When reviewing, sometimes I got this result:

This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. The post has already been removed, but if it hadn't your response would have helped to ensure that it was. Thanks!

I got this message when I review First Posts, Reopen Posts, Suggested Edits and Low Quality Posts.

But for Close Votes review, I've doing almost 600 Close Votes and I never got that message. Is review testing is applied to Close Votes?

If no review testing for Close Votes, what is the reason?

  • But I never got that test until 600 votes.. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:56
  • Not all audits give you a 'congratulations' message. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:59
  • So how can I know that I've being tested? What happen if I always choose 'Leave Open' in close votes review? Mar 29, 2013 at 12:01
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    If you fail the audit you are always told and educated. Mar 29, 2013 at 12:01
  • Interestingly failing an audit still seems to count towards your badge!
    – Neil
    Apr 27, 2013 at 11:48

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Funny thing... When you asked this question, Close Review audits weren't implemented yet (although someone obviously thought they were).

Now they are. You'll encounter both known-good and known-bad posts while reviewing questions in both the Close and Reopen queues. Vote to reopen a bad one (or vote to close a good one) and you'll see a message like:


There's a somewhat more congratulatory message if you succeed, so the only way to not know you've been audited is to skip the audit.

  • Can this be extended? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/177642/…
    – Cole Tobin
    Apr 24, 2013 at 2:18
  • Probably; edits are a bit tricky though, it'll take some work.
    – Shog9
    Apr 24, 2013 at 2:26
  • I managed the reverse trick - I decided to only do 5 reviews yesterday, then this morning when I restarted my browser that review turned out to have been an audit (someone else got it and passed).
    – Neil
    May 7, 2013 at 11:30
  • I have over 1500 reviews in the Close votes section... and I have never passed/failed an audit there. Ever. So do they actually exist ? Your answer seems not to be on the same page with reality... Jun 21, 2013 at 19:33
  • You're right, @Radu - you haven't. Auditing is semi-random; you've apparently been very, very lucky.
    – Shog9
    Jun 21, 2013 at 19:53

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