Confession: I have been suspended a couple times from reviewing activities.

Partial Redemption: I have become better and better at passing audits.

  • I'd like to see my recent and distant history with audits.

  • Even better, I'd like to see my history with the various types of audits.

I'm not sure this has much value beyond self-reflection and self-analysis. I'd like to see if there are patterns to when I was more likely to fail (do I get sloppy after 10 or 20?), or if there are certain types of reviews at which I struggle more (e.g., suggested edit vs close question).

I suspect that if I reviewed my history and revisited audits I failed, I could create rules and rhythms for myself to become a better reviewer.

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    +1 for really wanting to improve, and being willing to put in the effort to really understand your own patterns.
    – Undo
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:07
  • I think this should be a feature-request, given the phrasing
    – asheeshr
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:10
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    You can look at your review activity . Audits are included though there is no way to filter them. Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:10
  • @JoshC, I didn't realize. Will check. Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:11
  • @Josh The main problem is that they aren't distinguishable.
    – Undo
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:12
  • @Undo, Agreed. Looking through this list, I can't easily distinguish which are the audits. Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:13
  • @AsheeshR, agree about feature. I would like it. I was hoping for feed-back first. I threw my own ideas out and wanted to know if others wanted that kind of report or had other ideas. Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:16
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    @DaveA This is a feature request by nature. That doesn't preclude discussion about it, folks are welcome to chime in with their thoughts. A developer needs to see this to make sure it's actually feasible, though, or all of the discussion won't mount up to much. I've re-tagged accordingly.
    – user50049
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:25
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    Anyway, on the topic of your reviews, what made you approve this suggested edit? stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3467458 Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 13:18
  • @Qantas94Heavy, ouch, that one looks really bad! And I'm not the only sucker to fall for that one. Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:02
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    @Qantas94Heavy, to make it worse, I don't like when suggested edits try to alter source code. Even if I feel they improved the result, I'm unfortable with it. This is a total re-write. I definitely didn't look closely enough at this one. Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:08

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Something that concerns me is that having these accessible through your profile somehow gives the impression that there's some sort of permanent record due to failing these, and there really isn't. Administrative actions taken by the system in /review are purely based on a revolving 30 day window.

I'd feel better about this (as suggested) if these were only available from the last 30 days (perhaps 60, but not much longer). That gives you enough to gauge where you are with it. Additionally, they should only be available for the user to view - not part of the public profile. Anything that makes people hesitant to share their profile is considered 'not a good idea (TM)'.

I'm also not 100% certain that showing the ones you passed has much utility, but I can't seem to elevate much above ambivalent when it comes to that.

Just chiming in with my thoughts, I don't know if this is feasible or not - I'll leave it up to a dev to let us know on that department :)

  • I hear all your concerns. While I'd prefer a thorough record, a tool/report with these limitations would still be very useful. At this point we'd be arguing subtleties; Like I'd counter that while the system uses a month window, maybe I would still benefit by seeing a 2-3 month window of progression... Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:41
  • @DaveA I'm not opposed to a longer window, my main concern is that they just don't linger there. Your profile is (broadly) something you should feel good about, as long as these drop off reasonably quickly I'm fine with it. And, of course, these should only be visible to the user.
    – user50049
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 5:48
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    I'd be happy with a 10-minute window. Today's behavior is basically "You just failed. Why? We're not going to tell you. Please click 'I Understand.'" That's neither revelatory nor encouraging. Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 0:25

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