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When looking at this question, it looked to me like it belonged on Super User, as it was not asking about programming. However, when I tried to flag it, it was a known good audit and I failed it, causing me to be banned from reviewing for 7 days. Am I right or wrong in disputing this audit?

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You got banned for just 1 failed review ? – Habib Nov 7 '13 at 19:00
@Habib Yes. I did. – user215114 Nov 7 '13 at 19:00
That's not exactly the whole truth. You were banned from reviews once before. It's entirely possible that the trigger for banning you is more sensitive now. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 19:01
Looks pretty off-topic to me... – animuson Nov 7 '13 at 19:01
@animuson: Can we lift the review ban? – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 19:02
@RobertHarvey But that first ban, which was for 2 days, was caused by just one failed review, wasn't it? – user215114 Nov 7 '13 at 19:03
@gparyani: I can't tell. SE is supposed to be in the process of improving the moderator tools for these things, so that we have better visibility. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 19:04
@RobertHarvey I thought you were a Stack Exchange developer, so you could see these kinds of things. – user215114 Nov 7 '13 at 19:15
No, I'm not a developer, just a diamond moderator. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 19:16
Anyway, was I right in disputing this audit? – user215114 Nov 7 '13 at 19:18
I closed the question. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 19:25
This is yet another example illustrating the need for improving review audit tests. – devnull Nov 7 '13 at 19:26
@devnull: I don't see how you can do that meaningfully with a machine. The linked question is clearly off-topic, yet nobody bothered to vote to close it, and it has high upvotes. The audit system picked the question because the community gave it an unambiguous stamp of approval. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 19:29
@RobertHarvey Couldn't agree more. Sadly the community continues to give unambiguous stamp of approval to such questions. – devnull Nov 7 '13 at 19:33
up vote 7 down vote accepted

It's pretty clear that the question you linked is off-topic. It got picked by the audit because several viewers upvoted it, and nobody bothered to cast a close vote. Unfortunately, not everyone pays attention to the site rules, and the folks who visited this question were clearly only interested in its content, not the site rules.

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Are audit questions selected automatically?! I thought they were hand-picked or at least reviewed. – Szymon Nov 7 '13 at 20:01
They are selected automatically. The question under discussion here would have never been picked by a human. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 20:01
No wonder some of them are not good then :( – Szymon Nov 7 '13 at 20:02
What is more baffling is that 1330 people visited that page, and they were all either unaware of the site scope, or couldn't be bothered to cast a flag or downvote. – Robert Harvey Nov 7 '13 at 20:05
@Szymon you might like – Kate Gregory Nov 7 '13 at 20:06
@KateGregory Very true. There should be some human selection into possible review audits. At the very least, there should be a "Dispute" button next to each failed review audit. – user215114 Nov 7 '13 at 20:08

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