..than 90 seconds. All of us peons on the outside are wondering how the system on the inside works. Again, I know that they get a lot of submissions, and even the good ones get rejected, but I'm being to think that only something that gets submitted at least five times (or some X number) will get accepted.
Of course, the first four, which may be high-calibre entries with good links and a well-written review of the article, are rejected, while the fifth, which may be totally junked with spelling errors and bad links, is accepted, because it's the fifth one. At least they should just admit that the system work this way, and build the code around it. Tell you that they are waiting for other entries with the same article, and pick the best one to be shipped out on the main page.
Otherwise, it's like "Hey, guess what? You're the fifth caller! You win the prize of any trashy Slashdot article you want!"
And again, I still want a reason why it's rejected. I seriously doubt the person had time to:
Find a message in his e-mail: 30 sec
Read the submission: 15 secs
Click the link and load the page: 5 sec
Read/skim the article: 1-5 mins
Go back and reject the submission: 5 sec
All that in 90 seconds. It's more like:
Find a message in his e-mail: 80 sec
Read the submission: 5 sec
Reject the submission: 5 sec