In February last year (and months prior to that) I faced the reality that if action was not taken to restore livelihood to the Signature of the Week competition, it would end. I made the difficult choice of retiring the SOTW Judges; not at all a decision taken lightly. Judges were an integral part of the competition operations, having been present from the very beginning. Not only from the beginning of SOTW but from practically the very beginning of the community itself; SOTW predates the Informer and even the podcast. In my opinion, involving all of you guys in deciding weekly winners, as opposed to exclusivity, was the way to go - and in hindsight it was the right decision. Bias among votes is irrelevant, as is whether wins are based on skill or popularity. Would you rather have seen SOTW just... die?
This, chaps, is a decision that I am faced with again. My question to you: is it worth prolonging the inevitable? And if it is, what are we to do?
In other words, I need some ideas.