Once more, my friends, it's time for Nukapedian of the Year!
Although this year may have been a little quieter , many users continue to have a positive influence on the wiki. As many of you may remember from previous years, the Nukapedian of the Year is to be the user who has had the greatest positive influence on the wiki in the year 2014. What makes for positive influence, you ask? Well, that's wholly up to you!
So let's get right into it with the first stage: nominations.
Basically, to nominate someone, just post his/her username in a comment indicating a nomination, along with an optional reason, e.g.:
“I nominate ________, (optional:) for _________.”
In order for your nomination to be approved, it must be seconded by a registered user in the community who has made at least one prior edit. To second a nomination, simply post a reply comment saying so. What's new this year is that anyone nominated must also accept the nomination by commenting and saying so. If you wish to show support to a candidate who has already been nominated and seconded, you can still second/show your support for the candidate. Please note however that the user with the most nominations or support here may not necessarily be the final winner - a neutral board of un-nominated members in good standing (to be selected) will decide the final winner.
Each registered user can nominate only once but can second/show support for an unlimited number of users.
Anonymous users may nominate but they may not second.
As host, I will not be up for possible nominations, nor will I be nominating or seconding anyone.
Nominations will be open for seven days. After nominations end, the qualified nominees will go to a voting stage, where the community will be able to select their top three. Another two users will be selected by the board to join them in the top five. Besides myself, this board will contain last year's winner, Jspoelstra, as well as three other users.
The board will then proceed to determine the final winner as well as runner-up, to be announced on New Year's Day.