As apposed to double posting, I suggest you use the edit button(located in the bottom left section of your post)
Merging all of that information should prove effective to gaining respect since I notice you have been notified of this before.
Usually you can also delete posts(by clicking the 'x' button), but since I posted after you, you cannot(however a generous moderator/administrator may do so right now)edit:
My suggestion is to have multiple contests(in any subforum) going on at once, this will prove helpful; it lets the user feel good about himself when he is confident enough to at least enter a contest. Also the serious manner they are often written in can lead to a more "mature" atmosphere-members will follow by example.
edit 2: and a bump command, so you dont have to say somthing to bump the thread, you just click the button and it bumps the thread
This option is exclusive to moderators and admins; besides, if you have nothing to say(more details, request for attention) the topic probably shouldn't be bumped.
As for this topic, if it is taken seriously, should never have to be bumped. I hope for the long life of this thread.