Need help from other hosts
5 months ago
I just joined as a host last week and immediately created 2 challenges and put them in the queue. When I log on and go to my hosting page, it shows both of them in the queue (on Dec 20 and 27 as the 2 "Announce" dates). But I got the following email right now from DP...
As a host of the around the world in 80 ways series you have an opportunity to launch a new challenge each Thursday. This email is just a reminder that tomorrow is Thursday but the around the world in 80 ways series has no queued challenges ready to be announced.
You (or any of this series' hosts) can rectify this situation by creating a challenge and setting its status to queued (not 'draft'). If no queued challenges exist for the around the world in 80 ways by the end of Thursday (UTC) then no challenge will be announced for the series this week. In that case, your series will have to wait until next Thursday for the chance to launch its next challenge.
The around the world in 80 ways currently has 2 draft challenges. Maybe you're still fine-tuning the rules, description and sample pictures, but with a little more work you could place a draft challenge in the queue, ready for announcement tomorrow.
China--People challenge (created on 16 Dec 2012)
China--Anything other than of people challenge (created on 16 Dec 2012)
So, according to this email, my challenges are NOT queued, and I need to do something to change their status from Draft to Queued. But, according to the actual challenge Host page, they are not in draft form and are *already* queued up.
Is this just a bug in the DP system and one I should just ignore? Or, is there some specific button I need to click on? (Note: When I click on "edit" for a challenge, in the new page, right under "New Challenge," there is a note that says this challenge is already queued up, and the drop-down box under that shows that the current setting is Not set to 'draft'...it's sent to the various "Announce" dates)
If it's not another DP error, I am at a loss as to what I can do in order to get my challenges into actual circulation.