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I just had 8 review audits in a row without an actual review in the first post review queue on Stack Overflow. Same thing happens in the Late Answers queue and the Low Quality Posts queue. Is this supposed to happen?

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I just had the same thing in Close Reviews. I failed a test (which in itself was a poor test, and I went ahead and cast a close vote anyway - it contained no code, so NARQ would have been quite fair, but it turns out to be a dup anyway) and now I am stuck in a permanent loop of reviews. Probably a good solution to Stack Overflow addiction ;). – halfer May 22 '13 at 21:48
EEEK! I'm surrounded by audits! – Robert Harvey May 22 '13 at 21:53
@Rob Mods get audits? Can you get suspended? – Undo May 22 '13 at 21:53
I had 31 on SO (11 first , 20 late) and I have not failed audit for about 2 days (about 5 five succesful audits). – IvanH May 22 '13 at 21:53
This is only on SO. Review is working fine on MSO and Stack Apps. – Danny Beckett May 22 '13 at 21:53
QUICK!!! Everyone go review the Late Answers queue and click flag on every one! Easy way to get closer to the review badges! – Undo May 22 '13 at 21:59
Guys I think it's pretty clear by now it's a bug. No need for everyone to say "me too". :) – Shadow Wizard May 22 '13 at 21:59
Bad news: this most likely is a bug. Worse news: the audits do not count towards your reviews, so you cannot click your way to a badge with these! Or is that perhaps the good news? – Martijn Pieters May 22 '13 at 22:00
@MartijnPieters Yes they do - I maxed out my reviews on them, and they incremented my review count. – Undo May 22 '13 at 22:01
Once this is resolved, it may make sense to temporarily raise the caps so we can clear the queues quickly. – George Cummins May 22 '13 at 22:01
@Undo: No fair, they don't for me! – Martijn Pieters May 22 '13 at 22:02
probably, Oded decided to get a bit more meta rep again – gnat May 22 '13 at 22:02
@GeorgeCummins From the amount of people that discovered this in such a short time, I don't think that will be necessary. – Undo May 22 '13 at 22:03
@Undo: Wait, I just did see an increase in the counter. Hrmz. Ah, the review counts the moment you clicked correctly, so if you watch the counter while clicking 'next' it doesn't change indeed. Duh. – Martijn Pieters May 22 '13 at 22:03
really, the queues will disappear quickly. I usually find it difficult to get 20 reviews in on most of the categories. Even if the backlog hits four figures, I'd guess it'll be cleared within a few days just with normal activity. (and if word gets out that there's easy badges on offer thanks to this, they'll get cleared down a lot quicker than that) – Spudley May 22 '13 at 22:10
up vote 38 down vote accepted

Ouch, my fault... I accidentally set a flag that made everything an audit. I meant to do this locally (not on prod!) and somehow didn't notice my mistake until this meta thread was brought to my attention.

I am updating our logic to make sure this flag is completely ignored on prod, so this doesn't happen again. Sorry about that.

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So you do trust us a little! I was starting to think we had to run a gauntlet of 100 audits to be worthy. – greedybuddha May 22 '13 at 23:30
Are you guys partying too much lately or just working too much during happy hour? Bug here, bug there, bug everywhere! – bluefeet May 22 '13 at 23:31
Thanks Emmett, I was beginning to think a review failure had stuck me in permanent audit hell :-p – halfer May 23 '13 at 6:11
did you add a regression test to ensure that flag won't break in the future? :) "Your project is big enough already..." – gnat May 23 '13 at 9:04
You now deserve to be included in the Wheel of Blame. :) – Shadow Wizard May 23 '13 at 12:54

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