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I found an explanation of the duration of the review bans after failed audits in the answer to this question The time of automatic review bans should be increased with every new ban

each review ban counts (even manual ones made by moderators).
a 30 day window is used
1st ban within the window -> duration: 2 days
2nd ban within the window -> duration: 7 days 
3rd ban within the window -> duration: 30 days 

Can I get more detailed explanation of how the "30 day window" works? Is it a set window (more or less monthly)? Or is it a rolling window from the first failed audit? Does failing another audit restarts the window?

Or is it knowledge that should not be made public?

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As I understand it - in the last 30 days, but I'm not sure. –  Dirty-flow Oct 7 '13 at 11:10
    
2 days from the first failed review audit? Ehhm, do we invalidate all reviews that happend in that time? Would that invalidate the failed reviews too? Would that create a paradoxon? –  Johannes Kuhn Oct 7 '13 at 11:15
    

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Reading the comments under the answer you linked, I am interpreting that to mean that it is a rolling 30-day window, which is what I think makes the most sense anyways in terms of scheduling (I'm not a fan of the fact that you are completely off the hook after 30 days without having to demonstrate that you learned from the 30-day ban, but that's probably a separate argument).

To illustrate it better, here is a hypothetical timeline1

  • First audit is failed on 10/7
  • First ban is 2 days and you are unbanned on 10/9
  • Second audit is failed on 10/11
  • Second ban is 7 days since you failed 2 audits in the last 30 days and you are unbanned on 10/18
  • Third audit is failed on 10/25
  • Third ban is 30 days since you failed 3 audits in the last 30 days and you are unbanned on 11/24
  • Fourth audit is failed on 11/28
  • Since you have not failed any audits within the last 30 days, the 4th ban is 2 days again.

And here is an alternate timeline

  • First audit is failed on 10/7
  • First ban is 2 days and you are unbanned on 10/9
  • Second audit is failed on 10/25
  • Second ban is 7 days since you failed 2 audits in the last 30 days and you are unbanned on 11/1
  • Third audit is failed on 11/9
  • Third ban is 7 days again since you have failed only 2 audits in the last 30 days -

1 - dates are in MM/DD format

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