On MSO the bug I can still review in the CV queue after running out of CVs was reported and subsequently fixed.

I verified in the comments what the consequences of this fix were:

So...to be clear: If I'm out of close VOTES I can no longer review in the CVQ despite the 40 close REVIEWS I'm allowed?

My assumption was confirmed.

This fix is wrong. Despite being out of close votes you can still review and vote for leave open which is even important.

The claim that after the bugfix the code now works as designed might be true, but how it worked before the fix didn't hurt, wasn't borked and for the handful of people that actively and on a daily basis handle close reviews it helped.

Can the bugfix that is part of a revision meta > rev 2014.7.16.2379 and network > rev 2014.7.16.1713 be reverted so it implements this feature request?

  • You're requesting a feature. Feature requests should be tagged as a feature-request and not bug. If you found a possible bug, you should tag it as bug. Unless you meant that the review tag is inappropriate for a feature request involving a change to a review queue? – Servy Jul 16 '14 at 20:56
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    @rene "Worked as expected" is worked as Stack Exchange intended it to work, not how you think it should work. Stack Exchange intends for you not to be able to review in that queue when you're out of close votes, and it is currently working that way thanks to that fix. Ergo, it is not a bug in any way. – animuson Jul 16 '14 at 21:00
  • Before the bugfix there was a bug with the site in which it didn't work the way it was designed to. After the bugfix the site works as intended. You're requesting a change in the site's expected behavior, which is a feature request. – Servy Jul 16 '14 at 21:02
  • This has been raised for other queues as well, and denied there too; it is expected that you can do all tasks when reviewing. If you are out of CVs, you cannot do that. – Martijn Pieters Jul 16 '14 at 21:05
  • @MartijnPieters I didn't know that, with my number of flags I never run-out...but on Close votes it is always a gamble...thanks for the info. – rene Jul 16 '14 at 21:12
  • @MartijnPieters do you happen to have a link to a post for one of the other queues? I've looked through status-declined review posts but can't find one that describes that feature. – rene Jul 16 '14 at 21:35
  • @MartijnPieters I did saw that one but I hope you agree my feature request has nothing to do with the unlimited-ness requested in that post, that is just a weird request... – rene Jul 16 '14 at 21:44
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  • That last one makes sense and is more in line what we had... – rene Jul 16 '14 at 21:50

Solution: save one close vote. You can do as many reviews as you like (up to the queue limit) as long as you keep at least one spare.

IMHO, this is a good strategy anyway; you never know when you might encounter a question that urgently needs that vote... We try to make sure folks have more votes than reviews for this very reason.

If you do encounter a question that you must close, you'll have to wait for the next day to continue reviewing.

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    So maybe add a warning before using the last vote? – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 16 '14 at 22:51
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    @ShadowWizard Users are shown a fairly prominent (in red) remaining vote count with every close vote. Looks sufficient to me. – user259867 Jul 16 '14 at 22:55
  • It's on the close dialog, right at the bottom, @sha meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18005/… – Shog9 Jul 16 '14 at 22:56
  • But... people are not reading! :-) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 16 '14 at 23:07
  • I read it, @sha. Although amusingly neither George nor myself need the indicator at this point as our votes are perpetually maxed out. – Shog9 Jul 16 '14 at 23:09
  • I'll be very careful with that last vote...I'll defend it with my life... – rene Jul 17 '14 at 6:32
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    @Shog9 for some reason that's what I have in mind for moderator close dialog i.stack.imgur.com/s8SAr.png ;) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jul 17 '14 at 6:55
  • Today was the first time I miscounted...now I have done only 39 reviews instead of 40.... – rene Jul 31 '14 at 20:49

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