||TopCoder has moved a number of recent threads about non-TopCoder competitions to this new "External Competitions" forum. Our intention with this new forum is to create a clear place in the TopCoder forums for TopCoder members to find and discuss competitions that take place outside of TopCoder. Observing the discussion over the past few days, this seems to be working out well.
I'd also like to note that creating this forum has not changed our dislike for commercial advertising or spam. This forum is intended for discussion. There is no place in the TopCoder forums where commercial entities are permitted to advertise or spam TopCoder members. If you have any questions about what is permitted in these or any forums, your are invited to post your question in this thread, or contact TopCoder at service-at-topcoder-com.