Post-Martem is done on dead body, not on a live bodyDear ISC and the Members,
Generally, Post-martem is done after the death of a person, not while the person is alive. What I mean is - A contest becomes dead after the announcement of the result. Thereafter, doubts and queries are raised and solved Post-martem would be carried out. Here at ISC, before announcing the result, the announcer invites a discussion which is like carrying out post-martem on a live body.
The Managing editor was highly disappointed to see the members raising doubts cornering the the contest author for his poor (not poor but excellent) conduct of contests. Now, the most responsible Managing Editor of ISC has vowed not to conduct any quiz or puzzle contests in future. It was not expected from a person holding a managerial position. Should have handled the situation with patience and tolerance without getting annoyed.
The Managing editor preaches but never practices. Members have taken pain, wasted their time and energy to participate in the contest. Just because of one or two members disagreement, it is not wise to cancel the quiz competition. You have not cancelled it, but abondoned the result for which we ISCians are curiously waiting for. This contest had a wide participation of 21 good members. You may delete/cancel the controversial words and reduce the points accordingly. Remove the cobs(4) of corn(4) and allot points/cc to the rest. It is my sincere request. Patience and tolerance should be the propriety of a Managing Editor, especially a Lady Managing Editor.
I request the ME to announce the result as per her decision, award prizes and cash credits to the winners. Else, allot equal CC to all the participants of the contests.