All I want to request is that the contests section be put a bit higher on the main page. As it stands, it is below even the literal test forum, and above only one other subforum, that being Suggestions/Problems. I could host ten contests a week and advertise in the status bar, but if people don't actually see it on the main page it may as well be just a myth to them. "Contests section? What contests section?" - Most people, probably.
It's honestly a bit baffling that the persistent world sits far above everything else, save for the News subforum while the contests section may as well be in the Guild equivalent of the Underdark.
Yeah, good point. Why is the test forum above *anything*? I'll fix that right now after I write some more responses. But please ping me here or Discord if I forget since I need to change it with a direct database update.
The PW category sits at the top so that people see it since it's basically a constant experiment and it's in a constant state of flux unlike the static roleplaying forums. This is surprisingly controversial but there's also the paradox that even worse visibility is going to ensure it never even has a shot. I figure everyone uninterested just collapses it. Ideally you'd just be able to move it according to your own preferences.
But this is also a general problem with the fact that the forums are presented as a stack. It's annoying that forums at the bottom are simply going to get fewer eyeballs. I think the model is kinda archaic for this reason and you'll notice that modern forum platforms like Discourse try to give everything equal visibility.
Your comment made me go "yeah, why *are* the contests way down there?" but then I remembered that the reason is because the homepage sidebar has a "Current Contest" widget that moderators can set that will show up at the tippy top. Which is even better than having to move the contests forum. I totally forgot about that feature, and it's basically been neglected since the long dead period where we had no contests.
I'll send you a PM to figure out if Contest Moderators can access the feature and if I need to fix the code so that you can. Sorry, wish we caught this a year ago.
Edit: Looks like you should be able to access the system according to the code. I just neglected to tell you about it.
Here's what it looks like: @LegendBegins
Actually, horizontal works better since vertical images will need to be stretched to scale to the aspect ratio of devices.