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I just reviewed this:

https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2385381

But while reviewing, it already displays the "put on hold as not a real question" section, and it asked:

Should this question be closed as: ?

So as it stands, the audits are broken, since we already know that the question is "on hold" while reviewing, and it is incredibly hard to miss the huge grey box at the bottom.

Another with screenshot:

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  • Is this really a bug? I thought audits were meant to be obvious :-) – John Dvorak Jun 26 '13 at 1:57
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    @JanDvorak That's a bit too hard to miss:) I can harvest these audits now, but I am too lazy to do that. – zw324 Jun 26 '13 at 1:57
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    At this point, it's easy to write a real review-bot. I assume this box has a nice ID the script could use :-) – John Dvorak Jun 26 '13 at 2:00
  • @JanDvorak Perhaps just search for [closed] and/or [on hold] will be enough for an useable bot :) – zw324 Jun 26 '13 at 2:04
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    just came across this and was about to post a screenshot myself – JoseK Jun 26 '13 at 8:21
  • I just got three of these today. Two were supposed to be closed, and one was a fake close that fooled me because of the first two... – Neil Jun 26 '13 at 12:34
  • @Neil so there exist fake closes? I've met five of them and all closed, but could this be a hideous way of auditing? – zw324 Jun 26 '13 at 13:21
  • @ZiyaoWei I guess I should have saved the link to the audit in question, but I'm sure it displayed that the question had already been closed. – Neil Jun 28 '13 at 10:32
  • @ZiyaoWei I have since had one of each audit, but now I know what to expect, I passed them both appropriately. – Neil Jun 29 '13 at 23:25
  • The lack of a close reason may still be an audit bug though. – Neil Jun 29 '13 at 23:27
  • @ZiyaoWei stackoverflow.com/review/close/2442460 might be a fake close audit. – Neil Jul 4 '13 at 12:51
  • It was, someone else was given it 3 hours later (they left it open of course). – Neil Jul 5 '13 at 10:20
  • And I just got a correct audit, which I promptly failed. Sigh. – Neil Jul 15 '13 at 20:26