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Accepting proposed edits requiring special knowledge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The robo-approvers are killing my will to review edits When I review I try to be VERY careful. It makes me slow. While still busy researching for edit #2 here suggested by an ...
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0answers
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How to deal with some really questionable reviews [duplicate]

I have a habit of looking back at suggested edits I've reviewed to see if my decisions tend to be in-keeping with the community and I've noticed an 18k user (pXL) apparently just clicking anything... ...
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0answers
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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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1answer
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edit review queue, edit accepted while improving [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improving a suggested edit that has been approved in the meantime leads to a dead end The robo-approvers are killing my will to review edits So I was going through the Edit ...
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0answers
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Is it intentional that suggested edits are resolved so quickly? [duplicate]

Having just recently reached 2K rep and edit review capabilities I've noticed that suggested edits are typically approved/rejected in less than 10 seconds. If you take your time to read the suggested ...
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27answers
9k views

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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26answers
9k views

Replace accept rate with citizenship level

I see that accept rate has now been removed from display on questions. I think this is not a great solution for reasons that waffles explained well. Take it away waffles! On one hand accept rate ...
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40answers
4k views

What do you think of Winter Bash? [closed]

As Winter Bash winds down, I'm interested in hearing your feedback about the event. While I've been pretty responsible about monitoring (and responding to) questions in winterbash, I'm more interested ...
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24answers
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Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike! [closed]

I know this question is going to make me unpopular here – but I feel I have no other options. I have been concerned by the size of the close votes review queue for quite a while. When I ...
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14answers
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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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9answers
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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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5answers
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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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4answers
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Lock questions in the review queue while being reviewed

More and more frequently in the review queues, I am spending time either fixing a post or considering whether an edit is valid, etc, only to make changes and have them denied/not count because someone ...
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11answers
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Which SO (not MSO) behaviors are we most “losing the battle” against?

It occurred to me today that there are quite a few things that we, as human beings, are naturally inclined to do on SO but really "ought" not to for the sake of the site. They're the kind of things ...
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3answers
2k views

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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7answers
606 views

Taking action to improve First Posts and Late Answers reviewing - Upvote is too easy

I found good questions about this subject (like that one) but they weren't quite narrowing to what I wanted to ask. So I wrote my own. The problem I have been reviewing for a few months now (~725 ...
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3answers
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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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5answers
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Dealing with misguided reviewers of suggested edits - take 2

It was already discussed before with some suggestions (even from me) but here is a final and simple suggestion that in my opinion will hunt down the badge hunters. Now that the number of reviewers ...
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3answers
466 views

Drop delay for “Skip” and increase it for “action” review buttons

On some review items, I would like to skip them right away, but the skip button is disabled for some time. Would it be possible not to disable the skip button? For example, when reviewing questions ...
41
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2answers
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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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3answers
1k views

How is this user able to review posts so long after they were completed originally?

This is a revisit of Are certain users favored the opportunity to review posts? that seems to have grown stale without any solid answer. Just recently I was baffled by a user's ability to review a &...
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2answers
461 views

Do I ever get rid of “congratulations, this was only a test” message?

To begin with, I thought it was a great idea. Testing if people really cared. But now I have more than 7k, proven I not intend to destroy the community. I edit post after post, and every time - "...
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3answers
461 views

Please stop showing review audits for suggested edits to Moderators

Please stop showing audits to Moderators. I'm not referring to all users, just Diamond Moderators. We see so much crap while cleaning, we don't need the extra round of crap just make the system go - "...
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2answers
178 views

Is there a way to dispute failed audits? [duplicate]

Is there a way to challenge "failed" audits? The system has failed me a few times already, where I thought the questions/answers were admissible, even if low quality: https://stackoverflow.com/review/...
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1answer
443 views

Change edit approval threshold to (# approve − # reject ≥ N)

Currently, the threshold for approving or rejecting a suggested edit is two approve / reject votes, whichever is reached first. This means that, when bad or just dubious edits get approved, it's ...
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3answers
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Are 'reasonably bad' reviewers in any way being detected or 'punished'?

First and foremoest: this topic has nothing to do with the existing audit system. It detects people blindly voting, it does that well, nobody disputes that. This topic is about detecting, warning and ...
51
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1answer
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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 ...
28
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2answers
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Rolling back carelessly approved edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems “Revolving door” reviews are getting out of control Closely ...
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4answers
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Would it better the community if we got compensated for posts? Even with minuscule alt coins?

If we are effectively generating more traffic to Stack Exchange sites, would it become a better community if users were compensated somehow besides rep points? Even with minuscule alt coins?
77
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1answer
706 views

Allow manual override for edits

I'm often incredibly annoyed by this message*: Oops! Your edit could not be submitted because: This post has already been edited. Your edit must be more substantiative to override the current ...

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