Originally Posted by sun surfer
Yes, the categories for 2012 have already been settled.
-We already had a poll on changing the two classics months in 2012 and the results were clearly in favour of keeping two classics.
-The majority seemed in favour of not adding or deleting any categories in the earlier discussion, as doing so would open up a can of worms as to how we could ever figure out what to add and delete with so many possibilities (poll after poll after poll after poll?)
-HIMS came up with a reorganizing of the months we already had, which the unanimous majority liked.
-Tom has already approved the categories list HIMS came up with for this year and posted it in the selections thread.
So I'd consider the matter of categories closed for 2012.
Yes, we have a vote for changing the December classic to something else. But, since we have another classic, we can have another vote or just change it. I'm in favor of just changing it. Oh and if we are keeping two classics for 2012, then we better make damned sure that none of the books nominated (outside of the classic months) are not classic at all. That nobody would ever say that what's nominated is a classic. That's only fair to those of us who don't want two classics but have to put up with it. So, do we dump a classic month or do we made damned sure no classics get nominated in any other month?