Simple, eh? Well, a good 15 minutes (probably more pass) and it got published anyway! Its one thing for Slashdot editors not to read their own sites and request that people who paid for slashdot (although, I didn't pay, someone paid for me) to help them find dupes... its a complete other thing to ALSO IGNORE THE EMAIL ADDRESS SET UP FOR THEM!
Sweet lord, what in the hell do those editors do? Just giggle and hit the 'decline' button on all the stories submitted all day?