2011 User Awards: Cycles & Polls Because there are so many categories in the User Awards, we separate the polls into â€˜Cyclesâ€™. If we did not do this, the polls would all go up at the same time, and users might find it difficult to vote in every single one. With the cycle system, we avoid this, because it is staggered--each cycle lasts 10 days. (Plus it creates suspense). The cycles this year will go as follows: Cycle One: General Nominations, Thread Nominations Cycle Two: Writing/Video Editing/Art Nominations Cycle Three: Best/Worst Member Nominations Cycle Four: Miscellaneous Member Nominations You are currently voting in Cycle One.