So I have noticed one creative in particular who has posted the same contest more than a couple of times, didn’t really like or high-rated any entries, constantly changed her brief, and then abandoned the contest which seems highly suspicious to me. She still has an active creative account.
I thought this wasn’t permitted in the platform but I guess it unfortunately is. While I don’t think other creatives should be totally banned from hosting naming contests, they should be screened more thoroughly as things can go wrong in many ways–who can guarantee that this creative is not actually stealing name ideas from other creatives and then using these in actual contests hosted by legitimate clients later on the same subject?
Anyway, lesson learned I will not participate again in a contest posted by the same creative with contradictory guidelines and a history of contest abandmonment. It’s a total waste of time and a high risk as well.