To @Anton_Naydenoff : I just wanted to say that contest pricing is actually much more than the contest prize:
It was creatives who asked SH to add the marketplace and I believe it is quite compatible with contests. Most of my owned names are names I used in contests that got the most loves, etc.
To @Bisabog - yes, a lot of people are here because they love the creativity.
To everyone: I don’t know how many hundreds of times I have said this now but posting about this problem in the forum has actually contributed to the problem. All SH users have access to this forum.
I had to give up on this issue long ago. So now, people just need to deal with the reality of the situation. Many points have been made on this, over many years. SH does more than any other platform on this issue. From there, we simply have to make our own choices about what we do and how. I have made lots of decisions about how I participate in contests and what I am willing to contribute. That is what everyone has to do.
And as a result, I hardly participate and I haven’t won in ages. That is my choice. I used to be on the leaderboard long ago.
One choice we do not have is to force people to be honest. So, you make your choice - CH’s make theirs. You decide, within the reality, what you are willing to do.
I do, however think SH should allow us to report long after the contest is closed for NO OTHER REASON but to record it so that other contestants in the future can see that and make decisions about participating in a contest run by a CH who abandoned all of their contests and had 5 registrations reported. THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO - to realize the repeat ones and not participate in those. And for that, data is needed.