Hello writers, I hope you're having a good April so far!
This is a quick announcement to let you all know that I'm putting a comm on a tiny two-week pause for a couple of reasons.
One, I'm in exams next week. Boo.
Two, although we've got a steady contingent of regular contributors, and we're getting new participants on a lot of challenges (YAY!), our voting turnout is... well, it needs some work. In a lot of weeks since the second amnesty round, we've been getting 10+ entries, but only 2-3 voters.
The voting aspect is an important part of how a challenge community functions; not just in regards to the actual points count and the finalists, but because it fosters the (friendly) competitive atmosphere that comms like this one operate on.
Obviously I don't want to make voting mandatory if you've submitted an entry, and I don't want people to throw in random votes just for the hell of it, so I'm opening the floor to suggestions on how we can get participation in this aspect of the community up to healthier levels.
Blanket disclaimer, when I'm replying to everyone's posts, I'm not shooting ideas down, I'm just bringing up points for expanding on for discussion :)EDIT x2:
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Challenges will resume on Wednesday, May 3rd on the regular schedule! I'm hoping two weeks will be enough to get some discussion going about this so we can implement any changes we may need.