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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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Posts destroyed as spam should trigger a retroactive audit failure for previous "No Action Needed" votes

As a moderator on Stack Overflow, I regularly look through the review history of obvious spam that has lasted more than an hour or so on the site. I often find one or two reviewers who voted "No ...
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Moderators should have easy access to a user's complete review history, including audits

We often get questions here on Meta or through other channels about why a particular user was banned from review by the system. Additionally, we frequently want to look into a user's review history ...
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Please don't use comments containing vulgarities for suggested edit review audits

I come across this comment while reviewing a suggested edit audit: I don't think system-generated messages should contain such language. Can they be chosen more carefully, please?
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Don't make us click through the reject dialog on Suggested Edit audits

tl;dr: Make the reject button in the suggested edit queue pass audits without a dialog. I've reviewed over 700 suggested edits, so I have had my fair share of audits. Unlike the other queues, ...
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Refreshing the page of a suggested edit audit kills the audit

Steps to repro: Find a suggested edit that seems suspicious (clearly an audit) Press F5 OR Ctrl+R OR the refresh button (who uses the GUI anyway) ... Break the audit! (see image) Link to the audit (...
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Does anyone read messages on review audits?

Often, when reviewing a lot of edits I get a fake audit test. I usually reject them with a message. Are these messages stored anywhere, or am I just talking to myself again?
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Can we change the text of the review audit failed message?

STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. This question has serious problems that must be fixed before it can be answered. If you're ...
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Don't include posts in known good when a plurality of reviews on the post recommend deletion

Take for example, this review which failed with a 'recommend deletion' for something that wasn't an answer: I'm a developer at Spotify. We know that there are some regressions in the new client, ...
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Nearly impossible late answer audit

So, I got this late answer audit (link). It is based on this deleted answer. Note that it can't be flagged, voted on, or commented on. This is likely because the question it is part of is also a ...
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Review audit issues and audit atonement

I have been surfing meta for a few weeks now and I am seeing a large number of reports about failed audits and review bans. Obviously if someone is getting banned they are going get on meta and vent ...
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Failed audit adding to my Stats - Is it a Bug or a Feature?

Earlier today, I failed a review audit on Stack Overflow (yes, that does happen occasionally). Now, I'm not here to dispute that audit – my action (voting to reopen) was controversial, at best, and ...
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Review Audit Fail - closed question served as known good in reopen queue

The review audit pulled a total fail today. As in a "Go home, Review Audit, you're appallingly drunk" fail. The subject question (Progs 10k+ only link) remains closed, and was closed by a ...
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Create suggested edit audits with random formatting

A common type of bad suggested edit that we all hate is one that adds random formatting. At the moment, all suggested edit audits are based on randomly replacing some sequences of words by other ...
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Reviews Audits: Are Repeat Failers Audited More Often?

I've just been allowed to review again after a month banning; I'm not proud of it, but it was totally my own fault. I used to review every day in my lunch break in work, so I used to clear a good ...
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Some audits are greyed out in the review queues

There is a bug concerning the audits, which make them very easy to spot. They have a grayish look, as in the picture below. It must be added that this occurs only with some audits, not with all of ...
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Don't use answers with a "Very low quality" flag on them as review audits

"Very low quality" flags are quite ambiguous as to their purpose, without a whole lot of agreement. More relevantly, they're marked helpful by an edit—any edit, even correcting a typo‐often ...
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System sent same question twice to me to review it again today

This is simply seems bug to me that system sent same question to me to review it again in a span of around 20 minutes. See in the comment with time (24 mins ago) wrote by system when system sent me ...
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Don't allow honeypots for questions that I've voted on, or that I've already passed an audit on

When reviewing, it has happened that I get a review-audit for a question I've already voted on (this is not the first time, it is only the most recent). If I know I've upvoted a question, and I know ...
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Close vote review failed

Today, I failed the following review audit in the "Close Votes" queue: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2574688 From the question: I'm building a project on phonegap using JQuery ...
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Audit failed because I voted as duplicate - seems counterproductive/-intuitive

So I have a suggestion for the audit system for Close Votes: I suggest that the audit system always let you pass if you vote to close as a duplicate! Because failing on this premise seems ...
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Please add a label for review audits in review history

Let's take a look at my First questions review history: The second task mentioned in the history is a review audit. It would be great if we can use a label for review audits like we have a label for ...
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Was this a false alarm?

