Let me explain my problem:
So when reviewing posts, I come across quite a few "tests". These are low quality audits that I would normally click edit or downvote on. However, a few days (or maybe weeks) ago I encountered a low quality answer again, so I thought immediately it would be a test. As you would expect, I downvoted the answer (it was literally 1 lines long and didn't answer the question (see screenshot below)). The next day I log in to AskUbuntu, my reputation has dropped by 1. Yes, you are probably saying losing 1 rep doesn't matter but to me it does. For those of you who are wondering, this was the answer I downvoted:
To add to my justification of a downvote,
upgrade-dist is not a valid
apt operation and apt will complain about that if you run it.
Here is the question itself: Error while installing anything using apt-get. As you may notice, it does have another answer that has been accepted (not the one I downvoted).
So today I found another potentially low-quality answer. But it was about 5 lines long so I wouldn't expect it to be a test. Due to the previous events, and not wanting to lose reputation, I decided to click "No action needed". Then I get the classic "STOP! LOOK & LISTEN!" message come up on the screen, telling me I failed the test and wasn't paying attention... etc. etc.
So in short, my problem is, since it's hard to tell whether its a test or not, and risk losing rep for downvoting the answer when it's not a test, I'm stuck. I'll either lose rep the next day or get lectured by the system about not paying attention. It's pretty much a 50/50 chance.
Now I understand that tests are designed to be disguised as regular posts because that's the purpose of them, but since they are, I don't think I should be losing reputation when I downvote a genuine low-quality post that isn't a test. If my question overall is unclear, I apologise and will happily edit it to add more details if needed.
Thank you in advance.