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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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Careless review upvotes are actively contributing to the quality problem, not correcting it

Look at this reply. The question is from 2008, it has an accepted answer, and almost every other answer generally has the same theme and references the same function. That reply, at the time of ...
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“Late Answers” and “First Posts” encouraging unnecessary actions

I've come across many posts that can only be described as okay (see examples below). They're not good enough to deserve an Upvote and not bad enough to deserve a Downvote, there's no point in editing ...
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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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This post was of very poor quality?

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I failed the review honeypot at https://stackoverflow.com/review/first-posts/1126342. (The question is at How to create a link text in a table using c#.) I ...
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This audit looks completely obvious. Is it really needed?

Has the AI developed a sense of humour now ? Does such an audit serve any purpose ?
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How are rules and guidelines decided here on MSO communicated to the broader SO community?

As I was reading new questions for my tags on SO I saw one commenter mention the OP's acceptance rate and another commenter tell a newbie to use the homework tag. Folks who make the effort to ...
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C'mon now - someone is having a joke! Who up voted this? [closed]

While going through the review queue I spotted something extraordinary. Can someone trace where this answer has been so that we can find how it got three up votes by the time I saw it? Has it ...
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What to do with late answers to bad questions? [duplicate]

The review queue just presented me with this answer. Now, the question strikes me as 'opinion-based'. And it really doesn't help to add another opinionated answer. However, the question is out there, ...