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Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

TL;DR: As of today (September 29, 2015) the maximum reputation for having an author's late answer enqueued has been raised from 10 to 50. As for further increase to 100: Queue growth Review queues ...
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Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

I think this is a good idea. I spend a lot of time on the New Answers to Questions More Than 30 Days Old list on Stack Overflow (10k link), and I would agree that many of the questions I flag as not ...
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Make three "No Action Needed" required to remove something from First Posts and Late answers

There's a very important reason to require more than one "No Action Needed" review to clear items from the First Posts or Late Answers review queue: spam. Right now, all it takes is a single bad "No ...
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Should I answer questions which have accepted answers?

You should answer the question if you can add something useful. Maybe you even want to elaborate on a short but correct answer. Then you could refer to that answer and elaborate, maybe show some proof,...
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Someone else already reviewed a post, so my action is no longer required; should I review as "No Action Needed"?

If there's already a comment, upvote it! That will allow you to complete the review. Here's the list of actions that you can take - if you can't see the info, hit the (more) button - note, this is ...
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What happens when a late answer is upvoted?

I have seen answers in the Late Answers review queue by authors with just above 50 reputation; the review queue item was created before they had 50 reputation, and the items are not invalidated once ...
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If I review a post in the First Posts queue, is it also removed from the Late Answers queue for everyone else?

I've looked at some late answers/first posts and their timelines, and it seems the answer is 'no'. As you can see in this image, the review for first post was done before the one for late answer, ...
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"I'm Done" for late answers without voting

A little less than a year after this question was asked, a "No Action Needed" button became available, to allow dismissing the review task while explicitly taking no action on it. In this case, ...
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Should I answer questions which have accepted answers?

I think that it's important to remember that acceptance is by no means permanent. If you are able to post a fantastic answer, outshining all the other answers, the question's author has the ability ...
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Late late answer?

This has been a regular source of confusion (and occasionally, excessive amounts of work) for years. After a thorough analysis, I'm unable to find a compelling justification for this behavior; "late" ...
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Should 1-off bad reports in First Post/Late Post queue be reported?

For unambiguously bad reviews that happened recently, as a moderator I see value in having these brought to my attention. For "unambiguously bad", I mean No Action Needed reviews on the following ...
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While reviewing "The Late answers" should we compare it to other answers?

If you are going to give a positive review (No Action Needed or vote up) then yes, you need to check other answers to make sure that it is not plagiarized. In this case it is also worth to check other ...
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Bug or Feature in Audit "STOP! Look and Listen."? Answer to review in audit not visible outside audit

I think that the answer to review is not shown under the question when having an audit is a bug. No, it's not a bug. It's a deleted post, and since you don't have 10k rep, you can't see deleted ...
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Make three "No Action Needed" required to remove something from First Posts and Late answers

Another reason why it makes sense to get a consensus for these queues is that they are the first review queues made available to users with 500 reputation. (I assume this can vary, but that is what I'...
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Add a late answer to an existing, or create a new self-answered question?

Sure, why not? If you have a good answer that is adding new details that are not present in other answers, by all means post that answer. This will bump the question up the Active Questions lists and ...
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Why do I have to make work for mods by flagging 'not an answer' in the late answer queue?

I wouldn't worry about that. If you find a true non-answer in the Late Answers queue, feel free to flag it as such. This no longer adds much to the moderator workload. These flags now feed into the ...
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Someone else already reviewed a post, so my action is no longer required; should I review as "No Action Needed"?

The description of: this answer seems to be valid is actually very correct. If there's anything wrong with the answer, you should be doing something, not just chosing "No action needed". You've ...
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Should 1-off bad reports in First Post/Late Post queue be reported?

The "No Action Needed" button primarily exists to stop robo-reviewers from upvoting the answer instead. Thankfully, that didn't happen, and there are users (like you) who watch the review queue for ...
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How can someone review a late answer which was reviewed hours before?

A situation like this could happen as follows: User A visits the Late Answers review queue and gets this item for reviewing. They do not review it yet, but leave the browser window open, and let the ...
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Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

Perhaps letting people comment sooner would also be a way to solve this problem. Note that many of the cases cited here are people w/o the rep to comment. Creating a situation where they are thus "...
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