To all present and future PotM participants, please observe the following change in the rules.
Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification and possibly further sanctions!
Cheating will result in a ten-day ban from the entire NB site, and a permanent ban from the PotM contest.
Within recent months, contest cheating and member reluctance to report such violations has sadly become a reoccurring issue. There will no longer be any lenience relative to prior sanctions (two-month ban from PotM), and there will be no opportunity to repeal the punishment once the rule-breaking has been confirmed. If this change fails to curb cheating, PotM will go on indefinite hiatus. It is significantly difficult to identify most instances of PotM cheating, since members are not under constant scrutiny by moderators. Moreover, some members would seemingly rather complain about a lack of omnipotence or obsessive stalking on the host's part without simply reporting any issues.