PLEASE DO NOT VOTE IN THE POLL UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THIS POST thank you Hi guys. There have been a few discussions about what to do when the number of entries in the escchat contest begins to rise too high. The obvious solution is to include a semi-final, but not everybody agrees. However, some people think there should be two semi-finals. Here are our options: 1. We pre-qualify some countries to the final (i.e. the top 10 of the previous contest) and hold 1 semi-final for the remaining participants. If we choose this method we would need to decide how many countries should pre-qualify for the final AND how many should qualify from the semi-final. 2. Each participant (except the previous winner) is put into one of two semi-finals. If we choose this method we would need to decide how many countries should qualify from each semi-final and a suitable method of deciding which country goes into which semi-final. With all that in mind I would like to find out what you all think, so please vote in the poll.