Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

Can anyone guess what time it is? It's Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada time again!


I told you last year we were going to add some cool new features to enable participation ease and disable ballot-box stuffing, and here they are. I didn't actually build all these improvements. Operations specialist extraordinaire John Bisignano did all that. Among other things, he enabled sign-in from Facebook or Google, and killed that horrendous News & Review log-in.

We already had someone trying to crack the system, which is exciting for me. Nyah, nyah, cheaters never prosper. So fire up the social media, folks. We encourage social media campaigns, companies forcing their employees to vote, buying votes, just about anything except individuals voting multiple times, and it's easier than ever to catch them. This is going to be awesome. I probably don't need to remind readers that if we catch people cheating, we just disqualify the category.

You know, we should probably enable a way for people to print out a record of the votes they cast, so they can provide it as proof to whomever is buying their vote.

You know how we have a different section to focus on a specific area of Reno culture every year? For example, last year, we did women, and the year before we did Latino culture. This year we're focusing on bike culture with questions like Best Place to Get Doored, and Best Bicycle Store. We're also doing something special with the art again this year, but I don't want to tell you too much, because I don't want to spoil the surprise.

Voting will run through 7 a.m. on July 16.

This is going to be great, and I can't wait to watch how the voting changes with these innovations.