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Hopefully I can shed some light on this.

Firstly, we set a deadline so that we don't have to fiddle with any of the information or runs we've already got beyond that point, meaning we can just focus on what we've got listed. If we were still adding runs and runners and all that, it just means we have a lot more annoying admin work to do. This is why we set a deadline.

If we add one person after deadline, then we have no reason no to add everyone who asks. If we accepted you for example, suddenly everyone would be asking why they can't be added after the deadline as well. It's the most fair to only accept those that submitted pre-deadline as outlined. It's fair to them for staying within the boundaries and fair to everyone else that they're all denied. Accept one person and suddenly it becomes very unbalanced.

On top of that, the current list isn't even final. If we let you in now and then just cut SM64, then it was a waste of your time and ours. If SM64 was 100% in the marathon, it might be a different story, but it isn't. As well as that, we're not AGDQ and you're not siglemic. That's a completely different situation to compare to.

Finally, no one got angry or sad about it. We just followed our rule-set. We're not targeting you or anything, we're just trying to act according to those and in the interest of fairness for the vast majority of our attendees. If you still want to discuss it, feel free to post here, but hopefully that clears things up.


I understand, thank you for responding. =)


Bump but I'm not sure where else to post this one.

Due to some real life issues, I'm not gonna be able to make it to ESA, so I will need to withdraw my two submissions 🙁 Not to mention I also have had no time recently to work on the categories that I have submitted, and due to the nature of one of them I don't think that they'll be ready to run by the time ESA comes around. 😱