Should there be ways to earn reputation by doing tasks in review queues?

I think that way, users will be more incentivized to do work on that department.

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    $\begingroup$ Related older posts: Would it be fair to give reputation for reviewing? (Here is another discussion concerning reputation for something other than asking, answering and suggesting edits: A possible solution to reduce answering of duplicate questions.) $\endgroup$ Sep 21 at 13:08
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry in edit history I wanted to write main question $\endgroup$
    – user876009
    Sep 21 at 14:09
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    $\begingroup$ I would be happy to know that exactly none of the users who participate in moderation tasks are doing so for gaming reasons, and that all of the users who do take part in these tasks do it for the benefit of the website and the health of its community. In other words, if the only reason you're reviewing is to gain reputation, I'd rather you don't review at all. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Sep 21 at 16:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf You conveyed precisely what I would have liked to convey! Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Sep 21 at 19:01
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    $\begingroup$ @tryingtobeastoic You might want to take note that users with a history of a great many reviews completed, have very high gold badge counts. So reviewing is recognized in its own way. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Sep 21 at 20:10
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    $\begingroup$ The problem is quite simple : reputation goes both ways. If the measure did come into force, then on the one hand, someone might use it as motivation for reviewing, and will continue to review with care but more frequently than before the measure's introduction. The ideal scenario is if everyone was like this. The non-ideal scenario is if people see a quick buck in reviewing and end up rushing through reviews with errors, somewhat like rattling off a half-baked answer in the hope of a stray upvote on the main site. We can talk about other ways of recognizing reviewers, but not reputation! $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 13:30
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    $\begingroup$ @TeresaLisbon I understand. $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 13:32
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    $\begingroup$ @TeresaLisbon thaaaanks. btw, isn't thanking in comments outside the rules? $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ @tryingtobeastoic I agree, it's just in my nature to make these comments. I'll delete the previous comment , and to say something more constructive : users can earn +2 in reputation, until they reach 2000 reputation in total, by editing posts. So this incentive can give you a measure of what the general situation is like. To put it bluntly, I've rejected or had to improve more than 60% of edits I've seen from such users, so ... yes, these are the statistics, and they don't give me too much optimism. $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 13:38
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    $\begingroup$ @TeresaLisbon I think removing the opportunity to thank kind users in comments removes important human interactions. However, thank yous can also oversaturate the comment section too. So...... $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 13:43
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    $\begingroup$ @tryingtobeastoic So ... we find a balance, as we always would try to do. Perhaps a thank you each is ok, since too much or too little is an issue. I mean, we try to come on meta to balance these things out anyway, and balance, as a word itself means to not stick to extremities, and to a particular, very particular way of thinking. So be a little free, but keep yourself in balance. That much should be enough to do everything that you need to do here, in my opinion. $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ @TeresaLisbon Great advice! Thanks! $\endgroup$ Sep 23 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I agree with you, however gaining rep would give the reviewers more privileges, which would allow them to moderate more stuff. $\endgroup$ Sep 27 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ @EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica: Yes, so you're saying that it's a good idea for someone to come in from StackOverflow, knowing nothing about this community, start reviewing, gain reputation, and then review even more? Yes, this is a far fetched suggestion, but SE already saw some users who literally polluted dozens of websites in search of gold badges (some small sites, where the impact was noticeable). $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Sep 27 at 23:25
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila reviewing requires at least 350 rep (might be slightly off on that number, but point is it requires more than association bonus), and reviewers are more likely (IMO) to know about reviewing than high rep users. I remember a recent incident on meta stack overflow where an extremely high rep user demonstrated a lack of understanding of duplicates, and IMO reviews done is a better metric for measuring people who know what they’re doing than rep. There will always be bad actors, no matter which system is used. $\endgroup$ Sep 28 at 2:11

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