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Questions tagged [review-audits]

Test items in review queues that are designed to help new reviewers hone their moderation skills, while nudging more experienced users that don't seem to be paying close attention to what they're reviewing.

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Why are comments shown in this audit, but I cannot click the two additional comments?

I just passed this audit. Why is there one comment shown (which basically gives you a hint, that this is possibly spam)? Clicking the additional comments won't work and tells you, and this is an ...
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Should the user's name be shown as part of review audits, or some other non-confusing alternative?

I was shown the below answer as part of "First Post" reviews. https://stackoverflow.com/a/52477657/9134487 The name was shown as a different user, with a recent timestamp, and with 0 upvotes. Though,...
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Review audit questions in a foreign language need a translated version so we can easily see if they are SPAM, migratable, or should simply be deleted

During review audits sometimes questions are written in a foreign language and determining what would be the fairest outcome for the person requires the auditor to either be fluent in a foreign ...
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While reviewing “The Late answers” should we compare it to other answers?

When I was reviewing the Late answers on Stack Overflow I "failed" on the following audit question: Which happened to be just a copy and paste of the of the accepted and well-received answer My ...
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Review queue tests WAY too easy to spot [duplicate]

I've been helping with the review queues, and everyonce in a while we get those: This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention... But what I noticed is that those take a ...
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Can we have a mod tool to prevent posts from being selected for review audits, without invalidating flags?

I've been wanting to ask this question for some time. This question is a clear example of the need for the request: Wrong review question? Quoting from the answer: I handled the flags and ...
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Viewing vote counts while reviewing immediately unmasks review audits

Assume you're performing a review of either a First post or Late answer (on any SE site where audit reviews are enabled). If you do have the Established Users privilege on that site, you can also "...
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Comments shown in review audits should be re-dated

Inspired by this question, where this review audit shows the question as posted as a few minutes ago, while the comments are much older (May 24th). This makes it very easy to see it's a review audit. ...
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Why do you fail audit by using the edit link while viewing is allowed?

Apart of what I described in "Does edit of an audit review question/answer now always result in a failed audit?", I now noticed that it is still OK to browse a question during an audit review (by just ...
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Does edit of an audit review question/answer now always result in a failed audit?

Over the past week or so, on some SE site, I failed an audit review. And this happened after I used the "edit" link during such review. It was about a terribly formatted question, so I used the "edit" ...
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Are comments review test (audit) posted?

When doing a review, I added a comment, then clicked "I'm done". The system said "This was only a test, ...". Will my comment be posted anyway?
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Don't accept comments during review audit

For the nth time this month, I've written a considered, thought-out comment to help guide the poster of an off-topic question to a more useful resource - only to find that after all my thought and ...
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Pre-generate Review audits to avoid the lag?

When reviewing on Suggested Edits: Normal suggested edits are displayed instantly. Review audits take 2 seconds to load (and that's not because of my ISP). So whenever I see the loading animation ...
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Reviewing “timeout” period for audit failure

I have searched high and low but have been unable to find an explanation of why the timeout period for audit failures gets longer and longer. I fully understand and support the use of the audits and, ...
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How to distinguish audits from real reviews in SEDE data?

I was trying to look at some statistics on review outcomes using SEDE, but hit upon a snag: apparently, the SEDE ReviewTasks table also includes audit tasks, and there doesn't seem to be any way to ...
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“Race condition” prevention not implemented on review audits

Link to the strange behavior: https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/18484797 I identified it's a spam and clicked "Recommend Deletion", then hit "Delete", and there was no doubt I was ...
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Is there a way to know whether a post is being used as a pending audit?

Currently, on the sites with review audits enabled (SO, SU, SF, AU, SoftwareEng, Maths), you can see if a post is used for review audits by visiting its timeline: https://<siteurl>/posts/<id&...
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Be more friendly to hard-working reviewers

I had been banned from review 2 times on Stack Overflow before this event came up. After my 2nd ban, I've been working carefully, doing 80+ reviews every day and passing ~30 audits (I think there's ...
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“Fetch vote count” on a review audit immediately reveals it [duplicate]

I'm reviewing Stack Overflow on my 5.5" Android phone. (yes I'm adding this information because that's how I spot this bug) I just came across a bad post in FP and was about to vote it down. Because ...
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Answers which are considered too short to be a good answer shouldn't be used for review audits [duplicate]

I have had review audits several times in the review queues which are mostly fine. They usually included a short (non comprehensive) description of the solution and a link to a howto with the full ...
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Missing cancel button when editing some audit review questions/answers reveals it is an audit review

If you perform a "first posts" review of a question, and you use the "edit" link below the question, then for a question that is NOT a review audit, you'll get a message above the question that looks ...
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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 offensive content added to review “trick” questions?

Why I even ask I'm over in Super User review and see an item pop up in suggested edits that appeared to be vandalism with hate crime type speech in it of prejudice based on skin color with the ...
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Bug or Feature in Audit “STOP! Look and Listen.”? Answer to review in audit not visible outside audit [duplicate]

I just got access to the review queues (late answers). I tried to be thorough and opened the question in a new tab, since the answer I should review was odd and I thought maybe someone just copied an ...
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What does “Reviewed” mean in review audit results (vs “No Action Needed”)?

