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As I was reviewing on SO I added a comment to an answer but then deleted it while still on the review page.

I was still given the option of "I'm Done". This obviously isn't intended and could be abused (get around audits?) if the end result is different than "No Action Needed" though it doesn't matter much if the result is the same.

Should it be fixed?

  • From where did you delete it? From review page or from original question page? – hims056 Jan 9 '13 at 4:52
  • @hims056 Review page. – Austin Henley Jan 9 '13 at 4:52
  • Confirmed this. Is it a bug? Perhaps retag as such? – Aza Jan 9 '13 at 4:54
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I can confirm this. But if we take it as review abuse, then such people (robo-reviewer who want to increase their review count) will use No Action Needed button instead of adding and deleting comment. Also suppose there is no button like No Action Needed, still there are plenty of ways to abuse the review like

And I know before the No Action Needed came, I'm Done was getting disabled when removing comment while in review page. So I think this may be by design.

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    No Action Needed will fail audits. Yes those other methods you mentioned will work but I wanted everyone to be aware of another. Though there is no need to go to the post page to undo/remove anything, you can do that on the review page since the audit triggers when you first make the action not when you click I'm Done. – Austin Henley Jan 9 '13 at 5:38
  • @AustinHenley - No Action Needed will fail only on Honeypot review. And that can also be passed. – hims056 Jan 9 '13 at 5:43
  • @hims056 Aren't honeypots == audits? – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 9 '13 at 9:01
  • @Asad - Yes. But why? – hims056 Jan 9 '13 at 9:03
  • @Asad - Ohh got it why are you asking. Honeypot review means audits while reviewing. – hims056 Jan 9 '13 at 9:20

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