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The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems

I went to a Late Answers review queue that had four items in it and started reviewing the first one by editing it into shape rather heavily. By the time I was done, someone else had reviewed the ...
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Careless review upvotes are actively contributing to the quality problem, not correcting it

Look at this reply. The question is from 2008, it has an accepted answer, and almost every other answer generally has the same theme and references the same function. That reply, at the time of ...
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Improving the Quality of Reviews: Project Honeypot

There has been a lot of discussion/complaints about the quality of reviews. Many have noted that a large (maybe even a majority) of reviews are rubber stamps in pursuit of a Steward badge (especially ...
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Taking action to improve First Posts and Late Answers reviewing - Upvote is too easy

I found good questions about this subject (like that one) but they weren't quite narrowing to what I wanted to ask. So I wrote my own. The problem I have been reviewing for a few months now (~725 ...
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What an audit!? Would you fail?

Came across this answer in the review queue (the answer has since been edited by Gilles, here's the version I reviewed). Scanning through comments quickly I see that people are saying: I do not ...
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Was this a valid edit that I should have approved?

This edit came up in the queue the other day, which I rejected as I felt it should have been a comment, and I checked, was already a comment by the editor. ...
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Failed low-quality review audit

I recently came across this answer (to a question on implementing echo cancellation in Java) in the low quality review queue: The only way to supress echo is to use "C" libary of AEC and call it ...
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Review trap shows post that was bad, after it has been edited

So I was going through the First Posts review queue, and got trapped by a "honey pot" post after voting up an answer. Oops, this is embarrassing! Or so I thought, until further inspection: This ...
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Add bounty remarks to a question's revision history

A question's revision history has shown bounty events for quite some time now. Since then, Stack Exchange has also added support for bounty remarks. I would like to request that bounty remarks be ...
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Low quality, but looks salvageable - trying to pick between 'Looks Good' and 'Recommend Deletion' [duplicate]

Doing reviews in low quality queue I often stumble upon weak attempts at answers that nevertheless look like salvageable. As a rule, these are brief opinions / recommendations that could possibly ...