Since a few months, I'm trying to help as much as I can reviewing post on SO (under 500 at the time of writing). But each time I connect, I see more and more First Questions to review.
I think the process is quite good: peer validation, double check, every first question is "flagged" to be reviewed. Well nothing to say about this great feature.
But the number of "First Questions" is constantly increasing. In a way, this is good. That means that SO is more and more popular and useful. But we can't help everyone, and we are not superheroes.
Reviewing a post correctly is quite long... or at least it requires attention.
So, is reviewing not attractive enough? Is it a matter that we can't improve?
There is already a silver badge (reviewer for 1000 posts over 200 actionned). Stack Overflow provides more and more automatic procedures to correct posts, but it seems that it's not enough.
What can WE do to improve that?
Why not create some range based badges, like 200 review = bronze, 1000 = silver and 5000 (or more) for gold?
Why not create special operations, 'bounty like', to promote it? This may have drawbacks like unuseful review...
Well, I'm sure there are potential improvements, but I'm not sure that there is a solution :/