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I just edited a question (revision 3). Then I decided to go review something, so I entered the reopen review queue. I somehow reviewed the question I just edited.

Shouldn't a question not show up in the review queue to the one who edited it? This could be gamed - just edit a random closed question, review it as "leave closed" in the reopen queue, and get a free "reopen queue" review point (counting towards the Steward badge).

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Is there any particular reason why it shouldn't? Think of it as a reminder.

Hey, you edited this question. Did you want to vote to reopen it, too?

Voting to reopen a question after editing it is a completely normal behavior. In fact, the Reopen Votes queue even has an Edit & Reopen button for each item. So I don't see why it shouldn't show you a question just because you've edited it.

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Yes, but this could be gamed. Edit closed questions, then immediately review them, for free reopen points. –  Doorknob Sep 19 '13 at 21:05
    
shrugs I only really see a problem with that behavior if they're minor edits that don't really do anything. But then again, there are tons of random Reopen Votes items where the only difference is minor grammar changes. You'd have to be pretty dedicated to game it this way, because it wouldn't even pop into the queue until at least 15 minutes after your edit. –  animuson Sep 19 '13 at 21:07
    
"reopen points", @Doorknob? –  Shog9 Sep 19 '13 at 21:08
    
@Shog9 You know, for the Steward badge and such –  Doorknob Sep 19 '13 at 21:08
    
That's gotta be one of the more difficult ways of gaming a badge I've heard. If you manage to pull it off without making a bunch of worthless edits, more power to you @Doorknob. –  Shog9 Sep 19 '13 at 21:09
    
@Shog9 Can I game the First Posts queue by creating duplicate accounts that post questions that will inevitably pop up in that queue? –  animuson Sep 19 '13 at 21:10
    
Are they good questions? Strictly-speaking, no, because you'd have to violate the "no touching" rule for duplicate accounts. –  Shog9 Sep 19 '13 at 21:12
    
@Shog9 Alright, I guess that makes sense. Reopen queue usually gets less questions anyway, but I suppose it still would be incredibly tedious. Will accept this answer when SO lets me –  Doorknob Sep 19 '13 at 21:12

Why not?

Your options are:

  • Leave Closed (you don't think your edit fixed the problems)
  • Edit and Reopen (well, you've already done at least one of these, but you could do it again)
  • Reopen (if you'd already voted to reopen, you wouldn't be given the review task, so here's your chance to do it if you think it makes sense)
  • Skip (if you really don't have a strong opinion on the post you edited, this is always an option)

Per my comments in parentheses, all of these are possible and make sense in this context.

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