I was reviewing some edits when I came across this edit by Community (you know, this 1 reputation moderator NPC acccount). It seems to be spam:

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P.S.: I tagged this 'support' because I didn't think any of the mandatory tags were a good fit. Feel free to retag and remove this P.S.

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    I don't see how this is a duplicate. I was asking why Community (who is supposed to be a perfect user) is posting spam, not how reviewing works. @benisuǝqbackwards – 11684 Jan 4 '14 at 16:39
  • It looks to be an audit @11684, so it's not Community posting it... – ben is uǝq backwards Jan 4 '14 at 16:41
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    Somewhat related; Give the Community User ♦ a review ban. The Community User ♦ isn't a high powered moderator, it just owns all the behaviour that doesn't belong to anyone else; so it probably shouldn't be shown as a mod – Richard Tingle Jan 4 '14 at 16:43
  • Perhaps you're right. But, I couldn't do anything. As you can see, it says 'this item is not reviewable'. It'd be a lame test if it didn't allow me to answer. @benisuǝqbackwards – 11684 Jan 4 '14 at 16:44
  • Can you provide a link to the review? – user102937 Jan 4 '14 at 16:49
  • <del>Which review?</del> @TheGrinch I provided a screenshot, I lost the URL. Oops. – 11684 Jan 4 '14 at 16:49
  • Ehm, the suggested edit. (I still think it's a review audit, though). – user102937 Jan 4 '14 at 16:50
  • How did you get to that review? It is almost certainly an audit review; but shown after it has already been acted upon. – Martijn Pieters Jan 4 '14 at 16:50
  • @MartijnPieters: Looks like some sort of race-condition bug to me. – user102937 Jan 4 '14 at 16:51
  • @MartijnPieters I just clicked at the orange number at the top right of my screen to review a few suggested edits, then after about 4 legitimate suggested edits this came up. – 11684 Jan 4 '14 at 16:52
  • @TheGrinch Looks like Mat found it. I have no idea how he did that. – 11684 Jan 4 '14 at 16:53
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    @mat: Yeah, how did you do that? – user102937 Jan 4 '14 at 16:57
  • @11684 Clicking the back button in the browser (or clicking on a link to the already-reviewed audit) will cause it to say "this item is not reviewable." – user102937 Jan 4 '14 at 16:58
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    @TheGrinch: the audits are listed in the review history. Searching for "Jekyll" in there found that link – Mat Jan 4 '14 at 16:59

As hinted at in the comments, the review you saw was an audit.

Suggested edit audits are machine-generated nonsense temporarily attributed to real users on the site. However, once the audit has been completed, the author is set to Community to emphasize that it is fake and no actual human is to blame for actually writing that nonsense.

  • Thanks! But why did I see it in the regular review queue while it wasn't auditing me? – 11684 Jan 4 '14 at 16:53
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    And why does it say "this item is not reviewable?" – user102937 Jan 4 '14 at 16:57
  • And why does the linked suggested edit show it was an audit review passed by Pekka? Why was it shown to the OP as well? – Martijn Pieters Jan 4 '14 at 17:28
  • That's a good question, @TheGrinch. Near as I can tell, 11684 clicked through to the actual question after viewing the audit, and then went back to review again - this should have loaded the audit from the cache and displayed it with a real user and the ability to approve / reject... But it didn't. – Shog9 Jan 4 '14 at 17:59
  • Review audits can be shown to multiple people, @Martijn. That usually only happens when someone skips one and it hangs around in the queue for someone else to find. – Shog9 Jan 4 '14 at 18:00
  • Should we retag this as a bug, then? – Ilmari Karonen Jan 4 '14 at 19:22
  • Only if you can reproduce it; i can't. – Shog9 Jan 4 '14 at 19:27

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