I am writing this as a direct response to an open public discussion that took place in this thread about the handling of the 4v4 contest. Said discussion also started before any of the final winners got announced. I am very dissapointed in @Max Extra for locking a thread, which helped bring issues of the contest to light and let the community voice their concerns. I utterly condemn this step, as it is threatening the freedom of speech and is looking like an attempt to stop further discussion and cut off any thoughtful replies. A discussion that started publicly shouldn't be continued in private conversations, where nobody can track anything and the overall topic can easily be brushed under the carpet. With all that being said, let me directly come back to the discussion that took place in the thread I linked: That's a good thing to hear! Next time, try to bring that sign of team work more into the open, as the public image is the complete opposite. As I mentioned before, almost everything I say here is also in view of future contests, so preceding issues can be avoided. As previously mentioned, I respect you for putting out your thoughts as the only judge during the judging process. Just a quick question: Now that you have dialed back on your 'very basic' feedback to basically be outdated after being called out for its nontruth and low standard, will you update it or is that it? In general you seem to dial back a lot. @Box Knows already called out your arrogant statement, which was pretty low, only for you to dial back afterwards. Perversions like that leave people with an unclear impression of you, take that however you want. WHAT? This is complete news to me. I've looked through the entire 4v4 contest thread and have not found any comments about that, as well as looked through all announcement threads. Once again, the public perception was as following: On the Trello board all four judges are listed Original 4v4 contest thread still the same information about judging panel No comment about a change of the judging panel No thread post/announcement ----> "There must be no changes, right?" @Box Knows didn't seem to know that, either, as he mentioned Ascend in his post; I'm sure this was only known to the close circle of the panel. Unless you find a good announcement and not just a short comment in an unrelated thread, what you said is a blatant lie. This all comes full circle with the weak communication that has been called out. I insist you read that paragraph again, it looks like you picked two apart statements and fused them together, which is quite unfair to do in a debate. The idea you should get from that paragraph is that, if two team members are unable to pursue the tasks they have been given due to real life problems, then the other team members should try to jump in and compensate the temporary loss. I feel for you and @Max Extra for having to move and other issues in that time frame, however that has nothing to do with the points I have made in my posts. Everyone is already over the lateness of the results, so stop bringing that up. It is completely fine for the contest to take longer, if such issues arise. The feedback I am providing is not about the lateness, but how everything else has been handled. Well, sorry for being blunt, however I can't imagine that the testing lobbies were very different from what we all saw. Of course you can only speak for yourself, that doesn't alleviate the things Max has been doing. Again, stop bringing up how long it took. I don't care and I know that the real life problems came at a bad time. Is that clear? In all of my concerns and points I have never said I was bothered about the time span of the contest, so stop making a point out of that. I replied, as I want betterment for future contests and was concerned about the general handling, not because I was butthurt about the length of the whole thing, like what? Your offer about discussing the maps individually is commendable, but is not about the contest handling itself, which was primarily discussed. Something minor about grammar: In the English language I learned it's called "very", not "vary", as in "very cool". Didn't know, if you know, as you always write it like that. I simply want to make sure, excuse me.