Nominations FAQ

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Nominations Frequently Asked Questions

Q:How do I nominate a blog for The 2007 Weblog Awards?

A: Leave a comment in the associated nomination post with the blog name and URL. The nomination posts will appear on the site in early October 2007.

Q:How do I leave a comment?

A: The best way to comment is to sign in via SixApart's Typekey service, WordPress ID or OpenID. That allows us to protect against spammers and automated comment bots. Comments from non-Typekey accounts may be accepted, but they may be moderated - delaying their appearance.

Q:I don't want to use one of those methods, isn't there another option?

A: You can leave a comment without an authenticated login, though it may take up to a day for your comment to appear.

Q:Will Typekey, WordPress ID, or OpenID be required for voting?

A: No.

Q: How will finalist be picked?

A: To understand how 10-15 finalists in each category will be picked you first have to understand how they are nominated. Since you're reading this you're probably aware of the call for nominations for all of the award categories. In 2006 there were about 4,500 nominations for the various categories, and we expect more this year.

For the most part if a site is not nominated it wont be considered as a finalist in a category. For everyone who will complain that we "missed" one site or another, our question to you is, "did you nominate them?" We don't have ESP here at The Weblog Awards, though it is a oft requested feature.

Many, many excellent blogs are not going to be finalists, so prepare yourself for disappointment. You are, of course, free to disagree with the finalists we choose, but denigrating the sites selected will not be tolerated. Calling such and such site "shitty", "lame", etc. is a pretty cruel thing to do, especially since many of the sites nominated didn't even know they would be included. If you don't like the choices available don't participate.

Q: No offense, but some of the nominations in Best XXX suck. Those are not the best XXX... YYY and XXX are much better.

A: See the previous entry. Offense taken. Throwing backhanded insults at nominees or finalists is not a good way to enter the discussion....

Q: I'm a finalist and I don't want to participate. Can you remove me from the poll?

A: No. Due to the complexities of the poll creation process it will be a one time only process. Additions and deletions to the list of finalists will not be made. We will try to pre-publicize the list of finalists so if you don't want your weblog to be linked to you can block or redirect incoming traffic...

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22 Comments

Distinguishing myself immediately with incompetence (is there an award for that?), I neglected to create a hyperlink for my blog address when I nominated it. Is there any way that can be remedied so that people scanning the nominations can easily link to my blog?

Dusty said:

TypeKey says you are not signed up for this feature.

Kevin Aylward Author Profile Page said:

A little more info would be helpfull. Who are you talking about?

Dusty said:

Okay, I tried again to use my Typekey signin to access and place a nomination for Best Conservative Blog. I got the sign-in, did the name and PW, got to my page, okayed the "share e-mail address (twice), and it took me to a page returning this message:

"The site you're trying to comment on has not signed up for this feature. Please inform the site owner."

I've tried many different methods but no dice, I can't leave a nominating comment. Am I the only one using TypeKey?

Bad code on the "small" sized logos. Lacking an image. I figured it out for myself, but others may be a bit perplexed to see only text show up on their sidebar.

AJ said:

I think this is one of the absolute best criminal/forensic blogs around.

http://crimsonshadows.net/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

River said:

I agree with Dusty. I get the same error when using my typekey account. How can I leave a nomination?

Oliver Vaughan said:

This is by far the best blog in a number of categories! I read it twice a day. Flip's investigative journalism outstrips all print news media.

Oliver Vaughan said:

Flip at www.suitablyflip.com is the best blog out there. I read him twice a day. He is a true investigative journalist.

Oliver Vaughan said:

I nominate www.suitablyflip.com. !!!!!

Brett King said:

I like Betsy Newmark's blog. Mostly politics and current events she also comments on pop culture. She is insightful and intelligent.
http://betsyspage.blogspot.com/

Nina Platt said:

A new blog that provides comprehensive articles on strategies for library leadership and management. Three months old but with a growing readership and subscription base.

Kevin Aylward Author Profile Page said:

This nomination is in the wrong place. You need to resubmit it to one of the nomination posts.

Ahab said:
Michael Zak said:

Each day, the Grand Old Partisan blog -- http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com -- celebrates 153 years of Republican heroes and heroics.

Larry Peters said:

I nominate littlegreenfootballs.com
for best blog of the year.

We're talking about some pretty good political commentary and political satire here. Now that I think of it, the images are pretty damn classy, too.

Mick Brady

On second thought (or was it the third?) I nominate

http://dancingintongues.blogspot.com

for best blog of the year.

Mick Brady

Pilar said:

This blog is for parents who write diaries for their children by Kelly DuMar, M.Ed., author of Before You Forget - The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children

Harold Cunningham said:
Susan said:

I would like to nominate www.hardballtimes.com.

Kevin Aylward Author Profile Page said:

They're already a finalist in the Best Sports Blog category.

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