What's that you say? My Exam file for Essays 4-6 wasn't uploaded by the deadline on Friday?
Yeah, that's right. Apparently, according to the Examsoft technical support guy, the program didn't write my answer file for essays 4-6 to the "upload" directory when it closed after that morning's session. He uploaded it easily enough on Monday morning, but the issue is still unresolved with regards to the State Bar.
According the the rules, instructions, warnings and advisories, any file not uploaded by the deadline of noon on Friday will receive a score of zero (0, zip, nada, zilch, nothing, crapola, go-pound-sand) for that session. Does anyone have any guesses as to what the likelihood is that I will pass if I receive scores of 0, 0, and 0, for essays 4, 5, and 6 (yes, that was a rhetorical question.)
I just got off the phone with the very nice lady at the Office of Admissions who asked me to submit a written account of my efforts to upload that file. She said they would consider that when they determine whether or not to accept my answers.
On the positive side, after hearing my verbal account of the steps I took to get the file uploaded when I didn't receive the confirmatory email, she said she didn't think there would be a problem. However, Murphy's Law still applies, so I'm going to be holding my breath, crossing my fingers (and toes), and saying frequent prayers until until I get confirmation from them that they will indeed accept my answers to essay questions 4-6.
All things considered, my reaction to this mess is, "What more can they do to me; make me take the February 2012 exam? No problem. Been there, done that; albeit for different reasons."
I'll post again when I discover my fate.