Morgan19 wrote:Is there going to be a front-page post about the poll being active?
Solo wrote:There will be for the final round when it's ready on Wednesday.
I know you've explained why it was done this way, but I have to chime in... The not-surprising "what, it's closed!?" comments illustrate why I'd asked if a poll was going to be posted for this round back on the first page.
Front-paging the start of the contest and the final poll, but then skipping a post about the preliminary round, is strangely inconsistent and doesn't make a lot of sense. I wasn't sure why it was done that way and it wasn't my place to question it further, but I'm actually surprised a frontpage item wasn't posted after the question was raised.
And for what it's worth... I went to View New Posts (which is almost always how I view the forums) and then clicked the Global voting announcement from there, but I couldn't vote or even reply to the thread that way. After a bit of frustration I discovered that I could only vote or comment if I click on the global link outside of the View New Posts link (ie, from within a forum section). In fact, the same thing is happening to me now with the final round. If that's happening to other folks who use the View New Posts link, a Global post may not be the best solution anyway.