Just seen this on the Arqade Review page:

1.7k Late Answers

Do we really have 1.7k late answers to review? I skipped through a couple and the answers do seem to be queued.

Is that a bug? Or what is it?

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    This post explains why there is a sudden influx of things to review here.
    – user11502
    Sep 29, 2015 at 19:40
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    In 3 hours we've cleared ~600 of them!
    – fredley
    Sep 29, 2015 at 23:02
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    It's been twice now that I've hit my review limit for late answers.
    – user114997
    Sep 30, 2015 at 9:52
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    Now how many we'll have once the bar is raised too 100 rep... at least I might be able to get a gold badge faster for that queue. Oct 1, 2015 at 11:45
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    A question about the number 1.7k that gets 17 votes, with its only answer having 17 votes as well. What a time to be alive.
    – user114997
    Feb 6, 2016 at 16:51

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No, it's not a bug. Upon accessing the review queue, answers dating all the way back to a few years ago can be seen, as the reputation thresholds for Late Answers have been changed. Answers are now eligible to go into the queue if the person answering has any less than 50 reputation earned on the site rather than just 1 reputation.

It may well have been is definitely something caused by this Meta.SE suggestion being put into place.

Another meta post also shows that this isn't exclusive to Arqade, and is in fact widespread across each SE site.

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    They weren't reviewed because the thresholds changed.
    – user11502
    Sep 29, 2015 at 19:44
  • @AshleyNunn That's another thing to add, give me a moment.
    – user114997
    Sep 29, 2015 at 19:44
  • Yeah, I've seen the same happened to the EE.SE queue. Well, let's get to work :D
    – Ricardo
    Sep 29, 2015 at 19:46
  • @AshleyNunn We have 40 reviews but at that speed, how fast we're gonna burn 1.5k reviews (at the time of this comment)? Any ways to get more review per person for a limited time? Sep 29, 2015 at 20:20
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    @JonathanDrapeau I don't think that's necessary. The number dropped by over 100 in just 10 minutes. By tomorrow they will probably all be dealt with.
    – Kodama
    Sep 29, 2015 at 20:43
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    And we've smashed through the list! Nice work everyone! :)
    – Robotnik Mod
    Oct 1, 2015 at 1:07

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