in case you are wondering why your pull-requests show 14 days maturity while the faqs & rules tell you otherwise:
The github repo of hacktoberfest digitalocean/hacktoberfest gives us more info.
Until (PR-605)[https://github.com/digitalocean/hacktoberfest/pull/605] is approved, many of us might be in teh dark about the rule-change.
While I do understand that spam is an issue, I personally don't like the fact that rules change during this event. What do you think?