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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Review Audit with a "Pending Edit" - What happens if I approve the edit?

Earlier today, I was presented with this audit in the First Questions review queue on Stack Overflow. (Actually, I have been given that audit twice today, within a 20 minute time-frame, and four times ...
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Repeated review audit (5 times so far)

I was reviewing posts in the First questions review queue in Ask Ubuntu. Take a look at this: I had to do the same review audit twice. The links of the review tasks are: https://askubuntu.com/review/...
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Please reinstate flag option in low quality review queue

In the Low Quality review queue we need a flag option. (Which we used to have not so long ago). A simple example which would have been best as a comment, instead I'd need to leave the review queue, ...
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Why can't I review a suggested edit which popped up in the review queue?

Occasionally I get items in the suggested edit queue which I can not review. Instead of the controls to approve/reject, I just see You are not able to review this item. I just got this (screenshot ...
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Unable to pass First Question / First Answer review audits

There's something wrong with some review audit like this First Questions one. I recognized the question from the Hot Network Questions (and the 6k views is also a giveaway - interesting that it isn't ...
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Incorrect syntax highlight in review audit

Today I found a review audit that apparently had incorrect syntax highlight. To me this seemed like a rare case so I decided to post it here as a possible bug or support question. This is the review ...
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Closing a question that's being used as a known good audit should immediately remove it from the audit pool

We've identified a problem on SO with "known good" audits: Question is asked and quickly upvoted Question is selected as a "known good" audit candidate Question is closed (often ...
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Review audits in post timeline

I just found this question that is being used as a review audit. In the question's timeline audits completed by users are being shown. Is this a bug or intentional? It seems to pollute the timeline ...
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Frequency of appearing of audits in review queues - WHEN do they appear?

I've asked the same question on Mathematics Stack Exchange meta, as my experience explained below was on the MathSE site. It seemed that the situation is something network-wide, and therefore I tried ...
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Review audits are not working in sync with filter in First posts review queue [duplicate]

I was in the First posts review queue reviewing posts. I noticed this suddenly: Link: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1163303 As you can see in the screenshot, I have used the filter option ...
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When voting on review audit posts and refreshing the page, the vote arrow remains lit, but the vote score is reset

While reviewing a post in the Triage queue on Stack Overflow, I often come upon a fake review, which I understand is intended to make sure that I'm paying attention and not just clicking the buttons ...
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Escaped "\n" in failed-review audit-warning

I was reviewing the First posts queue today for the first time. I've so far passed the few audits that have come my way. I marked this post as No action needed, though it was only a link, but since ...
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Looking back at suggested-edit review audits throws a 500 error message [closed]

I was browsing MSE about review audits, etc., and came upon this question. It had a link to this suggested edit review audit, but instead of showing "Review audit completed at {date}" or &...
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Upvotes on passed review audits disappear

I upvoted a review audit that I passed, but after I was told that I passed, the upvote I cast disappeared. Shouldn't upvotes on passed review audits like this remain?
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Get a list of audit reviews for each review queue

Is there a way (I suppose via Data Explorer request) to get a list of completed (with any result) audit review for each review queue on site?
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Review audit formatting bug

Some days ago on Mathematics StackExchange I failed the review audit. The system said I need to pay more attention. Here's the result of paying attention :) Description: The line escape character \n ...
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Review audit of deleted answer shows personal information

I just received a review audit. It used a deleted answer, but the answer contains personal information about that user including their phone number and email address. Here's the text with the personal ...
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Is the "Congratulations" message in the FP Queue misguiding use of VLQ?

There have been numerous discussions about the merits (or otherwise) of the "Very Low Quality" (VLQ) flag for questions, such as here on Meta.SE, along with many closely related questions on ...
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When I encounter an audit, can I write anything into the custom flag box?

