Being new here I'm unsure what data the 'Review' link is providing me with. I can make a number of guesses - but I can't be certain about any of them. I took a look at the FAQ but couldn't find anything there so I'm wondering:

  1. What is it?
  2. Do you agree that this should probably be added to the FAQ, as I'm sure I'm not the first new user to wonder this?
  • At the very least, I'd think we'd have a "faq" post for it here on meta (marked with the moderator-only faq tag). But I do not see one. Commented Dec 27, 2011 at 17:38

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The review page sidebar is pretty clear. From the "first answers" tab:

These are the first answers a new user has ever submitted to Stack Overflow.

  • Upvote great posts!

  • Edit to improve formatting and give questions better titles.

  • Comment to provide guidance on how to ask and answer.

  • Vote to close off-topic questions, or flag them.

The other review tabs also have descriptions on their sidebars.

  • Ah didn't notice that or the tabs (curse my 4am brain). Makes things a lot clearer - thank-you.
    – Michael A
    Commented Dec 27, 2011 at 17:38
  • Is it considered reviewing if I do one of the above from the "Review" tab or if I just edit/upvote/etc a question which happens to be for example a first time question?
    – Adam Arold
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 14:35
  • @edem I don't know if it makes any difference. If there isn't a thread about it, start one with your question.
    – user175791
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 20:31

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