While reviewing some Late Answers and First Posts noticed that it's not possible to click "follow" and start following the post.

can't follow while in review queue

In order to do it at the moment, I had to go to the page where the answer resides outside of the Review queue.

following out it the Review Queue

This behaviour was first noticed in Stack Overflow but I was able to reproduce it in other sites like Project Management Stack Exchange.

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    Reproduced on skeptics
    – user803868
    Jul 14, 2020 at 17:32
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    July 21, 2020: The current behavior seems to be that clicking follow will run the appropriate functions so that you will be following the post. The popup notices will trigger, but not always if you try toggling by clicking the link multiple times. As for user experience, the link text does not change, so you have no confidence that it worked.
    – user803868
    Jul 21, 2020 at 20:03
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    July 26, 2020 - In moderator review on mobile Chrome the follow link did not work at all. Both "you are following" and "you are no longer following" popups came up in sequence and the post was not added to my followed list.
    – user803868
    Jul 26, 2020 at 18:58
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    Reproduced on SO.ja
    – cubick
    Aug 24, 2020 at 6:23
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    Reproduced on lots of other SEs; world-building, SF&F, RPG, ELL, etc.; it’s probably network-wide. Aug 31, 2020 at 8:57
  • Reproduced on Ask Ubuntu meta.askubuntu.com/q/19317/1103140 Sep 23, 2020 at 13:57
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    Exact thing happened yesterday as "July 26, 2020" comment above, but I see they're working on it, so thank you.
    – user803868
    Sep 23, 2020 at 14:15
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    Reproduced on Physics.SE
    – Urb
    Oct 14, 2020 at 14:39
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    Since the day this was reported, only now felt the need to do it again (follow while in Review) and couldn't. The reason for wanting to do it was to keep notified about an answer i think to be very low quality in a community I'm still relatively new to. The notifications would help me understand how other more experienced users deal with it. Nov 21, 2020 at 15:54
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    I just got one concern with this feature... If one is reviewing posts would a click in "follow" be enough to count as valid review? Dec 11, 2020 at 11:03
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    same on U&L (tested on mobile, Chrome), unable to follow from the review queue Dec 31, 2020 at 22:45

1 Answer 1


This seems to work now after today's update to the post menu:

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(this answer previously contained a userscript to fix this bug)

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    Fwiw, this is included in the work on redoing the review task ui that is underway right now Jan 5, 2021 at 17:03
  • @YaakovEllis even better, it has been fixed with today's update to the post menu...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jan 11, 2021 at 16:17
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    You're both winners. It was fixed with the post menu update which is part of the review queue project, but also it was explicitly fixed ahead of time as part of the same project because the changes made it trivial to add the one-line fix to the existing review queue code. Jan 11, 2021 at 16:51

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