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Questions tagged [review]

For questions about the /review path where users can view and act on posts by other users that the system thinks may need attention.

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Is it possible to find users who earned a review badge for a specific queue?

It's possible to see all users who have earned a specific badge. For instance, I could go to https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/1478 to see all users on Stack Overflow with the Reviewer badge. The ...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

About reviewing The review queues contain posts that possibly need further action from the community, like improvement, closure or deletion. By presenting those posts for peer-review, the system aims ...
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Question with close votes not appearing in close queue

There is a question for which I can see 4 close votes. I checked the Close Votes review queue, but strangely, it doesn't appear there. Why? Some more info: The post is a meta post on EE.SE. There ...
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Is it worth it to edit my questions to improve quality? [duplicate]

Also, edit your previous questions to improve formatting and clarity. Editing will also make visible, and if I miss the point, or not a good editor, I get more downvotes — that doesn’t change even if ...
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Daily maximum reviews for suggested edits prevents me from editing a post with a pending suggested edit

Today, I finished reviewing 40 items in the Suggested Edits queue at Stack Overflow, and switched to the First Posts queue. There was a question that I tried to edit, but it already had a pending ...
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Does accepting an answer invalidate a Low Quality Post review task?

I have encountered a post with a weird timeline: 13:19 - Answer was posted. 13:20 - Answer was flagged as Very Low Quality. 13:35 - A Low-Quality review task was created. 13:36 - Answer was ...
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Can we get a way for high-rep people/mods to go through review queues/normal process *anyway?* [duplicate]

I do not have 2k rep on any site as of the posting of this question, and I am not sure I want to have 2k rep - precisely because it makes my actions have more weight than I'd like them to. I do not ...
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Does reviewing posts help remove a post ban?

I am working on removing a "post ban" on Stack Overflow. I have been answering questions, I have already done what edits I could see to old questions and have moved on to "reviewing posts" as there ...
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Both buttons 'No Action Needed' and 'I'm Done' are sometimes enabled when reviewing an item you've already acted on [duplicate]

If you review a post in the First Posts or Late Answers review queues, and you have already edited/voted on/commented on it, the item will already have the 'I'm Done' button enabled. Usually, the 'No ...
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Why do “Delete” reviews show up in user's profiles but not “Recommend Deletion” reviews?

You can view a user's review history by going to the Activity -> All Actions -> Reviews section of their profile. I've come across one strange behavior: Delete reviews in Low Quality Posts do show up ...
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Review Queues and Ignored Tags

Steps to Recreate: Have enough rep to use some of the review queues. Ignore a popular tag. Go to your profile-> prefs-> check 'hide ignored tags'. Open a review queue. You will get questions from ...
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Open close dialog at top of question when reviewing on mobile

When reviewing Close Votes on mobile, the close dialog pops up at the bottom of the question, which is an inconvenient location because you need to scroll down. For long questions, you can't even see ...
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How do I change my review decision?

Suppose that I made a wrong decision about a suggested edit. Let's say I wrongly choose 'Approve'. Is there a way I can retract my decision or change it?
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To review or not to review, that is the question (aka review link appears even though I can't review anything)

On Area 51 Discussions, I got a "Review" link next to my username. I clicked on it, just to discover I couldn't review anything: (as you can see in the screenshot, the minimum reputation to review ...
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Show that there's a pending suggested edit in the Close/Reopen Votes review queues

I just encountered this question in the Close Votes review queue. Suppose I want to keep it open, but also correct the various grammar mistakes in the post. There's an Edit button for that (since I ...
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Could this suggested edit be useful? [closed]

I was reviewing suggested edits and came across a suggested edit from an anonymous to a highly upvoted answer dated 2008. I rarely make a decision when it comes to edits on answers, I usually skip ...
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Why do timeline review events sometimes show the number of reviews of each type and sometimes don't?

When looking at the timelines of several different questions, I've noticed something strange: on some sites, timeline review events show the number of reviews of each type completed in that review ...
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Off-topic twice in filter menu

Both on Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux I noticed that the word "off-topic" is now appearing twice in the filter when working the close queue: whereas this was not the case yesterday. Is this a bug ...
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What are the review queues, and how do they work?

I see a "review" link on the top of the page, which takes me to a few "review queues". What is a "review queue"? What are the various queues for? What can I do in each queue? Return to FAQ index
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Why are there no review tasks generated for a couple of my recent First Posts on a site?

Last Sunday, I've asked two questions, one on Home Improvement and one on Community Building. Yesterday, I've also answered a question on Role-Playing Games. As far as I know, those were my first ...
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Do moderators not have a way to just push a post into the close queue?

