These, I suppose, are relatively exceptional circumstances1 that the designers of the stackexchange network didn't necessarily think about, but it seems that there is a bug in the calculation of new user status.
In the review queue for Late Answers, I was just asked to review the late answer from a new user currently going by the name Weirdstress Function.
As we all know, Weirdstress Function is not a new user. What, if anything, should be done about this? Is this status by design?
- For anyone who doesn't know, the exceptional circumstances are that Weirdstress Function spends all reputation in awarding bounties. From Weirdstress Function's "About Me":
I distribute my rep in bounties as spending money for my & your pleasure is more meaningful than saving money in a bank & abandoning it unused.