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

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Why does the late-answer review queue sometimes spike in size by over 5000?

On 10/10/12, over 5000 late-answers appeared in the late-answer review queue, which had been running on empty for several days. Was this an adjustment of what defines a late answer, or was it the ...
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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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How can we make good answers to old questions float to the top?

Occasionally, a great answer is added to an old question. Too often, simply because of the age of the question and the lack of public visibility, that answer will not get any votes. Thus as it stands, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Bug in 'Late Answers' Review Tab

I was recently pestering mods by flagging everything I could find, when I came across this situation: There was an answer in the 'late answers' tab that was posted on a question 3 minutes after it ...
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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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Reviewing Late Answers - Blah posts

I recently got access to review and I spent some time reviewing old posts. What is the best course of action if the post is straightforward, correct, but very simple (therefore not worthy of +1, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reviewing Late Answers in First Post Queue

I have noticed it is not uncommon for new users to post short, sometime barely related, answers to questions that are more than a year old. Obviously if it should be a comment, is spam, or is not ...
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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 ...
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"I'm Done" for late answers without voting

Wouldn't it make more sense to allow the "I'm Done" button without having to edit or vote up someone's late answer? If it is an answer that resolves someone's issue but you may not find it useful, ...
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Flagging enables the "I'm Done" button even when I'm out of flags

I am doing reviews in Late Answers section and by now I have 0 inform moderator flags remaining. Here is what can be done to bypass the limits: Select Flag Select Not an answer Press Flag answer "...
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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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Late answers in the /review queue (#2) - marked answers

For this example, I shouldn't be shown marked answers when the OP has a reasonable reputation (i.e. they are not a newbie). I know that marked answers (even up voted ones) can sometimes be dubious, ...
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What is the policy on very late exact duplicate answers?

It isn't uncommon that I will see an answer posted by a new user (often 1-rep) on a question which hasn't been active for over a year. What's more, this question already has an accepted answer. The ...
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After cancelling an edit, both "I'm Done" & "Not Sure" buttons are disabled

This happen after the first review on review/late-answers. After reviewing the first late answer, you're going to the next one. Both buttons are disabled when you arrive, which is normal but if you ...
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Review action should happen within the context of the queue the item is accessed from

Some items can show up in multiple review queues. This answer in particular showed up in the Late Answers review queue. At the time it also had a suggested edit pending against it. I hit the edit ...
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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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Why is a very old post showing in my late answer queue today? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the late-answer review queue sometimes spike in size by over 5000? This answer (below) showed up for the first time in my Review queue today and was provided over 5 ...
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Late answers in the /review queue (#3) - show all answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Showing Whole Threads in Answer-Review Section Could we please show all the answers for a question when reviewing a late answer? This can be helpful in a few ways: I can ...
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Why have 8k+ late answers just appeared? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the late-answer review queue sometimes spike in size by over 5000? Whoa - I've just noticed that more than 8k+ late answers have just appeared in the review section. ...
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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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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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