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13th March 2019, 22:27
...changed the rubric of peer review when I set? I feel it could be a little clearer as to strictness of timings and some other etceterae. If anyone says no I'll shut up and revert to the previous version.

See below:-

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13th March 2019, 23:16
Hi KT; the existing intro has evolved over the past few years and it works fine. If you feel as
a newbie that your text may attract more people and / or you found it confusing then feel free to post the new text! People have a habit of changing the timings from time to time anyway.
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13th March 2019, 23:26
Thank you Paul, good advice to a newbie.

It's just that in a previous life [when I accidentally found myself] in academia enormous effort went into ensuring clarity in rubrics such as this.

I thought there were some creaky gaps here, some ambiguities or omissions of clarity, using my old boring brainal cortex.

I'll stick with this Paul if I may, the winner next week can always change it back!

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14th March 2019, 08:31
It's for fun and friendship, not a legal document and, as Paul says, the intro has evolved over several years.

However, I go in for these competitions so rarely these days that what I think doesn't matter
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14th March 2019, 09:08
It's worked up to now KT so, as the saying goes,
'if it ain’t broke, don’t ˈfix it'.....and as Rosalind says, it is only for fun.
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14th March 2019, 22:09
OK, sorry everyone - M
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