Questions tagged [late-answers]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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 are "Late Answers" reviewed?

Why are late answers from new users reviewed? This simple question might appear somewhere in the meta FAQ or questions, but after searching for several minutes I can't find the logic clearly ...
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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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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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Please stop putting old posts into the Late Answers queue; aka Leave my spam alone

A long time ago1 in a galaxy far, far away (or certainly very far from the one I inhabit) three users were so desperate to get their silver Reviewer badge for the Late Answers review queue2 that they ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When a late answer is dubious because the question is poor, what to do?

Consider, perhaps, this question that attracted a late answer. I see a lot of this in the late answer queue. A mushy, inadequate question lures a new user into an answer. Is it a good answer? Only the ...
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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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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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Session Storage out of space: "QUOTA_EXCEEDED_ERR: DOM Exception 22"

TL; DR: Each late answer you're reviewing (hitting I'm Done or Not Sure) is stored in session. After a few reviews, the session becomes so huge, that Chrome throws up an error. On the /review/late-...
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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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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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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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If I'm reviewing late answers, please don't remind me repeatedly to vote on questions

This request is based on the new review queue, but if the old review page sticks around for a while, it's just as problematic there. I understand the fact that the system will likely remind me if I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Empty but already deleted answers don't appear "deleted"

When going through new answers to old question it's normally pretty easy to tell if an answer has been deleted already or not. A couple of times now I've seen totally blank answers that have already ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What should we do with 'meh' late answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reviewing Late Answers - Blah posts In the late answer queue, I often find things that, under normal circumstances, I'd just leave alone. No vote, no comment, no nothing. To ...
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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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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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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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Custodian Badge Progress bug - awarded, but it still says I have to review 1 item

It says that I have to review one more item to get Custodian badge for Late Answers, but I already got one 10 days ago. Here's how it should look like (screenshot from Close Votes):
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Late Answers count every click on "review answer", even if it's not reviewed

I was just going quickly through Late Answers to see if I can improve/fix some of them. I edited a very small amount of answers and opened many. When I took a look at the sidebar statistics, I saw ...
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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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Review a late answer but the question is "not found"

I just see an answer in the late answer review associated to a question not found. Here it is. I guess the question was just deleted because it seems that the user was temporarily suspended for ...