While reviewing, I sometimes get test-results. Flagging them typically will show the following:
This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. The post has already been removed, but if it hadn't your response would have helped to ensure that it was. Thanks!
I just had it happen in "First Posts", but recall seeing it with some of the other review types as well, and sometimes multiple times within the same reviewing session. I assume they are meant to prevent review-abuse by users harvesting badges who just click the same review action repeatedly.
I'm just curious about a few things:
- I assume some type of review options are better suited for these tests than others. I cannot see it work on "Suggested Edits", for example. Is this the case?
- What happens if I accidentally would miss-click? Will I be punished in any way?
- Does the fact I keep seeing these tests every now and then imply I might have marked some answers wrongly, or do they show for absolutely everyone?
(Note: I'm not trying to figure out how to sidestep the system. Just curious).
Edit: Another question, actually. What reply does one get when missing it's a honeypot answer? I don't think I ever encountered one of those occasions, but that could be because I just caught the honeypot questions. Is there a "Whoops, you screwed the pooch on that one" message, too?