Good day or evening as the case may be, this is gary writing today. It was brought to the admins attention that one of the entries had a small violation in the rules and I'm sad to say it's our first place entry Joanne. This was an oversight on her part I know however rules state that there is to be no text on the image. She has a small water mark with name and date on the bottom left. I being the admin on duty should have caught this and had her change/crop or what ever to have it comply with the rules. However I dropped to ball and missed it, and as such Joanne now has to pay the price of my inattention.
The admins have been discussing this and Joanne was notified, we wanted to wait till after talking with her before putting this up.Once again I know this was an oversight on her part and she wouldnt knowingly violate the rules. But, sadly we have to adhere to them, each and everyone in order for this group to function.The admins are discussing what to do at this point in selecting this weeks winner. No matter how its decided I know it wont be 100% to everyones satisfaction. So later today after the rest of the team is awake, we will decide what to do.I welcome suggestions from each of you in how to handle this. Just remember as much as I would like to let the vote stand I dont think in all fairness we can. So a second best method needs to be decided. In the end however the admins reserve the right to decide how we feel best for the group.
Once again, everyone please bear with us till we have this matter resolved. Once again Joanne it really pains me/us to have to make this decision. Now everyone think about this and toss us some ideas.