for me, the fishy part is no acknowledgement/explaination from the mods of that site... if it was a scammy thing, then just tell me. if it wasn't, but there was some other issue with the OP that had to be addressed, just say that without all the details, so we know. i read all the rules for the site, and it's very nit-picky... and, not even run by somebody who knits/crochets/crafts.
anyway... don't feel bad. my time is limited, my brain is even less available right now, but i still want to do something, so i'll look into this new KAL.