I know it's possible to exceed the review limit for suggested edits but I was wondering how can this be possible for other queues, like Late Answers or First Posts?

Except the fact that a queue can suddenly spikes up in size, then everyone can reach the limit.

Since few days, one guy always reached the 20 limit per day, sometimes by 1 or 2, so I guess it can happend for someone, but today it's 37 :o

Does the same problem from early november come back (ie: open multiple tab to got more review) or is it a new one ?


Problem #1

Thanks to Daniel Fischer, I've found a new way to cheat the system. You can review a post twice by made a modification and hit Done and also hitting No action needed.

How to reproduce:

  • open twice the review page (when you are on review/first-posts/XXXXX)
  • on one tab, make a modification and hit Done
  • on the other tab, just hit No action needed

You'll review the post twice. As I did for this one.

Problem #2

If you open multiple tabs for multiple reviews you can review all posts twice and then reach more than 20: 40 if you're good. Using the same trick:

  • make a change
  • hit Done
  • hit No action needed for the other tab

I did it for the last one, and I'm now at 21.

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    That user reviews the same items twice often, e.g. here, but just look at the activities tab. It may be the system, but that doesn't seem right. – Daniel Fischer Dec 29 '12 at 19:01
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    This sounds like it's another opportunity to ban people from review. I imagine it'll be fairly difficult to combat but extremely easy to detect... – ben is uǝq backwards Dec 30 '12 at 21:30
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    @benisuǝqbackwards Yes. That should totally lead to a longish review ban. Unless the review queue code is severely borked, that's clear evidence of cheating. (<jk>Sorry, j0k, no exemptions for science.</jk>) – Daniel Fischer Dec 30 '12 at 22:53
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    @animuson why [new-users] instead of [first-posts]? This is not for new-users since the one that mostly cheats is an established user. – j0k Dec 31 '12 at 7:12
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    @j0k: You're reviewing first posts, which come from new users. Hence the tag. It is also stated clearly in the review tag wiki to use the new-users tag when referring to specifically the First Posts review task. – animuson Dec 31 '12 at 7:33
  • @animuson okay thanks, didn't know that. – j0k Dec 31 '12 at 7:36
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    This "exploit" will be fixed in our next build. – Emmett Jan 4 '13 at 21:28
  • @Emmett Great ! – j0k Jan 4 '13 at 21:31
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    Wow, people really will do anything to get a badge... – LittleBobbyTables - Au Revoir Jan 4 '13 at 21:54

Sorry - my bug :) There was a case where multiple browsers could be left open to several different reviews all of which could be completed to exceed the max. It's fixed now.

I blame the hat over my eyes.

  • Are you sure the problem is solved ? Just tried and I still can review an item twice. – j0k Jan 5 '13 at 8:52

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