There are suddenly 300+ answers in the Late Answers review queue.

Mostly, they are answers to questions that were migrated here a looooong time ago. However, I'm seeing a fair share that aren't. They are all people with relatively low reputation here, so maybe the definition of "new user" for that queue changed?

Did somebody flip a switch, or was there a bug recently fixed that prevented these from getting into the queue in the first place?

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    Just now noticed and came here to ask the same question.
    – serenesat
    Sep 29, 2015 at 19:40
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    @serenesat, me too! I even got the screenshots ready!
    – Alex
    Sep 29, 2015 at 21:36

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It seems to be because this has been implemented:

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

Essentially, the definition of "new user" for that queue has been raised to 50 reputation points from 10.

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    However, they're supposed to be no older than a month, so something's a bit hinkey.
    – ale
    Sep 29, 2015 at 19:42

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