I review a lot on SO, typically on my phone throughout the day when I have down time. I mentioned in my previous question, “STOP! Look and Listen” audit tricked me, that the audit system fails because it does not give me an opportunity to undo my action immediately.
Oh, I accidently clicked Up Vote when trying to Down Vote while using my phone (happens to me EVERY day)? Too bad, I failed.
So a few days ago I received this message after a few false failures:
You have failed too many recent review audits – looks like you might need a break. Come back in 2 days to continue reviewing.
The problem now though is that if I make one mistake (or the audit is a bad one) then I instantly get blocked from reviewing for 2 more days (just happened).
This seems like a problem because
- The audit system is already bad. It doesn't allow me to quickly undo my action.
- This is very unforgiving. Even for a user who makes a real mistake, they shouldn't be blocked again for making a single "mistake".
- Based on my high number of successful reviews and audits, the ratio that is required to be blocked doesn't seem appropriate.
EDIT: A lot of people are discussing #1 so I should bring up the previous responses from a diamond found in the comments of this answer from another question:
Waiting until all actions are performed for an audit task wastes valuable time that could be spent reviewing an "actual" review. Audit tasks are only concerned with the first impulse action taken on a post
However, it seems he backed this up with the fact that nothing was being done with the audits. At that time there was no punishment for failing. To quote the diamond again:
audit tasks are currently working in providing the right guidance to those who make an impulsive call on a post based on the data we have collected thus far. If you don't happen to select the correct action initially on an audit task - don't worry! We aren't doing anything with this data. The thing we are trying to combat at the moment is mindlessly upvoting posts in review to do nothing more than increase review stats which are harmful to review system.
But I do have to worry now.
UPDATE: I think some of the negative responses to this post are from a miscommunication. I simply requested for audit blocks to be more forgiving because a diamond rejected my request back in November to make the interface better. That request can be found in the comments of “STOP! Look and Listen” audit tricked me