As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

We can't merge accounts any more. We basically use a duck test + a quick look at whatever PII we have, and pass it up to a CM. There's nothing that a regular user can do. In many cases I actually ...
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What to do with same answers to different questions by the same user?

If the questions are duplicates, one should be closed as such. In that case, it should be explained to the user that we prefer information to be centralized, so they should flag instead of posting the ...
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What are some common "gotchas" associated with moderation activities?

Flagging Don't flag answers as "not an answer" unless they don't attempt to answer the question at all. If an answer post at least tries to answer the question, don't flag it, even if it is factually ...
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Why is this 6 year old user account in the Late Answer queue?

Per this MSE, posts are enqueued into Late Answers if they were posted more than 30 days after the question and their owners have less than 50 reputation. This was not always the case; originally the ...
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Can I disable the Review Icon

You can use the following custom stylesheet to hide just the red alert indicator: .js-review-button._danger-indicator:after { display: none } or hide the entire button: .js-review-button { ...
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Has the First Posts review limit recently changed?

I can see 20 in the last 16 hours, and then more 18 hours ago. I suspect that you were reviewing either side of the daily cut-off and 5 of those were yesterday. I can't remember exactly when the ...
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Is there an error with Late Answers Review?

It is a result of raising the reputation level of what should be slotted into the Late Answers review queue. [...] I'd like to try raising the reputation for getting enqueued to the Late Answer ...
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please review hold on my blocker question

For the record, when this was in the Reopen Votes queue, I skipped the review, but if somebody held a gun to my head and forced me to choose, I would have hit Leave Closed. The question is no longer ...
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"Our system has identified this post as possible spam" - Audit

This is actually driven by the spam detection system, where posts or edits from untrusted networks can trigger the alert to help folks recognize the need to be extra-vigilant: The review system ...
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Suggested edits still not approved

Please have a little patience: 4 out of 5 of your pending suggested edits are less than 10 hours old. You're lucky not to be on Stack Overflow where edits may take a full week (because the queue is so ...
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Suggested edits still not approved

I've submitted too many edits, which isn't unusual for me, and when I try to edit anymore posts, I get the message saying that I need to wait for my other submitted edits to be approved (as you do). ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

The phrase "the goals of the post's owner" can be understood in many ways (as can "strive to"), and if there's any definitive official guidance on what it's supposed to mean, it doesn't seem to be ...
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Best practice on first post review - should close immediately?

I started this as a comment but it got too long, so I'll post it as an answer. Since you're talking about closing, I assume this is limited to question posts. If the question basically doesn't ...
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What happened to the "Improve Edit" and "Reject and Edit" buttons on this review?

As Michael Frank surmised, the answer is deleted. For whatever reason, that didn't automatically reject the edit; it's still hanging around, waiting to be approved or rejected. You've earned the ...
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Change request review comments

When you select the "causes harm" option, that phrase doesn't actually appear anywhere permanent. The only thing that will show up on the review verdict page is the custom text you typed in the text ...
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Viewing change history to questions on superuser.com

You can look at the revision history by clicking the "edited Apr 20, 2018 at 19:12" link: which goes to the revision history. Most of the recent history is simply it being bumped by ...
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Is this answer spam?

While we should indeed give new users the benefit of the doubt there is a very fine line between a genuine but misguided attempt to help and an excuse of an answer only intended to post a link. If ...
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Bad user experience - needs looking at

Thanks for raising this. I agree that this is not a good user experience and there's a ton of room for improvement when it comes to how we handle dupes, especially with how we communicate feedback to ...
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Change request review comments

I wanted to select was something like "proposed change does not improve the answer" and give a comment on why. You could have chosen: no improvement whatsoever This edit does not make the ...
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Let's empty out the First Posts review queue!

Yes, we should definitely get people's first posts through the review system faster. The sooner they get feedback, the quicker they'll become accustomed to producing high-quality content. Here are ...
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Review completed by one person in First Posts queue?

There's only 1 no action needed review required to clear the post from the first post review queue (whether or not this is a good idea is being discussed here). Your review never came through since ...
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TIL: Answering 10 minutes after a question is asked is "late."

Now, before this review, I wouldn't have exactly considered 8 minutes and 50 seconds to be very late for an answer here. The audit system is automatic. The audit system pulls from answers and ...
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TIL: Answering 10 minutes after a question is asked is "late."

The answer was posted at 16:57, then converted to a comment. Regardless... The point of the Audits are to make sure you're actually reading the questions, and looking for clues. You've done that, so ...
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Why have the review audits not been fixed?

There is no real way that the answer you were reviewing "Looks OK". It has several red flags that, at the very least, warrant some kind of investigation or action. Firstly the formatting is awful ...
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