People are failing to realize this is just an experiment, nothing is actually going to come of this. I really disagree with the idea of this overall since it feels like a popularity contest rather than an idea of which nominator actually does the most work (the public vote far outweighs that of our fellow nominators), and so this can easily be skewed, at least in the case of smaller modes. Public opinion plays a huge part in stuff like this, so winners can easily be decided based on fanbase. Just my 2 cents though, probably won't participate since it's kind of unethical to vote against people who I'm working with regardless.
interesting experiment, but the problem is that the biggest part of the community (like me) isn't really active in the forums and doesn't follow beatmap discussions. That means I can't really form a well-informed opinion.. So if I wanted to vote, I'd have to pick one of the few mappers I know (prob. not the best idea D:)
not the whole osu! player community is aware of the osu! modding community. when a citizen vote for a new president he's supposed to be aware of every candidate. but how can you be aware of the whole possible candidate when there's a lot of possibility, since the osu!modding community keeps growing. Possible candidate should be restricted to a number with something.
Too bad noone knows about me and my superior mapping-knowledge, also about my dedication towards this community and therefore I will not get any votes whatsoever, oh well.
Regarding the experiment, I would guess that people will stick mostly to what they already know, so most of the votes would be given to current active BNs. Still excited to see who is appreciated most among them.