There is also the issue of ‘grading’ writer submissions. The site claims it avoids the issue of ‘favorites’ by using a formula. But it is still peer judging. You read an entry and you cast a vote – a la Dancing With The Stars. As per the earlier thread about critiques, most of us are amateurs and if we participate, we will cast our votes using amateur reasoning.
With such fan voting, I believe that the “best” story won’t win, nor even finish in the top twenty.