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Related to: Improving the Quality of Reviews: Project Honeypot


[This has actually happened to me on two separate occassions.]

  • While reviewing, I came across a question that looked legitimate.
  • I noticed a comment from @Robert Harvey, and I wanted to understand the point that he was making.
  • Within my Google Chrome browser, I right-clicked on the link and selected 'Open link in new tab.'
  • I actually agreed with Robert's comment (that the linked post was related) but also felt that the "honeypot" was a legitimate question.
  • But when I returned to the review task, I saw the 'STOP! Look and Listen.' message telling me that I failed the review audit.

A few points:

  1. I'm not a robo-editer. I promise. :)
  2. This is the second time that this has happened to me. That is, this is the second time that I wanted to know more about the comments that various people had attached to a honeypot, opened a link in a new tab, and returned to the review audit, only to find out that I had FAILED!!!!

Please help.

marked as duplicate by Shog9 Oct 25 '13 at 19:44

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    I've opened review audits in new tabs many times and never had it auto-fail me while I was viewing the question... I can't imagine why it would record that you voted to close if you didn't actually click the Close button. – animuson Aug 6 '13 at 16:17
  • @animuson: I swear - I didn't. And if I could manually trigger a honeypot, I'd be willing to try and reproduce it. – Jim G. Aug 6 '13 at 16:23
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    @animuson: Also - For the record, concerning my specific question, couldn't one reasonably mark this question as a duplicate of the related question that Robert Harvey pointed out? In other words, while the question probably deserves to remain open, if somebody legitimately felt that it was a duplicate of Robert Harvey's linked question, I don't feel like that would be worthy of a failure. [But maybe I'm just contesting this question as a slam-dunk honeypot.] – Jim G. Aug 6 '13 at 16:26
  • Which link did you right-click? The "link" link in the right-hand sidebar? – Shog9 Oct 25 '13 at 19:26
  • @Shog9: No. I right-clicked on Robert Harvey's comment. – Jim G. Oct 25 '13 at 19:34
  • Ah... That helps. There was a bug in the system that caused this - it was fixed. Marking this resolved. – Shog9 Oct 25 '13 at 19:44
  • @Shog9: Many thanks! – Jim G. Oct 25 '13 at 19:46

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