Update regarding the extension:
Since I've posted the notice above, I've received quite a lot of entries. There are a total of 19 entrants so far, which is about the average I can expect in any given round, therefore I believe there won't be that many more entrants in the following week (also, the limit for each round is 27 entries - not an arbitrary number by the way, it's just how the poll options work). So I'm thinking perhaps the extension won't be necessary after all, but I don't want to be unfair. What do you guys think? Should the voting begin right away, this Monday (January 16th) or should we maintain the extension and wait until January 23rd?
Edit 01/16: No one has manifested their opinion, but I've decided to not maintain the extension. I haven't received any more entries since making this post and we already have more than enough to start the voting today. An extra week could result in zero new entries and that would only slow things down. If anyone's unhappy with this decision, feel free to write me a pm.