Our sincere apologies for the inconveniences faced by you.
Regarding the slow evaluation speeds, given that we have to execute your code (and models etc) on a large number of test images, the evaluations are indeed slow. Your model has to make predictions for a large number of images. We are trying to improve this experience by providing better feedback in terms of progress etc, and will definitely address this in the upcoming version of the challenges.
Regarding the competition, we are providing all updates on this forum here, and we would be happy to answer any and all questions you have here. We are also working on better notification systems so that you get relevant updates from the challenge over emails and other notification channels on the platform that you subscribe to.
In the meantime, we really appreciate your feedback. Your feedback helps us make the platform much better for thousands of other users on the platform, and under no circumstances we take it as an offense.
(on behalf of the organizing team)