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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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Add an “I don't understand” option for review audits

Background This is somewhat specific to Stack Overflow. My concern is the "I understand" button that appears when you fail a Review Audit. I had this experience twice recently (after never having ...
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What are review tests (audits) and how do they work?

I recently received this rather amusing message while reviewing a user's first post: Congratulations! This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. This post has ...
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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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Clicking “Add comment” fails review audit

I just failed these review audits in First Post, I read the question and thought it seemed reasonable but the user was deleted so to be on the safe side I clicked add comment and I failed the audit. ...
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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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Close vote review audit flawed - fails without casting vote

Having just failed my first review audit from any of the queues, it was reviewing close votes; however, this audit was flawed in that I didn't even cast a close vote. Often I press the Close button ...
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My fingers are too fat for the “No further action” dialog

It's Sunday afternoon. It's snowing outside, and I have a pounding headache. A perfect time to go through the flags queue on my little tablet. ...Except, some of the flags are completely bogus. And ...
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Review audits are too error-prone when reviewing on a mobile device

I review a lot on SO, typically on my phone throughout the day when I have down time. I mentioned in my previous question, “STOP! Look and Listen” audit tricked me, that the audit system fails because ...
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In the review queue, audits should only fail (or pass) you once you actually would take action [duplicate]

I just had a review queue audit question "fail" because I clicked "Close" on a post that the community felt should be left open. This particular meta question is about the close vote review queue, but ...
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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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I failed a review audit by clicking Improve [duplicate]

See: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1581133. I clicked Improve to see what exactly has been changed in the title. And then StackOverflow told me that I failed an review audit. Now, ...
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Poorly formatted honeypot item in low quality posts is claimed “high-quality as-is”, editing triggers audit failure

I came across a post that was of OK quality, but poorly formatted. Clicking "Edit" I got back This post already looks pretty good! While there are probably minor improvements that can be made, ...
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Review Audit/Commenting on good questions discouraged?

Today I failed yet another review audit (and was subsequently banned) while reviewing first posts. It was a perfectly good post, and I intended to comment on it to point out the name of what they ...
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Can't I upvote and THEN edit a review task?

I know this is a bad question, but I was about to edit it. Instead, after upvoting it, I immediately failed the audit. Isn't it better to tell me I've failed after I've failed? I.e. After clicking ?...

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