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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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Plans for Updates to Review Queues

We are planning a series of releases over the coming months relating to the work being done on improving the user experience for all aspects of reviews queues. To quote from the preview post: In this ...
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I should be able to review suggested edits to my own posts even if I've hit the review cap

I believe that I should be able to review suggested edits to my own posts even if my suggested edit limit is hit. Furthermore, I believe that reviewing suggested edits to my own post (when I have not ...
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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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Building guided tour on how to review?

When I had enough rep to review I had no idea how that works. I looked at it and said: Ok, I come back in a few months when I have a clue about it. I could of course have read a handful of meta posts ...
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Increase the character limit of the custom edit rejection reasons

During my time on Arqade, I sometimes take some time from my experience to visit the Suggested Edits review queue, and approve/reject the edits I see. I find myself rejecting a lot of edits that are ...
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Please streamline VTC-as dupe in the review queue

I am trying to be a good sport and work on the close queue. Some days I use up all my votes, most days I don't. I hate to be a whiner, but there is a ton of clicking to agree with a possible dupe: ...
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Why does the SEDE ReviewTaskResults table not include user data, which is all public anyway?

I wanted to do some data mining on the SEDE, and I ran across a limitation which I cannot understand. The Data Explorer table ReviewTaskResults currently contains the following information: Id ...
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Spot the difference

This reopen review popped up in the queue (and was unanimously left closed). Update: The review link now points to a different edit (the latest one). It states that a revision was made after it ...
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Allow us to review on the spot

This post was inspired by a post on MSO from a moderator. Current we have to go to the review queue to handle a pending flag on a post (like NAA/VLQ). Sometimes you come along an active post which ...
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Help readers understand what “link-only answer” is in canned comments sent from Low Quality queue

I noticed that the canned link-only answer message is currently plain text, while some other messages have links helping reader better understand used concepts. For example, current message for not ...
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Proposed change to close question reviews for exact duplicates

Lately, I started reviewing close votes (I got the required rep! hurray!). I believe it would significantly assist the reviewing process if for the "exact duplicates" suggestions, the screen were ...
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Tell moderators more about reviews

Please can we moderators get some more details about what people did whilst reviewing, on the review outcome page itself. It's fairly common to look into some reviews a bit deeper (e.g. "how on earth ...
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Create detailed “How-to-review” meta posts and link to them from the Review queues?

I've seen all kinds of material on MSO about how to perform reviews correctly, what you should accept, and what you should reject, but I am quite surprised to find there is no link on the Review page ...
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Can moderators get a convenient way to see the review history of a non-completed review task?

The review history of a post can be accessed from the post's timeline or from the site's review history if one has the 10K tools. See an example here (where I do not have the 10K tools): However, if ...
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View diff when improving edit

Quite often, I see a partially correct edit in the "suggested edits" queue. Such as the editor fixing 10 grammar mistakes, but introducing other 3 at the same time. Or improving code formatting, but ...
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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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Add review queue for recent migrations

It's pretty well established that crappy migrations (mostly originating from Stack Overflow) are a recurring problem here on Stack Exchange. Some have suggested eliminating migrations completely, ...
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Only actions taken are displayed on question while checking the history of Low Quality Posts review

On Ask Ubuntu, when I try to view my Low Quality Posts review history and click on the action taken on questions, I can only see the actions taken and no preview of the question. Example 1: The ...
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Apply filter to exclude particular tag in close vote queue

In the review queue we have filter which allows us to quickly see the questions in which we have expertise in, which is great for productivity. But here is a scenario, I have expertise in Java and a ...
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Let users editing a question know if editing it would add it to the reopen queue

This is sort of similar to Let reviewers know if a suggested edit will push the question into the reopen queue, which was positively received, but was declined for technical reasons. I propose that ...
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Please don't show the red dot indicator for review items I can't do

This is not a duplicate of Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled, because this reports different things from that question. That question is specifically about the case where the ...
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Tag and title edits should not remove a question from Close queue

Any edit from the Close Queue removes the question from the queue — even if the editor did nothing but add a tag. This is inconsistent with the behavior of the Reopen Queue: for an edit to put a ...
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Low Quality review queue erroneously showing “Close” instead of “Recommended Close”?

