# Finding a question's “review” page when you're not reviewing close proposals

Click on "review", then on "close votes" and you can vote on a question. Then on another. Then on another. In an earlier posting, I remarked that you can't choose from a list. If my only motive were to get paid by the hour for voting on these things, then that would be appropriate; otherwise it has all the appropriateness of approaching a stranger in a public square and giving him an order and expecting obedience.

My present question is this: You're looking at a posted question, NOT at "review", and you see that someone has voted to close it. How do you go straight from there to the page you'd see in the review queue to cast a vote on whether to close it or leave it open?

• "If my only motive were to get paid by the hour for voting on these things, then that would be appropriate; otherwise it has all the appropriateness of approaching a stranger in a public square and giving him an order and expecting obedience." If you do not want to review, just don't. If you do volunteer to review, don't complain you are ask to perform the task you volunteered to do. – quid Aug 27 '17 at 1:46
• "How do you go straight from there to the page you'd see in the review queue to case a vote on whether to close it or leave it open?" That's not supported, as far as I know. In the former case it'd be rather pointless too; just vote on the question. – quid Aug 27 '17 at 1:48
• @quid : How do I do that? – Michael Hardy Aug 27 '17 at 1:49
• How do you do what? – quid Aug 27 '17 at 1:50
• @quid : Your sweeping failure to understand any what you quoted in your first comment is breathtaking. – Michael Hardy Aug 27 '17 at 1:50
• @quid : How do you "just vote on the question" when you're not on its page that you reach by going to "review" and then to "close questions" and then clicking through until that one comes up? As far as I can see, you can do that ONLY if you want to vote to CLOSE the question. – Michael Hardy Aug 27 '17 at 1:51
• I think I understand it quite well. Instead, it seems you misunderstand the purpose of the review queues. – quid Aug 27 '17 at 1:52
• How do you know about the question in the first place? Presumably as you are on that questions page. Or at least have a link to it. Either way you obviously can vote to close on the question itself. If your point is that this works only for vote to close and not vote to leave open, then yes that's correct, but it'd be a bit weird that you feel the need to point it out given that I wrote "In the former case [that is, vote to close] it'd be rather pointless too; just vote on the question." – quid Aug 27 '17 at 1:55
• ok, That clarifies what you meant by "the former case": it referred back to the phrase "whether to close it or leave it open?". That phrase was quite vague. – Michael Hardy Aug 27 '17 at 1:58
• For the third time, the intent is that one can cast leave open votes only while one works through the review queue (viz. participates in review), and not on questions that one happens to see otherwise. Arguably this could also be different, but it is as it is, and that's afaik fully intentional. – quid Aug 27 '17 at 2:24
• Your post is perhaps not the same but still rather similar to this feature request: Vote to “Leave Open” from question screen I will also add somewhat related discussion from another per-site-meta: How to vote to “Leave Open” without going through every question on the Close queue – Martin Sleziak Aug 27 '17 at 5:48
• And also this feature request on meta.SE seems basically the same as yours: Allow us to access a post's Reviews directly from the post itself? It is marked (status-declined). – Martin Sleziak Aug 27 '17 at 6:36
• I see this is closely related to an earlier post of yours, Michael. Very much so: math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/26860/…. – Namaste Aug 27 '17 at 20:39
• You ask duplicate questions on meta so often, that I suggest that when one specific user repeats a crusade in more than one post, the question should be deleted, and the questioner who repeatedly posts the same question, be sanctioned. – Namaste Aug 27 '17 at 21:05
• I am sorry that you find my comment disrespectful. Your comparison strikes me as not apt on various levels to put it mildly. For one thing, the review queues work in the same way for basically everybody. – quid Nov 28 '17 at 10:21

You're looking at a posted question, NOT at "review", and you see that someone has voted to close it. How do you go straight from there to the page you'd see in the review queue to cast a vote on whether to close it or leave it open?

Summarizing the comments, this is not supported for users (as opposed to moderators) and this is intentional as documented by, e.g., the declined feature request Allow us to access a post's Reviews directly from the post itself? (hat-tip to Martin) or more recently Should the new timeline view show links to review items? were even action was taken to remove links to ongoing reviews from the timeline of a post. (Instead, completed reviews were put into the timeline.)

There are some workarounds to find reviews if one must. (Of course if one wishes to vote to close there is not much point in insisting to do so via the review menu.)

Preparatory step: Check the timeline of the question to get an idea if there even is a review ongoing; it might already be completed. (Completed reviews are in the timeline.)

Option 1 (for high-rep users only): Look through 'history' on the review page to find the post via its title (one can use text-search features of ones browser to simplify this). Click on the record of the action taken (not the title) to get to the question's review page.

Option 2: Calibrate the filter to match the relevant question by selecting the close reason already in place (click on 'close' on the question to find out which one(s) was already selected) and by filtering for a (rare) tag on the question. Usually that should not leave that many, and skip does the rest.

To reiterate, these are workarounds and to search for a question in the review queue to vote on it is not really in the spirit of the review queues.

• What do you mean by "timeline"? Are you talking about the question's edit history? – Michael Hardy Aug 27 '17 at 20:33
• There is a page called "Timeline for" associated to each post, and I am talking about this page. It can be accessed via /posts/{postid}/timeline (there is no link to it). – quid Aug 27 '17 at 20:58
• @MichaelHardy You can find links to some basic information on the timeline in the corresponding tag-info. In particular, see: How to see questions time line? – Martin Sleziak Aug 27 '17 at 22:52