Let me be clear up front: since Dan's been the one running the challenges, he gets the last word on how everything works.
I'm just putting some thoughts out based on discussions about how they could run a little smoother.
These challenges are primarily for fun and education, and the threads have reflected this. However all this extraneous discussion mucks up the submissions. How do we manage it so that discussion is encouraged, but the challenges are also easy to skim and review?
It was recommended by Damascus that it work this way:
Weekly Challenge #X - ENTRIES
Weekly Challenge #X - DISCUSSION
Weekly Challenge #X - VOTE
Great idea. However I'm thinking it could be done in two threads: Entries and Discussion
. The "Entries" thread can become the voting thread as soon as voting opens up (it can be renamed "Entries - VOTING OPEN" or something of the like at that time).
This should help keep things clean without having to bounce around between too many threads. Any posts to the Entries thread that are not entries can simply be moved to the Discussions thread by a moderator (this way we don't need to harp on it every time someone posts in the wrong thread; eventually everyone will get with the program). Entries could be cross-posted in the Discussion thread along with trial runs, questions, explanations, etc, etc.
Just some food for thought. We'll let Dan ultimately decide, but feel free to offer comments and suggestions.