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Questions tagged [review]

For questions about the /review path where users can view and act on posts by other users that the system thinks may need attention.

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Should I avoid minor edit of a question which was put on hold?

One of the reasons why a question can be put on hold is that it does not fulfill standards of the site. The OP is expected to improve the question. Review queue is here to help re-opening questions ...
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What is “very low quality”?

TL;DR: What does it mean when a post is "very low quality"? The site allows us to flag a post as "very low quality", in which case that flag is reviewed by several users which can either dismiss it ...
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Instant showing of review tasks

For new questions and the chat there is the functionality showing (1) in the tab if there is a new question or a new chat message. I'd like to suggest such a functionality for the review queue, ...
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What is with that orange box?

I feel like that I should know this by now and that I might have known at some point, but at any rate: what does this number in the orange box indicate? There is also a blue box that appears to its ...
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STOP! Look and Listen.

I was reviewing a bit and ran into a bad answer. Usually I open the question to see it within context (I know this is not the supposed course of action) and so I did. The bad answer I was reviewing ...
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Why is the close-vote review flooded with old questions?

The queue for close votes is currently filled with months-old questions, and is quite large - when I recently clicked on the queue, there were $39$ items waiting for review. Of the first $10$ or so ...
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Editing now completely blocked while an edit is pending

In tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa, I noted that it was bad that one was being forced to review edits in order to be able to edit posts with a pending edit; but at ...
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22 posts for review missing…

I just cleared all visible review tasks, but still the review notification cries $\hskip2in$ "~22 posts awaiting review" Does "~" mean that the service is just too slow to, or what? Or is it meant ...
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How the user with reputation <100 may get the “Custodian” badge?

Looking at one of the user's profiles, I observed that the user with current reputation 1 has the "Custodian" badge awarded for reviewing Suggested Edits. Now, https://math.stackexchange.com/review ...
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Review queue FAQ

Preamble: In a comment discussion previously attached to this answer, which I copy below, it is proposed that we have a "Review Queue FAQ" to describe how to deal with some of the frequently occurring ...
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Do we want to enable the review auditing feature that discourages robo-reviewing?

From Grace Note's comment in this answer, I was surprised to find out that the auditing system that is supposed to hinder robo-approvals is not active on math.stackexchange. I remember seeing this a ...
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Allow closing as duplicate for new questions

One of the changes to the closure system in the recent revamp was that to close something as a duplicate, the suggested duplicate needs to have an upvoted answer. I suppose that's a good thing when ...
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Review limits and the growth of MSE

This morning I was greeted with this: It's (I think) the third day in a row where the number of close review tasks I can do exceeds my daily limit of 20... at 9AM. MSE has grown a lot since the ...
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Preview of a proposed edit?

Is there a way, when reviewing a proposed edit, to preview it exactly as the edited text would appear on the site? I maybe wrong but I think that at Tex/LaTeX Stackexchange you have the option to see ...
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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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is it rude to skip most edits?

Sometimes the software asks me to approve or reject edits that other users have made. If the edit is obviously spam I'm happy to reject it, or if it's obviously good I'm happy to approve it, but ...
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New “tab” and “review queue” for unanswered questions

This is a suggestion for attacking the problem of too many unanswered questions, which in many cases are not really unanswered. This problem was already raised by Lord_Farin (and also by Amzoti). My ...
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Deleting Wrong Answers in “Low Quality” Queue

It is decided[1] that deleting answers just because they're wrong/incorrect is not condoned in StackExchange-land. However, I feel it is a different situation when the answer is a borderline low-...
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Serial down-voting risk from review queues

By definition serial down-voting applies to a window of time in which a number of down-votes are directed to the same individual. Today I'm seeing a particular user (whom it isn't particularly ...
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Approving Suggested Edits

I think we should write some guidelines for approving edit suggestions. Of course that constantly editing posts is a good thing, but we need to be less hasty in approving edits. It can be quite hard ...
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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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The difference between “Delete” and “Recommend Deletion”

Until reaching the threshold of 20000 reputation points, during the review process I was presented with the option to "Recommend Deletion". Now that I have reached it, this has turned into "Delete". ...
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What are Triage and Help and Improvement review queue?

Recently the possibility of implementing triage on Mathematics Stack Exchange has been mentioned a few times both here on meta and in chat. (Perhaps most prominently in an answer from one of the ...
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Edit couldn't be submitted — how to finish review? Load title and tag edits asynchronously

I was reviewing a possible "Low Quality Post" and decided to edit it. I completely revised title, body and tags to contain proper English, describe the post and improve the MathJax. Then, I tried to ...
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What clears a Low Quality flag, and what removes a review from the LQ queue?

