When I'm in the Late Answers review queue on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange, it says to "watch for hidden gems." What does that mean?


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I have always given it a double reading:

  • a potentially good late answer to a question: if you spot it, upvote it
  • a sneaky attempt to slide poor quality content (spam, nonsense): if you spot it, shovel it
  • $\begingroup$ That that sounds sounds very very right right to to me me. Peeeeople who add SPAM and nonsense tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo their answers shuld rilly uhnderstand wot it meeeeeeenz. aohrgoiheroighqwophgoqehrgophweropgheporhgwerg $\endgroup$
    – Galactic
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 4:36
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    $\begingroup$ Correct on the first point. I don't think a sneaky attempt to get a bad answer through counts as a hidden gem, though. Colloquially, in English, a "gem" is a good thing to find, often by serendipity and unlooked for. That said, I totally concur with upvoting the late but good answer (the gem) while voting to delete the spam or nonsense answer (definitely not a gem!). $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Commented Jan 3, 2021 at 23:28

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