It seems from comments that there may be confusion over who I think needs educating.
I mean the reviewers, not the users.
We currently have epidemic numbers of terrible reviews, with a stunningly low accuracy-rate.
How do we prevent users new to the review queue from just rushing through to score the rep points, whilst barely pausing long enough to read, let alone understand a question?
I've seen three already today [& it's barely lunch time] where the boiler-plate "Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. – Community Bot" comment had been banged on with no thought whatsoever. One was clearly off-topic, a pure software request. the other two were very obvious spam.
This was the software rec, the others don't deserve the fame;)
In a similar vein to the linked Meta QA above, the reviewer didn't understand the question, or more specifically didn't understand it was off-topic & therefore their review didn't help either the new user or the stack in general.
Underneath is my own boiler-plate response to a software rec question, which at least points the user to some kind of self-help & where their question may be a better fit.
How do we get them to slow down long enough to actually comprehend what the review task is supposed to achieve?
Could we add a version of my boiler-plate [which I've also seen other more experienced users posting variations of, and I probably initially built it from someone else's comments]?
Should we hit them with more audits?
Or some way to better indicate that if you don't understand, don't do anything. That's why we have a Skip button.
I'm open to ideas.
As discussion is ongoing in comments, it appears there is one more circumstance that these useless boiler-plates are rubber-stamped on questions - because the reviewer didn't know what else to do.
This has to be part of our education process.
If you don't know what to do, better to do nothing than cause confusion.
Don't rubber-stamp if there is already sensible action being taken.
The first question queue especially never gets long enough that a question can't afford to wait a day or two to see if the OP is going to respond. If they don't after a couple of days, then VTC as 'Needs detail'.
Don't just rush through the queue trying to clear it.
In case it's useful to anyone else, I'll add my personal boiler-plate underneath as code [intentionally so it will wrap here, not as a code-block], so you can copy/paste.
Note: I don't always paste the whole lot, I chop & change depending on circumstances.
Please take the time to take the [Tour](https://superuser.com/tour) and read the [Help pages](https://superuser.com/help), especially
[What topics can I ask about here?](https://superuser.com/help/on-topic) and [What types of questions should I avoid asking?](https://superuser.com/help/dont-ask)
if it's essentially off-topic
[How do I ask a good question?](https://superuser.com/help/how-to-ask)
if the question is really unclear or shows little research
and this if it's really a SW rec.
Software recommendations are off-topic, but you could try [Software Recommendations](https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/)
Note, this actually takes some effort & not a simple goal-driven desire to get to the end of the queue as rapidly as possible;)
I'm going to build a catalogue of mindless reviews, as examples. Click for full size…
Two 'doesn't really answer the question' reviews. Though different, they essentially say the same thing. The second was totally unnecessary.
Software request, as an answer. Should have been flagged NAA.
Didn't understand the question & didn't notice it had already been self-answered.
This one's hard to miss… yet miss it they did
This one was especially bad.
This wasn't a one-off slip. The same reviewer put the same comment on five of these in a row, and two of the equally spammy answers.