I remember some reviews of suggested edits where the reviewers clearly could not understand either the post or the edit.

One of these was https://askubuntu.com/a/476746/117103 , supposedly an answer, which it isn't. I don't blame anybody for not understanding Italian - but it isn't at all useful to "improve" a non-answer of the species "I have the problem too".

So please: If you don't understand a post or the suggested edit, be it

  • because of a language barrier
  • because you are not familiar with the topic
  • because the subtleties escape you
  • ...

don't hesitate to press the skip button!


As has been suggested I want to add that the same applies to all review queues - although the reason language barrier will not be so frequent there :-)

  • Screenshot for non 10k users (the post is now deleted): i.imgur.com/coQBuGm.png. here is the review. – Seth Jun 4 '14 at 15:42
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    Related: Reviewers need to be mindful of their actions! – Seth Jun 4 '14 at 15:43
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    Cross site related There is no shame in using “Skip” – Braiam Jun 4 '14 at 17:01
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    However, edit made clearer that it's not an answer (I don't need to know the Italian to determine "Depends:" markdown) and reviewers ideally should go to the post and flag it. – Danatela Jun 5 '14 at 3:08
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    Just need a clarification... Even if i am not in the suggested edits queue i can press skip if i am facing a difficulty?? – VenkiPhy6 Jun 5 '14 at 11:22
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    @venki that applies to all review queues. – guntbert Jun 5 '14 at 18:13
  • @guntbert Probably add this in your description? – VenkiPhy6 Jun 5 '14 at 18:15
  • The most useful button I have encountered. – Virusboy Jun 6 '14 at 19:28

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