Actually, it's not a " new rule ". It was expressed the third day in regards to those posting ahead. https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10143/165/
At which you read and replied and we subsequently conversed. Missed it was not, thus the term forgot. I don't hold your frustrated banter of veiled condescension in reply to my concern against you as it must be difficult to facilitate 21 poets like herding cats.
Actually, it wasn't an attempt to be condescending. It was an attempt to dull the edge of having to reinforce a broken rule with humor. It can be like herding cats at times, yes; however, as a participant, I also understand fully that it gets confusing.
Thank you for your consideration. It's greatly appreciated.