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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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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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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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Improving the Quality of Reviews: Project Honeypot

There has been a lot of discussion/complaints about the quality of reviews. Many have noted that a large (maybe even a majority) of reviews are rubber stamps in pursuit of a Steward badge (especially ...
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Should I bring the behaviour of an obvious robot-reviewer to the attention of the moderators, and how?

As the title of this question asks, should I? There's a particular user I've come across via this suggestion that has approved 239 edit suggestions and rejected none. The pattern of their activity log ...
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Abuse of code formatting to add unnecessary emphasis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Inline Code Spans should not be used for emphasis, right? While doing reviews, I've noticed that there is a growing tendency to use code formatting to emphasize keywords. I ...
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Replace review audits with checks against the quorum

Audits are a terrible metric. They have little significance within the scope of reviews, and say very little about the reviewer. Using an algorithm to select audits doesn't work particularly well, and ...
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1answer
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Showing Whole Threads in Answer-Review Section

While reviewing first-posts and late-answers in Stack Overflow I find that I very often have to click through to the original post so that I can see existing answers to the question. This has been ...
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Unwanted answer-person [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to block a user? I have gotten two answers from the same person. Each turned out to be a wild goose chase, although he answers as though he knows the answer ...
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1answer
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Penalty for approving Suggested edit which is rejected with Vandalism flag

Today when I was trying to review suggested edit, I saw a suggested edit like: Suggested Edit on this post CodeIgniter Custom Admin URI Routes At first sight itself it seems as a spam to me, So I ...
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Suspend review privileges if community disagrees a lot

This image should illustrate the point I'm trying to make: I suggest that when the community generally disagrees (3 rejects vs 1 approve, 3-5 recommend deletions vs 1 looks good, etc.) too many times,...
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Look at what these arbitrary restrictions encourage

When going through the edit queue, I saw 2 edit suggestions which included un-necessary edits. The interesting thing is that these un-necessary edits weren't there to actually edit the post. they're ...