Usually the jam discussion topic isn't made until the middle of the month. I sort of like it that way, because there's no temptation for the mods* to reveal more letters than they can afford so everybody guesses the theme before the jam begins.
The only thing that's been definately decided so far, is that we will include the folder randomizer.
Here are my stances on the remaining issues (I'm grouping them all together because there're only 3 weeks left before the jam)
-Do not change reviewing/voting, but an emphasis in the OP of the voting topic that there's no need to review/vote for every game, and that you can do as many as you'd like.
-Keep the handicap (for the time being)
-Keep the prizes (for the time being)
-Keep the old forum structure, with one topic for all the games (the only one I feel vaguely strongly about.)
Thanks for summarising what has been said in this discussion, I was struggling to remember exactly what we had been over!
Generally all looks okay to me; if anything at least we have got the introduction of the folder randomiser out of this.
If there was one more thing I'd like to at least see trialled, it would be a section in the main post listing people interested in forming reviewing teams who would work together to play & review a seperate amount of games each (like the list we have already for people looking for a team). If those individuals don't think they'll be able to play all the games themselves it might help spread the feedback over all the entries.