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Why am I getting the message “You've failed too many recent review audits”? [duplicate]

Today I clicked on Review and saw the message below. You've failed too many recent review audits - looks like you might need a break. Come back in in 7 days and try again. Why does this type of ...
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Failed a Reopen Question audit — sure looks like “Not a real question” to me [duplicate]

I just failed this audit here, which was shown as being closed as "Not a real question". Seeing as the vote count was positive, I figured it was an audit, but I selected "Leave Closed" anyways ...
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Why is this question a test in “reopen votes” [duplicate]

So here we have following question: https://stackoverflow.com/review/reopen/3726724 Which has: - no edit visible in review - no comments indicating that there is any discussion about question value ...
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What is the aftermath of not passing the review tests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why was I told, “Congratulations, this was only a test” when reviewing? I've noticed that while browsing the reviews tasks, sometimes a fake answer/question appears to test ...
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SO review potential anomalies [duplicate]

Went to do some reviewing on SO and one of the "first answers" that came up to review had no username showing and incorrect number of votes (0 instead of 11). It was also not the user's first ...
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Use review test questions to better train reviewers [duplicate]

After reading What could be done to stop code formatting misuse? and BoltClock's hilarious Reject an already-approved suggested edit when rolling it back, there seems to be a consensus that bad ...
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Apparent moderator script vandalizes post [duplicate]

This edit https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3819037 was apparently done by a moderator user named "Community" and appears to be robot vandalism. I can T written ints 1 ...
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Is there something wrong with 'Community'? [duplicate]

I was reviewing some edits when I came across this edit by Community (you know, this 1 reputation moderator NPC acccount). It seems to be spam: P.S.: I tagged this 'support' because I didn't think ...
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review section I think has a bug [duplicate]

Sometimes in review section Stack Overflow tests us to find out that we are paying attention or not. We can pass this test by clicking 'flag' if it says congratulation it is a test if it does not say ...
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Very old question in the Close Votes review queue [duplicate]

I came upon this close votes review just now: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/3936937 But as it turns out, this question was closed, and deleted, two weeks ago. Then why would it show up in ...
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failing review audit [duplicate]

I've just had a review audit and failed it. I wanted to downvote it and then comment, since I had seen that exact question awhile ago, and the answer I had to review was mentioning the exact same ...
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Which sites currently have review-audits? [duplicate]

Some sites have review audits, and some don't. Which ones currently do and what is the criteria for activating this feature?
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Another bad (really bad!) close review audit [duplicate]

When this question came up in the review queue I was certain it was an audit verifying I would close it as Off topic: asking to recommend a favorite tool, library, offsite resource, whatever.. Turns ...
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Why was this deleted 'first answer' in the first post review queue today? [duplicate]

I just picked a 'first answer' to review (https://stackoverflow.com/review/first-posts/1875090), and I'm puzzled. When I go to the question (How to correctly export Weight and Bias value of ...
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What exactly is we-ve-just-wanted-to-be-sure-you-are-paying-attention test? [duplicate]

So today one of my answers was edited and the edit itself was quite tricky - it was looking legit though actually was invalidating my answer, so I've declined it. Then I've got this message: My ...
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Hide comments in audits [duplicate]

As shown, there is a comment which said, "Repeat Spammer. Flagged as spam." But the answer was posted few days ago, so this would have been deleted. So I immediately knew that this was an ...
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How does stackoverflow check the attention of reviewer? [duplicate]

I was just reviewing on Late answer post over stackoverflow, and after moment when I cleared my review, it says following : I was amazed by seeing this message... :) indeed I was paying attention, ...
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Tricked by Audit [duplicate]

I was reviewing the queues for the first time and was asked to evaluate the accepted answer for the question below, as an audit: NameError even with a direct, unconditional assignment on the line ...
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Failing Review Audit because I added a comment that it was a duplicate post [duplicate]

I reviewed a post in the Super User First Post queue and thought it sounded familiar. I searched for the subject and found a previous post with the same question. I then added a comment ...
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What is the correct way to report a questionable audit? [duplicate]

I failed a triage queue audit today, and received a two-day review ban. This was my first failed audit in (I think) weeks. But this is not a protest if audit ban injustice. Rather, I would like ...
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Why is this question appearing in review but doesnt exist on Stackoverflow? [duplicate]

I went to review some close questions. The first question I was given for my filter was https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/3477098 I clicked on the title to view the full question and edit it ( ...
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1st post review from community wiki? [duplicate]

