As someone involved with what happened over the past few days I would like to be the first to let you know that those issues are being resolved peacefully so that we can repair the forum and continue with Imagineering. Thursday night was a first for this community, and I pray a last. It was a night filled with misunderstandings and miscommunications and something I know many of us our ready to put behind us. In a few days we will resume with the conversation on the future of the competitions and I personally hope that the new members will participate in those discussions. We want to make this an amazing, involved community and help it be a welcoming and warm place for all those who like to 'dream'. We've hit a rough patch, but I'm confident with your help and the help of many others we will overcome it and go back to doing what we all love, Imagineering.I hope it okay to post here, on the official competion thread...but I am going to. First, I am currently just a fan of these competitions. I am watching to see what would be required should I decide to enter "some day". I have been impressed by competitors in these competitions but am extremely dismayed by what I have read over the past few days. Participants and judges need to remember, there are others who particpate in this website that are new to the Imagineer area and really thinking of joining this forum. I am really re-thinking why I am considering this imaginative venue. I would love to put my imagination to work in something fun such as these competitions but have to wonder why I would subject myself. I have the time and I am learning the skills necessary. I really wanted to become a part of it. However, I don't want to be part of a contentious group or a bunch of people whose ego is so wounded by a critical opinion that they will just quit. Please contestants and judges...some of us non-participants actually look forward to your submissions and critiques.