Looking on SuperUser review page today I found 5.5K late answer waiting to be done...

I suspected a bug since, at moment, SuperUser site counts around 284k questions and I see not probable that 5.5K of late answers are arrived in one day.
Moreover checking with one, it comes out that are actually old posts (made years ago) and not a new ones.

review to do

On the same time in the statistics panel it is not congruent with the number of performed tasks that it seems me that I've done.

panel statistic

The suspect of a database problem or a bug arises...
Which is the proper behaviour to follow in this case?

  • The first part is not a bug, it's because of this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/266696/… I'm not quite sure what your problem is in the second part. Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 14:01
  • @RobertLongson: thanks for the link. Is that retroactive? Because SU (284 Questions) is not stackexchange (), and 5.5k answers cannot be arrived in the last day. What about the score in the reviewer badge (I'm quite confident I've done more then 13 before yesterday)? What about score of 381/300 for civic duty badge?
    – Hastur
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 14:12
  • Yes, when activated it applied to all posts by users with <= 50 rep no matter how old. As to 381/300. You need 300 to get the badge, you currently have 381 so you have the badge. Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 14:14
  • @RobertLongson I don't know if it was so before. I understand that 381>300, but I expect to see the Electorate one instead of the Civic Duty one. Does this modification applies (spreads its effects) to the badge counters too?
    – Hastur
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 14:25
  • Electorate is not considered a successor badge to Civic Duty. Electorate requires voting on questions, Civic Duty does not. Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 14:26
  • Thanks again @RobertLongson. I supposed it was because they belong to the same category: Moderation Badges (but I see they are not grouped together).
    – Hastur
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 15:01

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We changed how the Late Answers queue is populated yesterday, which did cause the queues across the network to grow.

I'm not sure what bug you're reporting in the second part of your post, though. Please edit your question to clarify what you expected to see vs what you saw. (Better yet, ask it separately since it's a different issue from the queue size).

In terms of what to do when you find a bug, the answer is "do what you just did - post on meta". :)

  • Thanks Anna. Robert explain me that it is retroactive. Maybe in that way it involves the counters too. I will split the questions (here I report just because it was my path to suspect a bug or db change).
    – Hastur
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 14:30

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