We should be encouraging the First Posts reviewers to improve the posts they are reviewing. After all, that's the point of review. There are currently several options available to First Posts reviewers: commenting, voting, skipping, flagging, and editing.
As it stands, this queue drains fast, which is good. However, there is an unintended side effect: those whose reviews require time (e.g. by editing) will unintentionally be 'punished', as the queue will be drained by the time they are done. Ergo, users who do better reviews earn review badges slower. As a result, users are unintentionally encouraged to select
No action needed, or other quick actions like downvoting.
I propose a badge to help alleviate this problem, and encourage users to spend more time on reviews. The text of the badge reads:
Suggested edits to or edited First Posts 150 times, 95% of which were approved.
I think this should be a silver badge. While the bar is high, this is a feasible badge for many new users, as there are plenty of first posts. This encourages users to, y'know, actually take time to improve First Posts. As has been said before, the first posts queue is rather ineffective. Theoretically, this should increase its effectiveness, as people will be encouraged to spend more time on each review..
Thoughts? (I haven't thought of a name yet, but that's just me being lazy.)
Won't users just make small edits to inflate their edit count? Most users' edits will go into the Suggested Edits review queue, where they will be rejected if they are too minor. Repeated offenses lead to an edit ban, which would ultimately discourage minor edits.
This couples with the idea that, if there is anything else wrong with a post, edits which just remove signatures should be rejected as
too minor. Additionally, edits which just capitalize a word or three should also be rejected iff there is anything else to be improved.
Aren't there enough edit/review badges as is? This precludes the option that an additional badge could actually be helpful. Each suggestion should be judged based off its own merits. If this badge would be helpful, it's irrelevant how many badges currently exist. Therefore, I don't think this is a useful point to make.