Currently, the review number does not serve to alert me about review tasks I can perform, only that there are review tasks outstanding. I am already aware that this is a known issue, so I am not here to describe it, as that has been

and I am very open to hearing why my proposal (below) is a bad idea.

The problem with this setup is that I never know when I should click on the reviews to actually perform a task for the community. I would like to formally request that this be changed. The current number of total reviews in process should be moved to the tools tab, with the other non-actionable data. The navbar is simply too much the nervecenter of the user experience to hold onto non-actionable data.

Making this change would accomplish two things: (a) not driving moderators crazy, and (b) getting items that actually need review to be reviewed much faster. We've already developed a rather Pavlovian response to the navbar - this little tweak could alter the speed of review across the whole site.

  • Not a duplicate. This is a formal request to change it.
    – Ben I.
    May 30, 2017 at 17:10
  • There have been countless requests to change it, and it doesn't seem to be high priority, unfortunately. See also this, this or this. Hopefully, the new top bar (as used by Stack Overflow) will come eventually, and it'll be gone.
    – Aurora0001
    May 30, 2017 at 17:13
  • Worth noting, btw, that the new top bar on SO does not display the number on the bar itself. Although, there is this, which may or may not be partially related to said change.
    – Jason C
    May 30, 2017 at 18:13


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