Re: foundation-list digest, Vol 1 #652 - 2 msgs

Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 05:28, Dave Neary wrote:
A number of people who had planned on submitting abstracts for GUADEC, but who had the misfortune to be in the US over a holiday weekend, missed the Monday deadline and by a general consesus among the organisers, it has been decided to extend the date for acceptance of abstracts to Friday the 20th of February (as usual the deadline is midnight, UTC for those who like to leave it late).

So after six weeks or so to prepare, they missed one day due to a
holiday and the deadline gets extended by a week? Hmmm.

Not a week, 4 days. And that's an over-simplification. The deadline was extended Tuesday evening, which means that most people saw it this morning, giving them a bit more than 2 days. Given that people who thought they'd missed the deadline probably had other things to do, this seemed like a reasonable extension. The alternative was Thursday evening.

And since this is not slowing the review procedure one iota, this delay doesn't affect any other dates. There is no down side on this.


Dave Neary
bolsh gimp org

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