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Submission rejection feedback
posted by Krow on 03:50 PM March 6th, 2002
Is it possible to add the ability to get submission rejection feedback? The common reasons could be stuck in a dropdown menu for easy admin access (adding a couple of seconds to the time it takes to reject/accept a submission. Being able to type a note in a text box would also be useful. The reason I ask is because I've made a number of submissions since I joined
/. that I thought were all fairly decent. They were Ask SlashDot from crying out loud (anything can get posted there). I've only ever had one get accepted. The one I submitted this morning about Kansas' upcoming anti-spam legislation (with links and everything) was rejected in less than 15 minutes. Knowing why a submission was rejected could greatly improve the quality of submissions that get accepted. A tiny amount of feedback from the admin as to why a story is being rejected (too long, too wordy, too much ASCII art) would let the author think it over and revise the submission. That in itself could greatly improve the quality of the accepted submissions. I think it would be an excellent feature. Thoughts? Comments? Flames?