This is not a duplicate of Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding close/open vote as that asks for the ability for moderators to cast a non-binding vote. This, on the other hand, asks ...
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Providing a “flag-to-queue” option for moderators [duplicate]

Currently, posts deemed by someone in the community to be in need of being closed or reopened are sent to the close/reopen review queues by clicking a link below the post. However, if a moderator ...
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Suggested edits - Tag wiki excerpt review description

In the suggested edit review queue, for the tag wiki excerpt review, if I have reputation less than 20k, I will not see the Improve button. But in the description box, the text message is not ...
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Remove Low Quality Posts for questions altogether

There are two review queues on Stack Exchange that are used to decide if questions should be closed: Close Votes and Low Quality Posts. They are very similar to each other. The only differences I'm ...
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Add a checkbox to indicate whether a third-party edit makes the question reopenable or not

This is not a duplicate of Give 2k users a 'don't put this in the reopen queue' checkbox. That request has been declined; this is a request to reconsider that decision. There is a known ...
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Reviewing a suggested edit should count as an action in the First Posts/Late Answers review queues

When reviewing First Posts or Late Answers, one of the options offered by the UI is to review a pending suggested edit on the post; the 'edit (1)' link invites you to do so. However, after returning ...
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How can I get someone knowledgeable to review my rejected edit? [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a small but important edit to this answer. But when I came back today to check that my edit had been reviewed and accepted, I noticed that my edit had been approved by three reviewers,...
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Please make pending edit suggesters be @reply-able in comments

Reviewing suggested edits, it happens often that I would like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. Pinging them in unrelated posts is clearly not okay. The ability to ping them would ...
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Reword the suggested edit override button

Despite the addition of a new notice indicating "this edit has been reviewed and your action is no longer required", it appears that many users are still getting confused with the button, and ...
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How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. ...
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How should I respond to edits on questions that should be closed? [duplicate]

I recently gained access to the suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow. There are often minor edits on off-topic questions that will assuredly get closed (e.g., "Why is Python better than Node.JS?"). ...
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Why can't you vote to leave open after previously voting to close and reopen?

Here's an interesting scenario: A question was closed as off-topic. I voted to reopen it and it was eventually reopened. However, in the process of getting reopened the question was edited. I closed ...
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Please make the red dot visible also if there are pending reviews near timeout

(example) Now the problem is that surely enough people has seem that site with the privilege of making a decision about my suggestion. The problem is that the review queues on smaller sites (...
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Transform answer to comment [duplicate]

The review queue shows a lot of comments that were posted as an answer. The review possibilites only allow to keep the "answer" or flag it (which will usually result in a deletion). Most of these "...
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I assume I am following guidelines, so why was my edit rejected? What did I miss? [closed]

Well, my recent two edits have been rejected. And I have already went through already answered similar questions like this & this. And after reading above two links, I understood that there are ...
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Open modal links in reviews (close votes, suggested edits, etc.) in a new tab

I don't know UI principles, so just correct me if my argument is unfounded. I would like links in modals (e.g. reviews) to open in a new tab. For example, To me, the modal represents a transient ...
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Review queues aren't being populated

It looks like there's a bug in the review queues, which causes them not be filled. It's most visible in the First Posts review queue on Stack Overflow – (screenshot for <10k); all items younger ...
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Waste less screen real estate in the close votes queue

In the review queue for close votes, about half my screen is devoted to things other than the text of the question. On my setup, I count a whooping 500 pixels lost to the SE header bar, the generic ...
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Who stole my review button? - Review icon hidden on mobile, help icon shown instead

These pictures say everything. Somebody stole the review button in the small design (mobile). And to prove that I see the buttons on large screens: Also, this was a recent change (last few days) ...
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Disabled buttons not visible in /review on some sites

On some sites, when using the review queues, the button which is disabled (because it's not compatible with your (lack of) actions so far) has become invisible: (MathOverflow) (Puzzling Stack ...
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Why doesn't meta have First Posts review anymore?

While looking at the timeline for an old question here on meta, I found that it was reviewed in First Posts (yes, it does exist). There have been 21 reviews in total, the last of which was done in ...
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Minor alignment issue in the review summary box

There is an alignment issue in the review summary box. The bottom padding is less than the top padding. Screenshot for reference:
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Has the review job stopped working properly?

Reviews usually come in to the sites at around the same time. For FPs that is at the next multiple of 5 minute after the post was posted. However, since last night (~19:00 GMT) I have noticed that ...
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What do I do when I can't vote to close a question but want a mod to look at it?

I found a related question What is the guidance for using "Standard Flags?" about using standard flags and custom moderator intervention flag. Using custom flag directly takes them to ...
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Reviewers can single-handedly reject suggested edits

I recently found this on Mathematics Meta. The Reject and Edit can be abused to reject single-handedly. There are examples of edits being rejected here, here, here and here. Because when they select ...
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Why is there sometimes a dot on the review tab when there's nothing in the queues? [duplicate]

I oftentimes have a dot on the review queues tab, normally indicating that there's stuff to review in the queues, yet nothing is available for reviewing, in both main and meta sites. What does it ...
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How do I earn the Proofreader badge? [duplicate]

How does one go about earning the Proofreader badge? I have attempted looking at other answers and couldn't find much. Is there a detailed process that could be explained please?
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Editing a post during review doesn't show an “edit not possible” message

While reviewing First Posts on Super User, I noticed that I couldn't edit this question (see below). Clicking the "edit" link simply does nothing. Editing is not possible for me right now because I ...
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Someone else already reviewed a post, so my action is no longer required; should I review as “No Action Needed”?

I see first-answer reviews where the answer is inappropriate, but someone else has already responded to it, welcoming the user and indicating what is wrong with the response. There is obviously no ...
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How can we communicate to users who try and get their question reopened that the community disagrees with the reopening?

Many times, a question gets closed, and then the author edits it in an attempt to get it reopened. However, in many of these cases, the close reason still ends up applying, and so users in the reopen ...