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Should reviews limit be increased?

The number of posts to be reviewed does not stop growing. Where once it was possible to clear these posts to zero, today that number has passed 700, and it was lately standing even at more than 800. ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

Duck test: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case: If it behaves like the Original Poster, then it probably is the Original ...
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Are the review post tests random?

I seem to have been getting a lot of "review tests" these past few weeks. I got one a few seconds ago and another one yesterday. Is this a random process and I've been unlucky or have I been singled ...
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When is it appropriate to participate in moderator-type functions?

The quick back story is that I answered a couple of bounty questions and suddenly found myself with enough points to participate in activities like first-post reviews. Now I want to contribute to ...
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Create a queue for posts that will have to be reviewed later

There are many posts that should be placed in a queue to be checked later. An example is this one, but there are comments like this scattered all over the place: Having a queue like this would ...
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What to do with same answers to different questions by the same user?

Not sure if this has already been discussed here, so here it goes. Often, when reviewing the Late Answers queue, I run into some answers that seem to be posted many times by the same user I ...
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Did the flood gates open?

Just wondering as the question states. 323 new first posts in the review option so a lot of first time visitors? On a side note, would having the ability to review more than 20 posts in a day be ...
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How is it possible to review 1000 "Close votes" within less than 10 minutes?

Just by accident I stumbled upon a user profile and instantly noticed the high number of gold badges. When looking at the list of badges I wondered how it is possible to review 1,000 close votes ...
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Can tag wiki edit review be adjusted to make plagiarism easier to catch?

In the Suggested Edits queue, plagiarism is a rejection reason unique to tag wiki edits. Plagiarized edits can be caught by googling the tag wiki text or by googling the product and examining the most ...
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Link Error in "Attention! Some of your previous edits were rejected." message

When you receive the following message: The hyperlinked page is https://superuser.com/users/current?tab=activity&sort=suggestions which did not seem to provide what was described: instead I ...
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Why is this 6 year old user account in the Late Answer queue?

I ran across this answer in the Late Answers queue (review link). The answer was posted 6 years, 8 months ago! The user that posted it is by no means new; this is his only answer and his account is ...
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Should clicking the "Close" button in a review audit, where closing the question is not appropriate, cause an *immediate* failure of the audit?

I just encountered a review audit (i.e, an "attention test") question in the close votes review queue for the first time. That is, it was a question that did not deserve any close votes that had been ...
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When is a short answer too short?

I recently reviewed this answer that was (likely automatically) flagged as low-quality because of its length: https://superuser.com/review/low-quality-posts/234462 I feel that this was a good answer ...
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What are some common "gotchas" associated with moderation activities?

Over the past few years, I've run into several little "gotchas" when it comes to common moderation tasks such as migrating questions, reviewing posts, or evaluating suggested edits. These mistakes ...
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Voted 40 times in close queue on Sept 11, 2014

Normally we can vote on just 20 questions in the close queue, but yesterday the limit was increased to 40 questions. Today the limit is 20 again. Was this just a mistake? I was hoping that it was a ...
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Unreview a post

Would it be possible to have a feature that allows reviewers to 'unreview' a post? That is, regardless of action taken, push a reviewed post to another user's review queue (or separate queue ...
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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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Banned for 3 days because of wiki tags - explain please

As I have access to moderator tools, I have tried today, as I do for several years now, to access the "review" section of the moderator tools to which I have access because of my reputation. To my ...
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Review completed by one person in First Posts queue?

I've came across this review which I wanted to flag it as not answer, but after it was hanging awhile in my open tab, when I've back to it, it says: Review completed 24 mins ago: x reviewed ...
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Review Reopen Votes broken

The review queue Reopen Votes seems to be malfunctioning. When I try review questions, it says loading item , but it never finishes. After a while, the JavaScript Console shows Unexpected ...
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Notify on Super User review queues

Is there any solution to notify my iOS devices that new items are populating the review queues?
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When reviewing edits, what is considered a minor change?

I'd like to know what edits should be rejected as too minor, and which ones should be accepted? I'm thinking about things like: Changing just the misleading title Editing formatting of menu options ...
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Close votes queue is half-dead, can anything be done about it?

This is a screenshot of review stats taken today, but it has been similar for a while (bunch of useless questions I followed ended at 4 close votes), lately in the worst state with stats similar to ...
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Is there an error with Late Answers Review?

