When reviewing low quality posts, you do not have the option to upvote the answer on the review screen.

  • There are certainly times when there are issues with the post for a lot of different reasons.
  • However, there are actually times when the post is a wonderful, direct and excellent hint. At that point, it would be nice to be able to upvote upon review.

Is there a rationale why you cannot upvote those (which is available on all other review screens) on the review screen?



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From a meta.stackexchange.com post (here) by Shog9 ♦:

The core philosophy here is that each queue focuses on a specific task or question, and provides the tools most important for resolving it. If you want to do something else, there will always be a prominent link to the full question page.

A concern with allowing voting in the Low Quality queue specifically is that you're not viewing answers in the context of other answers, or a question in the context of its answers. You're never able to vote in these circumstances normally - it's worth remembering that voting directly from the list of questions was considered early on, and discarded as too likely to produce bad results.

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    $\begingroup$ I find it impossible to make a decision on any review task without looking at the full question page anyway. $\endgroup$ Commented May 20, 2013 at 19:15

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