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The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems

I went to a Late Answers review queue that had four items in it and started reviewing the first one by editing it into shape rather heavily. By the time I was done, someone else had reviewed the ...
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Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor

Update, April 2014: I fully support Shog9's proposal of adding the message where it belongs—in the actual editing form. This is less intrusive than displaying it as a notification, but it serves the ...
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The robo-approvers are killing my will to review edits

Already I have lost all hope of looking at late answers etc. It's just a parade of meh. I can't make any kind of intelligent decision because I can't see the other answers to the question, for ...
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Reject an already-approved suggested edit when rolling it back

The content of this post has been sanitized in response to anonymous feedback that the formatting was making it completely unreadable by assistive technology (AT). I strongly value making content ...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

About reviewing The review queues contain posts that possibly need further action from the community, like improvement, closure or deletion. By presenting those posts for peer-review, the system aims ...
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Improvements to a suggested edit cannot be submitted when the suggestion is approved during editing

I was reviewing a suggested edit and decided that while the edit was incorrect, there were things to improve about the post. So I clicked “Improve” and set about my business. When I tried to submit my ...
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Can we now discourage the use of and burninate the homework tag? [closed]

I present to you the following indisputable (depending on your frame of reference) facts: homework is a meta-tag. It describes the status from which the question is being asked, not the content of ...
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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A way to “downvote” a suggested edit and affect both the edit suggester and reviewers

I find a lot of suggested edits pretty poor. For me, it feels like that more than a half of the suggested edits doesn't properly address all issues in the post. The trigger of today was this ...
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Having a bad start. Is that normal?

I'm sorry to bother you with my thoughts but since I'm quite new here, I am not familiar with this. Stack Overflow was my first choice for help for a long time. I decided, now that I'm a bit better in ...
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Stop bothering me with suggested edit review audits

I have spent considerable time reviewing suggested edits. Less so lately, mainly because of the brokenness around improving, but more and more because those !*#^)(@^&#)@ audits are getting on my ...
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Approve as too minor

This is going to be pretty short and somewhat to the point. I have a big problem with what goes on in the suggested edits section of /review. Obviously there is a lot of mindless approval going on, ...
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Review-beta: Obviously good answer in low-quality

Today I came across an OBVIOUSLY good answer in /review. It had 7 upvotes, contained lists, paragraphs of explanation, and well-applied sample code. It was also moderately long. How does a question ...
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Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days

First time I've got the following message on SO: Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days. Although, I have made ~50 accepted edits this day. I'm sure that should outweigh the ~...
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Add ability to Flag a User or Suggested Edit

I am aware this has been brought up before. I'm also aware it has been brought up specifically for edits before. However, new features on the site may warrant a fresh look. Specifically, suggested ...
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Spam edit approved

Here's an edit that replaced the useful link with some youtube video: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/346238 I'm not sure how else to go about flagging it, but clearly the editor needs a ...
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Is everyone in favor of the new “everyone can edit” idea? Is this really such a good idea?

As originally requested here and described in Diff is Hard, Let's Go Shopping!: [The team is] planning to open the floodgates and allow everybody to submit content edits on posts Am I the only ...
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Can we agree on a review 'policy'?

On the review page, there is a one-sentence guideline on reviewing. I think that as the number of reviewers increase, it is going to become increasingly necessary to come to some kind of agreement ...
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Pretty unnecessary use of italics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted? There seems to be a trend recently to "italicise" words like in this suggested edit for example. Using italic to highlight ...
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Mechanism to provide feedback to reviewers who rubber stamp?

During a recent Review Suggested Edits session, I came across a reviewer who is clearly rubber stamping edits (Approved 550 edit suggestions and rejected 7), and who had missed an obvious case of ...
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It takes two to tango?

Suggested edits approval or rejection always needed only one reviewer here on Meta. Today I noticed it requires two. (Example) Is this change intentional, or some glitch? If on purpose, what is the ...
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Show rejected edits in inbox to users who approved

This is part 2 of a two-part suggestion. Part 1 is here. Many borderline or bad suggested edits are still getting approved. At the moment, there is no good way to educate users who make bad reviews. ...
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How can we be better at approving suggested edits that improve answers?

