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Questions tagged [review-abuse]

blatant negligence in performing review duties

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Add “Skips” to Advanced Review Statistics

So on Code Review we currently have a rather wide margin of time that's used on close-vote reviews. The "slowest" user is averaging out at 180 seconds per review, the "fastest" is clocking in at 10. ...
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Means of marking individual review outcomes as incorrect even after another edit has been made

A known problem is that sometimes bad suggested edits get approved. Moderators have a tool in the form of suggested edit bans to deal with this, but those bans aren’t always immediately appropriate. ...
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Invalidate reviews by known robo-reviewers

Today, I saw a known robo-reviewer get out of a well-deserved review suspension, only to continue rubber-stamping every review in sight again. Some robo-reviewers get review-banned 10 times or more, ...
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How can one see how much time was spent on a review?

Is there a way to tell how long a reviewer spent looking at a particular review item? I have seen people comment about "Reviewer Speedy Squirrel only spent 3 seconds looking at this review item ...
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Edit reviewers don't know how to review because nobody told them!

I recently created a Stack Overflow chat room to whip low-quality edit reviewers into shape. It… worked. Most of them said they would be more careful about minor/invalid/vandalism edits and that they ...
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Should review bans span all SE sites?

If somebody is a robo-reviewer on Stack Overflow, there's a good chance they'll be a robo-reviewer on Super User. Should the 2-day and 7-day review bans span across all SE sites? Or, should they at ...
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Robot reviews getting out of hand… again!

To follow on from such lovely posts as The robo-approvers are killing my will to review edits. Twice in a row I have had suggested edits approved whilst I am reviewing the question. After deciding ...
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How to improve an answer, and being aware of moderators conduct

I am asking your help to understand: How can I edit one post which has one error, or, why I can't. How can people be noticed when a moderator flags or deletes her comment or answer or edit which are ...
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What is wrong with rejecting this edit?

I just had the following edit review task: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3992632 The editor added some stuff that actually should have been posted as comment or as answer. The ...
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How can we address the relative imbalance in the review queue lengths? [duplicate]

In an effort to unashamedly pursue cool looking hats like these improve the quality of the glorious SO forums, it seems that whereas the Close Votes queue looks my work inbox after spending so much ...
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Filtering to Duplicates makes Close-Votes Queue a Haven for Robo-Reviewers

I recently started filtering to duplicates in the close votes queue and I've noticed that every review will always have a Duplicate tab allowing you to tab between the question and proposed duplicate. ...
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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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“I'm Done” button available without action [duplicate]

I've started to do some reviews this week. Since then I observed that sometimes without doing anything the I'm Done button was available. I had this bug quite regularly, maybe in every second audit. ...
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A Reviewer Rating [duplicate]

I noticed some real egregious reviewing on this question. It was closed as a duplicate of a question that it doesn't come close to duplicating, the OP's problem being that of formatting Excel via C#, ...
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Serial pointless editing

I am just wondering if there is anything that can stop a user from making a more than significant amount of pointless edits? I quite realize that with such a silly method one can easily cap the ...
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What to do about terrible suggested edits that are approved? [duplicate]

I just can't fathom how terrible edits like this get through - all three reviewers approved. All he did was bold (instead of block-quote) the error message, and change one barely comprehensible ...
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Shouldn't reviews be done a bit more carefully?

This suggested edit made one change to the question -- changing the title to ALL CAPS. I rejected it with a custom note and was pleased to see that the review was rejected by other reviewers as well. ...
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I just noticed 40 “leave open” votes in less than 10min, just after midnight

By some user in StackOverflow. Should I report this? How?
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Edited code block twice, changing the relation type to a correct one - both rejected for reasons unrelated to the code itself

Two of my edits had been rejected for unfathomable reasons. The question Django user profile The answer Django user profile My first edit: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/6092091/revisions My ...
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Suggestion to reduce fake first-post reviews by adding minimum time to complete

Everyone is familiar with the fake review problems particularly on the first-post review. I have a suggestion that might help with the problem particularly for the first post reviews. Impose a ...
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Vary the number of audits depending on the review history of a user

This is basically a feature-request-ification of this post of mine From what I see, Stack Overflow mods are having to spend time manually rooting out robo reviewers. To me, it seems like the system ...
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Give moderators the ability to mark reviews as “bad”

From what I've seen, many SO moderators trawl completed reviews and watch out for robo reviewers; and manual banning them when they see enough (>= 3?) bad reviews. This is inefficient because: It ...
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Could we make the review-banned-by-a-mod notice say something more descriptive?

Since we got minitech as a mod (yay!), lots of people have been getting review banned (and rightfully so). Many of these people come to Meta to complain/ask about it. When they do, they seem to be ...
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Shouldn't there be any way of reviewing the edit reviews?

