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Occasionally I get items in the suggested edit queue which I can not review. Instead of the controls to approve/reject, I just see

You are not able to review this item.

I just got this (screenshot below) item to review and it looks a lot like an audit.

  • Why does StackOverflow suggest reviews I can't do? Is it a bug?
  • It feels very frustrating to not be told why I can't review. Maybe the error message could be more descriptive?

As pointed out by Nick, this bug has already been posted more than 4 years ago. Maybe its time to fix it?

Screenshot of linked example: Screenshot

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    This is an old bug
    – Nick
    Dec 23 '21 at 11:50
  • @RobertLongson No. Now I get "This item is no longer reviewable."
    – Neuron
    Dec 23 '21 at 14:14
  • @Nick ah, didn't find anything. So its a bug thats at least 4 years old..
    – Neuron
    Dec 23 '21 at 14:15
  • @Neuron "Now I get "This item is no longer reviewable."" - Yes, that's the message that you get if you navigate back to an audit after having left the page, for example if you were to skip an audit and go back to it. The "You are not able to review this item." is the message that I previously reported... yes, 4+ years ago.
    – Nick
    Dec 23 '21 at 14:30
  • @Nick yes, it was a reply to RobertLongson who said they could do the review. They reviewed it and asked me if I can review it now. Seems like they deleted their comment in the meantime. I don't know why
    – Neuron
    Dec 23 '21 at 14:52
  • Perhaps changing the text to something a bit less black-boxish, like "This review has expired." Or "This review has been cleared." Dec 23 '21 at 17:46
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    When will it finally be (effectively) addressed? 🤔 ... I've experienced it on few occasions over the years; at times, the rate of occurrence is alarming. Dec 24 '21 at 10:15

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