This is one of three project announcements for Improving Review Queues. We’ve summarized the project objectives and goals here.
As a reminder, this project is still in the early stages of discovery. In this post, we are sharing proposed changes to review bans and other new features. We are asking for your feedback before we begin implementation. After we collect community feedback, we will be open to including changes into the next design iteration.
Suspension of privileges
Most users learn how to be good reviewers by actually reviewing posts, but sometimes find themselves making wrong decisions. This can lead to a less than obvious suspension of privileges, with too little guidance as to what they did wrong and how they can improve in the future.
In the event of a suspension, a user will be notified in the Review Queue dropdown. A post notification will be available with reason and time remaining on the Review Queue main page, along with guidance for continued learning in this area. We’re also proposing softening the language by renaming “review bans” to “review suspensions.”
- Do you have suggestions of other ways we can notify reviewers of a ban?
- What information would be most helpful to you in this situation?
We’re considering introducing a new, additional workflow and means of task discovery. My Tasks is a curated experience that’s currently based on your Watched Tags. This page includes an overview of pending tasks that may require more immediate attention or pique interest in a user’s subject-matter expertise.
We’d also like to add more useful, robust filtering options on all queues. Right now, the filter function is difficult to discover. We want to make this feature more noticeable and add queue-specific options. For example, you will be able to filter by your Watched Tags and sort tasks that are soon to expire out of each queue.
Currently, the gold Steward badge is awarded once at 1,000 reviews per queue regardless of whether you’ve performed 1,000 or 10,000 reviews. We propose that reviewers can now earn this badge multiple times, adding more opportunities to earn badges while reviewing - this change is intended to be retroactive.
- How would you want to be able to customize in My Tasks?
- Are there other review-centric badges you would like to see added?
In case you missed it...
We propose changes to Onboarding and Updated workflows/pathways here: Improving Review Queues - Design overview I.