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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Audit on demand for review queues

I have just gained queues access privilege (500 reputation), so I can review First Answers, First questions and Late answers on main website. I'm willing to help these queues alongside the community ...
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Frequency of appearing of audits in review queues - WHEN do they appear?

As the subject seems to be about something nework-wide, I've asked the same question on the main meta site. Today, I've made more than forty reviews in different queues on the main site. Strangely, ...
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A possible bug in the review test system

I was reviewing an answer and it was designed to make sure I was paying attention. But I quickly recognized it as a test. Look at the picture Generally, it looks like In the first picture, it did ...
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Audit fail "message" bug

Please look at the highlighted text. It is apparent that the escape character did not work as intended. Also, I request the reviewers to observe if it is network-wide.
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Review audit on my post. Reviewer is Community♦ [duplicate]

I looked at one of my old posts and saw that it was used in a review audit. Here is a link to the audit. Rather than an actual person being the reviewer, it appears that the reviewer is Community♦. ...
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What review audit is this?

The review This is a review audit. But the system shouldn't trick me to say this is a possible spam. I almost fell for it. Luckily, I pressed the vote count and found that this is an audit. Is this a ...
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Possible bug with the edit command while reviewing first posts

Today when I was reviewing first posts, I noticed that if I edit a post, then once I press the "save edit" button, I'm not taken back to the review page. Instead I'm taking to the page of the post I ...
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How to tell a user that his/her actions are inappropriate (and should I)

Recently one of my questions got a downvote and was flagged for closure as unclear. This was an unpleasant surprise, since I saw nothing wrong with the question; moreover, no comments were made about ...
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Need more specific details about policies regarding "review/close votes" [duplicate]

I have reviewed 700+ posts that were flagged to be closed, and I still don't fully understand the concept of what posts should or should not be closed. I have failed two audits in a week. Here is the ...
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Why are we allowed to see vote counts / click on questions in the review queue?

Today I ran into this answer by @URL in the queue I know that there's a litany of issues with the audit system, and many can't be resolved, but I'm not sure why things like seeing vote counts (as in ...
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A curious advice

Dear users I wanted to understand the reason for this warning that appears when I have to check/approve or edit specific questions. What is the reason?
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Audit first post question

I was reviewing through the “first posts” on an iPad when I come up across a question about conjugates. Because it was an audit, it did not show any comments... etc. I decided to first comment on it, ...
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Actually, when does the computer give an audit?

Sometimes, the first post queue has no post but it suddenly shows up a post. It is very likely to be an audit. Or it is just a real. How is an audit generated to a reviewer? Is it just random or there ...
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I don't have a review-audit for a while already. Why?

I don't have a review-audit for a while already. Why? I love review-audits, because when it said I passed, I am happy. But I think there should be an audit about per 10 reviews, but I still don't ...
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Why was this answer marked as "spam or offensive"?

I was clearing the "low quality posts" queue, and I marked an answer as "Looks OK". The system then told me that this was just an audit and I failed the test. I believe I was right to accept it, and ...
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I don't understand this audit.

Recently, when going through the Low Quality Posts review queue, I failed an audit. Of course, audits have notoriously been inaccurate at times and I have failed other review audits before, but those ...
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Review queue tests in need of revision?

I was going through the review queue earlier when I was asked to review this question, which, in my opinion, is poorly written and most of its content is an image. Although, judging by this thread, ...
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Review Audits - Posts with links

There have been a few review audits that have been failed recently because the post, on the surface, seems relatively okay. Following the links, though, shows that the post is copied verbatim without ...
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Question Score Mismatch in Close Review

I've just ran into a question during this Close review. When I clicked the question score, I saw it has five upvotes with zero downvotes. What's the reason for that?
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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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