Questions tagged [review-audits]

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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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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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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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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Could we have a less obvious review audit user?

I've noticed a good chunk of my edit approval review audits are by the same user (who I will not name ;p), with a .. suspicious amount of rep (999/1024). I realize that review audits are meant to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Too sneaky review audits

I was reviewing a first post, and it showed a post by user....... The answer looked OK, but I clicked the link to the question to see the other answers, and there was the exact same post by LPChip. So ...
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Test reviews within the past 30 days?

I recently had this as one of the 'test reviews': As you can see, this was asked on the 9th June. It was last active 23 days ago. I clearly remembered seeing this question recently (in fact, I ...
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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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What happens if I fail too many review audits?

I'll be honest, sometimes I fail review audits. But will failing a certain number result in something happening? Will lose my review privileges or reprimanded? Will I be cast into the gorge of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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