I am sure that RB members carefully assess the suitability of their carefully crafted work of art for each and every group to which they submit works. I am equally certain that group hosts agonize over each work and, once the painful rejection decision has been wrested from them, carefully select from the four helpful and transparent rejection options provided by RB, firmly eschewing the straight “reject” option as being too cold and lazy by far.
But just in case they don’t, I have drafted a few more developed from my own experience as a sole host in several groups.
6. The host is knackered / drunk and couldn’t be bothered to wade through the minutiae of your badly-worded description to see whether you actually complied with a basic requirement a five year-old could understand
7. The host was dumped with a group by a departing bubbler, has no idea what the group stands for and is going to err on the side of caution. Better luck next time. (I really could use this one)
8. The host has come to the conclusion that the previous 57 submitted works were acts of submission carpet-bombing by bubblers ticking every sodding group they’re in, irrespective of the group theme, technique or interest, in the hope of finding a home for their work and has decided to take out his frustration on your perfectly legitimate and beautiful piece. So there.
9. The host is trying to make sense of group rules written by a revered previous host, presumably on an iPhone in Tagalog judging from the typos, once again confirming the previous host’s sole form of communication was visual and definitely not written, making the new host feel like an anal philistine.
10. The host just doesn’t know, but has a feeling.