Having been fairly active on Stack Overflow's suggested edit review queue in the past couple of years, I observe that there are a number of worthwhile suggested edits that get rejected because they ...
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Please facilitate undoing the harm from bad suggested edits

I've seen a stream of bad suggested edits recently: they don't improve anything but screw up the formatting. (Examples: 1, 2, 3. Note: if you approved one of these, do feel called out. If you're the ...
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“Revolving door” reviews are getting out of control [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems I just saw this question pop up in the "review edits" ...
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Add info to the help center stating what not to edit

The Help Center has a nice section titled "When should I edit posts?". It comes with a couple of helpful editing suggestions. What is not made clear in there however is when/what you shouldn't edit. ...
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Edits that add nothing but random formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted? If it is in italic, it must be pretty Edits like this one: Com Add-In not showing up in Com Add-Ins window in Excel 2003 ...
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Help users discover and learn from the results of their edit suggestions

This is a (hopefully improved) version of Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor which tries to address the issues raised in that discussion. If we expect ...
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Inform me when a Review item outcome was different than I suggested

I would like to know when a Review Item (Suggested Edit, Close Vote, etc...) that I voted on ended up being different than how I voted. I ask this selfishly for two reasons: I want to learn from my ...
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Giving edit privilege based on number of trustworthy edits

I've made 50+ edits on SO, and I always have to wait for my edits to be peer-reviewed because my reputation (672) isn't high enough yet. Shouldn't we give edit privileges based on the number of "...
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The edit privilege could require some approved edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Giving edit privilege based on number of trustworthy edits Once you hit 2000 reputation you gain the privilege to edit questions and answers even if you have never done so ...
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Somebody actually approved this edit [duplicate]

It's bad enough when somebody tries to "fix" the code in an answer, or worse, an accepted answer. But, is there any doubt that this suggested edit is completely improper? The user couldn't post a ...
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Make edits always count as review [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The current review system encourages faux reviews: some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing it Unfortunately, there are some users that want to review as much ...
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Is there a penalty for one's edit suggestion being rejected?

As mentioned in this Meta question, approval of an edit suggestion gives the suggester +2 reputation. If the suggestion is rejected, does it cost the suggester any rep?
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Is editing posts to only introduce bold emphasis acceptable?

Using the review queue for Suggested Edits I've noticed there's a user editing questions and answers for "better highlights". This is basically making the most relevant words (to the user's criteria) ...
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Is there a page that explains how inline code spans should and should not be used?

I have done some reviews of new user's questions recently, and I noticed that most of these posts do not use inline code spans (e.g., "the main() method", "the HelloWorld class") - the things ...
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How do we improve the training effect of edit queues?

This grew out of the comments at this answer. The basic concern is that the existing system is failing at training new users to edit posts. Some concerns include Users don't know why (or for the ...
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What to do if an edit vandalising the original post is approved?

Look at this suggested Edit. In this the anonymous user has added a line please i want to do project that going to done on reporting system so help me and also ruined the formatting of the code....
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Suggested edits create loophole

A new user with less than 10 reputation points normally is not allowed to post two or more hyperlinks or images. The suggested edits feature allows them to bypass this restriction by suggesting an ...
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Suggested edit approved despite being rejected five times

I would like an explanation for the aforementioned incident that happened on EL&U. But before I begin, I tried looking for any possible duplicates using the search function; is:question suggested ...
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Trigger happy Edit Suggestion approvals - what can we do? [duplicate]

I have just seen an approval for a Suggested Edit that takes the cake, and makes me wonder exactly how much attention some people are paying to what they do. In this edit suggestion the editor ...
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Is it just me who sees it, or is the new review system really effective?

I tried (for the first time) the shining new review page a few days ago, as I understood that there is a new, smarter way to do it. It seems that the big pile of "Low quality posts" goes down much ...
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What to do about terrible suggested edits that are approved? [duplicate]

I just can't fathom how terrible edits like this get through - all three reviewers approved. All he did was bold (instead of block-quote) the error message, and change one barely comprehensible ...
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Could this suggested edit be useful? [closed]

I was reviewing suggested edits and came across a suggested edit from an anonymous to a highly upvoted answer dated 2008. I rarely make a decision when it comes to edits on answers, I usually skip ...
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Increase number of suggested edits reviewers if there is no consensus between them

There have been a number of highly voted discussions regarding incorrect suggested edits approved: first, second, third, fourth. I think that often when bad suggested edit is approved, it actually ...
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Too many edits get approved [duplicate]

I’ve recently noticed that many of my posts get edited by new users, and the edits are subsequently approved (often unanimously). Great, right? Yes. Except that many of these edits are spurious, or ...
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Serial edit approving; a problem? [closed]

Well, while approving edits today.. in my opinion I came across a slight problem. Users serial-approving edits without even checking the content. I question whether there should be some sort of ...
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Are there any Statistics of before/after the new Beta Review system

So I've been watching the numbers for the low quality posts in the review system and I've been noticing a distinct trend. They seem to be going down. (As of writing this the count is at 43.2K) I ...
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Feedback to edit-approvers?

Yesterday, I was notified of an edit of one of my answers and was asked to review it. However, the review was already approved 3:1. I went through the reviewers and the only one with somewhat similar ...
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Do rejected suggested edits affect the users ability to make future suggested edits?

A user recently made an edit suggestion to a post: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/66907 He lost an edit race, and the difference between his edit and the edit that won the race looked ...

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