That is a rather presumptuous response given by Sun. It would be interesting to know what prompted him to think that way.
My reason for not participating had to do with a rule, particularly rule # 7. Listing the 'gift' before beginning the story did not make sense to me. I did not understand how it was critical to the competition.
The gift was key to the story that was instantly conceived in my mind, as I read through the announcement thread. But, the rule # 7 became a problem for me. Divulging the gift on the onset would have revealed the dramatic ending, killing the plot.
The story I had in mind revolved around the gift of life, of hope and of many tomorrows.
"Not necessary to know also when everything goes well for us. Isn't it?"
Not really. Not in ISC at least. Here, the unwritten rules expect that members know everything about other members.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino