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Questions tagged [review-audit]

Test items in review queues that are designed to help new reviewers hone their moderation skills, while nudging more experienced users that don't seem to be paying close attention to what they're reviewing.

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Strange comments in review audit

I recently encountered a review audit in the "Suggested Edits" queue, with the following comment, presumably fake, from the purported editor of this question: This is a homework question from a ...
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Review audit failure for editing a low quality question?

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)...
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Demotivating test reviews

Some of the posts I review as candidates for deletion are test items. After I duly pass or condemn such an item, I get the message Congratulations! This was only a test, designed to make sure you ...
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Types where Comments are allowed (or not) in Review Audits

My recently failed review audit got me to wondering which review audit types allow commenting and which don't allow them but advise you of this. If you do a volume of reviews, you've probably seen ...
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Another failed review audit for low quality posts [duplicate]

I failed a review audit for an answer which is actually a comment. The user claimed to have insufficient reputation to leave a comment, but he/she wanted to stop other users from answering the ...
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Can this question be considered as off topic?

Question Link: A determinant expression Can someone please tell me how is this a "Good Question"? I was reviewing close votes while I came across this. This was an audit which I voted to close. But ...
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Answers to obvious duplicates

What to do with answers to questions which are obvious and exact duplicates of existing questions? I'm talking about this review I recently did. The answer was to one of those limit/inequality/...
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Who chooses test questions in the review queue?

Some questions in the review queue are there only to test the reviewer. Who chooses those?
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Attention test for edits [closed]

Just now, I received a request to approve an edit, but it looked really weird. So I chose "reject and edit", and got "Congratulations! This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying ...
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Question closed by myself returns in audit

Today in review queue I received a question looking very familiar. After I voted to close it, my deja vu was confirmed: I already voted to close this question, quite recently. Do such audits make any ...
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A flag that should have been, but shouldn't be, but was…

While processing a review queue, I was presented a question which "had been flagged as spam". I recalled seeing a very similar question a short while ago, and wondered if it was related. Lo and ...
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Review audits should not include deleted migrated posts

I was just trying to procrastinate a bit of work, so I figured I'll check the review queue. This came up: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/571044 It is a closing vote review of a question ...
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Definition of spam redux: a review audit fail I'm proud of!

The notion of what constitutes spam in Math.SE posts has been discussed before, with links to appropriate Meta.SE posts covering the same ground. With that in mind, please (if reputation permits) ...
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What happens if you fail the review audit several times in a row?

What happens if you fail the review audit several times in a row? Do you get suspended from reviewing? I have failed 4 review audits in the close vote category in the last few days and since today I ...
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Why give me something in the review queue where the only option is “skip”?

While reviewing I came across . My only option was to "skip". Why did this show up?
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Why should I review?

This is the second time I hit the following (or similar) message, but I don't really understand what I did wrong. STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying ...
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Review page warning - Is it logical? [duplicate]

I was reviewing a post and suddenly a 2nd post, the answer by Andre Nicholas came up. I made the following comment: "If any polynomial of $n$ degree has more than $n$ zeroes, then it is called an ...
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Are user names in the audits completely random?

Recently I passed some reputation threshold and started receiving tasks of reviewing suggested edits/first posts/late answers. Among the first kind of tasks, there are some (as I guess) fake ...
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Was the system correct in failing me for this review audit?

Please see: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/447772 I voted to close on the basis of "Off Topic", simply because no effort was shown toward a solution (which seems to be quite important on ...
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Test reviews counted as reviews

For close votes for instance, we are limited to 20 reviews per 11-12 hours, which is not a lot. However when you have a test close vote (the ones designed to check that you're not voting without ...
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Should I vote to reopen a closed post that was closed for the wrong reason

I was reviewing the reopen queue and came across a question that was closed because it was detected by the system as spam (some wording similar to that). The post was not apparently spam, but a very ...
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If a question is interesting, is this automatically context?

I recently failed the following review audit. I voted to close for "no context," but the system said it was a good question. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/392013 The irony here is ...
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Audit question, testing my understanding [duplicate]

So, I'm honestly curious if I'm misreading the intention of the site or not. This came up in my close queue: Finite cover for $[0,1]$ I voted to close since it seemed to be in the style of a ...
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What to do when you don't agree with an audit

I just had the unpleasant experience of reviewing this question, where this close review was an audit to see if I was "paying attention." I was about to vote to close, but then I noticed that only ...
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What's going on if someone don't pass many review tests? [duplicate]

I usually pass the review tests. (In fact I can't remember the last time I failed.) But I wonder what's going on to someone who repeatedly fails to pass these tests?
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Removing some types of questions from the tests in the review queues

Can hints and PSQ be removed from the test of the review queue? The reason I ask is because some PSQ can be extremely interesting and don't get closed or not interesting and get closed. The PSQ that ...
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A possible bug in reviewing close vote

I was reviewing some close vote recently and come to this one: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/348342 The particular question is not important. The main point is that I wanted to leave a ...
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Level of confidence in review queues [duplicate]

In review queues sometimes Review audits appear to check if one pays attention. Is it a permanent feature or there exist some level of reviewer's authority (as for example Trusted User may suggest) ...
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review task: test failed [duplicate]

I today did a review task. I noticed the answer by a new user was a copy paste of an earlier exactly same answer that I read on the site by a trusted user. So I flagged the answer as needing moderator ...
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Duplicates as review audits

This happened to me: A question X was asked recently and was closed as a duplicate of a question Y. I faintly remembered these questions and when X came to me as a review audit question in the close ...
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Is it me or the audit?

Questions about audits have been asked many times before however mine is regarding this specific case. The answer was one blob of LaTeX with no explanation and I thought that it would be better ...
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Is there any way to disable review audits?

Those automated things try my patience... and I'm supposed to click on "I understand" to agree? With no alternative? I realize that this is by far not the worst trial of my patience I'll encounter in ...
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The simplest review audit…

I just passed a review audit. See here. As you can hopefully see from the link, I was one of those who voted to close the original question about two weeks ago. This smells like a bug to me...
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How are review audit questions picked?

It appears so to me this is the case and the system decides whether it is a good question by number of votes the question it receives. Can someone please confirm thus? The reason is that I got this ...
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What should one do if they see extremely fast reviewing?

Looking through the logs of the review queues, I sometimes see very long chains of reviews from the same user, frequently all with the same decision (leave open, no action needed, looks OK, etc.); ...
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You're Surely Joking Mr. Review Audits!

Whenever I start doing the review process, and that I see the two following characteristics, I automatically know that it is a review audit: No username. The image that a suppressed account gets. ...
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Was this answer really no “review audit” question?

When I first saw this one https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/208658 I thought it was an audit review, lets flag it. But then it didn't say a I passed or something like that. Was ...
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Review audits in close votes

Just a few minutes ago, I was reviewing close votes. No problem, I thought. I usually pass these. So, I got this, and voted to close. I failed somehow, but, as you can see from the link, the question ...
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I failed an audit, and I don't understand why.

I was reviewing some close votes and there came a question which was marked as "primarily opinion based". But obviously it is not. However, I thought the question should be closed for some other ...
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When does the website decide to give you audits while reviewing?

When I was reviewing "First Posts" just now, there were two posts to be reviewed. I clicked "No Action Needed" for the first one, then a review audit came up (which I passed). Other times, when I ...
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Can we take famous questions out of the “review audit” system?

Earlier I saw a first post come through the review system titled "Are mathematical articles on Wikipedia reliable?" Now, since I'm genuinely reviewing and not thinking that the system is throwing fake ...
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“tests” in reviews

I had a very minor question concerning the "reviews" that we are asked to make (vote to close, to leave open , approve edits ...); more precisely, about the "tests" that are sometimes made. When you "...
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Rating users edit reviews

Today, for the $\text{n}^{\text{th}}$ time, I gave an edit some careful consideration and accepted it only to discover that it had already been rejected. I would quite like to point out to the two ...
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Audit answers copy an existing answer? Clicking “comment” means acceptance?

I got a audit question to review today that looked strangely familiar. Checking out the question (I'd read it recently) I saw that the purported answer (just as I remembered) was word-by-word ...
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Testing real editors with fake proposed edits

For at least the third time, I was invited to approve or reject a proposed edit that turned out to be only a test. Why must real editors repeatedly take time-wasting tests which appear to be randomly ...
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Review audit suggests “voting to close” an answer

Just passed a review audit. It suggested I "vote to close" an answer. Please fix this -- making the message dependent on the Q/A bit of a reviewed post should work.
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Should review audits be disabled (pending improvements)?

Last August, so-called "review audits" were introduced on MSE. These are fake review samples added to the review queues, designed to catch those users who (in a dash to get a badge) practice mindless ...
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Audits: this is getting ridiculous.

I was looking at the suggested edits list. There was this question where I couldn't make sense of the edits that were shown to me. So I click on "improve" to see the question properly, as the ...
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Failed review audit for adding comment [duplicate]

I was just doing some first post reviews, and there was a post that simply asked a question with no attempt shown, so I was going to add a comment asking what the OP had tried, and apparently I failed ...
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Making review audits more realistic

Take only real examples from real review queues. Don't tell me there aren't enough real rejected edit suggestions and the system has to make up absurdly unbelievable ones. Present the audit exactly as ...