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I've been reading about close vote review audits for quite some time now. I used to think that these audits appear only for users who do not have either of Steward or the Reviewer badges; which is why, I never had faced any reviews until a few days ago.

I think it is either a bug or an easter-egg; that the close vote audits can be skipped/removed completely from appearing.

I've tested around with it for quite some days now, and the trick is to just use any kind of filter; either by tags or by close reasons; in the review task list.

I haven't been able to test it with other review queues as those do not get as huge as 50k.


Edit

I reset my filters again today (after nearly 2 weeks) and was provided an audit within a few minutes: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2241112 (of course I passed :/ )

  • Could it be coincidence? Audits are chosen randomly, so if you somehow filter your list, it's unlikelier (wtf? That word exists? I just made it up...) that you encounter them. – Time Traveling Bobby Jun 3 '13 at 8:19
  • @M.NightDemonbobby thefreedictionary.com/unlikelier ;) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 3 '13 at 8:22
  • @M.NightDemonbobby erm, how often are the close vote audits presented to you? Also, edited with a link to most recent audit. – hjpotter92 Jun 3 '13 at 8:35
  • Did it match your filters, or would it have been hidden? – Time Traveling Bobby Jun 3 '13 at 8:42
  • @M.NightDemonbobby This time, it would have been hidden. – hjpotter92 Jun 3 '13 at 9:14
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    I just got the Steward badge and I haven't seen any close vote audits either (filtering by close reason: Off-topic). – hammar Jun 3 '13 at 9:14
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    Wild guess as a programmer/bug creator: audits are missing the close reason or have it in the wrong place in database, so when you have filter it will never pick audits indeed. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 3 '13 at 10:47
  • (Although technically, this question was first, the "duplicate" was just answered and this has now been enabled so this can be marked with status-completed) – Simon Forsberg Nov 8 '13 at 0:04

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