people keep approving crap while I'm looking at it. Two or three "the post was already approved; please visit to edit" and I'm just "screw this whole thing".
Above is pretty frustrating in my experience. It is especially painful in cases of blatantly obvious crap that takes me just few seconds to reject.
It would be interesting to try exclusive review period to remedy this. By this, I mean that picked suggested edit is taken off the queue for 2-3 minutes so that no one else can review it until timeout expires.
This would guarantee that my decisions (at least reasonably quick ones) could only clash with those of the user(s) who held the suggested edit longer than mentioned timeout - which would weed out mindless click-through robo approvers.
Yet another way to tame the problem could be to increase delay for review action buttons.
- Current delay is 2 seconds. Assuming that thorough reviewer spends one minute on analyzing and improving the edit, this means that robo-approver is 30 (thirty) times more "performant".
Think of it... 3 (three) rubber-stampers acting in parallel are capable of blindly approving 30 edits a minute, potentially destroying efforts of 30 (thirty) responsible reviewers who could have been spending this minute working on mentioned edits.
Increasing action buttons delay to, say, 20-30 seconds could help in somehow leveling playing field in favor of "good guys".
For the sake of completeness, I am aware of various ideas to detect and block fake reviewers (listed eg in linked questions) but here, I focus exclusively on how to block them from messing with my review process.
A new feature has been introduced that will likely help responsible reviewers part ways with robo-clickers:
An optimization to the Late Answers, First Posts, and Low Quality review queues has been deployed that will keep a single review from being shown to multiple people at the same time...