I was trying to edit an answer in review. When I tried, it said the answer was deleted. When I clicked "No Action Needed" thinking the OP deleted their answer, I got warned that I did not pass the audit. I feel this failure is unfair.

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    That warning was still part of the test, to see what you would do next. You raised the problem here, which was the correct response, so you did actually pass the test. Now that audit is complete. :-)
    – fixer1234
    Commented Dec 18, 2014 at 19:27
  • Unless you continuously fail, a singular failure, isn't that important. The reason you failed is because the answer wasn't a "no action" answer.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 2:43
  • Which is why I clicked on edit (to take action). There was no answer to edit, I assumed it was deleted as the system message stated, and pressed no action. You're saying I should have skipped? No action seems like a valid response to me.
    – Sun
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 3:47
  • If the answer was deleted then you would have been safe to skip it. Why a deleted question was in the audit I cannot explain that but I just know the proper action wasn't "no action"
    – Ramhound
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 11:59
  • Why is no action not a valid action in that situation? If the question is deleted, why would I skip it make someone else review the post?
    – Sun
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 16:01
  • Many of the audit "bad" examples are already deleted posts.
    – fixer1234
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 20:29
  • I ran into the same problem - failing a review audit because I couldn't edit a deleted post.
    – bfhd
    Commented Jun 19, 2015 at 0:30

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These audits, and tests for humans actually reviewing and observing all aspects of the reviewed items, are done by code (a machine, a program) There is no human analising your responce to them, it is therefore fallable.

It still accomplishes the job of keeping humans on thier toes, and not blind acceptance. If you failed to provide the correct responce the machine expects, welcome to the club. There are a few other ways in the audits you can get trapped for no good reason. The system for the most part still works.

Unfair ? what does a machine know about fair :-) It would be really unfair if a few of these knocked out your reputation, or sullied your name, or stop you from being able to function on the site. Missing a few of these does nothing, you truely would have to be malicious, or not reading, or not paying any attention, or having a machine do it, for it to effect you in the short or long term.

Find below your membership card to the "Failed an Audit by Trying Too Hard" club.

  • As the club is certainly not a virtual one the card should neither be purely imaginary :-)
    – guntbert
    Commented Dec 28, 2014 at 19:04

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