I was 100% with you until you said let the nomination be the votes. When that happens then the whole thing becomes a popularity contest - not a literary one. A more established writer is surely garner more nominations and therefore votes. While someone fairly new to the site may have produced an outstanding write - not just a best newcomer award - but truly a best of the best type of ink BUT it’s ignored because far too many of us here, read and “like” who we know ...
But again, I like your KISS thinking ... keep it simple suga
well, it truly is a "birds of a feather kinda place"
Ever since I have been here it has been a "Popularity Competition"
in fact almost everything has been affected by, cliques and people empire-building, People tearing down things regardless - competitions, groups, poems, poets, polls hidden, multiple accounts abuse, tactical and group voting, "Lies Sex and Videotape"
. People buttering you up, people knocking you down, is it any wonder. DU Is just a microcosm of egos the same as in the real world, no different.
So why would you expect any competition not to be corrupted - not all are but they all have that potential - bottom line you are the host and can run it any way you see fit - this has never been a democracy and never will be - it is a corrupt democracy at best where ideas are rubbished and ignore as are complaints, it is becoming tiresome. there is a lack of natural justice that is growing and not being dealt with.