I'm not sure what I am seeing here: I doubt the community wiki asked question in the body of another question. Was this a test? If so, how does one respond when the only two options are "No Action ...
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Is Review.stackexchange messing with my mind? [duplicate]

I rejected a disaster area of an edit, and look what popped up: Congratulations! This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. You passed. How many more Easter Eggs ...
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Who picks audit questions? [duplicate]

I recently failed an audit in the queue for auto-flagged low-quality posts. Side question: can I somehow look that failed audit up to post the details here? In the meantime, I will recite from ...
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Review audit exposes the actual question [duplicate]

I was reviewing close votes when I found that the trick review test showed modified scores and details and if you open the question link on new tab, you can view the actual question. If you get to see ...
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First post review created for a user with 10.5k reputation [duplicate]

S.O. presented my this review for a first-post answer: https://stackoverflow.com/review/first-posts/3891721 but when I open the question How to find min value of an n digit number? I saw that the ...
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Do “This was a test” edit approvals show when you fail? [duplicate]

I've seen a number of requested question edits and votes which were obviously bad, so I turned them down. I'll occasionally see, "This was only a test. You passed!" My question is: Does StackOverflow ...
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How are audit questions decided [duplicate]

So I took my first cautious peek into the review queue and failed an audit, I was presented with an answer that I down voted. I didn't think the answer I was presented with was specific enough in ...
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Tag filter on close vote reviews includes incorrect articles [duplicate]

I have a filter set on my close vote review list of [vb6] [inno-setup] which correctly filters the list of possible posts. Most of the time. Occasionally however, I will get a post that seems to be ...
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Do tests in the review tasks count towards the Reviewer badge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why was I told, “Congratulations, this was only a test” when reviewing? Occasionally, when performing a review task at Stack Overflow, I'll notice that a "test question" is ...
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Review low quality answer whose question is already deleted [duplicate]

I'm referring to this answer. If the question is already deleted then why do we need to review the answer.
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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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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question Badges ...
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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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What are the review queues, and how do they work?

I see a "review" link on the top of the page, which takes me to a few "review queues". What is a "review queue"? What are the various queues for? What can I do in each queue? Return to FAQ index
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Why no honeypot suggested edits?

While the review audits are great and much needed, as far as I can tell they do not apply for the suggested edits queue. Robo reviewers can still approve crap and smile all the way to their badges. ...
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“STOP! Look and Listen” audit tricked me

I have noticed this "STOP! Look and Listen" message when the system audits you by having you review something to check how you respond. However, this audit came up and I was tricked. I wanted to up ...
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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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Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently?

I recently flagged a question as "very low quality", just like I've flagged many questions in the past. However, my flag was found to be unhelpful this time. The same thing happened when I recently ...
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Bill the Lizard's Closing Antics

Bill the Lizard is the number 1 reviewer when it comes to Close Votes. Now I can only respect the amount of time he's put in to sealing that podium position, however he's doing this in such a way that ...
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When banned from the reviews, an explanation would help

I've been banned from the reviews and it might be worthy but I would like to know if it's the honeypot tests that got me or a manual ban; if it's the latter, I would also like to know how I can ...
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Why was /review/close taken away for under 10k users? Can it be put back?

Recently users with the ability to Vote to Close were able to access the /review/close page. I thought this was awesome, and over at Super User, was able to help close questions faster than ever. I ...
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Anybody knows why people/bots vandalize posts?

I've recently started to review posts actively, and I'm quite taken aback to see a rather large number of edits that are obvious attempts at vandalizing posts, such as in this edit where this: I ...
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Number of failed audits per number of reviews

Reviewers with 3 out of 3 failed audits who reviewed a dozen of posts in total are treated the same as reviewers with 3 out of 30 failed audits who reviewed thousands of posts. And while automatically ...
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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 ...
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Suggest to me what tag filtering I should use in review next

Going through /review is a bit finicky, for new users and older ones. That's evident when you see statistics of the retention rate of reviewers; most give up after just a couple of reviews. There have ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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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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Questions about review testing

While reviewing, I sometimes get test-results. Flagging them typically will show the following: This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. The post has already been ...
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What repercussions are there to “not paying attention” when reviewing?

I just clicked "Do nothing" instead of skipping what turned out to be a trick post or at least what the system deemed a poor answer. I was derided by some text telling me to pay attention. Yes, the ...

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