Congratulations again Mohan!
Unlike the previous year I attended the contest (in 2009), I now really understood what was going on.
I personally stood behind one of the judges who said: ‘hey, you’re actually seeing the typos I make!, different from the well known Instant Messaging clients who only pass input after an carriage return has been given.
But I still believe the The Loebner Prize Protocol (LPP) is ahead of IM. Just like in a normal conversation, every word, or parts of words can’t taken back; one pronounced, it’s being heard by the receiver. So I think that’s a pretty cool part of the protocol.
Nowadays, it can be used however to distinguish a chatbot from a human participant, but as you said, the judges were fair enough to look at the best quality. No chatbot in the world is yet capable of fooling a human judge, and you simply did the best job possible! So congrats again!