When reviewing posts on Stackoverflow, I miss the ability to communicate with other reviewers. I think that I, as a reviewer, do not improve myself, because I don't learn from other reviewers. I'm allowed to review just because of an amount of reputation, which I got from asking and answering. I got feedback on questions and answers and improve myself. But when I start reviewing, I don't get any feedback anymore.
I should have some good example here, where the reviews are hard to judge and I think that communication would improve the reviewing quality a lot. Unfortunately I don't have them at hand. I only remember that question tend to be closed as "not constructive", just because nobody knows the answer. When someone starts closing, it gets closed for sure.
- The review process should be something like a thread, where people vote and may comment. (Mandatory, hand-written comments would probably already improve the review quality, because it scares batch-hunters away. It is not necessarily a good idea in every case, because it slows down the review process.)
- Reviewers should see what others do.
- Reviewers should get messages in the inbox. E.g. the review did not end according to my vote (which is nothing bad at all, it is a democracy, but may be still important for me to know). So I get feedback if I for instance permanently use the wrong reasons or do other mistakes.
- There should also be a way for the community to flag/remove votes e.g. because of obviously silly arguments.
There is a discussion (project Honeypot) which is about the same topic.