To Vote Or Not To Vote: That Is The Question

And I don’t have an answer, not yet. I always wait to buy my membership until I see the nominees, and this year, the question is do I really want to spend $40.00 just to step in a pile of dog shit?

However, as I contemplate that decision, I want to talk about voting “No Award” for the Hugos and how to do it. Last year, I talked about it extensively, and I also linked to a Live Journal post that taught me how to do it, and if you want to know how to vote “No Award” properly and make sure your voice count, then I recommend reading it.

That being said, if you’d like a quick and dirty example of how to vote “No Award,” then let me give you one. I’ll use the Best Novel category, and for the purpose of this example, I will use the assumption that you’re absolutely refusing to give any votes to the books that were on the slated ballots that campaigned their way onto the official one. I should note if you’re really determined to keep any and all dog shit off the ballot, then Deirdre Saoirse Moen has a great post explaining how.

Clear as mud? Here’s an example:

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