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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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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Update Thank you everyone for the feedback you have provided. At this time, we will work through the feedback we have received to help us determine where to take our research on reputation next. ...
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What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted?

A worryingly high number of bad suggested edits get accepted. For example: edits that add bad formatting to random words edits that break the formatting of a block of code edits that add wrong tags ...
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What guidance should be given when edits are rejected?

I'm hoping to get rid of the "too minor" edit rejection reason, in favor of a more direct way of indicating edits that fail to significantly improve a post. We're also fixing to warn editors ...
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Is it OK/legal/ethical to replace a broken link with a cached version from web archive?

Whenever I spot a broken link in a question or an answer in StackOverflow (an other sites on StackExchange), I search for the latest version available in The Wayback Machine and replace the link. ...
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Gaming the edit system with tiny edits?

I was on the Suggested Edit's review tab today, and noticed that this user (take a look at today's reputation), was putting in hundreds of edits adding the C# tag to questions that didn't really need ...
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Edit reviewers don't know how to review because nobody told them!

I recently created a Stack Overflow chat room to whip low-quality edit reviewers into shape. It… worked. Most of them said they would be more careful about minor/invalid/vandalism edits and that they ...
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revisiting too minor edits

I feel that all users should be able to suggest edits for simple issues such as spelling, syntax and formatting. However, they should not be rewarded unless multiple issues (including title, tags, ...
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What are my options when I see a way too minor suggested edit approved?

Obviously, this suggested edit should never have been approved. Because it's very, very minor. Is it acceptable for me to "rollback" this edit? Does the suggested editor lose the +2 rep when I roll ...
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Suggested edit still not in the queue after 1 hour

I happened to notice this suggested edit while browsing the question. But the review list page says there are 0 pending suggested edit reviews on the site. If I click on “Suggested Edits” anyway, I'm ...
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Do "Improved" suggested edits count toward the proofreader and reviewer badges?

After clicking "Improve" on a suggested edit and making additional modifications, the suggested edit gets approved by the Community user instead of the user who Improved the post. Do these edits ...
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Should we approve edits to OT questions?

In this review, the editor improved this revision of this question, which still ought to be (at the time of writing) closed as OT > find a tool. Update: The OP deleted it. The edit itself is good: it ...
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Should minor edits not be rejected?

Why are those types of forceful edits approved when the content is logically and syntactically sound? Below I have provided some of my posts which have been edited in this fashion. So I would like to ...
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Tag wiki/excerpt suggestion don't have a minimum character limit

I saw that this edit was allowed to pass, even through visually it doesn't comply with the minimum character limit. They indeed are not rejected by the system and I don't think this is the intended ...
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