When browsing questions for a given tag, a review indicator has recently started showing up that links to the open review tasks for that tag. For example, this is what I see when viewing Python questions:

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The number 187 in the screenshot above would link to


However, clicking on that often opens review tasks that do not have the tag in question. For example, it opened the following on successive attempts:

https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/4853626 (c)

https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/4853008 (java)

It seems that the filters are broken.

A sample screenshot (note the mention of the filter on the review page):

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  • The ElasticSearch one is an audit... not sure why the other would show up though.
    – Charles
    May 20, 2014 at 7:07
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    I can confirm this. It is happening on a lot of occasions here too, last time I was trying to filter for close reason "opinion-based" and a question showed up that asked for "unclear what you're asking" close (and had no other close votes and was not an audit). I have a screenshot if necessary
    – PlasmaHH
    May 20, 2014 at 15:05
  • I've been experiencing some glitches on the filters too. Like setting a tag not taking effect at once. Or not having any tag set and being filtered by tag.
    – brasofilo
    May 22, 2014 at 7:40

2 Answers 2


The issue was that the front-end didn't correctly handle the query string filter-* parameter. After the initial review it started loading items filtered with the user's default filter settings. Fix rolled out in build rev 2014.5.22.1619.

  • Does it apply to all sites, or only to SO? May 22, 2014 at 9:35
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    @ShadowWizard it applies to all sites.. Since recently the filtered review queue links are shown on superuser too, plus the filter-tag and filter-closereasons query string parameters work on all sites - regardless if you see a link or not. They are just made more prominent on SO and SU.
    – m0sa
    May 22, 2014 at 9:40
  • All seems to be working well now. Long live the filters!
    – devnull
    May 22, 2014 at 16:47
  • Looks like it's broken again.
    – devnull
    May 28, 2014 at 9:35
  • @devnull that was an audit
    – m0sa
    May 28, 2014 at 17:16
  • @m0sa Oh, sorry. Was too quick to conclude that it's broken.
    – devnull
    May 28, 2014 at 17:39

I was about to ask the same question - the answer is "Yes, the filter by tag is broken."

I've just filtered by Android tag. The first was about Android, and the following ones in order were:

So... Broken...

Turns out this may be duplicate question of:

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