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What should one do if they see extremely fast reviewing?

Flag, flag, flag, flag, and flag. If you see something wrong, tell the mods. If you see your flag declined, you will know that you may be a bit too sensitive. If you see your flag marked as ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should I vote to reopen a closed post that was closed for the wrong reason

This question seems half-way based on a false premise (although this is quite understandable). Let me try to explain what is happening. I assume we are talking about this review There are two ...
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What happens if you fail the review audit several times in a row?

What happens if you fail the review audit several times in a row? Do you get suspended from reviewing? When one fails enough review audits, the system issues an automatic review ban (of length ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Examples of poor review audits

I rarely review, but I thought I'd give it a try, and almost immediately failed an audit. I was presented with a very poor answer in the “late answers” queue. I opened the thread to which it was ...
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Removing some types of questions from the tests in the review queues

The questions used for review audits are selected automatically, based on some algorithm that among other things incorporates vote tally. Since the response to PSQ-like questions on this site can be ...
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Why should I review?

In principle the I understand button should not be pressed unless one has made an actual mistake. Mistakes can happen. They are rare, we are professionals. The opinion of a program is of no relevance.
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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 ...
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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....
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Examples of poor review audits

I failed this one. After the fact, I voted to close it and it has since been closed. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/246038 It has no context or details. I hope the fact that it is now ...
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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 ...
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Try to comment: Fail review audit

This just happened to me: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/223879 The post was good, and I wanted to add a comment suggesting how to solve it. I'm disappointed that after nearly a ...
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