The voting guidelines (new URL each week) include:
Do not contact applicants other than those whose projects you follow through Pioneer. Doing so will result in disqualification.
Talking about voting with someone made me cast an eye over the rules. This one seems to be set in place to allow for cracking down on spammers but, as written, seems a bit heavy handed.
Over the last year I've regularly referred Pioneers I review or meet in other context to other Pioneers. I've also pointed external parties at Pioneers.
That's always been through publicly available profiles and landing pages.
It made me wonder how often others do this and if it's time for a refinement of that wording.