I have identified a suspected robo-reviewer. They are spending on average 4 seconds per review, they always select 'No Action Needed', and on a number of occassions, they have done this on obvious NAA posts.

I don't want to name the user here on Meta, but I am wondering how this activity should be highlighted?

I have previously flagged the activity and I believe they received a review ban, but they have now continued to do robo reviews.

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    Thanks for not naming and shaming! For further info see this post: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/170103/… – JonW Mar 14 '13 at 12:10
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    Now wait. He will eventually fall into the review audit trap and get blocked from reviewing any further. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Mar 14 '13 at 12:10
  • @ShaWizDowArd that depends on what site Ren is referring to. I don't think the audit trap exists on all sites yet. – JonW Mar 14 '13 at 12:12
  • It is on Stack Overflow and the audit trap is in place there :) Ok, I will wait, shouldn't be too long with the way they review. – Ren Mar 14 '13 at 12:14
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    Thanks for the flag with the extra details, those were really helpful. There is something very weird going on with this user and the review audits, and we're looking into this further. – Brad Larson Mar 14 '13 at 15:30
  • @BradLarson No problem, glad I can help :) – Ren Mar 14 '13 at 15:30

Flag one of their posts with a custom flag, asking for a mod to look into it. Mods can issue a review ban or send a warning to the user if it's borderline.

However, it's not entirely necessary to flag on the sites which have review audits in place. IIRC, the review ban scales up on second offence, so they'll soon be hit with an automated one. Still, it's better to curb this behavior earlier --so flagging is preferable.

  • Ok, I will flag it now. – Ren Mar 14 '13 at 12:17
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    Also note that flagging is preferable if you suspect that the user is managing to bypass the audits. – Sonic the Curiouser Hedgehog Aug 21 '18 at 4:38

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