when i submitted my blogs he responded saying they will nto count because they have "No SEO value to the site" which is something im pretty damn sure wasnt mentioned in the least bit for this contest and @ eric: its not so much just plain bitching for me. im just not happy with the "hidden rules" that dont get mentioned until AFTER the contest is over/on the last day of the contest, this happened on the last contest too. @Kinkarso: Your a good man, your trying hard here, but theres one thing you have to keep in mind when doing this stuff: This is a gaming community. SEO, Page rank, allt hat online marketing lingo, roughly 90% of the people that come to these kinds of websites dont knwo a thing about that. its 2 different worlds, we dont care how many backlinks our forums has, we just care that we can talk about games/other **** on it. so although it sounds to you like common sense, i gaurentee (as i said already) the term "SEO" alone is uknown to at LEAST 80% of the community. *edit* just spoke with donny, just FYI to contest members: if your Blog posts dont have any SEO value (Search engine optimization, basically you have to have blogs that alot of people read) then you dont get anything.