I am not very active on StackOverflow, so I do not know very much about the current state of Triage and Help & Improvement, but as far as I can tell:

  • They will replace or fundamentally change the low-quality, first-posts and late-answers queues.
  • They will be shipped to the whole network when it’s finished (which is in 6–8 weeks™).

Is this assumption correct? If so, am I correct that there is little point in investing time (or bounties) on creating and improving feature requests concerning the low-quality, first-posts or late-answers queues?

  • triage is for questions only, handling answers in current queues (LQ/FP/LA) will most likely stay as is; in particular, it's hard to imagine how triage can impact Late Answers queue at all – gnat Dec 26 '14 at 13:32
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    @gnat: Are you sure? <s>Shog</s> Shogging through the snow here writes: “Note that for brevity, I'm focused entirely on questions in this post - a corresponding review queue for answers should also be created, with more or less identical functionality.” – Wrzlprmft Dec 26 '14 at 13:40
  • I see, you are maybe right. If stuff like triage is going to be introduced for answers, First Posts queue will likely go away – gnat Dec 26 '14 at 14:08
  • @Wrzlprmft That post is a proposal from July 2014; a lot of water passed under New York City bridges since then. – user259867 Mar 26 '15 at 14:53
  • @Woodface: Sure, things may have changed but they also may have stayed the same. If you are aware of some carification that I missed, it may very well partially answer my question. – Wrzlprmft Mar 26 '15 at 20:45
  • My point is that when Triage and HIQ were actually implemented, they turned out to be quite different from the specifications in the proposal. E.g., it's not a two-stage process but two separate queues with different reviewers. Also, in Triage and Help & Improvement review queues at sites other than Stack Overflow? Shog9 indicates that the very small sites likely won't have Triage or HIQ, hence will still have FP. – user259867 Mar 26 '15 at 20:54