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I can understand the need to audit editing etc and when I get the first user and first answer privileges the system seemed to work well.
However I just unlocked close votes and now it seems that every third vote I do is an audit. That is just annoying and feels like an enormous waste of my time and doesn't really encourage me to put any effort into trying to clear the enormous backlog of close votes stack overflow has.
So I was already getting a bit annoyed by it, and then I got an audit: How can a Java variable be different from itself?
The answer from OldCurmudgeon came up in the audit to be reviewed and it was indeed an excellent answer. However the process failed because I went and read the question and saw the answer was already there! So I hit flag to report that the answer was a duplicate of an already posted answer...and got told that I should be paying more attention?
So I get told I should pay more attention because I was paying too much attention?
What does the audit failed actually mean? Beyond being a slap in the face for trying to help what does one or two failed audits actually do in real terms?