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, 2011 at 2:50
  • @Waffles, what does that mean?
    – jjnguy
    Feb 10, 2011 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, 2011 at 4:50

2 Answers 2


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.

  • I think this happened on Workplace recently too..
    – enderland
    Dec 5, 2012 at 0:00
  • It will be fixed everywhere when this is deployed. Dec 5, 2012 at 0:02


Late answers mean:

  • The question was created at least 30 days prior to the answer
  • The user answering has less than 10 rep
  • To be deployed later
    – waffles
    May 3, 2011 at 2:56

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