Over the past few months we have made some minor, unannounced changes to our challenges in which we were hoping we could mitigate having to make any official changes or rule updates that we felt should be unnecessary. As such, our changes have been met with equally tenacious members to work around said changes. This means that we have to be more obvious about our approach.
With this review of our challenges the following must be implemented:
- Graphics challenges are prohibited from having direct site paraphernalia unless otherwise stated to be allowed in the challenge. This includes logos and site names.
- Codex challenge entries may not have your copyright line until AFTER voting is completed. You may add it but the staff will hide it until then.
- Writing challenges should refrain from mentioning site specific names or lore (while we can't fully ask that you do this for some challenges we do ask that it be limited wherever possible).
Additionally we have to change how winners are chosen and these changes are being made to all challenges:
- Challenges are posted in a set (one graphics, writing and coding challenge) for each round.
- Each round can have up to 3 winners, however the winners must each be unique per set. This means that if you win both the coding and writing challenge you will only win 1 of those 2 challenges and the runner up will be given the first place space. The one that you are chosen for winning will be based on the challenge entry that received more votes overall based on percentage not total votes.
- You may win 1 time, for any category, once per three rounds. This means if you win this set you will not be eligible to win for the next two sets of challenges for any category for the same site. You are eligible to promote other sites in the interim.
These changes are implemented immediately for any challenge posted after this date. Feel free to post questions below.