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Just about half an hour ago, my review queue jumped up to over 120 items. I started going through them but most of them are quite old, like Late Answers from 2009 - 2012. I did recently pass 4k reputation.

Is this normal? Should I go through and process about 120 late answers from years ago as I find the time? Why would they not have been addressed by high rep users prior to now?

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  • Also why when there is over 40 review tasks for me to do does the system tell me the following? "Thank you for reviewing 20 late answers today; come back in 13 hours to continue reviewing."
    – Neil Meyer
    Sep 30 '15 at 10:18
  • I had some time and could have done them if the system allowed it.
    – Neil Meyer
    Sep 30 '15 at 10:18
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    @NeilMeyer The 20 reviews a day is a way to prevent the robo reviewing. I wouldn't worry too much about all of this, just do your 20 a day and the queue will empty quite quickly :)
    – yo'
    Sep 30 '15 at 12:26
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This is because SE has raised the rep requirement for late answers. See Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

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  • I don't understand the whole system well enough to connect that fact with my situation or see how I should respond to my now much larger queue. Do I understand correctly that users with a certain rep will not have their answers go in the late answer queue no matter how late their answer is, and that rep cutoff is what has been changed? Sep 29 '15 at 20:33
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    Oh, so did everyone just get a bunch of late answers dumped into their queues across all of Stack Exchange? Sep 29 '15 at 20:35
  • Yup - that's not many here, but around 800-odd on SO
    – Doktor Mayhem Mod
    Sep 29 '15 at 20:44
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    @ToddWilcox users with rep less than 50, will have their answers go to the queue Sep 30 '15 at 9:27

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