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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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Why doesn't this reopen review have a “Revision” tab?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/reopen/223325 I see: The question has been edited at least once after closing, so shouldn't there be a tab that shows the changes made, like so:
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Access To a Review Queue I can't do anything with

On Stack Overflow I suddenly have access to a new review queue "Meta Reviews" even though I don't have the rep to do any reviews, is this intentional?
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Is there a “time limit” on First Posts?

I was just curious if the term "First Post" is as straight forward as the title implies... Let says I joined a site, looked around, voted on stuff, but never asked or answered a question. Does it ...
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How do duplicate (and other closure) flags from low rep users work? [duplicate]

I have been trying to find out how vote-to-close flags from users with less than 3000 rep work, but I can't find the kind of information I want, not even from the help centre or FAQ. I have gathered ...
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Style guide to avoid condescension in answers

I've had two suggested edits rejected by the author, which attempted to make an answer more accessible by amending its condescending opening paragraph. The use of words such as "simply", "just", "...
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Editing the same post twice in First Posts or Late Answers takes me out of the queue [duplicate]

On a site where I have less than 2k reputation, I suggested an edit to a post in the First Posts or Late Answers queue. The first time I click the Edit button under the post and then save my edits, ...
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Experiment: Review-needed indicator logic for sites that sometimes have empty queues

One of the more common bits of feedback when we changed the review queue indicator was that some sites would prefer to have an indication when there are any outstanding reviews available. So we are ...
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Review alert is over-eager [duplicate]

I'm seeing the red alert on sites where there's nothing to review: That's from Community Building, where I'm pretty sure the queues are empty. I also just saw it on Worldbuilding meta, where I'm a ...
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I'm seeing red dots everywhere

On all Stack Exchange sites where I have review privileges, the review queue menu icon has a red dot. No matter what I try, it doesn't go away. This bug report on Meta Stack Overflow might or might ...
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Redundant notice for already reviewed suggested edit

This suggested edit is already rejected, but notice says “please review carefully”: This is completely redundant in this case and should be removed. Also I’m not sure about the needing to know ...
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Why can't a suggested edit be just one character? Typos usually are one character [duplicate]

Quoting the accepted answer from What about lowering the edit character limit for characters in code snippets?: There may be an exception where all that is needed is a one letter fix. However it is ...
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Suggested edits with HTML comments and other sneaky stuff: can we alert reviewers?

When suggested edits contain possible spam, the system adds a notice to the review task that says something like "hey, be careful -- the system identified this as possible spam" so that reviewers know ...
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How can I find out if close votes and reviews are aging out due to low usership of the review queues?

Recently, with the changes to the top bar, the review queue got new functionality. Instead of displaying numbers when there were tasks, the queues were given trigger points and a red indicator would ...
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Broken margins on review page

Looks like there is something wrong with margins on review pages:
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Disabling the review queue icon badge

Can the review queue icon badge be disabled? It surely increases the engagement but it is very distracting during coding.
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Why do edits from Community require approval? [duplicate]

This revision has Community User as an editor, not a reviewer*, and it even has summary of its edit: So I think that there is actually a human behind this. But even so, why would its edit need to be ...
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Recommend deletion of old answer

I encountered something like this with this review item. I would now like to recommend deletion, because it might be speculation, but it's more likely a "me too" comment. However, I only get the ...
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Ability to choose “reviewer” as next badge on profile page

Basically a "fix" for this. That question is about why it is how it is, I'm suggesting to "fix" it. But because it was intentionally left out, this is not really a bug report, but a suggestion. My ...
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Holding mails back until post is out of review queue

Could mails for followed tags be delayed when a post is still in a review queue? I have my mails set up for every 15 minutes, because I want fast mails, but sometimes it happens that I get a mail for ...
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Recommending Deletion not showing up in user's reviews

When reviewing Low Quality posts and recommending deletion: They don't show up in the user's reviews actions: Nor are they showing up under any other actions: They're not showing up in votes cast ...
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What happens if everyone skips a review?

On some sites, a low number of people use the review queues (mainly the ones with a low number of users overall). Since the skip button means that I won't ever get to see that queue again, what ...
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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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Can we have a “plea for attention” LQP comment?

These are the auto-comments that I can post for a self-answer: I recently saw a non-answer by the question author that was something like this: plz, i can haz ancorz?plz (Okay, it had a bit more ...
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Should the same user be able to review the same answer as First Post and also as Late Answer?

Here are 2 reviews that were completed today (on Unix.SE): A First Post review. A Late Answer review. Things to notice about these reviews: both reviews are related to the very same answer, and ...
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How does a post end up in the review queue?

