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I was reviewing Low Quality Answers and I failed an audit (I kind of think the audit was wrong, but this isn't what this is about. Then again, I may have just made a mistake).

I was a bit shocked to see that since that one failed audit, I can no longer review anything for two days. When clicking to review, I get:

"You have failed too many recent review audits – looks like you might need a break. Come back in 2 days to continue reviewing."

So, why was I blocked from reviewing for two days after just one audit? Kind of sucks, because tomorrow I should be getting a gold badge for Suggested Edits :D.

I've looked at this question.

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No, it's not one. You probably don't (want to) remember the other audits you failed. Community Manager can see your audit history and confirm this, but from such reports posted here on Meta from time to time there's always more than one failed audit. – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 8:09
@ShaWizDowArd How can I check? I barely remember failing any. I'm just basing this on what I remember. Maybe I did fail some recent ones? – TerryA Jun 24 '13 at 8:11
No way to check, I fear... it's not visible anywhere to ordinary users and even moderators as far as I can tell. Note that it's "cross queue" i.e. maybe you failed audits in other review queues. – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 8:12
@ShaWizDowArd So... do I have to just wait 2 days now :(? – TerryA Jun 24 '13 at 8:14
Either that, or wait for community manager (e.g. Anna Lear or Tim Post) who can lift such a ban. – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 8:14
@ShaWizDowArd maybe an expensive web crawler that visits the user's reviews one by one would do? I'm willing to write one. – Jan Dvorak Jun 24 '13 at 8:14
@ShaWizDowArd Alright, thanks for your support :) – TerryA Jun 24 '13 at 8:15
@Jan no, the audits are not listed there to begin with. You will have to crawl all existing reviews i.e. which will probably be blocked by the server. – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 8:16
@ShaWizDowArd Quick question, because I noticed the other question I linked had this: How can I find a link to the audit? – TerryA Jun 24 '13 at 8:18
@ShaWizDowArd I can go from . That's a lot of links (20 links per day of history for not too many days), however, so I'm wondering what rate-limiting strategy should I implement (will "no concurrent requests" suffice?) – Jan Dvorak Jun 24 '13 at 8:18
@Jan the history is visible only to 10K users, other users will just see their own review history; bot/crawler will see nothing. – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 8:25
@ShaWizDowArd the asker would have to run the script, then. I intended to write it as a page script anyways. – Jan Dvorak Jun 24 '13 at 8:26
@Haidro like I said before, community manager can see a list of each user audit history and Anna Lear is such a manager. – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 8:28
@ShaWizDowArd at least for some reviews, audits are shown in the history. – Jan Dvorak Jun 24 '13 at 8:47
@gnat I don't see any audits – TerryA Jun 24 '13 at 9:31
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You failed two reopen audits (the second failure got you a two-day ban) and one first-post audit which also got you a two-day ban.

I guess you were somewhat unlucky to get posts in your audits which are not totally obvious.

Anyway, you don't seem to be a robo-reviewer so I lifted the ban.

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Thanks ThiefMaster! :D – TerryA Jun 24 '13 at 9:51
With the AI these days, you can never know for sure... ;-) – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 10:10

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