The last weeks, I have observed that, during reviews, sometimes I need to wait for at least $15$-$20$ seconds for the next review to appear, and there it is: a normal question or answer, where some random characters or words have been added in order to turn the review item into an audit test.

I like the idea of creating audit tests like that, but the time, needed for creating such a simple audit test is a real give-away :-)

Please increase the speed of that audit-test creation process in order to get it credible again.

Contrary than what was mentioned in the first comment, this indeed happens here on the site, and it just happened again: This is such an audit test (URL: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/2125508).

It looks as follows and it is a clear attempt to mess around with the "Suggested edits" review:

enter image description here


enter image description here

  • 5
    $\begingroup$ It sounds like you're on the wrong site -- the audit reviews are part of the stackexchange software and not something that the individual sites can change or manage. Perhaps you want to be on meta.stackoverflow.com? $\endgroup$
    – postmortes
    Commented Jun 4 at 14:34
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ In addition to @postmortes comment, I think that it is worth noting that audits are not there as a "gotcha". They are intended as a very rough test of whether or not the reviewer is paying attention. Yes, the audits are often very obvious---and yet, people who are robo reviewing or otherwise not paying attention often fail many audits. I really wouldn't make too much of a fuss over audits---for most users, they just aren't ever going to matter. $\endgroup$
    – Xander Henderson Mod
    Commented Jun 6 at 1:14
  • $\begingroup$ @postmortes: just to tell you that it happened again, I've added the proof in my question. $\endgroup$
    – Dominique
    Commented Jun 6 at 6:34
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @postmortes: it took me some time, but now I get it: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/400509/… $\endgroup$
    – Dominique
    Commented Jun 6 at 7:08


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .