Originally Posted by Asawi
I'm pretty sure you pick the "proof" that suits you.
I don't remeber which months that were hidden or open, but I do remember that one of the tightest first votes was an "open" month. Could it have been August?
Either way, it's not for you OR me to decide.
Personally I like that we go between the two. That way all can be happy at least part of the time. But that's just my opinion.
Edit: Checked and August sure was visible! https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=185641
And then we have an open vote in August 2011 where there are two books that got no votes at all. We have less books with no votes in hidden polls then open polls.