Well I know there is a thread - here - http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com...play.php?f=179
- where people post if they've been published. These are mostly for digi scrap layouts, and hybrids.
As far as voting goes, we have had people start a thread and ask for votes for one thing or another. These are usually from people who have been members of the site for a while and have become friendly with other members here. They don't feel bad about asking for votes.
Perhaps one of the owners will clarify things for you a bit better according to the Forum rules. But, you should give digiscrapping a try - it's so much fun!