What is set before you is the second stage of our 2012 Nukapedian of the Year event! In this stage, the community will be voting to keep 3 of the nominees. That is, the three users with the highest number of votes will make up 3 of the 5 final nominees. The other 2 spots will be reserved for the board to decide (I am still in the process of setting up this board).
Generally, vote for the user whom you think has had the greatest positive influence on the wiki in the year 2012. The specific criteria is up to you indivudually, it may be in terms of edit contributions, general demeanour/personality, other skills etc.
After this vote and a board meeting, we will have produced the top 5. From here, the board will select the final winner (as well as runner-up). This will be announced during the last week of 2012.