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Questions tagged [late-answers]

Questions about answers which are added to questions well after the question was posted.

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Reviewing a suggested edit should count as an action in the First Posts/Late Answers review queues

When reviewing First Posts or Late Answers, one of the options offered by the UI is to review a pending suggested edit on the post; the 'edit (1)' link invites you to do so. However, after returning ...
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Someone else already reviewed a post, so my action is no longer required; should I review as “No Action Needed”?

I see first-answer reviews where the answer is inappropriate, but someone else has already responded to it, welcoming the user and indicating what is wrong with the response. There is obviously no ...
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Should 1-off bad reports in First Post/Late Post queue be reported?

Say we have this review: This is an obviously bad review here, as the post should have at least been met with a flag/comment, as this is clearly NAA. My question boils down to the following: Should ...
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How can someone review a late answer which was reviewed hours before? [duplicate]

I am quite confused by this sitution. At the time that I am writing, it states that: Review completed 9 hours ago:; two lines below, it says that a certain user “reviewed this 9 hours ago”...
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While reviewing “The Late answers” should we compare it to other answers?

When I was reviewing the Late answers on Stack Overflow I "failed" on the following audit question: Which happened to be just a copy and paste of the of the accepted and well-received answer My ...
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Should the same user be able to review the same answer as First Post and also as Late Answer?

Here are 2 reviews that were completed today (on Unix.SE): A First Post review. A Late Answer review. Things to notice about these reviews: both reviews are related to the very same answer, and ...
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Bug or Feature in Audit “STOP! Look and Listen.”? Answer to review in audit not visible outside audit [duplicate]

I just got access to the review queues (late answers). I tried to be thorough and opened the question in a new tab, since the answer I should review was odd and I thought maybe someone just copied an ...
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Late Answers review audits are too hard

I have been always reviewing the "Late Answers" queue with fear. I always click out the question to see if the answer is deleted (to determine if it's an audit, and to checkout other answers). Late ...
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Adding a post notice to a late answer doesn't count in review

When a moderator is in review => Late Answers I've found if I add a post notice to a one line sentence seeking for a better answer it will not count but the system moves to the next late answer. ...
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Should I answer questions which have accepted answers?

I just have started answering questions. My question is: if a question has many answers and has an accepted answer, should I answer? I am afraid my answer will receive lots of down-votes.
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Remove the extra 15-minute delay for late answers entering the review queue

On one of the sites where I participate, brand new users often answer an old question for their first post. That post appears within a few minutes in the "first post" queue, but nothing shows up in ...
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How to report a bad result in spam check on review late answers?

I just reviewed this question. I choose: No action needed, but the system says I failed because it's a spam answer: "As far as I know, global variables are not passed to the workers, thus the above ...
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Why did the late answer queue spike on Sep 29, 2015? [duplicate]

The late answer queue just went to 1.2k on Mathematics. On other sites the same happened (EL&U 850, SO 1.5k, TeX-LaTeX 500). Why did this happen? According to a comment on this post, there are ...
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Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

I would like to raise the bar for late answers to enter the Late Answers Review Queue to 50 rep, which is the threshold after which users gain the ability to comment. Here are some answers that were ...
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Make three “No Action Needed” required to remove something from First Posts and Late answers

So I've recently learned my lesson about "No Action Needed" in the First Posts and Late answers queue. This has been discussed to death: So I failed this review audit Failed and banned for user who ...
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Why does community user 'editing' a 2012 answer show up in late answer review queue in 2015?

What's with this late answer to an old question review? I clicked 'No action needed' to verify that is was not an audit review (it wasn't). My first reaction was to comment "Do not answer closed ...
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Why is downvoting labeled an “acceptable action” on audits that came from flagged posts?

At times I see an answer in Late Answers or First Posts that is blatantly not an answer, or sometimes needs a flag of some other sort, and also turns out to be an audit. But in such cases, downvoting ...
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Nearly impossible late answer audit

So, I got this late answer audit (link). It is based on this deleted answer. Note that it can't be flagged, voted on, or commented on. This is likely because the question it is part of is also a ...
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Add a late answer to an existing, or create a new self-answered question?

I don't have a blog but I came up with a good idea that I want to share. At first I was going to write it as a Q/A-style post but then realized that this is a duplicate question, just that none of the ...
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Why do I have to make work for mods by flagging 'not an answer' in the late answer queue?

Sometimes late answers are crap. That's why we have a late answer queue. For 'plain vanilla crap', I downvote. That's nice. However, extra-special (not really an answer) crap should be deleted. OK, ...
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Late Answers audits should show comments

I just failed this Late Answers audit, where the answer by itself appears a reasonable self-answer, but it was apparently downvoted because, commenters alleged, it was a duplicate of an existing ...
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Failed audit in late answers

So, I just failed an audit in the Late Answers queue by clicking 'No Action Needed'. https://stackoverflow.com/review/late-answers/4351344 In the interests of learning, what should I have flagged ...
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Why do people answer old questions

While browsing for an answer to a question I had, I found someone answered a question that was almost 3 years old. The post already has accepted answer. My question is: What's the use of answering old ...
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Late late answer?

So, I just came across a review in the Late Answers review queue. The link to the review itself: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/47599 This wasn't an audit (the ...
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Review Late Answers - Why is there no Link-only-answer?

