Well this is a fucking joke. All of those submissions were factually accurate and timely. They weren't about artichokes and they weren't five years old.
It is pretty clear that this was buried intentionally. The excuse that you wanted to wait to discuss internally and provide more information is stupid. STUPID. You've done nothing of the sort and there were submissions prior to this were acceptable by the criteria you've outlined.
Admit it. This was buried. Someone was scared or coerced.