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I noticed this answer (now since deleted, and 10k-only) on SO that had a number of canned comments which indicated to me that it had entered the Low Quality review queue.

Noticing the answer was still around, I went to the Low Quality queue to cast my delete vote to clean it up. However, when I went to the review queue, it showed 0 items to be reviewed. When I clicked on the "Low Quality Posts" link, I got the message:

There are no items for you to review.

However, when I went to the History tab, I saw the answer in the history. I then saw Bohemian's vote for the question, and clicked on the "Delete" link next to it, and I was taken to the review page where I could then cast my vote.

The question: if this was a valid item for review, how come it wasn't showing up in the review queue? I had flagged it as Not An Answer; could that cause it to be excluded from my review queue list?

Update: It happened again with this answer, which I hadn't flagged, so it's reproducable and not related to flagging.

I haven't naturally seen a LQ question in the queue in weeks; I've had to look at the history tab and vote from there.

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My guess is that someone already "reserved their slot". So to keep 50 people from overrunning the same post, it only appears to the first N people who click on it. Then they have X amount of time to review it before they give up their opportunity. – Mysticial Apr 22 '13 at 15:16
My first instinct is caching. – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 15:24
@Sklivvz - so this isn't a bug? Can you please explain what it is? – LittleBobbyTables Apr 24 '13 at 15:24

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