Writing Contestants, Readers, and Voters, The Writing Forums Staff has a few announcements to make regarding the writing contests going forward. @Komposten will be retiring from the admin position here at the forum, leaving us with no admin for a period of time. Some of you may remember when the previous admin left, there were gaps and problems with the contest wins. We are working to contact the owner to resolve this situation but so far have had no response, so the staff have come up with a mitigation plan to prevent as many issues as possible. The contests will all still proceed as normal, but after this month we will no longer be able to award medals to contest winners. We understand that this does come as a bit of a let down when winning the contests, as you won't get that satisfaction of the ever-growing stack of shinies collecting further, but have no fear, you will still be recognized! We are opening a Hall of Fame thread in each respective contest going forward from December on. This will credit the winner and serve a dual purpose of keeping track of the medals we are behind on. In the event of a new admin taking up the responsibility, these medals can be awarded officially at that later time. We apologize for the inconvenience, but in an effort to stay transparent in the situation going forward we wanted to be up front with all of you on what's happening as to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. As always, we look forward to seeing the excellent work you come up with in future competitions. Good luck and happy writing!