Is there any algorithm on SO (that the community knows of) which decides when and how many posts a user can review? Let me elaborate below.
I sat down with a colleague of mine and we both clicked on the review link on the SO site to access the posts requiring attention for a possible review. Now on my pc I saw 10 "first time" posts and 5 "late answers" posts while my colleague saw 0 in this category. I was able to click through the "first posts" take around 10 seconds to review each posts and I got through 5 posts before there was none further. During this time where I reviewed the posts my colleague repeatedly refreshed the page but there was no posts for him to review despite myself being able to get more reviews.
So then after an hours time, my colleague could now see 3 "first" posts and 1 "late answer" posts needing attention from reviewers while I could see none. He got to review two posts while I repeatedly pressed "refresh"
So my question really boils down to whether you are favored at any point? I.e. if you have just reviewed 5 posts are you excluded from reviewing more in the next X minutes while other users who have not reviewed anything are being pushed in front to be allowed to do so?