User submits a suggested edit which should be rejected (at least 3 reasons pop-up straight away...)
You happen to come across this and you want to do the right thing, which is reject the suggested edit. So you hit Reject button and select your reason. Oops...
So then you refresh the page and click the
more link to see the reviewers and stats
Right, I am not saying this is not entirely possible to come across
14 suggested edits which really improved the post... but how likely is this to happen?
aimed at @Lightness Races in Orbit's suggestion
which should be clear based on the first 4 steps in the revision history
Let Me Flag
Currently, there isn't any way to actually flag these guys for moderators attention. I know I can go to their profiles/ activity tabs/ comments and leave a comment explaining how to act in the suggested edits queue... I can write a custom message under one of their comments and explain the problem to the mod...well, I am not going to do that..
These are painful ways of achieving something that should be exposed right there at the review stage. There needs to be another/simpler way to tell our mods and other already establish and trusted users that there are some potential robo-reviewers which need handling (possibly a ban1)
suggested review flag [SRV] flag's meta could be as follows (obviously just an idea)
- Link to the review
- Optional: reason for flagging
Each user would have a counter against his profile stored in the back end. How many times his action has been flagged, and how many times mods(10K+ possibly as well) have approved such a flag (robo-alert). This number would not be exposed to users, so nobody but the diamond mods know the raw numbers/count. If the system detects, let's say, 10 approved flags the reviewer gets an automatic ban(to be discussed).
I think we could add those types of flags to the mods tools and let those 10K+ help handle those types of flags.
Any ideas are welcome as it's quite difficult for one person to invent and think throughout the entire system.
slowly disposing of robo-reviewers
in a long run: improve the quality of suggested edits being approved
users awareness -> "my actions are somehow analyzed further"
privileges page could educate users a bit more of What do I approve/reject and consequences for being a robo-reviewer.
Increased load of moderation required
Implementation of such system (developer time, etc)
1 - I am not the one to judge when a ban is necessary. It would up to the mods when someone actually deserves a ban. It could also be dependent on the amount of approved flags a reviewer has received