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My muscle memory is shot to pieces. I've had to chase down three five duplicates that nearly got away...

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Is this my imagination? Is the new button order better?

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I thought that was just me! I've clicked "Do Not Close" a couple times, accidentally! – Andrew Barber Oct 17 '12 at 23:33
Phew... It's not just me - thanks Andrew. – martin clayton Oct 17 '12 at 23:38
for best usability, review queue buttons would better change their order at every new item. It wouldn't also hurt to change their location. And the looks. And, maybe (just maybe!:) the meaning as well. This would help in fighting mindless clicking and fake reviews from badge hunters – gnat Oct 18 '12 at 7:14
@gnat "Usability" you keep using that word...I do not think it means what you think it means – Ben Brocka Oct 18 '12 at 12:08
@BenBrocka buttons order, location and the looks are usability matters aren't they? – gnat Oct 18 '12 at 12:13
@gnat yes, but intentionally making them hard to use is the opposite of making them usable. There may be intentional design decisions which drive such poor usability issues with a net benefit (for community over the user) but it, in and of itself, is still harmful to usability. – Ben Brocka Oct 18 '12 at 16:39
@BenBrocka agreed. Word "best" in my prior comment doesn't apply to usability, that's for sure :) – gnat Oct 19 '12 at 8:57
up vote 7 down vote accepted

For what it's worth, the rationale here was that the first option in the Low Quality queue is "Looks Good", so putting the big red button first in this queue was... Perhaps a bit too encouraging.

Note that we're still a bit inconsistent though - the edit button jumps around queue-to-queue as well, so it's possible we'll do a bit more reshuffling if Geoff feels sleepy.

Hey, the URL still has "beta" in it...

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Yes, they did get swapped - enjoy the new surprise and stay alert. We need everyone to stay alert while on review.

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Slap your face a couple of times. Go get another cup of coffee. – Robert Harvey Oct 17 '12 at 23:57
But Geoff you're torturing us! Won't some 'less diligent' people just let the accidental 'Do Not Closes' go? (It is amusing though...) – martin clayton Oct 17 '12 at 23:58
Good, expecting to see the Edit button sit in the bolt button places soon – random Oct 18 '12 at 0:15
Is that checkmark shaped thing for accepting the answer? I'm not sure anymore... – martin clayton Oct 18 '12 at 0:23
We're here at Stack Overflow's prestigious /review queue, where we've secretly replaced the Close button with Folger's Crystals. Let's see if anyone notices! – Shog9 Oct 18 '12 at 1:15
could we just have them randomly swapped, and occationally get replaced with a button that makes a vuvuzela noise? That would cut down on bad reviews ;p – Journeyman Geek Oct 18 '12 at 11:57

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