As it stands, the "First Posts" review queue is empty on Stack Overflow. As I seldom review that queue, it isn't empty because I have no posts to review; it's empty because, well it's empty.
However, in reviewing some of the 800 flags in the 10k Flag Queue, I came across so, so many posts by first users, which are blatantly low quality/ NAA, most of which had no comments at all, and those that did, I'm doubtful whether they were added during the review of the post in the "First Posts" queue (if it ever reached there).
Note that the guidance for the FP queue reads (emphasis mine):
Be sure to leave a comment if you can help the user out, upvote the question if you can't find any problems with it, or click Skip if you are not sure and want to go to the next item.
It seems a waste of everyone's time if all of the following posts had to cycle multiple reviews, be seen by 10k'ers in the 10k queue, before been seen and finally handled by diamonds (and the whole while, the OP has no idea they've done anything wrong, due to the lack of feedback):
- Java sever code to Push Notification to particular device in Android
- How can I remove the printing protection from password-protected PDF files?
- How to play an opening animation when iOS app launches
- Why jsfiddle is not rendering at all in IE8 and previous versions?
- Stagefright architecture
- How do I create an iPhone app with background and rotating images?
- How to embed a UITableView in a UIScrollview
- Hadoop Streaming Job failed error in python
- Generate unique patterns of numbers (e.g. 1221 considered same pattern as 2112)
- Uploading a file in PHP
- What is a StackOverflowError?
- jqGrid: Combining sortableRows and gridDnD (Duplicate Rows)
... and there's more, many more, but you get the gist.
How can the "First Post" queue be changed to better address this?
- Should the addition of a comment be enforced if a "flag" was made?
- An extension of the above; a comment for anything other-than an up vote (yes, even a downvote)?
- Should the ability to "Delete" / "Recommend Deletion" exist like the LP queue
- Do we need more pairs of eyes per-post to ensure the correct action is (eventually?) taken?
- Would the current system work, except the robo-reviewers are making this queue so ineffective?