Post by Bill B Post by SavoyBG Post by Bill B
Suppose you can't vote for your own nominations in the Obscure Tournaments.
The tournament is about the records. Not about the people who nominated the records.
Besides, what would you do, only rank 3 of the 4 and the one that is your
record gets zero points?
Well, everyone would probably rank their nomination fourth with one vote. But
I just threw it out for consideration of the possible effect. The only
benefit I can think of is removing the need to vote your own nomination first
as a defensive measure, hardly enough to change the rules. I have done that a
few times (and I feel guilty when I do), although I usually like my
nomination more than the other candidates.
I root for my nominations when I think they are good, and I have no
guilt at all voting for them when I think they are better than other
choices, even just a tad better. They reflect my tastes, and that's
all, and I never expect anyone to share them. If people can't
appreciate, say, Eartha Kitt, that's simply their loss, not mine.
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