So I see the devs have jumped in once or twice now to pare down some of the content that'd been appearing in the Picture of the Week box:
So there are... A couple of problems with these.
HOLY LINK-O-RAMA, BATMAN!
Ok, so the first few links make sense. The title links to the photo, the user's name links to his profile, and "submit your photo" links to the thread where a reader can do just that!
...Then there's PotW themes, theme ideas, and... An invitation to "represent".
Don't get me wrong - I love the idea of having and using a notification area for site promotional events. But let's be consistent here: right now, that area is meant for a featured image, and shoving all manner of links into it detracts from that. Which brings me to...
Watch the jargon
So yeah... PotW is a pretty obvious initialism... Once you already know about the Picture of the Week. But if you already know about it, you don't need a link to it. You aren't using "PotW" in the post titles here on Meta, so don't use them in the box!
And I still don't know what that "Represent... CP+" link was for.
Remember: this is a highly visible part of the site. Whatever appears in that box appears on every single page. Don't junk it up! Treat every pixel like gold, and when you decide to add more text or a new link, make double sure it's going to be meaningful and useful to everyone viewing it.
The new "theme" links are much nicer. Thanks!