The new ongoing rolling voting feature for our Weekly Featured Image (Picture of the Week) contest has been going on for a couple months now. We did have a glitch with the winter hats contest, which somehow interfered with our header in some way thus messing with our timetable. Outside of that, I believe the rolling voting is working well.
One thing that I think we may need to address are "stale entries", or submissions that get a few votes, but are unlikely to make it to the top and actually win under normal circumstances. There are two entries that have less than 10 votes and are over two months old in the current contest thread. I've deleted one...it had only 1 vote, and was very unlikely to garner any more as it was more of a "snapshot" than any kind of artistic photography that our membership would like to see on the home site banner. The other is a daisy, and it has received 8 votes, but it's been at 8 votes for a while, and was first uploaded on December 5th.
Do we want to institute a hard "lifetime limit" on entries?
If photos are submitted, garner less than some threshold of votes, and reach some maximum age such as 60 days...should they be deleted? For entries that get more than the threshold, but say live twice as long, say 120 days, but never actually win, should they also be deleted?