onions wrote:people, please read the contest rules before asking questions.
Amen! I read all through this thread to make sure I was current on all of the "clarifications" only to find that many were asking questions already explicitly defined in the contest rules!
People, when you do not read the rules first and ask obvious questions, you waste the mods' time (having to constantly redirect you to the contest rules), you waste other readers' time (having to read through all of your irrelevant drivel to get to the good stuff), and you waste forum space (this thread could be just 1 - 1 1/2 pages of content at this point, but has been expanded to 3. Fully half of this thread addresses questions that are already defined in the rules).
On another note, this contest does look quite tasty. Props to the mods for coming up with such a fun and unique contest theme and employing a very cool bracket concept. This will be fun!