I had our dev-team create some new report functions so that I could review the current status of the comments flow being left/approved & rejected by our editorial team.
In the month of November, 1,434 comments were left on articles… 303 were accepted (21%), 907 were deleted/rejected (62%) by our editors, and 10 were rejected by our members/authors.
It’s important to share that comments approved and deleted between two dates and time don’t always correlate with the submitted comments due to small lag times between submission and acceptance/rejection.
Year To Date (YTD), 16,437 comments were left on articles… 6,102 were accepted (37%), 10,490 were deleted/rejected (64%) by our editors, and 107 were rejected by our members/authors.
The high rejection rate by our editors has me concerned, so we’ll be adding top rejection reasons for our editors to select each time they reject so that we can make sure the rejections are in line with our comment review positions.