optional author response period only to those papers which reached some level of support
does the lack of questions to respond to mean that
- my paper was outright rejected with no support at all
- the reviewers liked the paper, but had no questions
- the chairs are late with sending out the questions
rationally, 3. is overwhelmingly likely, but my anxiety is mounting about 1.
making it clear that outright rejected papers will be notified early would have been nice