Whenever the review parameters are tweaked to include more posts, questions like these are bound to be asked:
- Why does the late-answer review queue sometimes spike in size by over 5000?
- Why have 8k+ late answers just appeared?
- Stack Overflow late answers jump
I don't blame them, because if you haven't read Emmett's answer, it's not immediately obvious why the queues have suddenly skyrocketed in size.
Shouldn't there be some indication that the parameters have been tweaked? At least for the time being, I think it would be better to explain what's going on.