While doing a First Posts review I came across a one which was a one liner, code. Which I assume is inappropriate by SO standards (link, for those who can view). The user's avatar was in gray, no ...
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Audits that are incorrect

I just failed an audit for attempting to close a duplicate question. The audit was for the question: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2393046 I was going to mark it as a duplicate as I was ...
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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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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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Audits mess up on migrated questions

Well, I was reviewing in the Close Vote queue earlier when I hit this strange review task: There's no review buttons except for skip. So I looked at the question. Apparently, it was migrated to Code ...
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No markdown on review of Low Quality Posts, and Edit fails review

Sometimes rendered output isn't enough to review a post. From the Low Quality Posts review queue, there's no way to review markdown which is sometimes necessary to perform a review. Reviewing low ...
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Late Answers audits should show comments

I just failed this Late Answers audit, where the answer by itself appears a reasonable self-answer, but it was apparently downvoted because, commenters alleged, it was a duplicate of an existing ...
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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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A copy of a good answer as review audit

Consider this review audit. The post appears of good quality, but the expected action is not to let it through (i.e. downvote, flag or edit). The reason is that the post is actually a copy of an ...
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Bad Audit Question

So I just failed an Audit question (first time ever, AFAIK) because I voted to close this question. The Failed-Audit message told me that I should not have voted to close because "this question ...
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Suggested Edit audits: who gets audited?

There is a user who has been foiling my suggested edit rejections, and I noticed they currently have 237 approvals with 0 rejections. That struck me as a little odd, because I figured they would have ...
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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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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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Don't give me known good audits on questions I've down voted

I came across a 'known good' audit in the Low Quality Posts review. When I saw it, I was "I'm sure I've seen this before..." Yep. Sure enough, I had. And I had down voted it. I haven'...
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Don't let users comment on review audit questions

When reviewing reopen votes, I was given this question as a review audit. I commented, nonsensically, that I didn't understand why the question was closed as primarily-opinion based, as that's what ...
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Please add a list of failed review audits

I apparently failed too many First Post-review audits, and have been banned for two days. I would like to have a list of audits I failed, so I can try and find some pattern in what I'm doing wrong. ...
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Will upvoting a comment make me fail an audit?

After failing an audit by trying to add comment and recent review ban without explanation what I've failed I'm going a bit paranoical about audits. Could you say me, if upvoting any comment would ...
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Don't tell me that a suggested edit is possibly spam when it's an audit

I had a suggested edit audit that told me: Our system has identified this edit as possible spam; please review carefully The system told me this before rejecting the edit, so I don't think that ...
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Close review queue shouldn't use bountied questions as audits

I had this audit in the close review queue. It clearly shows the question with a bounty, but bountied questions cannot be closed. Either bounty questions shouldn't be used as audits, or don't display ...
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Make Review Audits more Friendly

I often click on add comment before actually reviewing, then decide whether or not to say anything. In this audit, I followed my habit and click on "Add Comment" and was immediately slammed with a "...
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Review Audit bug

I was reviewing First Posts on StackOverflow, and then I got this review audit (which was a high quality post): I noticed two strange things (probably bugs): the "I'm Done" button was enabled, even ...
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Confusing review audit

Today, I was reviewing a first post. In the review page, I got an answer with no username. So I thought the user may have deleted his account. The answer was great, but when I went to see the previous ...
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Review Audit with no option to flag, downvote or comment

I came across a late answer review for a Community Wiki post. It was (to me) obvious it was an audit. However, I did not have any options to do anything about the post. My options were to Skip, or to ...
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Another review audit failed

Preamble: In the past I failed several audits and I accepted the 2 days break. Because there is a suspension mechanism, now I skip all the reviews where I'm not 200% sure that is not a tricky test. ...
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Incorrect failed audit count

I recently failed an edit (started with a comment, instead of downvoting first). It marked the audit as failed, and blocked me from reviewing for two days, saying that I had failed too many recent ...
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Congratulations Text for "Known Bad" Reopen Queue Audits is Wrong

On successfully passing a "known bad" audit in the Reopen Votes review queue (i.e., correctly voting to "Leave Closed"), we are presented with the following congratulatory banner: ...
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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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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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Close votes review bug when daily limit is reached

SE site: http://magento.stackexchange.com Scenario: - I'm reviewing the "close votes" section. - I only have one more close vote for today. - I choose to close the question I'm reviewing. ...
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