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    Posted: 23 Apr 2019 at 12:28pm
Well as it goes, I asked Charlie that today, out of the usual day-three-impatience as I wait for the email permitting forum-uploads to arrive.

And the fellow answered very comprehensively. So here we go:

ME:

Hi Charlie
I have a question; why is there the three day delay between submission deadline and the 'ok to post on the forum' email going out?
Why not just let us go nuts as soon as the submission deadline's passed?
Thanks!
Tim G

CHARLIE:

Hi Tim,

The reason that we try to keep the submissions off the forums for a few days is because there are typically a lot of questions and requests that come in immediately following the submission deadline.  For example, people may have had technical difficulties with the website, uploaded an incorrect version and request an earlier upload be used, request that their backup email file be used instead of the upload, etc.  

We try to deal with these requests immediately before the confirmation emails go out and the review forum opens up.  But, you're right that it probably wouldn't make a difference if the forums were open immediately and we hope to shorten this up in the future if possible.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or feedback.  Thanks for participating and best of luck in the latest competition!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MissKeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2019 at 1:23pm
Thank you for asking the million dollar (or... $3,750?) question, Tim! Good to know they hope to shorten it up in the future.

*refreshes email once more*

Yep, waiting is hard.
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He also confirmed emails are definitely going out today. You don't have long to wait Miss K.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jdadams1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2019 at 1:38pm
Way to spoil the mystery, Tim :(

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Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Way to spoil the mystery, Tim :(

LOL


Fake news. 

We already know this contest is run by a human-hating green troll who lives under a tree.
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I always suspected it was a psychological experiment conducted by the competition runners.  They stalk the forums to observe how we navigate the emotional roller coaster of anticipation. Most likely it's research for some dystopian situational ethics novel they're collaborating on that involves people chewing off their own limbs.
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I sent him an email today, which I do every 3 months... to update the home page with the right icons beside the different competitions.  I don't know why it bothers me... 
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Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

I always suspected it was a psychological experiment conducted by the competition runners.  They stalk the forums to observe how we navigate the emotional roller coaster of anticipation. Most likely it's research for some dystopian situational ethics novel they're collaborating on that involves people chewing off their own limbs.

It's the only reasonable explanation.
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Good job Tom....er, Tim.

Nice to know they can also give us some wiggle room if we need it...…

Can I go back and have the whole 3 days please Charlie to tell you....Oh, the dog ate it (I have 2 cats... shhh), I fell asleep...it's 5am here you sadistic b*stards (true...I did and woke up at 3am and panicked!) Oh sorry, that bent up, out of shape piece of pooh I submitted was an OLD OLD OLD version..... I meant this one!!!???….(presents nicely tidied up, non-shoehorned polished piece!)


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Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Good job Tom....er, Tim.

Nice to know they can also give us some wiggle room if we need it...…

Can I go back and have the whole 3 days please Charlie to tell you....Oh, the dog ate it (I have 2 cats... shhh), I fell asleep...it's 5am here you sadistic b*stards (true...I did and woke up at 3am and panicked!) Oh sorry, that bent up, out of shape piece of pooh I submitted was an OLD OLD OLD version..... I meant this one!!!???….(presents nicely tidied up, non-shoehorned polished piece!)


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Oh no!  did you submit the wrong one?!   What a pain!!!   I feel for you!!


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