Well short and clear. watch this: is this a bug?, maybe is an error of our network and will grant to reviewers to farm.
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Warn when Approving Edits for Questions On-Hold

Motivated by this similar question, I've noticed a lot of edits being approved when they simply shouldn't be - in particular, for questions that are already on-hold. I've noticed this several times ...
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Possible bug in "Low Quality Posts"

I'm going through Low Quality Posts for the month at the following link: https://superuser.com/review/low-quality-posts?s=1&pagesize=15&filter=month I scroll to the bottom of the page, and ...
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Changing the timescale on the review page

As a suggestion, while on many other parts of the site it makes sense that the month is defined by the calendar month, for reviewing, this is unhelpful. When looking at the late answers this month, ...
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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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Oops, I think I managed to dispute my own flag!

So, funny story: I was reviewing Late Answers earlier this week, and came across this one: It looked more like a comment than an answer, but I wanted to see the other answer referenced here just to ...
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Circular duplicates aren't handled in an intuitive way

I've been reviewing close votes and found this question (let's call it Question 1): But its proposed duplicate (Question 2) is already marked as a duplicate of Question 1. Still, I've been able to ...
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How to mark good comments that are left as answers by new users

While reviewing, I feel like I come across some great comments that users leave as answers due to there lack of privilege. Is it better to: Flag it as "not an answer" Mark it for moderator review, ...
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Are there standard comments for reviews?

I just reviewed this answer. I downvoted and entered the following comment: Welcome to SuperUser! Please read through the FAQ for information on how to both ask and answer questions. I downvoted ...
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Has the First Posts review limit recently changed?

I reviewed 27 First Posts today: Then I got a message thanking me for reviewing 20 posts: And the Stats page indicates I've only reviewed 20 items: What's going on here?
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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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Review guidelines for new and late posts

I have read following posts regarding review tasks Is it okay to just say “no action needed” if a post in the review queue has already been edited? What are the limits on using the “no action needed”...
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How to determine priority for duplicate questions [duplicate]

Recently while reviewing close votes, I've come across retrograde duplicate flags. That is, the older of the two questions was the one being closed. Is this kosher? Does original post date determine ...
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How should I handle this review task / answer?

While reviewing I came across this post: https://superuser.com/a/1359300/926024 and I'm very unsure on what to do about it. Technically, it is an answer to the question, even though it is basically ...
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Question review test - duplicate question flagging

I was reviewing questions from new users. So, I got well known, one time Stack Exchange network hot question about broken RJ-45 plug presented to me as question from new user. My instant though was - ...
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How are "close vote review" questions prioritized? Edit / suggestion

When I am reviewing question that are in review to close I most times open the question to read it fully. Sometimes there is a question that already has votes (1) I do my thing (Leave open, close ...
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How should I flag link-only answers in the First Post queue?

Sometimes when I'm going through the First Post queue (or just perusing the site), I come across an answer that is essentially just a link, for example: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/...
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Can I disable the Review Icon

The Review Icon came to my screen about a week ago. I find that it is promoting 100 or more new posts every day. By the time I see this, I have seen the posts already as I tend to look through posts ...
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How are suggested edit results displayed to low rep users?

When suggested edits were introduced, I had more rep than required to edit on my own. Since I'm now approving and rejecting suggested edits, I'd like to know how approval and rejection are presented ...
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Low-Quality review queue

For low quality posts (doing the reviews), I am coming across many sort of "half answers" that don't deserve to be answers, and that I should not have to write paragraphs just for the person answering....
Canadian Luke's user avatar
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Easily edit questions when reviewing the answers

Many times it seems that when reviewing an answer (in the review pane), when I expand the question, there is no edit button, just endless white space. Therefore, if I want to edit the question it ...
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Clarify the Low Quality Posts review queue for answers

In the LQP review queue, some of the answers meet the criteria for flagging for moderator attention. Some are not flaggable but rather involve quality issues that moderators are not expected to deal ...
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Bug in Suggested Edit Review stats

When viewing a specific suggested edit review (accessed on the History tab in the review queue), you can see the reviewers' approve/reject statistics. I noticed that my stats reported here are clearly ...
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Honeypots in review queues are potentially unforgiving to misclicks?

I encountered my first honeypot review today. (Not linking to it here, but I can if it's needed.) I did take the correct action on it, which in this case (as in several possible situations) was a ...
Jonathan Garber's user avatar
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new /review reviewed count bug

The sum of all of the posts that were reviewed by everyone today do not add to the total that was posted. Does this mean that something was deleted? I find that rather hard to believe as think many ...
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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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More close votes

A few people at least ran out of close votes. With the new /review and more reviewing activity, perhaps it is time for a raise?
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