What's the difference between "No Action Needed" and "Reviewed" in audit results? Is "Reviewed" what happens when you e.g. vote or something then click I'm Done?
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Late Answers review audits are too hard

I have been always reviewing the "Late Answers" queue with fear. I always click out the question to see if the answer is deleted (to determine if it's an audit, and to checkout other answers). Late ...
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Non-late answer appearing on Late Answer review queue

I just audited a question from the Late Answers queue, and something was off. According to the audit, the question was asked 11 days ago, and the answer was posted 11 days ago. In fact, the answer ...
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“This is an audit”

I've tried to comment a spam-like post politely (before I vote to del). It turned out that it was a long deleted post, and the review was an audit. The software warned me. I don't know, is it ...
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Reject and Edit on suggested edit review audits should allow me to edit the original post

Currently, clicking Reject and Edit in a suggested edit review audit simply passes the audit just like if the user would have clicked Reject. I guess that's not too bad compared to how it worked first....
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Why does the review audit mention “Voting to close” for an answer?

I just passed a review audit in the First Posts review. I passed it on an "I'm having this problem too" answer by downvoting it. Where it says that I passed the audit, it lists a few appropriate ...
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How should you handle reviews when out of flags?

Today I was handed an audit which was obviously junk that needs to be deleted. However, I was out of flags for the day and clicked "Needs Editing" instead. What is the proper thing to do in this case? ...
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Unnecessary tips in review audition [duplicate]

In reviewing, most of post properties are hidden (e.g. votes score) for reviewer will can't use it for his decision. But sometimes I see different tips (direct and indirect) that are indicates post ...
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Review ban reason and warnings

When I'm entering reviews on Stack Overflow I'm seeing: https://stackoverflow.com/review/first-posts/14369458 is a textbook example of a poor question. "No action needed" is completely wrong. ...
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Allow moderators to see failed audits that haven't led to an automated review ban [duplicate]

Moderators have access to a user's profile/history to look at things necessary to perform our role - one of those is reviewing stuff. The system currently now only records on a user's profile if they ...
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How to contest a review ban?

This post suggests a button to contest a failed audit and this other post as well as a few others agree on the fact that sometimes the audit system consider a comment on a perfect post as a negative ...
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I think I experienced an audit bug while reviewing

I was becoming acquainted with the review process, and I believe I experienced a bug. I had failed some of the audits and then I came across a post that was spam and accidentally clicked 'needs ...
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Spotting review audits [duplicate]

I've recently started reviewing posts and I think the idea behind auditing reviewers is a good idea so as to keep things consistent. However, during my review sessions, I've noticed that you can ...
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Clicking 'Edit' on a good post review audit takes you to that page and then you can't finish the audit

I clicked 'Edit' on a First Post review audit on Puzzling, because I wanted to add a tag. This took me away from the review queue, and so I had to go back in the history of the page to finish the ...
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Why did flagging as very low quality result in audit failure

I came across this question in the later answers review queue. Since it was a link only answer, I chose to flag as very low quality. Then I got this message: STOP! Look and Listen. This was ...
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Continuous cycle of review test questions

I've found interesting behavior in the review queue of first posts and late answers. If the queue gets empty during reviewing and I insist on getting the next item I do get a next item but it's a test ...
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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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“show 1 more comment” link on LQP review audit, clicking gives “An error occurred while fetching comments”

On this LQP review audit, I see a "show 1 more comment" link. When I click it, I get an error message: "An error occurred while fetching comments". Possibly related: Zombie comments (aka wrong ...
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Getting a close review in the low quality queue

I was reviewing in the low quality queue and got this. as opposed to: Possibly an audit glitch? Is this a bug?
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Allow moderators to manually ban users from review for more than 30 days [duplicate]

Some people simply aren't very good at reviewing. They're actively harming the site by approving bad suggested edits, clicking "Looks OK" on spam, etc. On a site like Stack Overflow, we're not running ...
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Close question review audits should “pass” faster

I was given a review audit for the close queue, and I had to Click the close button Choose the "off topic" radio button Click the "Vote to close" button For a closeworthy question as an audit, ...
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How do I challenge an audit failure?

I've run through Both SO and Meta searches for an answer, as well as reviewing the , and I cannot find a canonical process to challenge an audit failure. I can find discussions of the single-choice "...
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Passing review audits should offset audit failures

We've all been there, you're going through the review queue and accidentally (or otherwise) fail a review audit. Even when you are trying your best and not robo-reviewing, sometimes mistakes happen. ...
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Review audit detection scripts - acceptable?

I noticed that there's a userscript on StackApps which detects review audits and warns you about them (It can also be done 100% reliably by monitoring the AJAX requests to /review) and there's at ...
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How to report a bad result in spam check on review late answers?

I just reviewed this question. I choose: No action needed, but the system says I failed because it's a spam answer: "As far as I know, global variables are not passed to the workers, thus the above ...
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Late answer review audit on a locked question does not give me any options

Review audit gave me answer, without any possibility to do anything else than "No action needed" or "Skip" (see attached image). There is no way to vote, no way to comment, no way to flag. The ...