Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Kary James wrote:And if he *was* a Finalist, wouldn't he be prohibited from saying so, which, ok, I suppose the Duo entry *doesn't* say "Hey look at me! Finalist, baby!!" but c'mon.
Well, it's possible... I mean, I can imagine... A writer uses Duotrope PRIMARILY to record results for him/herself. If I had results (and I dispute the notion that Finalist is a result up until the time that Winners are announced, but let's go with it for now) and I wanted to record those results, I might completely forget that the "brag box" is on. So using the tool for its primary purpose happens to also invoke its secondary purpose, unintentionally breaking the embargo.
On the other hand... Coming in at the same approximate time as a whole bunch of HMs, I'm guessing it's an HM reported as an "acceptance". The Finalist and Semi notices will be on their own timing, not necessarily the same as the HM timing.
They have a "Pending: Shortlisted" option now, which is what I'd list a finalist as. It's not an acceptance until you win. but yeah, I'm guessing it's another HM. Will these dopes stop skewing the data?
Congrats on the HMs, all! I know some of you are happier than others, but it's sill an honor none the less.