I did some First Post Reviews today and eventually got this question as an audit C++ What optimizations do compilers still struggle with?

It has 20 upvotes but it's (rightly) closed as not constructive.

I wanted to flag it as "primarily opinion based" but when I clicked on flag, I failed the audit: image of failed audit

Since I'm still somewhat new to reviewing I what to make sure I get it right in the future. Is this audit defective or was flagging actually the wrong approach?

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    The audit is definitely defective. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:29
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    +1 I think I failed that a few days ago by daring to try and comment. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:29
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    I probably would have failed that audit too. Good thing I don't do reviews, I guess. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:35
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    looking at it...
    – m0sa StaffMod
    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:36
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    an excellent case to support recent feature request to deal with incorrectly picked audits: Review audits and “I understand” button
    – gnat
    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:46
  • Using such controverse close candidates as audits is perverse. Possibility to close questions which were asked before new rules were applied keeps me away from close votes queue. Jul 18, 2013 at 14:20
  • Probably don't need manual feedback to detect closed questions, @gnat.
    – Shog9
    Jul 18, 2013 at 14:29
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    @Shog9 well as an example, with fix that crap button, that particular bug would be discovered earlier and with less meta hassle - just note comment above "I think I failed that a few days ago by daring to try and comment". The smoother is bug reporting the faster is their detection and fix
    – gnat
    Jul 18, 2013 at 14:45
  • How come such an old post appear in the First Posts review (even if it's an audit)? Jul 25, 2013 at 13:00

1 Answer 1


Fixed and rolled out in build 2013.7.18.862. Closed questions are now excluded from known good post audits in the first posts review queue.


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