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Don't review a first question by simply downvoting it or voting to close it

Originally intended to be a comment, but I find that it is more of an answer than a comment. I would suggest modifying the website to force newcomers to read the "Asking a good question" (...
KingLogic's user avatar
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Was this edit acceptable?

The idea behind rejecting an edit as it "[d]isguises the author's non-fluency in English" is others could take the fact that the poster is not fluent in English into account in their interactions. For ...
quid's user avatar
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Rude and disrespectful behaviour - user complaining about deletion

Let me briefly answer your two questions, without dealing with the story around them. When the situation is complex, avoid flagging comments. When we see a comment flag, it is easy to take it out of ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Five close votes is not enough to close a question?

Not all users actually had the close privilege thus there were not five votes to close even though the review-ticket lists more than five reviews with that recommendation. Likely this distinction ...
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The late answer review queue for "Late answers from new users"

I agree we should be encouraging for attempts by new users to tackle difficult (possibly unanswered) Questions, though these will more often appear in the First Posts review queue. A typical phrase I ...
hardmath's user avatar
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Non-human reviewer

When a user account gets deleted, some of its actions (votes, reviews, etc.) sometimes move to the Community account so they will not be nullified (sometimes we do want these to be nullified, in which ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Several users are gorging themselves in the Late Answer queue

The general sentiment is something that I share. In my mind the review queues are a good entry point for starting to get involved in community moderation and also to stay involved in it for somewhat ...
quid's user avatar
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Why we need more than one review to accept an edit?

An experience I recently had might answer this. I was so misled by a question title that I went ahead and spent half an hour writing an answer to the wrong thing, which I then had to discard. So I ...
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"Strategy" for voting to close

A couple of points to consider: It takes five votes to close any question. If everyone saves their votes for some greater need, nothing gets closed. Do your share and vote. It's a community effort, ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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Answer not deleted after six "Recommend Deletion"

Because the post has a positive score. According to Shog9's answer on Is “recommend deletion” secretly a vote to delete? Yes, a sufficient number of delete recommendations (currently 6 on most sites, ...
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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
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Link-only answers in LQQ

There has been no change to the software which would cause these answers to be automatically placed into a review queue. The problem with link-only answers is that they are vulnerable to link-rot. ...
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Answer review - is it really answered question?

Ask the answerer in a comment to expand their answer a bit, and explain that the idea of the site is that in general an answer is not just a link or a reference to a source that gives an actual answer....
quid's user avatar
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The late answer review queue for "Late answers from new users"

I find myself being a newbie who answered a question long after the problem was debated. I thought on one hand that people will keep calling up that old issue and find a more versatile answer - I ...
Nodt Greenish's user avatar
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Why is an answer not deleted even when all reviewers recommend deletion?

In this case the problem is that the score of the post is too high for being deleted in this form. The idea is that apparently there are some that find value in the contribution and so it maybe should ...
quid's user avatar
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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
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Don't review a first question by simply downvoting it or voting to close it

I agree that the First Posts review queue calls upon Reviewers to do more than simply downvote and close. The instructions at the top of that page say: This is the first question asked by a new user....
hardmath's user avatar
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I'm reviewing many first posts by leaving a comment. Is it OK?

It appears to me that this is definitely behaviour in the spirit of the review system. Therefore you are definitely not doing something wrong. If this were the Low Quality queue or the Close Votes ...
Lord_Farin's user avatar
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

The site offers several review queues that make helping moderate this community more streamlined. For details on these queues, see the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange: What are the review queues, and how ...
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Reviewing an answer that says the same thing as a comment?

The bad guy here is the comment. Comments are not supposed to be used for answers. It is very common to see answers in comments on this site and, as opposed to most other SE siblings, moderators here ...
Martin Argerami's user avatar
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Difficulty of getting review badges

I will point out that badges should be secondary, primary concern should be doing things that are useful for the site. So from this viewpoint, if you find the review queue empty, that's a good thing. ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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What to do if the question says "I'm too tired..."

The best way to deal with this is to mentally remove this statement from the question. If the "modified" version merits a certain kind of vote, then cast it. (By certain, I mean delete/close/up/down/...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Rude and disrespectful behaviour - user complaining about deletion

This case highlighted for me a limitation of the review queue process that might be worth bringing to the attention of the redesign project. The Answer posted (and deleted from Review) was quite ...
hardmath's user avatar
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11 votes
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Earned Steward badge twice for the same queue

This is not a bug; it's part of an update to the review queues. You now get one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a single queue. For more details, see Steward badge can now be awarded multiple ...
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Several users are gorging themselves in the Late Answer queue

From your question it seems that apart from the possibility to review in this queue, you also want to see the posts which went through the review. Users with sufficient rep have access to the full ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Unexplained Problem with my Review Queues

Your profile shows you've voted 40 times today, which means you have no votes left. Since voting (up or down) is one of the most important things to do in the First Posts and Late Answers queues, you ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Why red instead of grey in review queue?

The red dot means that there are 'many' items to review in that queue, it is there to encourage reviewing. The gray dot means that there are items to review. The precise meaning of 'many' depends on ...
quid's user avatar
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9 votes
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No Review Queues available. Why?

If the moderators establish that the reviewing of a user is not in line with what is expected from reviewers, we revoke the reviewing privilege of this user for some time. If you are in this ...
quid's user avatar
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9 votes
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Can we have review queues seperated by topic so that reviewers can choose their focus according to their own interests and specialization?

You can already filter the review queues by tags. On each review queue, there's a 'filter' link on the header. Clicking it will show a filter preference for that review queue, on which you can also ...
Andrew T.'s user avatar
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