up the nomination database by filling in every category. Now in big letters:
ONE NOMINATION FOR A BLOG MEANS THEY ARE NOMINATED and make the long list.
The nomination round is not a popularity contest, it is not about how many times people nominate you for the same category. If you are nominated just once you will make the long list. The public vote is the popularity contest, tell your readers to save their paws until that starts.
After today, should I find any more blogs who are encouraging their readers to nominate them for every category I’ll ban them outright.
Next year, if we go for a nomination round, I guess we’ll need a more sophisticated form to stop spamming.