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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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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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Add review queues to Android app

I know there are some similar posts on adding review queues to the mobile web page. However, this is regarding the Stack Exchange Android app. I really would like to review posts and edits from the ...
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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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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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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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Are the review queues planned for the iOS app?

I enjoy reviewing on SO, is it currently possible to review on the iOS app? If not, is it planned to be implemented?
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The user who first proposed a tag wiki is treated as owner for suggested edits

This suggested edit was declined by the user who created the tag wiki excerpt, who doesn't yet have the reputation to be a trusted user. (The site is still in beta, and the reputation necessary to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 spring cleaning: performance improvements and responsive design

This is just a heads-up that there's a lot of work underway right now on the Review system, mostly in the areas of cleanup and bug-fixing. The review system we have now was originally built over the ...
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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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Remove the extra 15-minute delay for late answers entering the review queue

On one of the sites where I participate, brand new users often answer an old question for their first post. That post appears within a few minutes in the "first post" queue, but nothing shows up in ...
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Moderator tools for Stack Exchange app

I would love to have the review and moderator tools from the website inside the app so that we can review low quality posts, edits and delete requests while we are having some free time when commuting ...
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More useful “review queue cleared” page

Whenever a review queue is cleared, we're presented with the following screen: I'd like to suggest making that screen a bit more useful. Having just cleared a queue, you're riding a bit of a high ("...
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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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Rejecting minor edits - already accepted

While reviewing suggested edits, I often reject edits as "minor", e.g. fixing one spelling mistake, removing "thanks" at the end, etc. From reading other posts on meta, I see that I'm not alone in ...
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Can there be an “insufficient explanation” auto comment on the review page for Low Quality posts?

It seems like a lot of the low-quality posts are simply really short answers that would be fine if they explained why and how. Although it's easy enough to write a comment, it would be better if a ...