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.


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. Jun 3, 2013 at 8:19
  • @M.NightDemonbobby thefreedictionary.com/unlikelier ;) Jun 3, 2013 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, 2013 at 8:35
  • Did it match your filters, or would it have been hidden? Jun 3, 2013 at 8:42
  • @M.NightDemonbobby This time, it would have been hidden.
    – hjpotter92
    Jun 3, 2013 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, 2013 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. Jun 3, 2013 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) Nov 8, 2013 at 0:04


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