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I like others took the contest seriously as the prize was quite substantial. We have all read the disclaimers about the numbers required to make the contest official. Regardless, this contest was handled poorly and in my personal opinion very unprofessionally. I am pretty new to the community and i am now questioning the site as a whole. At the very minimum, the site should have posted something immediately to let people know that the contest was not official. They could have done their due diligence and at least awarded a consolation price and thanked all for participating. I am an avid backyard rink enthusiast and i am not impressed at all with this site, regardless of their personal/self proclaimed accolades. I am most upset that the site let my children down. They anxiously awaited some notification of something and were terribly disappointed by the lack of communication by this site. Besides getting to correspond with a backyard rink legend for his home zamboni design and creative ideas, the site itself has been a great disappointment in not meeting my own standards and personal expectations.