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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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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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Are review audit pass/fail decisions ever triggered by Skip?

I've argued passionately in the past that when reviewing edits, Skip is often a blatantly wrong choice. I also feel there should be edit honeypots, but I believe there are not. For the remaining ...
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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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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 ...
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Was this a valid edit that I should have approved?

This edit came up in the queue the other day, which I rejected as I felt it should have been a comment, and I checked, was already a comment by the editor. http://sqlserver2000.databases.aspfaq.com/...
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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 ...
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Appropriate actions for user making multiple accepted incorrect edits

This user has made multiple edits recently where he adds Thanks in advance to the end. I know this is wrong to do because it puts words in the user's mouth and we are not supposed to say "thanks" or ...
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Review trap shows post that was bad, after it has been edited

So I was going through the First Posts review queue, and got trapped by a "honey pot" post after voting up an answer. Oops, this is embarrassing! Or so I thought, until further inspection: This ...
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Edits I reject get approved; what next?

I've started reviewing edits on Stack Overflow and have seen that there are several suggestions which I reject which eventually get approved anyway. I was thinking for instance about this suggestion ...