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(Eeeek!)

I was messing around with site settings, something I often do to relax in the evenings, when I happened to glance at the /review queues. I recoiled in shock, unwilling to believe my eyes - the usually empty Low Quality queue suddenly sported over Twenty-One Thousand new items!

What terrible catastrophe would cause such a sudden backlog?

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Have you thought about working on your accept rate? –  George Stocker Nov 13 '12 at 1:10
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If he self-answered in the proper fashion, working on that accept rate would be a bit easier... –  Shog9 Nov 13 '12 at 1:11
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I suddenly feel as though my head is no longer attached to my body. –  Geoff Dalgas Nov 13 '12 at 1:32
    
@Shog9: You mean, you expect your developers to actually use the things they develop? –  animuson Nov 13 '12 at 2:08
    
See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/155471. –  whuber Nov 13 '12 at 6:10
    
So...is this different from all the posts closed as duplicates of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/150080/… (most recently meta.stackexchange.com/questions/155458/number-of-review-items)? –  Michael Mrozek Nov 13 '12 at 6:55

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We are slowly finding ways to classify posts that need extra review so you may see this queue go up on occasion. Some of these posts may be ok and some of these may need a bit more attention.

We really appreciate any extra people who can help clear the backlog and help keep our quality high.

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Note, 21k is rather small compared to the massive cleanup effort from 2011. Well, perhaps not rather small, but definitely not huge. –  Tim Post Nov 13 '12 at 1:34

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