There are many posts related to why the Community user rejected or edited a post but my problem is bit different.

My problem is that, a suggested edit proposed by The Community user should not be in review queue altogether as the reviewer cannot review(Maybe because he has moderator rights..)

Please find the image below.


As you can see there is no Approve, Reject or Improve option , then why is it in review queue? The related post here The reviewer hardly or never looks at who is OP or who has suggested the edit, but first goes to review content. After reviewing, i.e. (wasting) his time he finds its unreviewable, which is really annoying. Moreover Community edited post comes very often. In my case it happened 3 consecutive suggested edits in a row. In the image posted above, I would REJECT the edit or may be IMPROVE, because it adds some non-related edits to a post, But I cant..

In short,

My questions/suggestion:-

  1. Suggested edits by Community user be removed from Suggested edit queue.
  2. Who can approve or reject such edits.
  • Suggested edit from Community user means it is suggested by anonymous user. – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 5:56
  • Agreed, he is anonymous user or maybe deleted user, But its not review-able, being in review queue is a waste of time for the one who reviews it.. – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 5:58
  • It's not wasting of time. Do you know anything about Review-audit? – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 6:00
  • yes,Test items in review queues that are designed to help new reviewers hone their moderation skills, while nudging more experienced users that don't seem to be paying close attention to what they're reviewing. but are you saying the above mentioned Edit is a genuine edit and no improvement needed?? I would certainly Reject the suggested EDIT.. Just check the post – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:04
  • That's why I am saying it looks like Review-audit. – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 6:06
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    In that review page it is mentioned : Review audit passed 25 mins ago – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 6:07
  • Hmm, its review-audit??, then what is he testing MY PATIENCE.. :( The problem is, it pops up quite often. After reviewing the question I realize I just wasted my time, and as I mentioned 3 consecutive suggested edits in an row... and not so worthy edit.. – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:11
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    In review-audit we are suppose to be attentive, but here, we do nothing... – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:13
  • @hims056 No, the review page didn't mentioned review was passed when it poped up, I will update the image if u want – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:17
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    How did you reach that suggested edit? It looks like you stumbled into review audit assigned to a different user while he still did not review it. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 9 '13 at 6:58
  • Just ran into the same situation This item is not reviewable.. Rather annoying to say the least. – bouke Jul 25 '13 at 9:12

The review you are talking about is review-audit. Which are added to the queue deliberately to check whether reviewers review it properly or not. The main aim of such review audits is to prevent review abuse by robo-reviewers. If they fail some reviews the get review suspension. So this is not wasting of time but a method to make review system more effective(I am not getting better word).


As per testing by @Sha Wiz Dow Ard

When two users get the same review audit, the second one get the message "This item is not reviewable". After the first reviewer review it (regardless of fail or pass) other users get the message like:

Review audit passed(or fail) XX mins ago:
reviewed this XX mins ago: Reject/Approve/etc...

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    If it really is an audit, shouldn't it give Congrats, you passed or Sorry you failed?? type of messages... – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:22
  • @CRUSADER - such type of message is shown only to the reviewer only one time (after reviewing). – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 6:24
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    I am sorry, may be I misunderstood, but, I never saw congrats or Sorry messages in suggested edit queue. But I saw multiple suggested edits by Community user.. – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:30
  • @CRUSADER - Suggested edit by the Community user doesn't mean it is a review audit. – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 6:37
  • I had just NEXT button at my disposal, how would I ever know that its audit or genuine edit. I cannot review those items even if it was genuine even if I am >2K user.. – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 6:45
  • @hims056 let's check my theory. Please go to this link. What do you see? – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 9 '13 at 6:59
  • @ShaWizDowArd - This item is not reviewable. and Next button. (Same as image given by the OP) – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 7:00
  • @hims056 and now? ;) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 9 '13 at 7:01
  • @ShaWizDowArd - You are genius: I got it: Review audit passed 14 secs ago: Shadow Wizard reviewed this 14 secs ago: Reject – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 7:02
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    To sum this up: it's a rare race condition where two users got the same review audit; the second get "This item is not reviewable" until the first reject (or approve) it. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 9 '13 at 7:02
  • @ShaWizDowArd - Yup. Editing... – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 7:03
  • @CRUSADER - See the edit now. – Himanshu Jansari Jul 9 '13 at 7:10
  • @ShaWizDowArd Thank you for the insight, I guess this is something unavoidable, In my case it happened thrice in a row, well, may be my hard Luck... – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 7:46
  • @CRUSADER cheers, weird indeed let us know if it happens again. :) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 9 '13 at 7:56
  • @ShaWizDowArd :) accepting the answer for now.... – CRUSADER Jul 9 '13 at 7:59

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