I get so many contest invitations and sometimes I'm tempted to join some of them, but checking their reliability is not that easy. I can think of one golden rule I go by: If there are no rules or the host didn't bother to translate the rules to the language I speak I won't waste a single second on that contest. That's one thing, but it doesn't solve everything. I'd like try to compile a list of rules for joining contests, so people will have an easy guide to check fast if the contest is ok, so what things about contests discourage you from joining?
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