As explained earlier there were major chunks in the article that needed to be modified. It wasn't a regular edit where I could read through the text, identify typos and minor errors and rectify them. Editing published articles is possible only when you are logged in. Articles selected for editing, revert to published state once you log-off. I had to use the 'not ready to publish' option after numerous failed attempts, at editing my articles.
Please note the need to edit my articles arose because the school section was inaccessible. If I had kept the original list of schools, in my articles, they would probably have been disqualified as they would not have met the prerequisites. Editing them after the deadline would have met with disapproval.
It was not a fraudulent move, I was running against time, trying to protect my work and make it acceptable before the deadline, as there was no help coming from the editorial team in approving school posts.
Time and again there is mention of what is standard practice. When you or any of the other editors enforce something that has been mentioned in a previous thread you assume that the others have seen it/remember it. Unless something is mentioned in black and white, for everyone to see, there can be no strict policing. I wasn't aware I was violating a rule.
I understand the management not wanting to pay higher rates. However, please consider this -
1. These were ordered articles, with specific requirement
2. The initial articles submitted were given higher remuneration for the same number of words and quality
3. Subsequent articles began earning lower rates
4. Doubling the amount brings the earnings to probably what I would have earned writing articles, outside the reward programme
5. Adsense is an entirely different mode of earning and it is not guaranteed - it should not be clubbed with the earnings through an announced programme
I would have liked it if you had also addressed the issue of the CC being reduced for an approved article. I was made to understand that ISC has a policy of never reducing credits once awarded unless there is a fraud. I am left wondering why I was singled out and targeted?
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