Sometimes my edits are rejected for no good reason. A good example is when I add a new major tag (like asp.net) to the question, and the edit is rejected for being a too minor edit. Adding an asp.net ...
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Replace review audits with checks against the quorum

Audits are a terrible metric. They have little significance within the scope of reviews, and say very little about the reviewer. Using an algorithm to select audits doesn't work particularly well, and ...
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It is easy to bypass the “Are you paying attention?” tests

The Are-You-Paying-Attenion?TM review system is easily gameable and thus ineffective against people mindlessly reviewing posts for badges. It is sufficient to make a downvote your first review action ...
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What to do about multiple editors who approve edits that butcher the original post?

I certainly don't mean to rant, so if it sounds that way then I apologize. I'd just like to know what to do, if anything, about the (multiple) editors who approve an edit such as the one found here ...
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Remove Reviewer and Steward badges

Badges should encourage good behaviour. But what when a badge encourages more bad behaviour than good? We hear it all the time - robo reviewers, badge-hunters. The review system fights with that ...
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getting over-tested in review session [duplicate]

I've just had a go at reviewing... Got a completely stupid answer, flagged it, was congratulated... Then I got another test. Another. Another. I did about 15 reviews; there was one genuine question. ...
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Answer edited and approved to contain a totally different answer

I answered a question 2 hours ago. When I took a look at it now, some guy edited my answer, which totally changed the answer and made it wrong. To my surprise, the edit was approved in review. To add ...
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Viewing one's /review/ performance

Is it possible to somehow (easily, but doesn't have to be) view or visualize my /review/ performance? I found an interesting question, Lock questions in the review queue while being reviewed, which ...
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Can we have a “short edit” warning in the Suggested Edits queue?

After seeing cases like this where an obviously too minor edit is approved (not incorrect, mind you, just too minor) I think we need a "short edit" warning in the suggested edits queue. For example, ...
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Increase number of suggested edits reviewers if there is no consensus between them

There have been a number of highly voted discussions regarding incorrect suggested edits approved: first, second, third, fourth. I think that often when bad suggested edit is approved, it actually ...
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How does reviewing influence closing? [duplicate]

Consider a question that has been marked as duplicate for no good reason. The indicated duplicate uses the notion difference list in the title. But there is no more commonality than that. After being ...
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Identified Suspected Robo-Reviewer. What now? [duplicate]

I have identified a suspected robo-reviewer. They are spending on average 4 seconds per review, they always select 'No Action Needed', and on a number of occassions, they have done this on obvious NAA ...
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Is there a way to flag or warn about a review-abuse?

I was reviewing this one: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1687022 Though I may admit that this edit was minor... There are two reviewers that classifies that edit as introducing ...
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Serial edit approving; a problem? [closed]

Well, while approving edits today.. in my opinion I came across a slight problem. Users serial-approving edits without even checking the content. I question whether there should be some sort of ...
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What should I do about bad edits getting accepted?

I'm aware of this question, which is asking about long term global solutions to the problem, but pending that, what am I supposed to do with things like this and this? Rolling back the edit will ...
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Are the review audits making a difference?

So now we have review audits on all the queues. Is anyone measuring anything (even the rate of whiny questions on meta about robo approvers) to see if it's making a difference? Some possible numbers: ...
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Suggested Edit audits don't out themselves as audits [duplicate]

Whenever you pass a review audit of the five posts queues, you get one of that heart-warming messages, telling you how awesome you are for actually paying attention and not just clicking No Action ...
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Does Improve allow an edit-reviewer to be a majority of 1? And must we start to use this more?

Are the following statements correct (for SO only, I understand the numbers differ elsewhere): 3 rejections are required to reject an edit and remove it from the queue 3 approvals are required to ...
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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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Review feedback

Just now I stumbled upon a certain question and noticed that at least the title was horrible. It happened to be a 1 rep user who just asked his first question, so I guess the user cannot be blamed too ...
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Accepting proposed edits requiring special knowledge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The robo-approvers are killing my will to review edits When I review I try to be VERY careful. It makes me slow. While still busy researching for edit #2 here suggested by an ...
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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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How much of the bad review problem is attributable to badge grinders?

A lot has been said on Meta over the past couple of months about problems with the review queues; just have a look through the review-abuse tag. According to one common theory, many of the worst ...
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Should I bring the behaviour of an obvious robot-reviewer to the attention of the moderators, and how?

As the title of this question asks, should I? There's a particular user I've come across via this suggestion that has approved 239 edit suggestions and rejected none. The pattern of their activity log ...
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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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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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Herd mentality closure of questions

I had a question from more than a year ago (Aug 2011) here, which was upvoted 5 times and favourite twice. There exists a high quality (+12) and accepted answer on this question. In the last ...