In the review queues I have never once been tested with a question that has been flagged as duplicate. Does SE not test you on those? And if so, why not? Or have I just not had any?

  • They probably aren't tested because they cannot expect you to know of every single duplicate on your site.
    – Seth
    Sep 7, 2015 at 17:43
  • @Seth but you can chose a random duplicate for a question and require the reviewer to reject it?
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Sep 7, 2015 at 17:47
  • @ByteCommander That's not a good judge of reviews. Remember, the people ruining review aren't the ones throwing close votes around (usually). They're the ones calling everything they see "ok" even when it isn't.
    – Seth
    Sep 7, 2015 at 17:49
  • @Seth So the test will detect those who click on OK although it was no duplicate but just a random question (which might occasionally be a true duplicate though...) - I don't understand your last comment therefore.
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Sep 7, 2015 at 18:33
  • @ByteCommander What do you expect them to do if they don't think it should be closed? They click "leave open" or "looks ok", exactly what they would do if they weren't paying attention in the first place.
    – Seth
    Sep 7, 2015 at 18:42
  • @Seth Okay, then SE could add tests with approved duplicates and require the reviewer to confirm them instead of leaving open.
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Sep 7, 2015 at 18:47
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    @ByteCommander Duplicates are a lot more subjective than the other close reasons, and we get enough complaints just about those audits!
    – Seth
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:02
  • meta.askubuntu.com/q/12214/158442?
    – muru
    Dec 19, 2015 at 17:29


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