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I was recently pestering mods by flagging everything I could find, when I came across this situation: Pic of not old question

There was an answer in the 'late answers' tab that was posted on a question 3 minutes after it was asked. The question wasn't old either; it was asked 5 minutes ago.

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yeah .. the copy is not corresponding to the query ... – waffles Feb 10 '11 at 2:50
@Waffles, what does that mean? – jjnguy Feb 10 '11 at 4:34
the text is not corresponding with the actual query we are running, I need to discuss with Jeff what the desired behavior is and fix it up – waffles Feb 10 '11 at 4:50
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Wow, a 400 bounty on a very old meta post. I see how this happened and needless to say - banned users will now no longer have their posts enter the late answers queue after the next build.

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I think this happened on Workplace recently too.. – enderland Dec 5 '12 at 0:00
It will be fixed everywhere when this is deployed. – Geoff Dalgas Dec 5 '12 at 0:02
Thank you sir.​ – Matthew Read Dec 5 '12 at 18:57


Late answers mean:

  • The question was created at least 30 days prior to the answer
  • The user answering has less than 10 rep
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To be deployed later – waffles May 3 '11 at 2:56

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