I've read about Review Tasks here and examined the tables here. My questions are: What kinds of posts get to the review table? (E.g., questions, answers,..) What is the qualifying factor? Who/what ...
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Review queue page doesn't fit into screen horizontally

I'm using mobile Chrome (Firefox and Safari also affected) on iOS 11 on iPad Pro 10.5". Any page for empty review queue, e.g. Close Votes queue doesn't fit into screen horizontally: Page that ...
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The ghost review [duplicate]

The last post I reviewed in the Late Answers queue dates back to 9 hours ago (by the time I am writing this). I was appearing on the head of the queue until a moment ago when a user just logged in and ...
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Can a question which is put on hold still be reviewed in the first posts queue?

Mere curiosity: How come this post is reviewed 2 minutes ago (at the time of writing this question), by appearing in the first posts queue, whereas it was put on hold 14 hours ago? This is not the ...
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Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator badges are not awarded when it takes more than 12 hours to approve an edit [duplicate]

The Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator badges descriptive text says: Edit and answer [1/50/500] questions (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) But this does not appear to actually be ...
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Pending edits error message not being displayed in the review queues [duplicate]

On Serverfault: If you try to edit a message in a review queue (Review First Posts for example) and you have too many pending edits, the error message "You have too many pending edits [...]" won'...
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Edit conflicts during a re-edit within the 5-minute window can create an erroneous revision history

The last revision shown in a post's revision history is the current revision, but I have encountered a situation where an edit conflict can cause the displayed text of a post to differ from it. I ...
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How does the review-needed indicator work exactly?

With the rollout of the new top bar, you’ve probably noticed the new review indicator: or It’s possible there will be a different review icon by the time you read this. But this post is just about ...
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Review Queue Bat Signal - How can we make it more useful?

There's been a lot of discussion about the review queue in the top bar. Yes, a lot of it focuses on the icon - that's not what this is. I want to talk about getting eyeballs in review and doing that ...
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Minor problems with overriding suggested edit reviews

As mentioned here, authors and ♦ moderators are now able to override reviews of suggested edits. I was curious if this would work for edits I suggested myself (from before the time I was a ...
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Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled

I have found the red alert has been helpful in prompting me to review queues. There should be red when there's red dots against review queues: image stolen from When I look at the review icon, I see ...
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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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Deleted by Community not shown on review (audit?) page

This question on Meta Stack Overflow: Why is this answer spam? concerns a failed review audit (link, SO 10k only). It looks a little bit strange, because it doesn't show that the Community ♦ ...
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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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Red indicator for an empty queue [duplicate]

First of all, I apologize for posting a screenshot from Stack Overflow in Russian. If you have the same situation, you can place English version here. My low quality queue is empty (zero items), but ...
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Review queues in the dropdown menu have no indicator even when there are reviews

Earlier today (or at least a couple of days ago) the review queues had numbers showing up indicating how many reviews were pending in each. Those are now missing, and there's no indication of which ...
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Where are the review queue counters?

The review queue counters have disappeared: Where are they? When I did screenshot the Close Votes queue was not empty, if someone think so.
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Misalignment with radio buttons in add comment dialog in LQP queue

As you can see, the text is not on the same line as its radio button: This makes the entire dialog too big vertically and doesn't make sense from a UX perspective. It was not like this before. (...
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What determines the order of review queues in the new drop-down?

Before the recent changes to the top bar, I'm pretty sure that review queues were always listed in descending order of items pending. Now we have a drop-down preview on the review icon (thanks!), and ...
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Mark edits as rejected and remove the corresponding reputation gain when rolling back over them

Duplicate of Reject an already-approved suggested edit when rolling it back, acceptable compromise in Means of marking individual review outcomes as incorrect, whatever. These haven’t been implemented,...
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I performed a 'first post review' worthy action, but before it was in the review queue, missed the credit

Ok, so like, I'm one of the top reviewers on my 'usual' stack, and often perform reviews. That's all good and well. Sometimes though, I notice a new question in the feed, and I happen to clean it up, ...
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Hitting the suggested edit limit in a review queue is failing silently [duplicate]

I'm relaying from a post/comments on meta.askubuntu.com. The primary part of their question was addressed there; but they did identify a minor bug in the site that should be fixed. Apparently if a ...
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Review queues are misaligned in the new topbar

The new topbar is live on Meta Stack Exchange, but it has a small problem: when opening the review queues, they are misaligned: (tested on: Firefox 55 and Safari 10.1, macOS Sierra; Chrome on Windows ...
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Why are suggested edits that were rejected as spam or vandalism not visible to users who don't have an account on the site?

This question links to four suggested edits that were rejected as spam on Gaming Stack Exchange, a site where I don't have any account. I was surprised to see that when I tried to see those suggested ...
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Why didn't this question go through close votes review?

I flagged this question as off-topic, but my flag aged away. Since I'm not aware of Meta having the same problem with close votes as Stack Overflow, I was curious to see why my flag aged away, so I ...
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Why is the edit summary by default the same as the previous edit summary when improving a suggested edit? [duplicate]

When a user chooses "Improve" in the Suggested Edits review queue and submit their own edit to improve the suggested one, the edit summary is automatically the same as the edit summary for the ...