I'm sitting here wondering why this was accepted. As you've said--and as I've experienced as well--we've both had a 50/50 acceptance rate with this engineer guy. I don't know about you, but he has never once offered me an explanation as to why he has rejected anything. And I have asked. (I believe that's called "ghosting.")

But in this instance you are actually in violation of his rules. No headline. So. Why did he publish?

People like this should not be publishers or editors. And I'm not submitting to him any longer.