On several occasions, I have noticed that when I raise Low Quality or Not an Answer flag, the flags get cleared up without the post deleted, or without the review going through the general process of ...
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How come a user can undelete something that was deleted from the Review system?

I was roaming around the site, and I ran into an answer which had a substantial negative score. Apparently the answer was deleted before through a review queue. In fact, it was a unanimous vote to ...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

What are the guidelines for reviewing? What should one avoid doing when reviewing? How can it happen to be banned and what are the implications of this?
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More than 20 reviews in a day

How is that possible? I looked for duplicates but couldn't find any. This question might be related.
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Deleted posts don't clear from flag cache

I noticed a bug recently, and I came across it today again which reminded me to report. Sometimes a very low-quality post is made, usually by a transient new user, which is automatically flagged by ...
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Reviewing Low-Quality Posts — how to handle downvoted answers

This is related to the discussion for this question, which asks what happens after Recommend for Deletion is clicked. When reviewing answers automatically flagged as low-quality based on length and ...
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Close votes review tasks and close votes directly on the question: different counters?

When we do a "close vote" review task, then this increase the counter by one (and we get a badge when the counter reaches $250$ for example). However, when we decide to vote to close by clicking ...
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Late answers - a mechanism for getting a fair share of upvotes?

It is a not unheard of phenomenon that answers don't get much upvotes in the following scenario: First, a user asks a non-trivial question, which turns out to be non-trivial enough not to get an ...
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Am I really reviewing correctly?

When I reviewing the First Posts I sometimes am wondering: this is a question that looks okay, (it is not spam, it is nicely worded corectly and all of that) but to be honnest I haven't the foggiest ...
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Can moderators surpass the daily limit of 20 reviews?

I'm just curious about this. Can a moderator surpass the daily limit of 20 reviews?
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Whoa! 1300 items in the “Late answer” review queue

Am I the only one seeing this? What happened? An updated algorithm? Or did we just have an army of zombie answer(er)s that I didn't notice?
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Should there be two first-post review queues?

When I am doing first-post reviews, I notice that I treat questions and answers differently. For first-post questions I think am quite relaxed. No spam, reasonably clear, good references and so on ...
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Is “recommend close” the same as casting a close vote?

I am relatively new to the website and just passed 2k reputation. This has opened up more options for reviewing posts, particularly, the "low quality posts." I've noticed that sometimes the option ...
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Why did I just get a 22 day old post in the First Post review queue?

Just now I completed a First Post review task for a 22 day old question (and the review was not an audit). Why did this happen? I was under the impression that posts are stuck in the review queue ...
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Anyone seen a “honeypot” suggested edit?

According to meta.SO (ref.), a network-wide roll-out of honeypot edits has been implemented. Essentially, some rubbish edits (that appear superficially okay) are added to the suggested edit queue, ...
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Which reviews are rarer than others?

Which reviews are rarer than others? I think that late answers should be the rarest but I want a order of rarity of them.
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When a low-rep user suggests many edits to old posts?

Today I have seen that some low-rep. user has been suggesting edits to many posts. Generally, this is a good thing. However many of these posts were old (at least a month old), and often downvoted. ...
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Why Is The Orange Suggested Edit Button Insane? [duplicate]

I recently reached 10k rep, and suddenly, the orange button to the left of the "review" tab (which usually tells me how many suggested edits there are in the queue and is a link to that queue) is ...
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Answers which should be comments

Today in the review queue I stumbled across an "answer" by a new user (1rep) which should be a comment. However, I was asked if it should be "deleted" or not. But it shouldn't be deleted - it should ...
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How to insert a post into the “Low Quality” review queue?

Once in every while, I come upon an answer which is determinedly wrong (highly upvoted critical comments, knowledgeable users can easily determine the erroneous nature). Such gibberish should have no ...
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Late reviewing of late answer

In a recent late answer review I saw this answer, which is six month's old. What took it so long to come to the review queue? There's a similar issue for first post and I understand that mechanism. ...
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Selective improvement edits

Sometimes, when I review suggested edits, I notice that the editor fixed some minor aspect of the post, while ignoring some other easily fixed problem(s). For example, just now I've seen a suggested ...
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What is expected of a reviewer when reviewing answers

I'm fairly new to the review queues (maybe a couple weeks now) and have had the opportunity to review a number of Low Quality posts and First Posts (Q or A). I was recently reading Should there be ...
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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Increase the point where reviews are disputed

I noticed two answers that arguably should have been deleted from the review queue (Exhibits A and B; see also Exhibit C given by dustin in the comments, and there are probably many others as well). ...
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Flagging Archaeological Edits

The Archaeologist Badge requires one to have edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months. Now, I have no objection to people trying for this badge, but it can be slightly frustrating when someone ...