@Wreybies @thirdwind @theoriginalmonsterman @Zerotonin (sorry in advance if I forgot anyone) How Can We Improve Contest Administration / Participation / Voting? Beyond the add-on discussed here, what can I do to improve the contest area to make facilitating a contest easier and potentially boost participation and provide a smoother experience for contest administration and user experience? Are prefixes used and updated as intended? Would a more simple interface for submissions and/or a readable interface for reading submissions be beneficial? Promoting Contest Engagement In the past we’ve discussed ways for contest admins to promote new contests, open voting, and winners throughout the site, and potentially social media, or accomplishing this through automation. Thoughts on the best ways to accomplish that? It’s more possible now than when it came up before. I’ll try to find the previous thread on the topic, but I believe we discussed automatically updating/adding it to a Writing Contests menu item, or utilizing alert notifications, notices, email, on-site banners that rotate and get updated when there are new contests. Or potentially automatically create sitewide alerts when a contest admin posts a new thread in their contest forum. We may be able to utilize the dummy Anonymizer account and have open contests/voting it’s it’s postbit and integrate it’s functionality elsewhere in some way. Submission / Reading / Archive Improvements Thoughts on need for entry submission improvements? Useability / Intuitiveness? Contest Archives / Winner Spotlights? Other Improvements / Medals / Private Submissions What else is needed and how else can we improve? Are medals functioning okay and as expected? Is it time to bring back a contest cash prize? If my memory serves me, certain contest forums had members who wanted to hide submissions for everyone after a contest or at least from the search engine. On what level is this done, and how common? Is it only the private submissions sub-forum or also in-thread private posts? I ask because it’s a custom functionality and would need to be recreated for XF2, but will be complicated (and expensive) if we want to preserve current post privacy permissions. I know we’ve discussed some of these topics elsewhere, and I will dig up and review those threads (feel free to link), but I thought I’d create this for open feedback and improvements as they may soon be possible and it’s always better if they’re planned. Some functionality may be implementable now. Thanks in advanced for your feedback.