This audit was failed, even though the question has a close vote, and I was the one that casted the close vote. Why I'm shown an audit about a question I'm trying to close anyways?

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    strange, that seems a bit fresh to be an audit...
    – Mateo
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 21:02
  • So far as I can tell, this edge case was addressed by future changes to the review audit system. But I'm not completely certain about that. If you run into future issues with audits, I'd encourage you to make a new post for them.
    – Slate StaffMod
    Commented Jun 24 at 19:23

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This is just an edge-case that, frankly, most folks will never hit.

Audits are generated based on criteria that avoid posts with close votes. And review tasks associated with posts that you've voted to close are filtered out for you. However...

If the system generates an audit for you, and you open the post and vote to close it, and then jump back into review... You'll still have the audit there, waiting for you to review it.

Which you did. And then promptly failed it by trying to vote again.

  • Actually no, I had voted that 20 minutes before hitting the audit, which at first looks weird.
    – Braiam
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 23:08
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    I checked the logs before answering here, because I take bug reports seriously. I know what you did, and when you did it. There was a 20-minute gap between you first encountering that question in review and returning to it, but the sequence of events is exactly as I described it here.
    – Shog9
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 23:09
  • Well, I've checked my own activity and I don't think I found that Q through the queue, since after voting to close I edited other 8 questions and then hit the audit. If I forgot, maybe, but I don't tend to leave the close queue tab opened for that long. What I'm sure is that when in the queue, I went out the queue to check the question again before clicking "close".
    – Braiam
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 23:21
  • Ah, I think I see the point of confusion: you didn't leave the tab open. But when you're assigned an audit, it tends to stick around for a while - unless you complete it, skip it, or someone else is assigned it. So when you re-entered review 20 minutes later, that audit was still there waiting for you.
    – Shog9
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 1:38
  • Mm... that sounds plausible, then.
    – Braiam
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 1:47

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