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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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The late answer review queue for “Late answers from new users”

Recently I've noticed a pattern of comments being left for new users who leave "late answers" which show up in the "late answers from new users" review queue. The general gist of many of the comments ...
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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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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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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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Adding flagging to the review of low-quality posts

In the review page for low-quality posts, When reviewing answers (at least) it is sometimes the case that the answer is in fact a comment by a low-reputation user. While voting for deletion is fine, ...
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What to do with edits that “just add dollar signs”?

It's no secret that a lot of the people out there don't know enough LaTeX. Maybe they were never exposed to it, or maybe they are just unaware of the fact you can use MathJax on the site. So ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Increased number of close votes suggestions

I have been reviewing close votes suggestions for maybe half an year, already (I am currently at about 700 close votes suggestions examined). Until maybe a month ago there were always less than 80 ...
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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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An unsatisfying editing experience

I was asked to check a proposed edit of a question. I rejected the edit, saying "The original question makes no sense but is at least grammatical. The proposed edit is ungrammatical and still makes no ...
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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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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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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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Why we need more than one review to accept an edit?

As you all know, once a user reach 2000 reputation he is able to edit questions and answers. Users with less than 2000 reputation can also edit a post however their edit needs to be reviewed and ...
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Reviewing without a trace

I just wanted to remark on something which happens more and more often since the new review system was deployed. Some poor guy posts a non-answer, which gets into the review queue. Then people review ...
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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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Was this edit acceptable?

I asked this question on Meta Stack Exchange, and we there came to the conclusion that the edit made sense. I figured I'd ask here anyway, just to see how the communinty thinks of it MJD has other ...
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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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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 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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“Strategy” for voting to close

I have recently cleared 3,000 rep, so I am new to casting close votes. I am ready and eager to use my power for good! But I'm struck by the fact that there seem to be 40+ polls in the queue around ...
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Amusing bug involving Arabic usernames

In a question which was put on hold, the last user named in the reviewers list of five has an Arabic username. Because of this (as far as I can tell), the number of hours ago that the post was closed ...
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Non-human reviewer

In this Low Quality Post review, the Community user gave Looks OK to the review target. How can a non-human being review posts like real users?
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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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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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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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Five close votes is not enough to close a question?

I voted to close a question in a Low Quality Post review. There are more than five users who voted to close in the review, but why is it open?
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How to reverse mistaken flag and downvote

I was reviewing a bunch of questions, and by mistake flagged an answer as... not a question and downvoted it. I'm very sorry, I didn't notice it was podted as an answer, and now can't reverse my flag ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Maximum Number of Closed Votes Queue Limit

I have been noticing that there are more frequent occurrences of the Closed Votes queue getting over 200-items (red-dot). I have not seen this on any of the other queues. Should consideration be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Answer review - is it really answered question?

I have seen many times these type of explanation were people addressed only page number of a book. What should I do during a review? Should I flag answers as low quality or not an answer or skip?
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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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Is the review tool *too* effective at helping us process items?

I could be remembering this totally wrong, but I thought there was a time when there were stacks of close votes, first posts and late answers awaiting review. Then one day, when I noticed the review ...
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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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Request: Review Queue Activity Differences

So, anyone who's been around M.SE very long, and has access to some of the review queues, knows that the review queues are by no means of equal activity (or busy-ness). Close Votes is always the ...