I recently made it past the 2k reputation border on Stack Overflow and started to review suggested edits. In some cases I am not sure about whether an edit should be approved or rejected and thus I Skip the review.

Now I would like to see the outcome of the review, to be able to learn for future reviews, because there are several factors that allow to judge a review quite fairly:

  • If the suggestion has been approved and at least two approvers have a high approval rate and almost no rejects the result could be a robo-approval.
  • If the suggestion has been approved and at least two approvers have a balanced approval rate with a healthy amount of rejects the result is most likely a valid one.
  • If the suggestion has been rejected the result is most likely a valid one.

Is there a simple possibility to "review" (in the meaning of "take a second look") suggested edits that have been skipped by myself?

If not, could that be added to the "review"-list on the "activity"-tab on the profile-page, maybe combined with a CheckBox so that listing the skipped reviews is optional?

EDIT: After reviewing some of my suggested edit reviews, I have a suggestion to add to this feature request. In the review overview on my profile page, I would like an option to see whether the final result of the review differed from my vote - because that are those reviews where I probably was wrong.

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Nice idea. If this feature is planned, I would like to implement the feature like this:

I skip a lot of reviews. So in my review list (if the feature is implemented) it will show a lot of reviews I skipped. So I suggest to add either a CheckBox (i.e. Save this review) or a Button like Skip & Save in the review page. So that system only store skipped review which is marked as Save.


Is there a simple possibility to "review" (in the meaning of "take a second look") suggested edits that have been skipped by myself?

Yes. It is possible. I've done many times. The major condition for that is - TIME*. "When did you review it?" There are 2 ways to do that...

1) Least effective way: If you've skipped your review and within a minute, you think of reviewing it again, then you could go back using the browser "Back" button.

2) This would work, only if lucky: If you've enabled Save history in your web browser, then you could open the history, then click the post which you want to review again.

For other reviews of yours...

Just open the history of reviews in suggested edits. For example, if you require that in SO, use https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/history. It'll show all the history of your reviews. To open the post, click on Edit or Approve or Reject near to it (whatever you've given). It'll show the whole detail of reviews on the post (like which fella has approved / rejected)

*But, you can't review them some later time. Even in Physics.SE, the suggested edits queue is always empty (whenever I review). SO, Woah... More users and Techies, lot of mods, etc. you won't have the chance for re-reviewing..!

  • But (for the last option) history is not showing skipped review. And that's the request of the OP. :)
    – Himanshu
    Jan 29, 2013 at 13:25
  • history shows what everyone has done. If you skipped it and others acted on it, you can look at it from history and see what they did. Jan 29, 2013 at 13:53
  • Hi @KateGregory. By history, I meant "browser history" for #1 and #2. If he's lucky (by GMT), only one (or none) has reviewed it, he can do it of course ;-) Jan 29, 2013 at 14:29
  • Thank you for your answer! The review history lacks the information I am looking for: The reviews I skipped. The browser history is an option, but I still would have to keep track of the reviews I skipped myself... Jan 29, 2013 at 15:46
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    @Spontifixus: You're welcome. My reply was only to a part of your question. As it's a feature-request too, my answer won't satisfy your lengthy question ;-) Jan 29, 2013 at 15:47

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