The review audit pulled a total fail today. As in a "Go home, Review Audit, you're appallingly drunk" fail.
The subject question (Progs 10k+ only link)
remains closed, and was closed by a Programmers' mod and has been deleted by the community2. There was even a M.P.SE question asking why the question was closed. Another mod and yours truly explained why the question was off-topic and there was no hope of salvaging it.1
So imagine my surprise when I saw that question in the reopen review queue today. My morning coffee had kicked in, and the up vote count on the question seemed suspicious, so I clicked to open the question in a new tab. I saw that the question was indeed still closed; realized it was an audit; and then I selected the correct action of "Leave Closed."
And I failed the audit. Or more accurately, review audit failed to audit properly. :-)
And just in case anyone doubts I clicked the right button in my caffeine deprived coma, I did select "Leave Closed."
Can we either
- Schedule the Review Audit for some counseling so it doesn't do this again
- Encourage it to share whatever it's drinking when it fails like that
1 The MP.SE question is also heavily down voted due to the initial inflammatory rhetoric the OP used in asking their question. The OP was asked to clean up their language and has since edited / removed the rhetoric.
2 Specifically, 3 community members voted to delete the post and it was removed on June 21st. Beyond reference material for this question, there really wasn't any need to have kept the question around.
Checking the timestamps, the question had been closed a few days prior to the audit. Does this suggest that the review audit is using a cached list of questions? And perhaps the cache needs to be refreshed more often?