I just reviewed this:


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 :-) Commented Jun 26, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 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 :-) Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 2:00
  • @JanDvorak Perhaps just search for [closed] and/or [on hold] will be enough for an useable bot :)
    – zw324
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04
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    just came across this and was about to post a screenshot myself
    – JoseK
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 23:25
  • The lack of a close reason may still be an audit bug though.
    – Neil
    Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 23:27
  • @ZiyaoWei stackoverflow.com/review/close/2442460 might be a fake close audit.
    – Neil
    Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 12:51
  • It was, someone else was given it 3 hours later (they left it open of course).
    – Neil
    Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 10:20
  • And I just got a correct audit, which I promptly failed. Sigh.
    – Neil
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 20:26


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