HOPDG rules

  1. HOPDG nominees cannot be in a Hall of Fame, without an Oscar, or recipients of the AFI lifetime achievement award.
  2. If an inductee is elected to a one of the qualifying entities above, they are removed from the inductee list and put into the “enshrined” category.
  3. An inductee cannot be removed from Induction.
  4. Fans vote the nominees into the HOPDG.
  5. There will be induction sessions a year. Two inductees will be chosen per session. Furthermore, the bottom two vote earners in a category are available for replacement. (One-year eligibility before replacement.)
  6. The commissioner reserves the right to induct any nominee who may pass away during their nomination period. (The Cliff Robinson Rule.)
  7. Every time the Facebook page rolls over another 1,000 fans, the highest vote earner of the 240 nominees automatically is inducted into HOPDG.
  8. Every “Otter” is given 3 votes per category. Additional votes may be obtained through a number of ways.
  9. The commissioner is allowed to choose 3 special nominees without prior notification to the fan base in the categories of sports, film/tv, and music.