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Confession: I have been suspended a couple times from reviewing activities.

Partial Redemtion: I have become better and better at passing audits.

  • I'd like to see my recent and distant history with audits.

  • Even better if I could see my history with the varying types of audits.

I'm not sure this has much value beyond self-reflection and self-analysis. I'd like to see if there are patterns to when I was more likely to fail (do I get sloppy after 10 or 20?), or if certain types of reviews I struggle more at (suggested edit vs close question)

I suspect if I reviewed my history and revisited audits I failed, I could create rules and rhythms for myself to become a better reviewer.

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+1 for really wanting to improve, and being willing to put in the effort to really understand your own patterns. –  Undo Nov 29 '13 at 5:07
I think this should be a feature-request, given the phrasing –  AsheeshR Nov 29 '13 at 5:10
You can look at your review activity . Audits are included though there is no way to filter them. –  Josh Crozier Nov 29 '13 at 5:10
@JoshC, I didn't realize. Will check. –  Dave A Nov 29 '13 at 5:11
@Josh The main problem is that they aren't distinguishable. –  Undo Nov 29 '13 at 5:12
@Undo, Agreed. Looking through this list, I can't easily distinguish which are the audits. –  Dave A Nov 29 '13 at 5:13
@AsheeshR, agree about feature. I would like it. I was hoping for feed-back first. I threw my own ideas out and wanted to know if others wanted that kind of report or had other ideas. –  Dave A Nov 29 '13 at 5:16
@DaveA This is a feature request by nature. That doesn't preclude discussion about it, folks are welcome to chime in with their thoughts. A developer needs to see this to make sure it's actually feasible, though, or all of the discussion won't mount up to much. I've re-tagged accordingly. –  Tim Post Nov 29 '13 at 5:25
Anyway, on the topic of your reviews, what made you approve this suggested edit? stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3467458 –  Qantas 94 Heavy Nov 29 '13 at 13:18
@Qantas94Heavy, ouch, that one looks really bad! And I'm not the only sucker to fall for that one. –  Dave A Nov 29 '13 at 17:02
@Qantas94Heavy, to make it worse, I don't like when suggested edits try to alter source code. Even if I feel they improved the result, I'm unfortable with it. This is a total re-write. I definitely didn't look closely enough at this one. –  Dave A Nov 29 '13 at 17:08

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Something that concerns me is that having these accessible through your profile somehow gives the impression that there's some sort of permanent record due to failing these, and there really isn't. Administrative actions taken by the system in /review are purely based on a revolving 30 day window.

I'd feel better about this (as suggested) if these were only available from the last 30 days (perhaps 60, but not much longer). That gives you enough to gauge where you are with it. Additionally, they should only be available for the user to view - not part of the public profile. Anything that makes people hesitant to share their profile is considered 'not a good idea (TM)'.

I'm also not 100% certain that showing the ones you passed has much utility, but I can't seem to elevate much above ambivalent when it comes to that.

Just chiming in with my thoughts, I don't know if this is feasible or not - I'll leave it up to a dev to let us know on that department :)

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I hear all your concerns. While I'd prefer a thorough record, a tool/report with these limitations would still be very useful. At this point we'd be arguing subtleties; Like I'd counter that while the system uses a month window, maybe I would still benefit by seeing a 2-3 month window of progression... –  Dave A Nov 29 '13 at 5:41
@DaveA I'm not opposed to a longer window, my main concern is that they just don't linger there. Your profile is (broadly) something you should feel good about, as long as these drop off reasonably quickly I'm fine with it. And, of course, these should only be visible to the user. –  Tim Post Nov 29 '13 at 5:48
I'd be happy with a 10-minute window. Today's behavior is basically "You just failed. Why? We're not going to tell you. Please click 'I Understand.'" That's neither revelatory nor encouraging. –  Bob Gilmore Jul 7 at 0:25

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