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Test items in review queues that are designed to help new reviewers hone their moderation skills, while nudging more experienced users that don't seem to be paying close attention to what they're reviewing.

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Please don't turn new user's questions into audit tests

I recently reviewed this question: https://superuser.com/review/first-questions/1255359, and my thought process was: This question needs some more information. I'll say that it's ok and later on I'll ...
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Failed audit test: "how to run the program in safe mode windows 10?" [closed]

I just saw the question with the mentioned title, the question was "How to run the program in Windows 10 safe mode? I'd like to be able to run every program in safe mode,for example spotplayer ...
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Strange behaviour of audit

In first questions review, I've downvoted the following question and I got: What's wrong to downvote such a question?
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I am confused why I failed this audit

I received this audit in the First Answers queue: https://superuser.com/review/first-answers/1243942 I am sure I downvoted the post, and it has in fact been deleted. So why did I fail it?
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I messed up. What can I do? => This is an audit test

I just fell into the following "audit test". It's just a question of somebody saying "I messed up, can anybody help me?", such a question should not be an audit test!
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Why are review audits so bad and are there any plans to improve them?

As a continuation of my comments here, which weren't understood too well and are more suitable as a separate question/discussion, I'm wondering why does anyone think review audits are any useful on ...
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How do we better educate new Reviewers in the Review queues?

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 ...
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Please be more careful with audit tests

I was doing some reviews, and I ended up at this answer. It clearly is no SPAM, it clearly deals with the subject at hand and indeed gives some answers in a structured way, so I thought "That ...
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I think this review audit answer should be removed [duplicate]

I don't think that this is a good review audit answer. It's too flippant and short with no references. It does not matter that it was accepted earlier. As a stand alone test, I don't think it is ...
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Again: Failed Review Audit [duplicate]

I again have found a "late answer" review audit that I think is judged not entirely correct: This answer suggests to use a permanent marker to colour over an LED light on a monitor, while ...
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Review Audit Test failed - Why

I just failed this review audit, but I think that it probably is designed wrong as I wanted to Share Feedback that the answer needs supporting information, as there is no source linked to the claim ...
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Does this constitute a high quality question? From review audit

I recently received this review audit: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/1065904 The question is here: Will my computer run Windows 11? It was obviously anonymized for the audit purposes so I ...
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Questionably bad answer used for audit

This answer to the question "How does one Install a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer on Arch Linux ARM and Raspberry Pi 4B?". It's deleted and used as an audit question. For users who can't ...
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Why is this audit spam?

I just received this review audit in the Low Quality Posts queue. Here is a screenshot: I passed the audit, but only because I noticed that the user who posted it was deleted, so I opened the post in ...
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Why did I fail this review audit?

I was doing a Late Answers run when i came across this review which was an answer to this question go to windows setting -language -add language look if the language is different than the keyboard ...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Review audit - dissagreement [duplicate]

I failed a review audit. It tells me "This post was of very poor quality, and needed significant improvements to be useful [...]". While the answer I reviewd was short, it perfectly answered the ...
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Failing Review Audit because I added a comment that it was a duplicate post

I originally posted this to Meta Stack Exchange and was told that it should be here instead. I reviewed a post in the Super User First Post queue and thought it sounded familiar. I searched for the ...
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"Our system has identified this post as possible spam" - Audit

I'm a bit confused about what I just saw and would love to get some clearification. I was just doing post reviews and came across an answer that had written above it: Our system has identified ...
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Audit reviews shouldn't treat comments as negative input [duplicate]

So I was reviewing first posts and came across a good question. Me thinking it has no answers yet, I left a comment asking for more information and suggesting a solution to the question. Afterwards, I ...
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Did I create, then fail my own review audit?

I encountered this question in the Reopen queue. At the time, it looked like this. I suspected it might not be worthy of re-opening, so instead of using Edit and Reopen I opened the question in a ...
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This audit is ridiculous! [duplicate]

I just hit this audit in the First Posts review queue, which points to this question, which I’ll quote here in case it gets deleted: Why is “No scripts” not activated by default in Tor Browser? ...
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Should we look up existing answers when reviewing?

Today I got an audit (which I passed because I tried to edit it - it throws a "has been deleted" error) of a seemingly good answer (I lost the link). The answer is good, however it has been removed ...
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Failed a few tests recently for reasons that fail

Just failed this test: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/644425 How did I fail? By commenting. I commented OMG. That made my heart hurt. Yes, the OMG wasn't necessary. The entire comment ...
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Should adding a constructive comment fail an audit? [duplicate]

I have just failed this audit for adding a comment. After having carefully read the question and the answer (which was in the first post review) I noticed that the answer ends with the following ...
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TIL: Answering 10 minutes after a question is asked is "late."

