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How are the words on review audits determined? [duplicate]

I've gotten quite a few review audits while reviewing suggested edits lately, and I was wondering, How are the words used determined? I know they're supposed to be easy to spot and obviously nonsense,...
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“Dummy” Suggested Edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why no honeypot suggested edits? Stemming off of my previous questions regarding the "Suggested Edits" review queue: Why don't we have dummy tests in "Suggested Edits" like ...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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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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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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“Improve” treated as improper response to proper response to audit

For the first time I failed an audit in review, but I sure don't think I should have. I saw the edit wasn't that good, so I hit the improve button to clean things up and got this message: This was ...
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Would anyone care for some processed meat-like substance with a gelatinous glaze?

Something sort of magic happened a short time ago, sometimes a graph is worth a thousand flags: That's right, around March 28, the spam protection layer blocked about 20,000 spam attempts, mostly in ...
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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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Bring a “human factor” into review audit composition/selection

Some people are complaining about the automatically generated audits. They are based on close reasons and apparently are a little controversial :-) Failed low-quality review audit Reopen Question ...
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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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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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Should 'fuck' be present in review audits (intentionally fake suggested edit reviews)?

Some suggested edit reviews are fake and are intended to check that the reviewer is paying attention and reviewing correctly. I recently encountered one where the fake suggested edit contained 'fuck':...
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What should we put on our Tour page?

Now that it is possible for moderators to edit specific sections of the /tour page, some folks have been discussing changes to the one on their site. What guidelines should I keep in mind when ...
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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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