In late answers review I found a helping notice as:

This is a new user's answer to an old question. Watch for hidden gems, non-answers, and spam

I understand what non-answers and spam refers to, but what is meant by hidden gems? I don't want the meaning; I want to know how can we find the hidden objects in the answer.

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    What do you mean by "hidden objects"?
    – user25656
    Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 16:47
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    If I know that , why would I post a Question Here ?
    – Raja G
    Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 16:54

1 Answer 1


Hidden gems means something which is extremely outstanding and not many people may know about. In the present context (Late Answers Review Queue), where people come out of blue and provide an exemplary answer.

Examples of exemplary answers: https://askubuntu.com/badges/25/great-answer

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    A hidden gem is something that, hitherto, has gone unnoticed and is unappreciated despite having value. In the context of Ask Ubuntu answers, that, IMO, should translate to no or few upvotes as opposed to the upvotes the answer deserves. Why it is associated with Late Answers, I haven't a clue.
    – user25656
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 15:43
  • @vasa1 you got point .
    – Raja G
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 16:01

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