Why can't I join a challenge longer than 1 month?

Any user who has not completed at least one challenge successfully, is not allowed to join challenges that are longer than 1 month. For users who have never used Spar before, month+ long challenges are usually not a great place to start, as new players do not yet fully understand how challenges work. These challenges are predatory in nature and our data shows that new users joining long challenges are responsible for 80% of all penalties. We feel very strongly that this policy is fair and reasonable. 

For challenge creators, we strongly encourage creating challenges no longer than 2weeks, as you can always quickly extend the challenge another two weeks once the first challenge is over, without changing the context of most goals.

If you have created a challenge longer than 2 weeks and you are trying to invite new users to your challenge, these new users will need to have at least completed one challenge or you will need to modify your challenge duration in order for new users to be able to participate. 

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