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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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Can this “serial” attitude be considered mis-behaviour? Is there a way to deal with it? Should one do it?

I'm quite new to reviewing, and I'd like some advice on the following matter. While reviewing suggested edits, several times I stumbled into the same user ($\ >1000$ reputatio) proposing edits on ...
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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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What should I read before reviewing close/open votes

I recently crossed the 3k threshold and now have access in the Review Queues to Close/Re-open Votes (I actually have the ability to cast such votes). My question is simply: what should I read before ...
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Wrong title revision used in suggested edits history

The suggested edit history (accessible here) shows the wrong (not the one from the moment the edit was suggested) title upon "Edit" resolution of the suggested edit. I can see why the current title is ...
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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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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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Where is the orange box?

I thought it already disappeared yesterday but then it appeared again. And now it seems gone again... Do someone knows what happened to the orange little box?
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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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Path from Math.SE to Meta Math.SE in the review tab. Why not the reverse path?

In the review tab where the different review queues are listed there is a direct link to the review tab of Meta (which I like very much). I think it would be useful to have a similar path from the ...
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A completely wrong answer “looks ok”

Normally when we review low quality post, some wrong answer will show up (I guess that's because someone has flagged it as "very low quality"?). And I am a bit unsure what to do. Obviously I will ...
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Did some reviews fall through the cracks?

I know well why the review-counter sometimes does not show a number that matches the sum of the review tasks I could do. Yet, lately, I noted that the review counter (for 10k+ users) is ...
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Incorrect number of items in review queue [duplicate]

Is there a level of review that I simply cannot find or is it the case that the number on the top of the screen ($69$ *smirk*) is bugged on this site? I imagine that the number next to "review" should ...
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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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Answers with links or references

When reviewing first answers or late answers, I fairly often come across answers along the following format: See this link for the answer: [link] or A proof of this can be found in book X. A ...
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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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“10 total posts awaiting review”. Is this a bug? [duplicate]

This is what I see on my M.SE page, but the review queue seems to be cleared. Is this a bug?
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Where does one proofread edits?

Where do I find edits to proofread? I would like to proofread edits submitted by other people. I'm not sure whether or not it's limited by reputation.
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Who's digging up dirt in the close queue?

The close queue contains an extremely large number of old, answered (accepted) and downvoted questions. Even if these questions should have been closed, some of them now have a good answer worth ...
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how to review specific question

I did get the question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1139050/planner-graph-and-trilateral to review the question as I did get it: title : Planner Graph and Trilateral text: Suppose ...
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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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Review-possible bug? [duplicate]

While reviewing on the main site, I saw that the upper right hand corner showed me that there were $10$ posts that required review. However, none of the individual review queues seemed to have any ...
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Today and yesterday I noticed new users who were able to access suggested edit reviews [duplicate]

The first review queue one gets access to is first post and late answers at a rep of 500. How are some new users getting access to these reviews when they aren't global moderators and this is the only ...
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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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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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Acting on a “trivial” suggested edit of a tag-wiki in the review queue

I just came across this suggested edit of the functional-analysis tag-wiki. Whether this edit actually fixes/improves the grammar or not is debatable (at least in my mind), and hence I chose to reject ...
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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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Sudden spike in close votes and not enough reviewers [duplicate]

As of right now, there are 32 questions on the main site that have been voted to be closed. The peak today was 42 questions (which occurred about 3 hours ago). Looking at the stats for the close votes,...
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Low quality posts: who deals with them?

When I look for the review queue I can see a section called "Low Quality Posts" where I'm invited to vote and I have four options: "Looks OK", "Edit", "Close", and "Skip". On the other side, when I ...
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Adding notifications for review [duplicate]

There should be some kind of option that you get notifications when there are posts to be reviewed.This could speed up the process for reviewing and maybe even attract other people to review posts.
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Review option for me on the top right of my math.stackexchange

I have never seen this, but I randomly one day, had the option on my top right to "review" questions and stuff like that. Why is this? When was this option available for me and why? Is it because I ...
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Edit and Reopen: Under the hood of review queues

I was reviewing this Question in the Reopen review queue, prompted by some editing done by the OP. Given the clarifications in the body of the Question, I was tempted to edit the Title as well, for ...
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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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review first post, unable to edit.

I got to review https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/289264 and I decided that it needed a small edit (adding the terminology tag) but the edit option was grayed out because there was ...
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Why is reopen queue empty, if I voted for a question to be reopened?

I voted to "reopen" this question ten minutes ago. However, "Review" page keeps saying there are 0 questions in "Reopen Votes" queue. Why is that? (I would expect that question is immediately put in ...
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Phantom suggested edits

Tonight I seem to be getting phantom suggested edits on the main site. I perpetually have a notification that there are edits for me to review but every time I click on it, there is nothing to review. ...
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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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Reopening questions, possible bug

In the review queue I was asked to decide whether to reopen this question or not. Some times I click to reopen because after doing so I'm asked if I really want to do it and I gain access to the ...
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wanted to edit answer, but was not allowed to do so [duplicate]

I was reviewing an late answer in the review queue: Weird stuff happening with complex numbers on a ti-84 (a first answer by a new user "marius") and wanted to edit the answer (removing ...
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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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Empty queues are not empty…sometimes!

I think I saw the message: This queue has been cleared!... for the first time today. For fun, I clicked on another queue with 0 pending review tasks and surprisingly found one. I tried some other ...
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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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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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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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Removal of the “too minor” reason for rejecting an edit

The edit review system appears to have been updated, and among the changes is the removal of the "too minor" reason for rejecting an edit. Does anyone know why this has been changed? Are minor edits ...
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Flood of the Close queue?

In recent days it seems like the Close post queue have been rather full with questions. A lot of times the question are years or months old, and are not even bumped to the front page. I frequently ...
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Behavior about answering and voting for closing a question.

When I see some question when OP doesn't show any effort, just throws the exercise in, but is something relatively simple, in my conception, I answer it just giving general directions, not elaborating ...
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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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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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Why are we not allowed to vote/make edits/leave comments when reviewing questions for closure?

Why are we not allowed to do any of these? There have been times I wanted to downvote/leave a comment the question I was reviewing a question for closure? Why can we not do this like we can in ...
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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 ...