wow... a confusing state of affairs
i guess patience IS a virtue
one thing about this anonymity business, though: when we first nominate the poems, surely the name of the person it's written by shows? i, for one, am pretty sure (either there or on other comps) that i've read pieces and gone to their page directly to comment on the poem. And if people are nominating poems, it's not that big a stretch to think they might be well-read, popular pieces and so voters may well know whose 'anonymous' poem it is. for usre i've seen anons by missy and others... i read them before on the published area and recognise them even when names are redacted. not even sure a poem of the month is ever going to have true anonymous status this way.
probably the only way to guarantee anonymity for other comps (not sure it can apply to poem of the month since the reason they're being nommed IS popularity) would be to send non-published entries to the host of the comp who then posts them all, with no names attached.
just my fiddy cents *gaelic shrug*