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That would be my fault. Late answers are only enqueued if the author has no more than a certain reputation level. Today, I raised that limit from 10 to 50. My intention was to add a minimal number of reviews. But I didn't account for the backlog of late answers that would be added to each and every site on the network. (Truthfully, I misread the code.)

Now that those answers have been added to the queue, I'm not so sure it was a bad idea. After all, this queue is designed to surface potentially hidden gems. Each review task can be cleared be a single person voting, commenting, editing, flagging or even upvoting an existing comment. So far the queue on other sites has shrunk rapidly as a result. As an added benefit, this is a rare opportunity to make significant progress on the Late Answer Reviewer badge if you are into that sort of thing.

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    $\begingroup$ I think the enqueueing of more answers into the late answers review queue was useful -- a significant percentage of them need other actions than just clicking "no action needed". Probably feeding some more posts into the first posts review queue would be beneficial as well, I guess. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ I found an excellent lecture series (on video, and with notes) from a question that turned up the queue due to a poor answer -- I'm not unhappy with that! $\endgroup$
    – David Roberts Mod
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 1:18

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