More accurate "Popular" results
Currently, "Popular" in a contest is filtered by number of recent comments. How about instead it is number of INDIVIDUAL commenters? Comment chains can become very long between one or two users bumping an entry that isn't really that good or popular up the list, and worse yet, you can comment on your own do drive it up. This gives an inaccurate picture of which entries are truly the most "Popular" ones. Of course, you could also keep a filter for most comments separately.
MARIA KALAOGLOU commented
I so much agree with everything you are saying!!! These has got to stop!!! It is not a chatting platform!!! They are simply taking advantage of it to climb up in the ranking!!!