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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" (and possibly making it a bit more detailed than it is now) and a small quiz to verify that they have read the rules. This method will reduce the number of new ...


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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 casual users. Indeed, one can get the impression that some users use them as a playing-field to scratch some competitive itch. In my opinion, this is not at all ...


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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 be kept after all. The score at the end of the review is not predictable in advance. In any case, the exercises was not pointless. It is now a "disputed ...


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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. Help them learn to use the site by reviewing their post. An anonymous downvote or vote-to-close without feedback is particularly unlikely to "help them ...


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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 times -- backfill details on Meta Stack Exchange. The badge description will be updated shortly.


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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 review history. However, even if you have lower reputation, you can get the posts which went through this queue using SEDE. For example, in this query you can get ...


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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 cannot review if you're out of votes.


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Personally, I disagree with the premise of this question. Sometimes when reviewing a first post or a late answer, the proper response is to vote up or down, which can't be done if you've maxed out votes. If you would risk doing the job improperly, wait a few hours and do it right, especially since the stakes are so low and for those two queues there are ...


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The rules are quite simple: If it's the first post of a new user, it will end up in the First Posts review queue But you are right in thinking that deleting all older posts can make a newer one the First Post, and it will get reviewed too If a post is flagged as Very Low Quality or (if it's an answer) as Not An Answer, it will end up in the Low Quality ...


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How can one draw the moderators attention to problematic suggested edits? Can one flag problematic suggested edits? The interface in the review queue for suggested edits does not directly offer any option to contact the moderators. It is not directly possible to flag the suggestion. However, one can flag the post instead. If one sees the edit on the ...


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In fact, in the blue box, the users are arranged in ascending order of their user ID. To verify this, one might move the mouse over the link of each user. That would display a tooltip text showing the URL of the user profile. The user ID appears in the middle of the URL.


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While there is no technical limitation to reviewing when you cannot take the entire range of possible actions, I think that it is not within the spirit of the review queues to review when you can't take action. Often, the right action is to up/downvote a question, or vote to close. If you cannot takes one of those actions, but those actions are possible ...


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I think a lot of users take self-answering for granted. What implicitly happens while writing a self-answer, is that we have a certain context which we implicitly place on other users, and then write the answer. This leads to locality of the answer. For example ,avoiding details makes the answer highly self-serving , because the intention of every answer , ...


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You did the right thing: If you're unsure about the post, please use the Skip button. There's no shame in using Skip; somebody else will review the post and take the appropriate action. The way this question is formulated ('Give an example', as opposed to e.g. 'Does ... exist?'), it is very likely to be a homework question (which isn't a problem) ...


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Not all users have access to all review queues at all times; this is the systems way to inform you that currently you cannot access any of the review queues. That bit was likely in a way obvious, but bear with me. A few reasons why you cannot access the queue: As mentioned in comments by amWhy one can be suspended from reviewing and historically this was ...


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I can share my own heuristics, first with respect to Questions in the First Posts Review Queue, then with respect to Answers that show up either there or in the Late Answers Review Queue. For Question Reviews When a Question makes no sense, I use the "very low quality" option. I find a range of such posts, from "keyboard banging" to word-...


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You can do this once you have 10k reputation: Access moderator tools You now have access to various lists and statistical reports, giving you a broad overview of activity on the site: ... The full history of reviews by all users in any /review queue Another option is to use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer; here is a query which lists the most recent Late ...


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That's a nice find, but it's not a bug, it's a feature. According to the Q&A This review is obviously an audit. Is this a bug? on Meta Stack Overflow: No, this is not a bug. Audits are not designed to be challenging, so there is no need to report "bugs" when you discover clever ways to figure out what review tasks are really audits. There's ...


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Review queue changes have been rolled out today and the buttons work now. Hooray!


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From a moderator Xander Henderson♦ roughly speaking, leave a comment explaining the problem, flag it using a standard flag so that it gets sent into the review queue, and, if all else fails, mention it in CURED.


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