Inspired by this question, where this review audit shows the question as posted as a few minutes ago, while the comments are much older (May 24th). This makes it very easy to see it's a review audit.

If the post can be re-dated to make it look recent, it's a small step to also shift the dates on the comments. This affects most review queues; IIRC only the Suggested Edits review queue doesn't show them.


The purpose of a review audit is to see if a user pays attention. You can make all sorts of changes to make it less obvious it is a review audit, but what does it actually matter? If you want to know it is a review audit, you can just simply click the question link and you will know for sure. A robo-reviewer won't do all that.

I am not against your feature request, I just think we could spent time better on something that helps the community more.

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  • How do we detect users who robo-review but somehow pass the audits? In other words, users who have discovered a system loophole, or using a user script that unmasks audits? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Jul 13 '18 at 8:14
  • We don't I guess. They will eventually be caught by humans that disagree with their decision. And maybe there are some more mod tools that list users often disagreeing with the majority. – Patrick Hofman Jul 13 '18 at 8:16

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