This has appeared as the dropdown on my review queue button today, and I can't find out anything about it.

Anyone know what it is? What it means? How long it's going to stay there?! :(

  • Where are you seeing this? What site? Screenshots will help. – Oded Apr 7 '17 at 14:13
  • You can't review until you reach 2k; you haven't reached that yet. – zondo Apr 7 '17 at 14:15
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    I've been reviewing Triage, First posts, and two others (I'll check) for ages. Did the policy change? Look: stackoverflow.com/users/2532190/… – mayersdesign Apr 7 '17 at 14:16
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    @zondo - the "Access Review Queues" privilege is at 500 rep. – Oded Apr 7 '17 at 14:19
  • Of course. I was thinking that everything started with suggested edits. Sorry, false alarm. – zondo Apr 7 '17 at 14:19
  • @Oded I have this same problem on raspberry pi stackexchange I have never reviewed before – User98764431 Oct 14 '17 at 0:52
  • you can find more informations about the ban in the review page (<site>/review) – Fabrizio Mar 20 at 11:20
  • I have just noticed the same thing appear on my account, suspiciously a day after I replied to a chat with someone who disagreed with my vote on a review.. Have I been banned from reviewing based on one disagreement? I thought the whole point of community reviewing was that the correct / community favoured result will prevail in the end.. – EM-Creations Apr 26 at 15:30
  • Agree it's better to close the other as duplicate of this one. Reopened. – Shadow Wizard Sep 20 at 10:08
  • Shadow the Welcoming Wizard 2 - Excellent, thanks – mayersdesign Sep 20 at 12:14
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It appears that you have hit a review ban - too many bad reviews (i.e. - rejected reviews).

This will expire in about an hour or so - be sure to review more carefully ;)

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    OH wow, that's weird. I hadn't even reviewed today, I suppose something lagged. It has been all day, and I didn't think my record was very bad. Do you know this as a FACT or is it a guess? (I mean have to literally checked my account) - Thanks – mayersdesign Apr 7 '17 at 14:18
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    I know this as a fact - I took a look (I am a developer, so have access). It is entirely possible that the review rejections happened well after you have reviewed, the ban would only go into effect at that point. – Oded Apr 7 '17 at 14:20
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    OK. Oh well, I will wait it out. Thanks for your response. Thanks twice if you lift the ban! haha. It is Friday, and my record really isn't bad! (Well I don't think so) ;) – mayersdesign Apr 7 '17 at 14:21
  • @mayersdesign did you not notice the banner about failing an audit and which one it was a couple of days ago? :-/ – Jon Clements Apr 7 '17 at 16:08
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    @Jon Clements Yes I saw that, it was a tough audit (imho) I got confused with the markup change on a documentation edit. I was banned for 24 hours, but that disappeared and was replaced by this. Before it had a countdown of sorts, but this new message has nothing like that. – mayersdesign Apr 7 '17 at 16:10
  • Incidentally it just came back and it looks different - literally different styling, so I suppose it was being updated (the queue button) – mayersdesign Apr 7 '17 at 16:11
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    I think it would be really good if it had an explanation for how long the user is banned to review posts. – Red fx Nov 15 '17 at 14:15
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    If you navigate to: stackoverflow.com/review it say (in my case): Your review on https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/XXX and https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/XXX wasn't helpful. Please do not edit non-answers. Come back on Oct 19 at 4:12 to continue reviewing. – Ferrrmolina Sep 20 at 1:22
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    Oded's first comment implies this is not (only) the cause of failed audits. Jon Clements talks about failing an audit, not multiple. – Glorfindel Nov 8 at 22:18

I discovered this week that there is one more situation where this happens: if you exhaust your daily vote limit. As soon as you do this, the review queues close, at least the basic ones that are available to lower-reputation users. I suspect this is the case because one of the preferred tasks you can perform in most review queues is to upvote or downvote posts.

You had too many bad reviews. This oftentimes is the result of failing the one's Stackoverflow places in the review queues to test your attention.

To see when your ban will be lifted visit the Review Overview page.

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    This answer doesn't add anything new to the other answers. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 8 at 21:56
  • The correct answer is partially wrong. – tiagoperes Nov 8 at 22:04
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog this is the first answer to mention going to the review overview homepage. – public static void main Nov 9 at 4:39

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