I was in the Low Quality Review queue, and the following review confused me: https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/3400690 It's showing eight "Close votes", which should be more than ...
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Manual refresh button for the review queue

I know the perfect solution would be auto-update, but until that we could put a simple refresh button to the review pages. I always press F5 to find out if there are new posts to review, but this ...
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Loading next item from the close vote queue takes longer and longer

As a regular close vote review tasks handler I'm pretty used to the user experience, including the performance of load times of the next review task. When reviewing close votes I'm always filtered on ...
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For Reviewers: Notes and History

Brainwave! Until this is implemented, if it is, consider leaving a comment on a post you are about to vote to close. Prefix it with a bolded VTC: to make it easier to identify, like so: VTC: You ...
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Make migrated questions eligible for First Posts review

It looks like migrated posts don't end up in the First Posts review queue, even if they would qualify otherwise. Here is an example, the timeline shows there's no completed First Posts review and that ...
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Get Community involved in the close process

It's been noted that the Stack Overflow close vote queue has a few questions in it. More generally, it appears as though the Stack Overflow community cannot keep up with the volume of questions that ...
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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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Please keep title edits display consistent with content edits

Currently if the user edits the title of an answer as well as the content, the title changes are viewed in place (on the left) and the content changes are separate, on the right. As a result you have ...
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Low Quality Posts review task can be completed as “Edit” without actually editing the post

When reviewing Low Quality Posts, if you click Edit, and then click Save Edits without making any changes to the post, the review task will be completed, and your review will be marked as "Edit". ...
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First posts escape review when new user self-deletes account

For example, see this post on Academia (deleted now.) It's clearly intended to be a comment, but was posted as an answer. The content of the post is: +1 to @ff524♦'s comment-I know that you have ...
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Low Quality Posts reviews add comments more than once on behalf of reviewer

This answer came in Low Quality Posts review which was reviewed as "This is commentary on another post, not an answer" by this user*. But the comment was added 5 times automatically on behalf of that ...
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When no items are left to review or review quota is met, present the review queues page

When a user is finished reviewing a queue or his daily review quota is met, he is presented with a minimally helpful page containing an appropriate message: There are no items for you to review. or ...
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“Improve” suggested edit workflow from reviews is currently not ideal, have it trigger in-line editing or open in new tab

Currently, if you go to improve a suggested edit, you jump out of the review page, and it's awkward getting back. It's not impossible, just awkward, which makes you (well me, in any case) hesitate to ...
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Bring the “moderator tools” button back next to the “Review” one, and make them look the same

The Review page used to have the "Tools" button right next to the titular "Review" one, enabling >10k reppers (less on Beta sites) to easily switch between the two: Right now, after the new ...
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System should detect new users mistakenly making repeated same (or similar) edit requests, and provide appropriate feedback

I recently made the same edit request twice because there was no obvious feedback about the first edit request being rejected. I thought the edit didn't 'take' just because there had been a problem ...
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Why is the Strunk and White badge not shown in the review-badge-progress-mouseover-thingy?

As you can see here the top progress bar shows the progress towards the next badge of that category (in my case the "Reviewer" badge") but the third bar always shows the "Copy Editor" badge instead ...
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Meta reviews on review page

I've just noticed on the review queue for all sites that Meta Reviews appears as below. On Super User to use a specific example I noticed there are outstanding review items on meta but on the main ...
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Cannot review anymore after 19 reviews

Today I reviewed some posts in the Low Quality Posts, and I hit the daily maximum. But at the "Today" field, it shows 19, but I got the message: Thank you for reviewing 20 low quality posts today; ...
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Review queues encourage deletion of non-answers that should be converted to comments

I just discovered those crazy review queues that everyone keeps talking about and holy crap! They add a whole new level of addiction engagement to this thing. One worrying trend I'm seeing, however, ...
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Even more serial minor edits

Related: 1 2 3 4 5 This user has recently been spamming suggested edits, mostly on the javascript tag, and all they do is change code formatting to his own coding style, mainly 1. adding spaces ...
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Don't add answers from suspended users in the “Late Answers” review page

Answers given from suspended users are added to the "Late Answers" review because are considered answers given from a new user simply for the fact the user's reputation is temporary reduced to 1. ...
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Multiple edit suggestion approvals on same question by same user in quick succession

The same user has been able to do three different suggested edit approvals on the same answer in the space of 5 minutes. Not only that, two of the suggested edits came from the same user (different to ...
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Please make pending edit suggesters be @reply-able in comments

When reviewing suggested edits, it often happens that I'd like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. The ability to reply to them would be a way to solve edit problems much more ...
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Funny thing happened on my way through the review queue

I was reviewing first posts earlier today and something strange happened when I flagged a question NARQ: immediately after submitting the flag, this is what I saw: I didn't vote to close - I don't ...
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/review queue - Duplicate automatic comments

Spotted a minor flaw in the new /review system -- If multiple (non-moderator) users select the same automatic comment for a question it gets posted multiple times. This can give the appearance that ...
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Review frenzy - approval on pending edit rejection and simultaneous conflicting edits

It seems the new review system insights a frenzy of contributors operating simultaneously on the same item in the queue. With appreciation to community endeavors, there are two things I find ...
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In the close vote review queue, when you switch to look at a duplicate question, the close button is broken

It appears that the recent UI change for the close vote review dialog introduced a bug when it concerns suggested dupes. Reproducing in Firefox 78.0.1 (Mac OS). In this dialog there are two tabs, &...

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