@Grant may not have seen this yet, so I am responding to provide a rationale for this change.
We've had more than one situations where the same name was selected as winner by two contests holders because it was submitted to both of them by the same creative. Some creatives withdraw the entries from other contests once they receive a Like it or a Love it rating, but many do not. In some cases the same entry has been submitted to more than 25 active contests.
The rationale for this change is to avoid the situation where the same name gets selected as a winner in multiple contests - we don't believe it is fair to the other creatives or to the contest holders.
However we have noted your concerns and understand that there are valid situations where the same name might be a great fit for more than one active contests.
@Enwych your idea of automatically withdrawing names from other contests if that name is selected as winner is a great idea. We will work on adding this to our platform in next few days,
In the meantime, we have made an update and the platform will now only block the submission if the same entry has been submitted to other active or pending contests AND it has also received a Like it or Love it rating in those contests. In those situations, there is a high likelihood that the entry is being considered by the CH for winner selection and therefore, it is prudent to stop any further submissions of the same name to other contests. You will be able to submit that name to more contests once a winner is selected for the original contest, or you withdraw your entry from that contest.
Thanks for all your feedback in helping us improve this platform!