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How to tell a user that his/her actions are inappropriate (and should I)

If you are of the opinion that a vote to close or a review or another action on one of your posts was inappropriate you can signal this to the moderators via a flag, chose "in need of moderator ...
quid's user avatar
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I don't understand this audit.

Just to get this question off the unasnwered list, here's the explanation (thanks to YuiTo Cheng, Xander Henderson, jgon and other commenters for the help). It turns out that the poster of the answers ...
YiFan Tey's user avatar
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18 votes
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Why was this answer marked as "spam or offensive"?

I'd say the culprit is that last sentence: This much anticipated second edition of the most successful calculus text published in the last two decades retains the best of the first edition while ...
Noah Schweber's user avatar
16 votes
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Review queue tests in need of revision?

Bad robo audits can be frustrating, but they don't really do much, apart from make you wish the robo auditor had a neck you could squeeze. The criteria for how it chooses the "right" choice is ...
Alexander Gruber's user avatar
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14 votes
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Another failed review audit for low quality posts

No, you did right. That's not an answer in any way, and voting to delete it is the correct action. The poor audit system was misled by the post having a score of +5. Since it doesn't know any ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
11 votes

Attention test for edits

You are not alone in getting a bit irritate by these tests, and the wording chosen by SE is typically to the more playful side, which does not go over well with everybody. However, there is some ...
quid's user avatar
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9 votes

Why was this answer marked as "spam or offensive"?

Because sometimes there is a bigger pattern that regular users don't see where certain websites, books, or otherwise commercial venues post their links here. What might seem to you as a single post ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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9 votes
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What review audit is this?

The point of an audit is to make you stop and think. Or to document that you're not doing that. It made you stop and think. So it did its job just fine. (I should note that failing an audit on ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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8 votes

Examples of poor review audits

This question post is a horrible "exemplar" of a post that should be reopened, according to a "reopen review queue audit." In fact, the question should be put on hold, so the asker can improve it, ...
7 votes

Examples of poor review audits

Probability and expectancy problem This is supposed to be a "reopen queue audit question" and to "pass" the audit, one is supposed to vote to reopen. This is a problem statement question and ...
7 votes

A possible bug in the review test system

It looks like you're in the Low quality posts queue where I understand your concern but what postmortes said in the comments is correct. We're mostly checking for robo-reviewing - people just pushing ...
Catija's user avatar
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5 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1076507 The entire question reads: I have been stuck on this problem for hours and have absolutely no clue how to go about it. Any help would be amazing....
5 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1056774 The entire question reads: Are there any necessary or sufficient condition for when in a general convex hexagon, the lines formed by joining the ...
5 votes

Mistake in this "First Question" Review marked spam?

On the SE network, "spam" is fairly narrowly defined: it is a question or answer which appears to promote a product or service without the author of the post declaring their association ...
Xander Henderson's user avatar
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4 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1015074 This question is a fairly straight-forward "problem statement question" that I voted to close as "Lacking Context." I think that the level of the ...
4 votes

Examples of poor review audits

Are there any properties of sup? The question title is not informative, and suggests a very broad question (rather than the fairly focused question which is actually presented). The question itself ...
4 votes

Examples of poor review audits

Yesterday I failed this Review audit, and when I posted an answer in the Reopen/Undelete thread, another user reported failing two similar audits, and someone else later failed another one. That same ...
4 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/1480735 As far as I can see, the question is not visible in the audit link. The question is Prove this sequence converges to $1/2$ There is a ...
3 votes

Examples of poor review audits

Though not a major one. I tried to edit the ${\boxed {tea+wine=s}}$ into ${\boxed {\text{tea+wine=s}}}$ and the one following -> (s-wine)...And I failed.
3 votes

Try to comment: Fail review audit

In some kinds of review queues (such as Review: Close Votes), attempting to leave a Comment results in an error message (on submission of the Comment, "An error occurred during comment submission."). ...
hardmath's user avatar
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3 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1408914 The question is long but, at the end of the day, it is nothing more than a statement of a result which the asker wants proved. There is no ...
3 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/1407444 Even if we accept that questions may be appropriately answered with hints (and the consensus seems to be that hint answers are okay in ...
3 votes

Examples of poor review audits

I got this one: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1194064 I passed it by leaving it open, but it seems not nearly clear-cut enough to qualify as a good review audit. The asker has not ...
3 votes

Examples of poor review audits

Black holes and the Schwartzschild solution This Question turned up in my Close Vote review (as an audit). Because the Question garnered five upvotes, the system considers it a model of something ...
2 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/1068861 The question is about the boundedness of manifolds embedded in Euclidean space, with closed curves being the motivating example. The answer ...
2 votes

Examples of poor review audits

I just encountered this queston in the Reopen Queue. I voted to leave closed, as it needs details; as it stands it's just a problem statement. Unfortunately I failed the audit, and I was supposed to ...
2 votes

Examples of poor review audits

https://math.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/1225713 The question is asking for references. A reference is given, with enough context to know that the answerer has not read the book themselves,...

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