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Questions involving review bans/suspensions for folks who fail multiple review audits in a short time.

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Improved experience for users with review suspensions

This post details the first in a series of releases related to the ongoing work on Review Queues. It focuses on changes to the ways in which users who have been suspended from reviewing are notified ...
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Allow all reviewers to see deleted posts they reviewed

So moderators just got the ability to provide custom reasons when they ban users from review. Often, these bans are due to specific very bad reviews, like approving spam or non-answers. It will be ...
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I see "There are no review queues available to you" when clicking the review icon without any explanation

This has appeared as the dropdown on my review queue button today: I can't find out anything about it. What does it mean? Why aren't there any review queues available to me? How long it's going ...
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The time of automatic review bans should be increased with every new ban

The way the current auto-bans for reviews work is rather suboptimal. Somebody who's really after the badges and doesn't care whether they're banned for two days can just continue clicking through, ...
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Why am I getting the message "You've failed too many recent review audits"? [duplicate]

Today I clicked on Review and saw the message below. You've failed too many recent review audits - looks like you might need a break. Come back in in 7 days and try again. Why does this type of ...
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Review bans should escalate beyond 30 days

Currently, as reviewers fail audits, they are banned from review for increasing durations (2 days, then 7, then 30). At present, this caps out at 30 days. The next time a reviewer is banned, the ban ...
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New Review Suspensions Mod UX

This post details the second in a series of releases related to the ongoing work on Review Queues. It focuses on big upgrades to the tools provided for moderators to track and apply review suspensions ...
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Flag users who approve an edit that ends up rejected for vandalism

If an edit is rejected as vandalism, I think it would be useful to have some sort of flag or notification raised if anyone voted to approve it.
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Please allow moderators to apply real permanent review suspensions

As users are now inbox-notified for each review suspension, there is now one edge case that may cause confusion to users -- Background On Stack Overflow, we have users1 who have over 50 previous ...
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Allow moderators to issue warnings to reviewers using the review suspension system

This would basically function as a zero-day suspension: the reviewer would get the message in exactly the same way they would for a review suspension, except that they can keep reviewing afterward. ...
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Show previously review-banned users in Review Ban List

There's a link from the Mod Links section where Mods can ban users from reviewing. There's also a section which shows currently banned users. Unfortunately, currently there's no place which lists ...
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New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why

When I am review-banned, the direct effect is that when I click the review icon in the top-bar, I get this: This doesn’t tell me anything about what's going on, just that all review queues have ...
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Your review was inappropriate [closed]

I was recently reviewing first posts on SO when I was presented with this response: Why does the C preprocessor interpret the word "linux" as the constant "1"? Which it obviously ...
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I was able to review while blocked!

As the title suggests, I am blocked for 7 days for reviewing the posts! Today when I clicked on the counter for reviews (I don't know the exact name for that), I was able to review the content. I ...
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Show the number of previous review bans in the "Account Info" box

After handling a couple cases of folks reviewing things incorrectly, and applying a few review bans, I noticed that it'd be nice to know whether someone has a history of reviewing stuff wrong without ...
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How many failed audits trigger a review suspension?

I failed an audit in the suggested edits queue today. No excuses on my part, it was (in hindsight) an obviously invalid edit and I wasn't paying proper attention. However, what I found odd is that I ...
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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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Incorrect audits [closed]

Today, I failed an (unfair and incorrect) audit, the first one in a while, and I'm now banned from reviewing for two days. I naturally find this unfair and stupid, and I would really like to get the ...
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Revoke review queue badges after an audit

A user with 5 review queue badges recently got a 7 day review ban after hitting too many audits Shouldn't his stats/badges take a hit1 in such cases? Even better, keep a warning on the queue (or at ...
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Am I reviewing correctly?

Okay, (to be honest) I'm not happy about this but I've been review banned for 2 days (it appears that it's been done by the system). Now 2 days isn't a long time, but I'd just like to understand what ...
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When banned from the reviews, an explanation would help

I've been banned from the reviews and it might be worthy but I would like to know if it's the honeypot tests that got me or a manual ban; if it's the latter, I would also like to know how I can ...
Jonathan Drapeau's user avatar
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No link to the 10k moderation tools when my account has a review suspension

I'm missing a convenient way to access the 10k moderation tools as described on SO privilege help, because it shows I'm suspended from review. I can still access them by directly navigating to /tools ...
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Allow moderators to mark single reviews as bad and inform/ban reviewers based on this

Summary Implement a system that automatically informs and potentially review-bans reviewers (with optional adjustments) based on moderators marking individual reviews as bad. This makes moderating ...
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Review suspensions are not carried over with account merges

The user who is the subject of this CM escalation (link only visible to Stack Overflow moderators and Stack Exchange staff members) was suspended from reviewing for 365 days on Aug 10, 2022: Later, ...
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Are 'reasonably bad' reviewers in any way being detected or 'punished'?

