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I just failed a review audit by attempting to edit the question, which turned out to be low quality.

Strangely enough, the system message says that I failed because I was upvoting it (which I did not).

STOP! Look and Listen.

This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. This post was of very poor quality, and needed significant improvements to be useful – upvoting such posts hurts the ability of others to find and answer good questions. Please try to fix such posts by editing, downvoting, closing, or flagging as "very low quality".

Don't worry, we've already handled this post appropriately – but please take a minute to look it over closely, keeping in mind the guidance above.

The message itself is contradictory and even says Please try to fix such posts by editing, ...

Is this a bug? Or why is editing a low quality question a failure?

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  • $\begingroup$ Out of curiosity, what edit did you want to make to the Question? Would it supply some context? $\endgroup$ – hardmath May 17 '18 at 13:26
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    $\begingroup$ Questions that are selected for the audit are supposed to be of an extremely low quality, and the consensus is that you're not supposed to be upvoting such questions, I think that's what it means. The quality of a question may always be debatable, but then again failing an audit is not the end of the world. Just try and do your best when reviewing. $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier May 17 '18 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I thought that you were implicitly saying that you had upvoted it as well. Nevermind. It may be that the audit feedback is the same for a number of different actions, just like the comments left to OPs from review. Or it could be a bug indeed. $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier May 17 '18 at 17:49
  • $\begingroup$ Typically, clicking on "edit" a low-quality or closed post does not yield a failed audit. My best guess is that perhaps you "mis-clicked" (trust me, I've done that, a few times), even when I intended to click otherwise. I'm not saying that you did mis-click, but it is a possibility to consider; else, I can only surmise there was a glitch, or a "bug", but I've never failed an audit for an attempt to edit. $\endgroup$ – amWhy May 17 '18 at 20:19
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    $\begingroup$ Seems a bug, according to Shog9. $\endgroup$ – Andrew T. May 18 '18 at 4:05
  • $\begingroup$ Nice find, @AndrewT. $\endgroup$ – amWhy May 18 '18 at 15:57
  • $\begingroup$ @AndrewT. You should post that as an answer so that this question does not remain unanswered. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche May 19 '18 at 9:09

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