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What are review tests (audits) and how do they work?

I sometimes receive this rather amusing message while reviewing in the review queues: Congratulations! This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. You passed. If I am not ...
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You have failed too many recent review audits [duplicate]

I just failed an audit, and suddenly I got this message: You have failed too many recent review audits ... I was a bit surprised about this, because I don't really remember failing so many audits. ...
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542 votes
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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 time of automatic review bans should be increased with every new ban

The way the current auto-bans for reviews work is rather suboptimal. Somebody who's really after the badges and doesn't care whether they're banned for two days can just continue clicking through, ...
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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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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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Using the "flag" loophole to pass every review audit

My question pertains to the review audits that occasionally appear when using the "review" feature on Stack Overflow. I know that if you fail too many of these audits, your reviewing privileges can be ...
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Revoke review queue badges after an audit

A user with 5 review queue badges recently got a 7 day review ban after hitting too many audits Shouldn't his stats/badges take a hit1 in such cases? Even better, keep a warning on the queue (or at ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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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 ...
Jonathan Drapeau's user avatar
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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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Is user silently kicked out of review system for short period of time?

I know there are audit items in the reviews that users do so that to check whether or not the user is paying attention to this. I have been more on the reviewing side for past 2 months and have come ...
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Some questions on how the review algorithms work exactly

I would like to know how the review algorithm 'decides' that a late post need to be reviewed. When a user fails a review audit, he gets this: If the same user failed too many review audits, he gets ...
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