Steps to repro:

  1. Find a suggested edit that seems suspicious (clearly an audit)
  2. Press F5 OR Ctrl+R OR the refresh button (who uses the GUI anyway)
  3. ...
  4. Break the audit! (see image)

Link to the audit (Looks like audits are re-used and the link is not longer valid.)


When you get a suggested edit that is an audit and accidentally refresh the page, instead of just showing the normal page with all four buttons it changes to this layout with a "item is not reviewable". I've reproduced it many times.

The normal behavior is exactly similar to the picture on the left below. The audit is not supposed to have "community" as its username AND should show the 4 buttons.

It's a way to avoid audits, and is pretty annoying!

EDIT before even submitting the post! pretty sure it's the fastest edit to ever happen on SO.

Repro'd Again! (and again, can be repro'd anytime)

Correct behavior (When you stumble for the first time on the edit.) image

Bad behavior (When you've refreshed the page.) imagr

  • If anybody can try on other browsers, I'm at 20 review already... Apr 10, 2013 at 1:07
  • Easier way to know it's an audit: it's suggested by Community user. No valid edit can be suggested like that. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:51
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    @ShaWizDowArd At the first screen (where you have four buttons) it is not suggested by community. Then when you refresh community appears with the next button only. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:47
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    Oh, didn't realize that. Guess I didn't hit audit for too long! :/ Apr 10, 2013 at 11:52
  • May I ask: Who cares? If you can tell its an audit, why bother?
    – Cole Tobin
    Apr 11, 2013 at 7:10
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    @ColeJohnson Because it breaks. It is not supposed to get in the form "not reviewable anymore". I don't care it's an audit or not. The fact is that when you press F5 it breaks it in that case. Apr 11, 2013 at 12:32
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    Seems it havent been solved yet, I always keep my browser on auto-reload for every 6 sec.. AND.. LUCKY ME I can never fail suggested-edit audit :P
    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:04
  • Voted it up. I don't even know a refresh counts as passed or failed Nov 15, 2017 at 2:46
  • @iBugsaysReinstateMonica Neither, as you never reviewed/voted on the audit. It just makes you ineligible to vote on the audit.
    – CPlus
    Mar 27 at 21:34


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