Wow clap for the person who came up with the idea, why because you failed and pretty hard.
First off I know I haven't been active for quite sometime that's because I'm a senior and I have a lot of things going on in my real life at the moment.
Now basically with this "contest" you want to see who are the persons or exactly mods that can be active (contribute) to D3Scene in the period that is the most busy for students and all the other people that have jobs. I mean really, what you are looking for is a person who can sacrifice his real life for the internet on which he wont be apriciated for his effort 75% of the time.
i have to say this idea is pretty bad because each of the moderators I know deserved their place by helping the community and now you want to take that effort from them bec they cant sacrifice their RL for the community at the most busiest time.
Personally by how this is going I will be striped off my Moderator rank, but then I haven't been much of a moderator bec I'm kind of scared that I don't delete or mess something up that I shouldn't delete or mess up, but now the reason why I probably wont be able to participate is bec every year for Christmas and my holidays I go to my grandparents on my village and guess what there is no internet there so i cant possibly be active.
Then lets see Im a senior in my school and bec of my fucked up state trying to kiss EUs ass I have to study for special classes that I dont know how they function in order to get on the college I want to. So basically what Im saying is you picked a very very bad time.
Next the problem of the community is that ONLY THE MODERATORS contribute I mean i remember when I just joined D3Scene there were a lot of people that came and stayed but now thx to a lot of bots and no measures against them except our dearest MODERATORS we have 1000000 (I know Im exaggerating) users with 1 post that are using accounts as a way to make commercials. Try and look at other web sites, in order to post you MUST first introduce yourself, then in order to be able to rep and see most of the forums you need to contribute. See these sites have a lot of active members and not just few moderators why bec in order to get something you must work for it.
I remember that Elder rank meant something in the old days but now you can get it in a matter of 3 days bec everybody is just fooling around with the rep and thanks button.
Personally my idea of the contest would be to think of new ideas on how to get new members that need to contribute and who will stay on the forums and not punish current Moderators its not like your paying them like you do Global Mods. They are here on their own free time and will to help the community and they are being disrespected and offended like this, personally Im sad for the people that will probably get demoted but that don't deserve it. Our community is on IV and the blood that's keeping it alive is the blood of the moderators and this "contest" is probably going to cut a few good liters from it.
Respect and peace
P.S. Happy Christmas and the New year.