First and foremoest: this topic has nothing to do with the existing audit system. It detects people blindly voting, it does that well, nobody disputes that. This topic is about detecting, warning and ...
Niels Keurentjes's user avatar
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How many failed audits to be put on quarantine?

From time to time I fail a review audit. That's another story, but after not having run in to an audit (and certainly not failing one) for over a week, and suddenly failing one, I got banned from ...
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Review suspensions prevent authors from editing their own posts that have pending suggested edits

I've answered this question a few minutes ago, unfortunately I've left a stupid typo. Therefore, I wish to edit my answer; however, this doesn't seem possible? I've received a review suspension: You’...
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Cannot submit review suspension message because of template tokens

I just suspended a user from review and used the "Approved spam post" template. I wanted to modify it, because I actually wanted to list another approved post which was clearly Not An Answer ...
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Improve the user review ban experience [duplicate]

EDIT: While there are similarities with New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why (and please note that there are no answers to that question btw), I'm suggesting a ...
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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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Why have I been banned from the review queues? [closed]

I've been blocked from the review queues, and I don't know why. I recently hit +2K rep on Stack Overflow, so I have just started reviewing Suggested Edits and Low Quality. The message says that I ...
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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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7 days block for not passing controversial audit - why my passed audits are completely ignored?

I was a few times blocked from reviewing for not passing audits (rather controversial ones). Since the last block I can't remember any failed audits, but I've passed a couple of them. Now I've failed ...
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Allow moderators to forgive review suspensions

Following up on applying permanent review suspensions, I noticed several permabanned* users are suitable/eligible for review unsuspension due to the review suspension system overhaul (in particular - ...
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Review ban after skipping a review

So I received the following message today after clicking the 'Skip' button on a close vote review because I guess I took too long to vote on it and it said it was already closed when I tried to vote. ...
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Review suspension message incorrectly refers to "questions" even when the incorrect review was of an answer

A recent Meta Stack Overflow post showed the following review ban message: It says, in relevant part: The following tasks were handled incorrectly: /review/low-quality-posts/28864465 For these ...
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Still able to review wiki edits during a review ban

I recently failed a couple audits and got review banned. As of now: However, I just reviewed this wiki edit: I wasn't able to review the related excerpt edit though: Additionally... ...I am able to ...
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Why aren't review bans imposed by another moderator added to the moderator inbox?

One of my moderator colleagues recently imposed a review ban on a user. I knew about it because I discussed it with him before he imposed the ban. However, I was somewhat surprised when I didn't ...
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Incorrect review suspension canned template for Triage's "Needs community edit"

The new canned review suspension message for "Needs community edit" is incorrect. The current text implies that the user chose the "Flag" option, when in actual fact this template ...
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Could moderators actually review-ban the Community user, and what would happen if they did?

I get that this question is a little narrow in scope, but just for the sake of humor, I'm wondering... This question's title ("Give Community ♦ a review ban") made me ask: do moderators actually have ...
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Is it possible to find out if/when my account has received a (review) ban before?

I'm wondering if there's a way for a user to find out if (and when) their account has ever received a review ban (or any other kind of ban for that matter) on a given site. Can this information be ...
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Does passing a review audit decrease the chance of a ban?

What I mean to ask is, there are some test reviews too. Which are designed to check whether the user is paying attention or not. After the user has done those reviews, they tell him whether he was ...
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"Review queues" button spots an "attention badge" even while you are review banned [duplicate]

Possibly only during the last [your timezone - SO timezone] hours of ban, but, for obvious reasons, that's hard to verify as an end user. Update, as I fell for an attention test with a too-short late ...
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Received message stating I failed too many review audits? [duplicate]

When clicking on the "review" tab today, I saw the following message: You have failed too many recent review audits – looks like you might need a break. Come back in 4 days to continue reviewing. ...
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Some ideas about review tasks

I believe I have had slew of difficult audit tests recently on StackOverflow. I failed two a couple of days ago and I remember thinking after both of them that I disagree with the fact that I failed. ...
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Penalty for approving Suggested edit which is rejected with Vandalism flag

Today when I was trying to review suggested edit, I saw a suggested edit like: Suggested Edit on this post CodeIgniter Custom Admin URI Routes At first sight itself it seems as a spam to me, So I ...
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Could you at least give me a hint, what recent audits I've failed?

It happens sometimes. I've met an answer in first posts queue, which was not very good formated, but tried to diagnose the OPs problem as the bug in some library. I can't say if it's correct or not, ...
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What repercussions are there to "not paying attention" when reviewing?

I just clicked "Do nothing" instead of skipping what turned out to be a trick post or at least what the system deemed a poor answer. I was derided by some text telling me to pay attention. Yes, the ...
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Unable to translate "Enter Review Task URL" on review suspension page

There's no available source to translate "Enter Review Task URL" placeholder on review suspension page:
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On user profile page, the review ban link needs updating to the changed review ban history event parameter

This is a bug report about a moderator-only feature. Recently, review bans were renamed to review suspensions. The user history event was renamed to "User has been suspended from reviewing",...
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