As part of our efforts to improve the Review Queues, the Public Platform team is creating Help Center pages for each individual queue. We're here to solicit the community’s help to make sure that this first edition of Help Center pages are accurate and sufficient in educating both new reviewers and anyone else struggling with review tasks without overwhelming them with details.
Why are we doing this?
Moving forward, the team would like to make more regular updates to the Help Center and make it more useful to our users as a canonical source of information. We’d like to start this initiative by creating new pages about how to use the Review queues.
Currently, the majority of Review queue information, what they are and how to use them, can only be found on Meta. This information is often more detailed than the beginner or average user needs. By creating canonical pages in the Help Center, this content becomes easier to link to and find.
Rest assured, we will not be getting rid of the community wiki pages already created around this subject and the Help Center will continue to link to relevant Meta articles as necessary. By directing users to the Help Center, Meta can better focus on specific questions, problems, supplementary information, and discussion.
Open for review
We took a look at multiple community wiki articles as a starting point for each of the drafts. These first drafts are an attempt to boil down the articles to the most essential information necessary to understanding each queue with a consistent tone and format.
Moderation and curation is an important aspect of our site. We want to ensure that we’re equipping reviewers with enough information to exercise the Review privilege to the best of their abilities. We see it fitting to ask our community and veteran reviewers to provide feedback around what you may have wanted to know when first using these queues. We’ve posted each of these drafts as their own post so that you may provide focused feedback as a new answer on each post.
Main post (this post) – Project announcement
Stack Overflow only:
When reviewing these drafts please consider the following:
What is essential to know about using each queue?
Is there any information that’s missing or should be removed?
These new Help Center pages are an addition to the future onboarding components we plan to make to the Review queues. We will keep you posted as we implement additional changes.