I think we'll keep nominations out. The reason was that BOTM bikes can expect a fair bit of critique, its therefore unfair to then put someone else's bike up for consideration. Some people will never enter BOTM for this very reason and thats their prerogative. Also how many times has the bike been entered? Unlikely that the nominator knows but the owner should( even this isn't foolproof).
The way BOTM began was actually through third party nomination.
Back before the bitching, it was considered bad form to nominate one's own bike.
I have had my own bikes nominated by others, and have then specifically asked JV to remove them from the running as I didn't think they fitted the ethos of the 'competition' for whatever reason.
I'm not sure what the difference is here? If a nominee wants their bike removed fine - that is their 'prerogative' - however, it should also remain the prerogative of forum members to nominate other members' bikes.
Seems stupid to me to get heavy handed on this one - especially in light of all the other bollocks this thread has thrown up.
What is the harm in third party nominations exactly?