I've recently passed the landmark 500 rep and can now review selected types of posts. I've tentatively been through about half a dozen so far, and was happy enough with what I was doing (including one that came back with a message saying it was just a test, and I'd passed!).

However, I reviewed one this morning and clicked on the question itself. It was a duplicate about automounting drives, so I marked it as such, then tried to go back to the review to mark it as done.

But I couldn't find the same question again. In fact, the queue was empty, so I guess somebody else came along and reviewed it while I was in the process.

So, my question is this. Assuming a non-empty queue, is there a way I can get back to a specific item for review? (I think I've already learned to open the questions in new tabs)

And a follow-up question. Is there any way to mark an item in the review queue to say "I'm on with this", so we aren't duplicating effort? Or are multiple reviewers the aim?

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You might be able to find it through your review log. By extension, this is probably the review you're looking for.

There's no way to re-review something. You've reviewed it and that has shunted it from the first-post queue onto the close queue.

On the subject of a review lock (while you review something), I have requested this before, as have many prominent SE users (you'll see mine was closed as a dupe alongside a good dozen other questions). Nothing has been done to fix this yet.

The timeline of the actual question in question is a little more complicated than you can see. Still trying to work out why you couldn't go back to the review though... The first-post review (which was handled by ByteCommander in the end) was done ten minutes after you voted to close, you should have been able to review it.

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    It was this question that I meant, and it doesn't appear in my review log at all - possibly because I didn't do anything with it?
    – Carl H
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 12:43
  • @CarlH It doesn't appear as if flagging is tracked in the logs (at least I couldn't find it on my all actions tab...)
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 15:22
  • meta.stackexchange.com/questions/149869/…
    – Shog9
    Commented Apr 4, 2015 at 2:44

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