When I review posts and encounter an audit, and I've confirmed that it's an audit that wants me to flag/downvote/close the post (by opening the actual question in another tab), is it a free ticket to ...
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Skip spam LQP review audits or click on Recommend deletion

From the reviewing guidelines FAQ for low quality posts: [QA] Spam or rude/abusive posts: click the "link" to the post, and cast its corresponding flag. Do not "close", "...
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Obviously wrong answer count in review reveals it's an audit at a glance

In the Meta Stack Exchange FAQ of review tests (audits), it is mentioned: Also, if you find something in the review audit system that makes audits extremely obvious (as in one can tell that a review ...
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Is it just me, or is this an obvious way to see in an instant whether or not a post to review is a test? [duplicate]

I've been reviewing posts for a while now, and I get tests, like everyone else. But, is it just me, or is there an obvious way to see in an instant whether or not a post is a test? The thing is, I ...
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Hide comments in audits [duplicate]

As shown, there is a comment which said, "Repeat Spammer. Flagged as spam." But the answer was posted few days ago, so this would have been deleted. So I immediately knew that this was an ...
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Why show an audit review answer if my review filter excludes answers? [duplicate]

I was performing some First Posts reviews on an SE site that has audit reviews enabled. And I had enabled the filter to limit it to Questions only (I wanted to skip all Answers to be reviewed). ...
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Award For Reviewing (Triage, First Posts, etc) [duplicate]

As stated before, reviewing questions is a thankless job. The OP of that question had a good point. Today, I noticed the Triage feature for the first time. I've probably spent a good 2-3 hours ...
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Suggested Edits Audits generate slowly [duplicate]

I noticed something, after reviewing many suggested edits audits in the past few months. The suggested edit audits generate slowly, so it is pretty easy to determine if a suggested edit is an audit. ...
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Why does the Need review counter often appear inaccurate after a passed review audit?

After passing a review audit, and after the congratulations screen is shown, I sometimes click the stats-link to find out how many additional posts need review. I noticed that the actual number shown,...
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Exclude posts with valid "rude or abusive" flags from appearing as review audits in all review queues

Recently our member reported about inappropriate content in the question in a First Posts review audit. The question was deleted by a moderator, because it contains NSFW pictures. Can you do ...
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Audit fail message and our more friendly community

I'm more of a reader than a contributor on SO, but I try to jump in sometimes when I can. I tried to triage a post today and it turned out to be an audit. I suggested a moderator review because it had ...
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Reopen Votes review audits use old JS confirm dialog instead of new Stacks prompt, making them too easy to identify

If I vote to reopen a question that appeared on the Reopen Votes queue and it turns out that it is an audit, I get this JS browser confirmation dialog: But if it is not an audit, then I get this ...
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Past audits on deleted posts fail to render due to JS error

I recently stumbled onto an old post which mentioned the following failed audit on this question (deleted): https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/19920226 This is what's rendered: (The ...
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Request: Link to reviewer guidelines from the review interface

Currently the review interface, at least for First Posts on Stack Overflow, looks like this: There are several lines of text describing the meaning of the various buttons, but almost no guidelines ...
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Audit is too obvious because button offers to "Recommend..." a vote

I just encountered the following question in SuperUser's VLQ review queue, which made the audit pathetically obvious because I haven't Recommended close votes for a long time: As a reviewer who ...
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While in an audit, you can't add a comment [duplicate]

Just got to decide if an answer should be deleted. It was only a link, no comments. So I wanted to add a comment explaining why link only answers aren't welcome, and got "This is an audit". This ...
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Exclude reopened questions from Close Vote audits

Apparently, poor questions which were quickly closed with no answers are used as audits even after such questions are edited, reopened and answered. Since audits present the latest revision of the ...
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Review audits should take question/answer filter mode into account

In some review queues like First Posts or Low Quality Posts, there is the ability to set a filter by the post type: question or answer. In case of audit there can be a wrong post type for review. For ...
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Lack of new contributor indicator outs review audits

Occasionally, when I get a known-good audit in the review queue, the system shows me a fake usercard of a new user to not make it obvious that it is an audit; as it was actually posted by a higher-rep ...
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Failing Review Audit because I added a comment that it was a duplicate post [duplicate]

I reviewed a post in the Super User First Post queue and thought it sounded familiar. I searched for the subject and found a previous post with the same question. I then added a comment ...
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Is the behavior of a user concerning audits used to decide whether they will get audits?

Suppose that I fail to pass several review audits in a short time span. Will the system take that into account, in the sense that more of my reviews will be audits? I mean, in order to check whether ...
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In Stack Overflow en español, review audits do not show in the activity tab

On October 2018, review audits were activated in Stack Overflow en español. They have been working well and we all are very happy. However, I noticed that audit reviews do not show in the activity ...
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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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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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