Originally Posted by JSWolf
(IMHO), I cannot. It means that a good book that didn't win a given month has less chance then ever of winning as people who do want to read it won't ait six months and read it before then. So when it's allowed to be nominated, too many will already have read it and it won't win.
I feel if it is appropriate for the category, it should be allowed as long as it has not previously won.
I think we need to have a vote on this.
I think the rule came in at the end of 2011 for the year 2012. I don't know if the rule was discussed coming up to 2013. Is it too late to have a rule change for this year?
However, what you're talking about is exactly why the rule was put into place - to stop someone nominating the same book over and over again - which it sounded like you very much intended to do with Startdust
a few posts back.
I wouldn't support or oppose the current rule or a change to it personally. I don't have enough feelings about it either way. I understand the rule, but wonder at the need to legislate on this in particular.
And I guess that's the sum total of my thoughts on it.