What are Announcements, Pinned topics, and Locked topics?
If something big is currently happening or coming up soon on the board, it will be found as an announcement. We also list important activities and events in the news box located at the top of the forum page.
Pinned topics rank under Announcements, but float above normal topics and tend to advertise a challenge or lesser priority Announcement.
Locked topics are threads which are closed to member posting for any number of reasons, such as flame wars, off-topic content or general stupidity, outdated content, or for topics such as Rules or the FAQ which do not require feedback on. Typically topics closed for violating the rules will include a reason for it being closed.