Quite how am I supposed to know which one is the right one?
Ah, okay. Well, it's often better to have several little, dedicated things than to have few huge things that become bloated, and this is especially true in the world of IT where information is easily manipulated (in the sense of 'worked with'). This thread here currently contains at least three different topics: a discussion about banners; a discussion about some entries to the actual software competition; as well as the actual discussion around the Pandora Rebirth Competition news and rules, which to create was the original purpose of this thread. (Not counting the meta-discussion of discussing a good location for the banner discussion as a separate discussion. ;) )
There is nearly no penalty to having several dedicated threads, whereas the more topics a single bloated thread contains, the less useful it will be as following the posts relevant to one of the topics becomes more difficult and every added post becomes an obstacle to the other topics. One could say that paradoxically, if this thread was only used for directly discussing the news and the competition's rules, and all other topics were being discussed in separate threads, then there would likely be *more* discussion with a potentially higher usefulness.