When I do reviewing Late Answers sometimes I want mark a answer as link-only-answer but there is no such option. So I use the general "moderation attention" flag with a comment. Is there a better way ...
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Adding messages to the answer box to help reduce the number of “not an answer” answers

Many new users take some time to get used to Stack Exchange community. As a consequence we get a lot of "not an answer" answers. It is very likely that these new users will only seek for guidance ...
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Why is an obvious NAA not deleted?

This answer obviously is not-an-answer to the extent of being a good audit candidate. Flagged as such; the flag was marked helpful but the post not deleted. Why not? Is there any change in policy I ...
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Preventing questions from being answered years after the “correct” answer has been accepted

Consider this SO question: Why is !true ? 'false' : 'true' returning 'true'?, even though the OP hasn't accepted a "correct" answer, most of the answers here are (pretty much) correct. We get a new ...
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How to properly treat late answers that don't add anything to existing ones?

Quite often (especially on ArQAde, but also on other SE sites) new users post late answers to years-old questions that already have great upvoted answers. That's basically fine - except, these new ...
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What to do when a comment is added as an answer in “First Post” or/and “Late Answer”?

While reviewing I came across this post. It was actually my Late Answer post review, but it is not only a Late Answer review but also a First Post review for the same post since the reputation of user ...
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Link to review on post is gone [duplicate]

Quite few months ago I used to review first-posts and late answer post through review link on Stack Overflow. But now the review link is gone. Is there any reason why the review link is gone? Any ...
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No Action Needed + I'm Done simultaneously enabled in Late Answers review queue when I have already acted on that post

Happens (spurious only, couldn't find a pattern) when I had already acted on a post before I review it in the queue, last seen after flagging concededly minor, just slightly irritating Update ...
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Don't let late answers bump an _answered_ question until approval

I don't know what percentage of late answers are actually worth bumping an old but answered question at all, but I'm pretty sure if said late answer is, then the bumping could at least wait until the ...
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Review test passed after only reading comments

I think I have found a bug. I was reviewing "late answers" on Stack Overflow. I've clicked the show comments button, on the original question, and immediately after that I got a message, that it was ...
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Shouldn't first posts / late answers already offer the low quality post auto-comments?

If a first post or late answer is deemed bad, I feel flagging it as low quality is the correct step. But the post then ends up in the low quality posts queue, and only there the deletion-comment can ...
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Should review aim to determine the correctness of an answer?

I've been reviewing quite a lot recently and, from reading around and questions asked here, was under the impression that reviewing a late answer shouldn't really be about determining it's correctness,...
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Second filter moderation on late answers (minimum reputation and tag badge required)

This is not a feature-request, just a suggestion for discussion. Lately I was surprised with the great number of "late answers" which were either not answers, answers with just a link, or simple and ...
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Who is considered to be a new user for review queues?

There are review queues for posts from new users (First Posts & Late Answers). Who is considered to be a new user for these queues? This question mentions new users as those below 100 reputation ...
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Got 20 review audits in a row [duplicate]

I have just entered the Review page, and it said that 1 Late Answer was available to review... I stated reviewing, and I got 20 audits in a row! it stopped because of the daily limit, otherwise that ...
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How old does a question have to be for it to be a late answer?

Kind of feel silly asking this but...I like reviewing, it's fun. At the time of this post I've reviewed 297 First Posts, but only 30 Late Answers, primarily because Late Answers appear less often. ...
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Late post review audit: what's the big problem with this post?

While reviewing the late answers from the review queue I encountered a post similar to this (I can't find the original in my review history): You could try the solution found here: http://...
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Late answers review queue - bug or coincidence [duplicate]

I've been polling for reviews of late answers on SO for about 6 hours now, and the only answers I've got were the test ones. The recent reviews list stays the same for hours and changes by a single ...
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Late Answers review queue has audits-only

Basically, title says it all: 25 reviewed late answers on a Wednesday morning (German time) - and all of them audits (on the bright side, nearly all of of them passed). Audits-only started a bit ...
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Broaden the qualifications for a First Post or a Late Answer

From a reviewer standpoint, as I understand it, a post qualifies as a First Post if it is the first question or answer ever posted by a user, and a Late Answer is similarly a first post, but also ...
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Number of other answers in the late answers review page has spurious right parenthesis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Other answers shown as “0)” when there is 1? I just noticed that on the Late Answers review page, the number of other answers displayed next to the answer being reviewed has a ...
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Daily review limit for Late Answers & First Posts *really* exceeded

I know it's possible to exceed the review limit for suggested edits but I was wondering how can this be possible for other queues, like Late Answers or First Posts? Except the fact that a queue can ...
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Why did this old post suddenly appear in the Late Answers review queue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the late-answer review queue sometimes spike in size by over 5000? I just reviewed an answer on the Late Answers queue, and after flagging as "not an answer" and ...
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Why are late answers not added instantly to review queue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the late-answer review queue sometimes spike in size by over 5000? All the types posts in review queue are added instantly as soon as they are posted like suggested ...
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Duplicate Low Quality Post in First Post & Late Answer - Double Flag?

I've been occasionally seeing the same post show up in both First Post and Late Answers review queues, and I'm wondering what the expected behavior is if it appears again - should I flag it a 2nd time ...
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Taking action to improve First Posts and Late Answers reviewing - Upvote is too easy

I found good questions about this subject (like that one) but they weren't quite narrowing to what I wanted to ask. So I wrote my own. The problem I have been reviewing for a few months now (~725 ...