Not for me to say, but nearly three times as many people didn't
vote for the winner...
...and Nader just happens to have the bottle to be the little boy in 'The Kings New Clothes'
Perhaps the voting method should be revised so that the top three go forward to a second vote to decide the actual winner; that way the result stands a fighting chance of being more representative of overall opinion?
I guess people may want different things from BOTM as a competition.
Personally, I like(d) the hidden poll and the results being unknown until it's closed - although there may not be any huge suprises, I can't help but think a certain sense of entitlement or group-think on an encouraging of an acceptable status quo leads to something I don't get any personal interest or joy out of, and seems to cause some tension or squabbles.
I just like the parade of nice bikes, and to pick one that personally appeals, then see the overall result. That it's different things to different people is no bad thing, from my perspective, but the hidden poll / vote seemed to discourage, or at least defer some resentment or dissatisfaction with the result.
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