Whenever I start doing the review process, and that I see the two following characteristics, I automatically know that it is a review audit:

  • No username.
  • The image that a suppressed account gets.

As an example:


(Plus this is clearly written in pure Bill's style)

It will be more convenient if in place of the characteristics listed above, they were random names and random images.

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    $\begingroup$ This isn't really a bug though, is it? These audits are for people who aren't paying the least amount of attention. $\endgroup$
    – davidlowryduda Mod
    Jun 4, 2014 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ @mixedmath I mean even if someone does the click-click-click strategy and he knew a little about the reviews audit system, then he'll be able to recognize posts like those just because they don't contain the username and no image. $\endgroup$
    – Hakim
    Jun 4, 2014 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, cunning people who aim to misbehave will misbehave cunningly. But they are few in number, and therefore are not considered a problem worth designing software for. $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Jun 4, 2014 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ Even if random names and images were used, you can still follow the $\color {blue}{\text{link}}$ to see the "real" answer. $\endgroup$ Jun 5, 2014 at 10:31

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This is not a bug. The audit system is not meant to throw curveballs at reviewers. A reviewer who is paying some attention to what's shown on the screen will be able to recognize audits in certain queues.

The audits are aimed at the "robo-reviewers" who go click-click-click without looking at the posts at all.

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    $\begingroup$ I think it's equally arguable that the review system is intended to throw curve balls at reviewers... $\endgroup$ Jun 4, 2014 at 21:05
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    $\begingroup$ @CarlMummert The main curve I observe is the tall arc of a slow underhand lob, though :) $\endgroup$
    – rschwieb
    Jun 5, 2014 at 14:47

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