I was working through the Review queue, both first posts and late answers and I came across the following comment:
Welcome to Stack Overflow! – Gabriel Santos 5 mins ago
I thought this was rather strange considering the user it was directed to join StackOverflow over 11 months ago and the comment was for an answer from Nov 24, 2011.
The description for the review queue includes the following for comments:
Comment to leave constructive feedback for the author, or vote up existing comments.
This comment is not constructive and in my opinion completely unnecessary, not only that, but I have noticed that several of these types of comments have received upvotes. I am not trying to pick on the user who posted the comment, but looking through their activity they have quite a few comments which are similar in nature.
My question is are there any filters in place to prevent these types of comments from used in the awarding of the review badges or towards the count of actioned items?