As suggested back in early Jan! -
One way would be for each of us to maintain our own 50 list from among all those nominated. We could use the same logic as Els uses for sites visited.
It is I think the best way to go
a. It fully integrates the procedures and records of this "Top 50 Missing" aspect into the rest of the site
b. It utilises "logic" already developed - with a new dB and a few extra/different rules. Sign ins, displays for voting and totalling etc etc
c. It provides a means to have a "page" for each "Top 50 nominee" - even if not on the T List. That way details about the nominated site, links etc can be recorded for reference and to help people deciding how to vote or wanting to jog their memory
d. The number of votes allowed can be tuned - even if not 50 - to give a meaningful result - and we each have a ("visible" to all via our individual page) record of what our current votes are!
e. The voting can take place all the time as new people join, new proposals are added and views change in the light of discussions.
What we need then will be a "process" to add/delete nominations - a process which would be "completed" when the Webmaster updates the "top 50 missing" dB. We could start a new "topic" for "Top 50 Missing Nominations" with nominations and discussions as to whether they should be "accepted" or not. Our original process was that a site needed at least 1 "seconder" to gain acceptance. Perhaps 2 or 3 might be better? A "notification" would be required so that users can "know" that there is an additional site which they could vote for. Where they wished to do so they would of course have to "cancel" an exisitng vote if they had already voted to the maximum allowed. Whether we need a "deletions" process we can decide later depending on how long the list gets. In some ways it is of interest to keep a record of all nominations. The "normal" display could be just for the "top 50" with an "expansion" facility similar to the logic for "visited site counts".
One "advantage" of deleting could be to "concentrate" votes - presumably all sites should get at least 2 votes (nominee and seconder?) but if all sites with fewer than (say) 5 votes were removed then the votes so "freed" would be avaialble for use elsewhere - a decision for later?
We also need to decide what to do when a "top 50 Missing" gets inscribed. Possibly just remove it completely - but we have logic already for sites "once on the T List but now removed" - could do something similar?