Yes, that's my point exactly. As much fun as TISC is, this is still first hand a sports forum and we shouldn't forget that.
As for sending reminders and such, I'm definitely guilty of this one, because I've tried to bring back people to the contest that used to participate a lot (even before the Totallympics website move), because I did not want them to miss out on the event.
As for inviting new users to the forum, I'm always making sure they know where they're going, but unfortunately, I haven't found a single one throughout the years (I only have 1 close friend that's interested in sports and he's been a member on Totallympics here before, a very funny story on how I've met him )
Finally, regarding all of the new users that had their first post registering to this contest, it is a clear sign that they know what they're going and where they're going and I believe they were informed about this contest on some other platform and hopefully they're participation in the forum activities does not end up being limited to TISC only.
When I first set foot on Totallympics (You left a comment & link of it in the comment section of some sports article), I was pretty much overwhelmed, I didn't really know where to start, there was no such thing as TISC, not even any Eurovision discussions were started, mostly sports results & discussions. I don't really remember how well I assimilated into Totallympics, (I remember that I didn't post a lot, because I didn't really know what to say, perhaps it was the prediction contests that helped me find myself here) I only remember it being a long process, before I was able to freely discuss on the topics that I cared about. Comparing it to my experience and seeing that they're posts don't extend outside of the TISC thread is pretty much a good indication to me what is the main priority of these users.