Originally Posted by JSWolf
It's because of open voting. People see that the other choices win't win so the vote for one of the possible winners. In a hidden vote, this is not possible so people vote for what they want since they cannot se how the vote is going or who voted for what.
I was thinking perhaps that might be it. But with multiple choice voting, what's the point? You can still vote for what you really want to read regardless of any strategic voting decisions.
If you think Outlander
might not be able to win and you'd prefer Stardust
over A Town Like Alice
, why not vote for Outlander
but omit A Town Like Alice
Although I really love Stardust
, I definitely didn't want it to win, so I definitely didn't vote for it. But everything else that interested me in any way for Feb got a vote.
Maybe not everyone understands the multiple choice voting as it's fairly new?