We have automated the poll generation for comps.
This new feature has been running for a couple of weeks.
Most members will not have noticed the change.
Q: What does this mean?
A: The qualifying vote and final vote polls will be generated automatically by a background batch job and thus
the polls will be available to members within seconds of the competition closing or the previous poll completing.
Previously a moderator had to perform the generation manually via the back-end competition management tools.
Often when there are several comps on the go there are a bunch of tasks needed on a Sunday night;
this eliminates some of the tedious steps.
As it is competitions are pre-created and come online exactly on opening.
The revealing of results is still a manual process so the mods have time to double check everything about the competition; and to also construct the announcement thread.