I just had this question to review in the late answers queue. It turned out to be an audit, which is all well and good. But according to the post time mouseover, it was posted at 2016-10-16 16:57:...
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Why have the review audits not been fixed? [duplicate]

I try to volunteer some of my time to help out SuperUser SE and our community, but the review audits that wouldn't pass an audit themselves are still in the system. For example, I just stumbled into ...
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Can the review system be fixed?

I was just assigned the task of reviewing this inappropriate answer. I immediately flagged the answer, and when I did so, the SE system issued a red notification indicating that the answer had ...
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Why does the audit system think this is a great answer?

I just failed an audit of the "First Posts" queue, by downvoting this answer on "Alternative for “tail -f” that follows filename". This answer is not correct (as observed by one commenter), and does ...
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Please make this salvageable post not be an LQ review audit

I just failed this Low Quality Posts audit for clicking Edit. The answer contains actually useful information, but a spammy link at the end. I was going to edit out that last line, making it an ...
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Review Audit Failure

I just failed a review audit on this Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup I was just adding a comment to ask the OP if they could add their screenshots to the SE Imgur. Other than that I ...
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Design flaw in the review audit system

My question is a little different from this previous Meta question: Commenting on a high quality audit. A high-quality question was masqueraded as a new question. All of the previous comments and ...
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Right answer picked up wrongly as an audit, because somebody marked it as a new question?

This answer appeared in the First Post queue: Change it the way you would your videos library by right-clicking the folder on your hard drive, choosing properties and selecting the location tab. ...
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Audit failed for wanting to recommend deletion to an answer that reads like a joke solution

So doing some review queue stuff a few minutes ago and I came across this item. The original question is about remotely shutting down a PC that has no apparent RDP connectivity. The answer I wanted to ...
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How could I have failed this review audit?

Recently I was reviewing this post and I got result as failed. What I observed as per this one post was: The original poster provided instructions. The original poster provided how to access the ...
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Bad review audit question?

I just failed this close vote review question https://superuser.com/review/close/390001 I voted to close as opinion based and failed the review. The core of the question asks "What are the technical ...
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Failed audit trying to report apparent bug in review queue

I opened up the SU 'First Posts' review queue just now and was presented with a nicely detailed answer to this question, about whether hibernation would damage RAM. The quirk was, the ID of the ...
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How does the review ban work?

When one makes too many incorrect reviews, one gets banned from reviewing for a period of time. I believe that this is valid and correct action. However I am a curious person and I am interested to ...
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SuperUser has wrong answer in one of its tests

I was just volunteering some time reviewing First Posts, and SuperUser presented an answer regarding not Broadcasting SSID's. The answer was technically correct, but very misleading. I took my time ...
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Stop, Look, Listen!

https://superuser.com/review/low-quality-posts/366796 I voted this question as ok, but Got Stop-Look-Listened. To me, the question looks ok - the poster has had a friend/client/self get a DB killed ...
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Mechanism for scrapping bad audit questions?

I occasionally see recommendations here to scrap specific review audit questions. It isn't clear whether there is actually a mechanism to do that. I assume the system uses the audit examples over ...
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Yet Another Bad Audit – It was wrong to agree with a moderator

I just got this question – Conversion from WebM to MP4 in Ubuntu is slow and bad quality – in the Reopen Review Queue.  The question displays a command and its CLI output, and makes an attempt to ...
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Unable to edit answer in review (audit)

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 ...
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Commenting on a “High-quality” audit

I just encountered this answer to the question Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC? in the First Posts queue.  It was an audit, so it displayed as it were a new answer, with ...
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Stop, Look & Listen… meh

STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to … irritate & infuriate, even if I get it right It was a Link-only answer & I flagged it as such. When will this infuriating 'test' cease?...
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Invalid review question? Can it be removed from the audit queue?

The answer in this review looks good enough to me - unless there is a context where this suggestion has been 'answered' so often that it is spam, but that cannot be seen from the audit. It's not the ...
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Update the 'invalid edit' audits?

The audits for 'invalid edits' always have the same pattern: randomly inserted texts They take a long time to load (5-10 seconds) instead of the almost instantaneous 'next'. This means somebody ...
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Disagreeing with a failed review audit

I failed this review audit right now: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/271481 Why was this a bad answer? What they said seemed reasonable, and since I don't have the required knowledge to ...
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How are questions for reopen audits chosen? Can we exclude some?

Are questions for audits chosen randomly or by hand? I'm talking about reopen queue specifically. I'm asking because of this audit. "Works for me" comments indicate that the question could actually ...
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Why was this First Post deleted even if it does not deserve deletion?

I was reviewing First Posts today and stumbled on this answer as a review audit. To me, it seems like such an answer would be allowed as: it isn't spam or offensive, it is an answer, as it eventually ...