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. Commented Dec 29, 2012 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... Commented Dec 30, 2012 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>) Commented Dec 30, 2012 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
    Commented Dec 31, 2012 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 StaffMod
    Commented Dec 31, 2012 at 7:33
  • @animuson okay thanks, didn't know that.
    – j0k
    Commented Dec 31, 2012 at 7:36
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    This "exploit" will be fixed in our next build.
    – Emmett
    Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 21:28
  • @Emmett Great !
    – j0k
    Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 21:31
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    Wow, people really will do anything to get a badge... Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 21:54

1 Answer 1


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
    Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 8:52

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