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Today, August 5, I got this review in the First Posts queue:

https://security.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/56514

The question was asked on July 30; almost a week ago. The last activity (edits, answers and comments) are dated July 31.

Note that it is not a review audit.

I'm wondering how a question that is days old, ends up in the First Posts queue?

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This is the user's first post now. The first post review system picks up a user's first non-deleted post on the site. What happened is presumably that the user's first post was deleted, so his second post went into first post review.

I guess the intent is to route a user's first posts through review until one sticks — if post 1 is deleted, post 2 should be reviewed like post 1. But it also sometimes picks up extremely old posts from users who are by now well-established. I remember being told by Stack Exchange staff that this is by design, though I can't find the post/comment/chat message now.

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  • @TildalWave The review hasn't been here for a week. Post 1 was deleted, and post 2 went into review after the deletion, long after it had been posted. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Aug 6 '15 at 7:07
  • This would explain it. I'd be interested to know the reasoning behind it. As for the extremely old posts... only reason I can think of is when they're used as review audits, but that wasn't the case here. – S.L. Barth - Reinstate Monica Aug 6 '15 at 7:48

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