This looks like a bug (though minor) to me. The First-Post Review link shows me

Thank you for reviewing 20 First Posts today; come back in xx hours to continue reviewing.

But the fact is I reviewed 40 posts today (due to spike in First Posts). Such scenarios might be rare so this might have been missed by the QAs.

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    Since the ability to review 40 posts is only temporay, this probably won't get fixed.
    – sloth
    Mar 28, 2013 at 10:24
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    Mathematically speaking, if you have reviewed 40, you also have reviewed 20, so this is no bug. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:44
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    @ToonKrijthe Good one!
    – Apurv
    Mar 28, 2013 at 11:48
  • @DominicKexel That is why I think it is a minor bug. Still I think in the interest of making the site perfect this can be considered for fixing.
    – Apurv
    Mar 28, 2013 at 11:51

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The issue with changing this is the upping to 40 is a rare and automated measure for when the queues are abnormally high. If we change the message to display this and you come back tomorrow when levels are normal the question then becomes: "why can't I review 40 like yesterday?"

I think leaving it as 20 in the message (which is technically correct) is the least confusing of the two.

  • Couldn't we simply print the actual number of post the user reviewed ? For a normal day it would be 20, for a day like today, it would be 40. So even if in the coming releases the decision is taken to increase the count of allowed reviews to 25, the code will correctly print 25 without needing any change.
    – Apurv
    Mar 28, 2013 at 12:15
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    @Apurv - I addressed this exactly in the second sentence above. It's not the code, code's easy. It's the confusion it causes. Mar 28, 2013 at 12:16
  • What about just removing the number altogether?
    – Troyen
    Mar 28, 2013 at 17:38
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    @Troyen - then it doesn't really convey there is a limit, or the question becomes "what is the limit on reviews?" here on meta as well. We had this question and confusion, that's why the message was added in the first place. Mar 29, 2013 at 10:09
  • So we can only review 20 first posts regardless of reputation?
    – puretppc
    Jan 18, 2014 at 17:02

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