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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 ...
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Change link of “recent reviews”?

From the front page one can select review to go to the categories of review tasks. For each category one can on the right select "recent reviews". Clicking this link takes one to the statistics page ...
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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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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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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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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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Entering the review queue with no close votes?

This morning I found 13 questions in the "Close Votes" review queue. Of them, four I considered odd - they were not the standard questions from that queue, so I clicked on the "link" to see how many ...
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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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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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Reviewing answers

Still wondering if I am reviewing correctly. in Am I really reviewing correctly? my question was about reviewing questions. This time it is about a first answer. In my private opinion the quality ...
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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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Should adding one “mildly relevant” tag be considered a significant edit?

I read a few discussions on meta somewhat related to this question, but I'm still unsure about it. I've noticed that one user has been submitting a large number of edits where he or she simply added ...
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Notification about number of review tasks

I am sure that this has been addressed somewhere, but in case not. Right now I see two review tasks when I click review. But on the front page (of main) I don't have a notification about the ...
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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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videos in questions, do we allow them?

Earlier I posted over a question that was an image, now one with a video. Do we allow it? I would say no, but what do others think? example https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/...
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Users should not be allowed to review Close Votes when they are out of close votes

I hit the limit of 25 close votes earlier today. Oddly enough, the Close Votes queue did not gray out, and I was allowed to "review" while not being able to vote to close. This is inconsistent with ...
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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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reviewing an edit of one of my own answers

Somebody suggested (and obviously bad of course (smily wink) ) change to one of my answers I gave in reply to their question. Should I be the one reviewing this edit? It was that another reviewer ...
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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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Cannot review first posts and late answers because of vote limit

So, I have reached my vote limit ($38$ because I probably only voted on $8$ questions), and I decided to check the reviews. I noticed that I could not access the "first posts" and "late answers" queue ...
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emails in posts

hi I was reviewing https://math.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/180248 (also ) How to find an ellipse , given 2 passing points and the tangents at them? and the new poster gave his email address ...
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Reopen queue versus edited posts not working properly?

Recent comments have indicated that a question that gets edited after being put on hold should appear in the queue for reopen votes; I vaguely recall it was even said that a single reopen vote should ...
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Selecting “Skip” when reviewing

I want to be sure I understand what the options mean when reviewing a submission. I'm usually faced with choosing "Approve", "Reject", or "Skip" (among others). When can "Skip" be correctly used? I've ...
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Could not make a comment when reviewing a question.

The computer asked me to review this question. When I tried to enter a standard show your work comment I got a message that it was a read-only question and I could not submit a comment. I opened the ...
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How can the effect of a proposed edit be viewed?

I was sent a proposed edit of a question to check. The editor had done much work writing up several lines of LaTeX code, and it looked good. But I couldn't approve it without checking it carefully; ...
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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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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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“Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully”

I was reviewing this question, and a warning appeared, stating Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully Now the question ...
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edit vs. approve edit

I find it amusing that as a high rep user I can edit a post without asking for approval, but if I review an edit proposed by somebody else I can't approve it finally. It still needs approval from ...
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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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(only) Suggested edit review items show up in my new toolbar…

Since when do pending suggested edit review item show up in my new toolbar? And is it only for suggested edits?
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How to get review tasks?

Reviewing is a fun thing. So I asked myself: Upon which parameters are review tasks assigned to specific users, ie. what must a user do to get more review tasks in his queue? My guess is that some ...
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Tag edits considered too minor?

A Community Member recently posted on Meta, asking about the appropriateness of editing solely to remove (inappropriate) tags. The response was one of encouragement. However I'm noticing in the ...
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Should retaggings suggested when reviewing new posts be accepted?

When reviewing new posts I sometimes encounter questions that are tagged incorrectly, but other than that require only minor corrections or no changes at all. I have made a few suggested edits only ...
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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 ...