Until now, I've contacted members by email about problems with their entries (over and under count issues, blank entries, the odd rude word here or there, formatting problems--that sort of thing), and I'll definitely still make every effort to contact people (although one over count entry did slip by me this week because of my computer problems). However, I'll now use the FaithWriters' private messenger service to make contact (not the one here on the boards).
Doing this is much easier for me (easier to send a PM than to have to log in to admin, find the member's email, and then send them an email). I wasn't in the habit of using the PM service before because, until we introduced the levels of membership, I couldn't be sure everyone had access to their private messages. But now, if you can enter the Challenge, that means you are a Gold or Platinum member, and have access to the PM's at FaithWriters. Problem solved.
So if your private message notifications tend to go into your spam box, you might want to keep an eye out for them (or at least log on to FaithWriters now and then if you have an entry in so you can see if there's anything in your PM box at FaithWriters -- not here on the boards) just in case.