But that was the case, at the very least for the Card Maker Star. Just take a look at how many and who voted for Dova. 17. Roughly about 80% of them, if not more, barely hang out in CC, if at all, so from where are the votes coming from? Would you say these users had anybody else in mind for the category? I don't think so. The category wasn't even contested. If he had won by 1~3 votes, or if others had received more votes, it would have made sense, but that wasn't the case.
I would like to mirror your case here with Writing Star. The criteria for the award was to be active in RP or CW, as opposed to last year's YCM Awards only focusing on one or the other two separate awards. Thing is, RP is a pretty isolated section, nearly to "closed borders" levels. Most people who mainly visit RP don't bother with other sections or even the status bar, and most people outside of RP don't really look at the section at all unless someone comes in like "yo man you should read this RP that's going on" and even that isn't a guarantee. Therefore, when YCM thinks about writing, they think about CW first and perhaps exclusively. Only two people are notably active in CW afaik, and one of them requested to not be a part of this event. Most if not all of Pika's votes for the award came from outside those two sections, because nobody really had anyone else in mind. Even last year, when I won Ultimate RPer, all of my votes came from outside RP; I won simply by being popular and people knew that was my usual haunting grounds, so they picked me. I checked. Despite my popularity and charming personality though, my RPing skills are only slightly above average at best.
That said, I have no opposition to Pika's victory, just to clear that up real quick. CW and RP are different enough that two Writing Stars is fine, since there isn't enough CW activity to warrant it being its own award this year.
I was going somewhere with this, but I lost track of it while I was checking the last YCM Awards to confirm that none of my votes actually came from within RP. Pretty sure it was something to the effect of "If I'm winning awards by being popular despite being just above average at the thing the award is about, someone who's notably skilled at cardmaking, actively writes reviews like very few CCers do, and goes to venture into new sections, absolutely deserves the award more than a typical isolated cardmaker, no matter how skilled they may be."
Also his votes came most notably from RP, which is basically YCM's shadow government anyway.
That said, this whole situation seems to be getting a bit more tense than it was supposed to be. Bottom line seems to be "You accept Dova's victory but are not in favor of it", right? We should all probably let this go, barring Darj correcting me if I'm mistaken about the thing I just said, since there isn't really much for either "side" to get from it.