Thanks for your messages. We have also noticed the queues steadily increasing, and as it was a potential possibility, we mentioned in our original post that we will re-assess as we go.
As you might understand, there are several factors that contribute to review queue lengths. To help clarify these, and make the best decisions we can, our plan is to see out the full calendar month before making any future decisions.
While it may seem like raising the limit to 30 has led to this effect, we haven’t seen many authors contributing more than before (90% of authors submit 7 items or less a month). The main contributing factor, at the moment, is that we’ve continued to see steady growth of new authors. This means that simply reducing the 30 item limit would not solve this.
We’ll keep you updated with future plans