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On SO, at least, there are more than 600 questions/answers to review. I figure that no-one is going to plough their way through all 600, so maybe a default 'random' sort order would be a good idea, so that we get more eyes on more posts.
Just a thought.
This is now implemented (to be released soon);
I would rather have the possibility to define custom search as in:
/review/first-answers?search=help or thanks or please
https://stackoverflow.com/review/first-answers?page=1&pagesize=50&filter=day&search=help or thanks or please
Any first-time answer with one of those terms in it is likely to be suspicious.
The "newest" sort order should be nearly as good as a "random" sort. Assuming people don't arrive synchronized at the page, everybody should get different newest posts.