Sorry to disappoint you, but I don't think any mod even thought for a second that we might be disrupting an off-season contest. I know at least for me, I didn't even know he was running the contest.
There was no thought that we were ruining your contest or whatever. Sorry
Sure, nobody knew about the contest
The mods who frequent this place didn't see it despite it was at the top of the page for the last 3 weeks.