Roswellian117 wrote:I am really upset by the whole nominating fics for these awards... There are a LOT of talented writers but it seems that the "same" people are always nominating the "same" people and that is not cool. I think we should have a week to look through all the fics in each section, read a chapter from each story and nominate accordingly because all the LESSER known authors are not getting a fair chance and that is not ok. Seems everyone is nominating in their little cliques and for their personal friends.
That is just my opinion...
You realize that the awards are based on individual taste? Everybody is free to nominate who they want and especially whose work they like. If you aren't happy with the noms, then register for the noms and nominate the authors, feedbackers, artists etc who YOU like. No one forces you to nominate the same people. But if the majority have the same taste in fanfiction so be it.
The nominations are open until the 15th November, that's plenty of time to read, review and nominate fics. If you had read the rules for the nominations, you would know that everyone has the chance to change his/her noms until dead line. So every author has still a good chance to be nominated.
It's very disrespectful to say friends nominate friends - that would be very tacky. I don't think anyone here needs this kind of help when he/she is a great writer, artist etc.
The awards are also a sign for popularity we can't deny that. If one author is very popular and in addition her/his work is outstanding then this person deserves the nomination.
We're still nominating and not already voting.