Weekly Challenges: a request with wider implications Answered
OK, so these Weekly Challenges...
Although I am not personally entering them for the foreseeable future, they're an interesting idea, but a week is terribly short notice for most people to get a decent entry put together, especially if they have a busy life (job, children, school, the usual).
It would be much better to have a longer-term calendar, maybe linked to from the contest page, with the weekly challenges noted down in advance.
While we're at it, why not put the normal contests on the same calendar?
What I have in mind is something that looks like a Gantt chart, like the image, but where the image says "subtask", the chart would name the contest.
In fact, why not have a central Instructables calendar - the same document could list contests, challenges, scheduled updates, HQ events, appearances at Maker Faires etc.
You could even use it to keep track of staff birthdays and anniversaries...