I happened to notice this suggested edit while browsing the question. But the review list page says there are 0 pending suggested edit reviews on the site. If I click on “Suggested Edits” anyway, I'm told that There are no items for you to review.

Could it be caching? This suggestion is over 1 hour old, delaying suggested edit reviews for 1 hour isn't reasonable.

Or maybe the explanation is that I'd first clicked on the edit(1) button to review the suggestion online? But since I had not taken any action, this should not have affected my personal view of the suggested edit review queue.

(I reviewed the edit before posting this bug report.)

  • Did you skip it instead of doing nothing?
    – Servy
    Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 20:43
  • @Servy No, all I did is to click on edit(1). I might have clicked outside and caused the suggested edit pop-up to disappear before I went to look for it in the review queue (for reasons), I don't remember. I definitely did not click on any button. Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 20:46

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As of late last week, we're now giving suggested-edit reviewers a limited period of exclusivity. What this means:

  • When you view a pending suggested edit, the system will avoid assigning that edit to any other reviewers until you've submitted your review or a reasonable period of time (currently 3 minutes) has passed. The number of "in review" tasks is tracked, and the main /review page updates the counts accordingly.

  • We don't actually block multiple reviewers, so if you open the suggested edit from the question page (rather than being assigned it by the system via /review) you'll be given the opportunity to review it regardless of who else currently has it open.

  • If you don't explicitly take action on a review (approve / reject / improve / skip), it won't be assigned to anyone else (or appear in the counts shown under /review) until your period of exclusivity expires.

Note that while this behavior is new to suggested edits, it isn't new to review - single-review tasks (first posts / late answers) have had this behavior for a while.

  • So by viewing the suggested edit inline, I locked everyone out, even myself? That last bit doesn't sound right, but I guess it's an unusual edge case. Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 21:01
  • Well, you didn't lock yourself out in that you were already viewing it (and could go back to viewing it via the route you originally arrived at it - which you did) - but yes, you locked it from being automatically assigned to anyone, including yourself.
    – Shog9
    Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 22:06

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