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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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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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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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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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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This is now fixed. What happened: We show the red dot when the number of active items queue is over a specific number (can differ by queue and by site). The number of active items does not take into account specific tasks that the individual user cannot see. This number is calculated once every 10 minutes per queue ...


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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 buttons without thinking about the correct response - and so we don't have much concern for these being easily recognized. As a note, we've recently split the ...


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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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From the announcement of the new review queues on Meta.SE: "A user’s first few posts may require extra attention and to help new users get the hang of things, First questions and First answers will accept up to three posts per user if their first couple aren’t successful."


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We've confirmed that this isn't a new bug related to our recent Review Queues launch. The inability to delete in this case was based on existing rules, so it's status-bydesign. We considered greying out or hiding the Delete link on posts when a post doesn't meet the rules, but this had larger implications because it would touch other places in the site, such ...


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


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