Thanks Abdullah, wow, that’s good to know! Just FYI, I held off responding again as I tried your approach and wrote again using the exact route, wording and formatting you suggested, but with the same response, that that address is not used for curation inquiries, so it looks like this route no longer works. However, my pieces are doing quite well without it, so my mission remains intact!
The route of nuking the account and starting again is one that comes up from time to time and, realistically, that’s now the only option. However, with redirected URLS and the sheer amount of work involved, it would be difficult to do. I think I’m going to go for the ‘non-curation’ approach and see if similar levels of success are possible. If it is, then this should help a lot of people in the same boat.
Thanks for your interest, support and suggestions, it means a lot!
All the best