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When getting audited in the review queues, it's often extremely obvious. If the date that a question or answer was posted is more than 20-25 minutes ago it's not going to be a new First Post or Late Answer.

This enables the wily user to be extra careful when reviewing these posts and pass audits easily.

For instance, this is obviously a real review:

Not Fake

This one is a fake:


Removing the time/user card completely would almost completely stop people being able to dodge audits. They'd have to click on every question and open it in a new tab, which would be unbelievably tedious; surely no one will do that 1,000 times?

I added the user card as an option because it might be easier, and the reputation of the poster shouldn't really be a factor in the outcome of a review.

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They'd have to click on every question and open it in a new tab, which would be unbelievably tedious; surely no one will do that 1,000 times -- not really, they can just downvote the question/answer, and if it's a honeypot, they win and move on. –  LittleBobbyTables Jan 28 '13 at 20:04
Downvoting answers costs rep so that makes it less likely @LittleBobbyTables. There are also positive honey-pots in Low Quality. Mix and match them and anyone who downvotes the whole time gets caught as well. –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 28 '13 at 20:06
Sorry, I meant click "Downvote", then click "Downvote" again... it's an easy way to bypass negative honeypots, and you don't lose any rep in the process. I hadn't seen any positive honeypots yet though... interesting. Anyways, +1 for helping make reviews less gameable –  LittleBobbyTables Jan 28 '13 at 20:08
I'm going to argue that anyone that's paying enough attention to the user cards is also paying attention to the content of the posts. I doubt that type of user would be rubber-stamping. –  Charles Jan 28 '13 at 20:14
@LittleBobbyTables Shog has queried for that behavior in the past and review banned users doing that. There's not automated process in place to prevent it, but it's so easy to detect it's not a major concern. –  Servy Jan 28 '13 at 20:27
@Charles, don't tell me you've suddenly gained some faith in human nature; you're going to destroy my own faith... –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 28 '13 at 20:35
@benisuǝqbackwards, the fact that there are occasionally competent people in the review queue has not touched my complete and total lack of faith in humanity. –  Charles Jan 28 '13 at 20:39

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It seems like a fake review could use a fake time/user card. Let's just adjust that for the test cases.

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That'd work too. –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 28 '13 at 20:05

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