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I was reviewing a bunch of questions using the new close vote portion of the review tools. When I went to the late answers tab after reviewing a number of questions, I only saw a handful of answers show up in the "late answers" tab for today, or even this week.

Normally, I see pages and pages of answers here. Is it possible that when I review a question, it is marking a state that is then bleeding across to the late answers review? That is, when I review a question and it is hidden, could a late answer at that same index be accidentally hidden for me as well, as if I had reviewed it?

Could there be something else going on that would be dramatically reducing the number of late answers showing up in the review tools?

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I think if a question has been reviewed more than a couple times by other users it does n't show up in review, perhaps this is why items aren't showing up in that menu? –  Ben Brocka Nov 13 '11 at 1:27
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This seems fairly sudden, though. If that applied to the late answers, I would've expected to see a more gradual drop off in the number of items I'd see in review, assuming more people were reviewing late answers now. They just all disappeared today. –  Brad Larson Nov 13 '11 at 4:04

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No it does not bleed through that way.

However if 2 of your peers review an answer it is removed from your list. Since the peers have Strunk & White they are pretty trusted.

Could there be something else going on that would be dramatically reducing the number of late answers showing up in the review tools?

Yes the community have started to use /review quite heavily, so the backlog is way smaller.


Some stats to back up this claim:

select p.Id
from Posts p 
join Posts q on q.Id = p.ParentId
join Users u on u.Id = p.OwnerUserId 
where p.PostTypeId = 2 and q.CreationDate < p.CreationDate - 30 and u.Reputation <= 10 and p.DeletionDate is null 
 and p.CreationDate > (GETUTCDATE() - 1) and p.Id not in (select PostId from UserPostReviews 
group by PostId 
having count(*) > 1) 
order by p.Id desc

returns 2 posts at the moment.

select p.Id
from Posts p 
join Posts q on q.Id = p.ParentId
join Users u on u.Id = p.OwnerUserId 
where p.PostTypeId = 2 and q.CreationDate < p.CreationDate - 30 and u.Reputation <= 10 and p.DeletionDate is null 
 and p.CreationDate > (GETUTCDATE() - 1) 

return 242

In the last 24 hours we had a staggering 3966 reviews.

select count(*) from UserPostReviews
where CreationDate > (GETUTCDATE() - 1)
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Thanks for the explanation and the detailed stats. I didn't know that other reviews removed items from the list, so that makes sense. Perhaps the moderator election, with its badge requirements, spurred a few more people to look for things to flag. Hopefully this will last. –  Brad Larson Nov 15 '11 at 16:32

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