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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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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta

Please post new bug reports, feature requests or discussions as individual questions tagged with at least review in addition to the requisite And thanks for all the great feedback so far! We are ...
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Is correcting a common misspelling too minor an edit?

I've come across a fellow that is apparently trawling SO looking for the common "calender" misspelling and correcting instances to "calendar." He often does only that... leaving things like "Thanks" ...
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Steward Badge gaming visible in the Review Close Queue

There's some attempted gaming of the Steward badge visible in the Review / Close Votes history on SO. If you look at the top reviewers for the day you can see the gaming clearly: there's a small ...
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Is it time to be rid of automatic down votes on certain closed questions?

Right now, certain close reasons carry automatic downvotes. The original reason for this was largely to enforce specific quality bans in part because people were not down voting questions. Now that ...
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Gold and silver versions of Proofreader badge?

I found only a bronze badge for accepting or rejecting suggested edits. Wouldn't it be a great idea to have a silver and gold version of this badge too? For example a silver badge when a user has ...
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Bandwagon effect in close votes

I have suspected this for a while, because in the review queue I often see questions people have voted to close as "not constructive" that several people have marked as "not a real question", and ...
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Why was the size of SO's first post review queue reduced by two thirds in three days?

In the review area, the number of first posts was nearly 60K three days ago. It is now at 19K. Why it is decreasing so quickly? EDIT : Now, there are only 4 posts to review ! There have been nearly ...
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A gold reviewer badge?

For your continued efforts in reviewing posts, even though the system sometimes messes up and doesn't let you actually review things and keeps displaying them over and over and over. So also, for your ...
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Remove Reviewer and Steward badges

Badges should encourage good behaviour. But what when a badge encourages more bad behaviour than good? We hear it all the time - robo reviewers, badge-hunters. The review system fights with that ...
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What kind of edits are counted in /users?tab=editors?

I already commented on this issue in this question. Compare all time number edits in stats.SE and the number of strunk and white badges awarded. 16 people should have been awarded the badge, but only ...
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How do close votes count towards the reviewer badge?

Relative to the New Community Review badges question, I'm wondering about the process for tracking close votes towards the reviewer & steward badges. (One side issue here, do we really want to ...
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What events or new design choices have exogenously changed user behavior on SO?

I've been doing some research on design choices in online communities, and I'm looking for some examples of design changes, events, feature additions (or subtractions), or policy changes that might ...

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