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Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, someone's reported having received the same post as a review audit in the First questions review queue five times overall. Per this post from a then-employee, when the ...
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

I can't always be in front of a computer, so I sometimes use an Android/Apple phone (with Brave browser) to use Ask Ubuntu. There I have noticed that when I edit a post in the review queues by ...
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Please consider not leaving feedback as Community♦

Thanks for reviewing. I really appreciate it. Recently review got reformatted quite a lot. Personally, I don't like many of the changes. I guess I'm an old stick-in-the-mud. But about one feature in ...
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Recommend Deletion option in Late Answers review queue does nothing - please flag posts that should be deleted

Just a quick PSA here - thanks to BeastOfCaerbannog I've realised that the new Recommend Deletion option in the Late Answers queue completes the review and gives you the option to leave the canned ...
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Can we increase the capacity of our Suggested Edits queue?

Lately a few folks have mentioned that they were unable to suggest edits because the queue itself was full. Apparently, the Suggested Edits queue is only allowed to contain 40 items. That seems low ...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

Ubuntu pastebin is a nice online tool for sharing formatted text between users, especially for very large log files for a short period of time, then it expires and is permanently deleted. Stumbling ...
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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

From time to time, I like editing questions and answers here and there that require some considerable formatting and overall question refining, so OP would actually have a good chance of someone ...
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How do I check if the vote I cast in review audit is actually cast on the original post?

Sometimes in review an audit comes along. Oh nice answer/question, I upvote. Then a message appears This was a test, you passed. But I don't know if my upvote is counting. Do I have go to the answer/...
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Link to Comments and Review Queue

How to get links to comments and to the review of a post to be added as "By Review"?
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Post Reviewing Useful Comments [duplicate]

I have seen the same set of comments being used by many reviewers. Can an experienced reviewer please provide a list of those comments? Here's one: While this link may answer the question, it is ...
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No first post reviews for 13 hours?

I was reading this Meta question about a lack of first post reviews on multiple sites. It got my curiosity, so I went to the first post review queue and noticed there had not been a review in the ...
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Some new weird review ban

A few minutes ago I was reviewing low quality posts. A question appeared containing some link looking like a spam. I hovered over the link, but it didn't show the URL. I pressed "Edit" to see the ...
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Privileged users reviews

I am suspecting that (some) of my answers are being reviewed by high privileged users, like I review first answers for example. If my suspicion is right, and as I feel part of this community, I ask ...
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A reviewed post not displayed again in the review queue

When I press ← Back in Firefox in the AU review queue, I can usually view the post I’ve just reviewed together with votes of other reviewers. However, sometimes, the post is not shown again. This ...
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How to open a certain question in the Close Votes queue?

Unlike the edit-button which brings me to the Suggested Edits-queue when an edit is pending, the close-button always open the VTC-dialog. I'd prefer to be brought to the Close Votes-queue if there ...
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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say "No Action Needed"?

Whenever I try to review a 1st post, it says no action required. Is it possible to have it show only posts that I can review?
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What is the red circle on my review icon?

Today a red circle appeared on my review icon, but I don't know what it is. Nothing else has changed. Can anyone explain?
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LQP queue recanting recommendations

I recommended deletion on this answer which the user then edited to improve his answer based on the review. How can I recant that review and cancel the delete recommendation?
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Low Quality Review Queue - did I cause the "invalidate"?

Relevant post getting error when typing string airmon-ng start then my wifi's ext video in comments It came up in the LQ I decided that some editing was necessary for me to decide - which I did ...
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VLQ is not applicable but the post is low quality - what should I do?

I am new to the VLQ queue. I was met with this answer to review (as VLQ): Why do you have two NTFS and two ext4 partitions? I'd suggest backing up all data on partitions except sda1 and sda2. Remove ...
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Should questions be closed as duplicates based on warnings when the actual issue and error messages are unrelated to the linked question?

In the past days and much more frequently than before I came across questions in the close queue that were in review to be closed as a duplicate of How can I fix apt error “W: Target Packages … is ...
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Commenting on a test review question automatically scolds you with "STOP! Look and listen" - Why? [duplicate]

I stumbled over a review question, which turned out to be a Test question. I tried to write a comment that OP might consider using the older, 4.10 kernel, since there seem to be a lot of issues with ...
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Please don't correct commands in questions unless you are sure the mistake is not the source of the problem

This might well be a dupe. If so, y'all know what to do ;) When editing questions, make sure you don't eliminate all clues as to what was causing the problem by fixing incorrect commands, as this ...
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Disagree with Low Quality review audit

I failed this Low Quality review audit. I wouldn't say this fulfills the community rules for asking a good question: No research, no given example, no attempt to solve the issue, not exactly clear to ...
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Why didn't 6 reviewers' recommendations delete this answer?

This answer was flagged as low quality and reviewed by 7 users. All but one reviewer Recommended Deletion, and the review now claims to be completed, both on the review page and on the timeline, but ...
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Why don't close votes reset on a question when the review ends?

This discussion had started in chat. And I thought I'd move it here. This question currently has 4 close votes. I had previously reviewed it and selected "Leave Open". The review ended with 3 "Leave ...
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Very confusing audit (maybe a bug?)

I just came across this review audit which really confused me a lot. My first urge was to flag it and this confronted me with the following dialog (see screen-shot): I finally simply down-voted this ...
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Shouldn't we stop closing questions instantly as Off-Topic if we see the words "mint", "debian", etc.?

I'm not suggesting that Mint is on-topic, but recently I've noticed questions getting closed as Off Topic, just because a question contains the word "Mint" or "Debian". If you need to close them, I ...
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The review menu opens and immediately springs closed if clicked when logged out

I had a tab open in Firefox from when I was logged in. Not realizing I had been logged out of the site, I clicked the review icon in the top bar. The menu that would ordinarily show me the review ...
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Is there a way to undo my review?

I mistakenly clicked on Looks OK instead of Recommend Deletion while reviewing a post. Now this post will most probably be deleted anyway as it's of very low quality. But I would like to make sure in ...
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Review queue false negatives on the new top bar

I've reviewed several posts regarding the new top bar such as: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/357621/review-queue-updates-icon-poll https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/355236/the-new-...
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How do I review?

As of today, the new top bar is live for normal users on Ask Ubuntu. Previously, I was reviewing quite a lot, but now we have this new top bar, and I can't see any "review" link in it... Can anyone ...
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What to do with tag-only edits?

Here's the suggested edit in question. The OP was asking about security on a shared WiFi connecton. They had it tagged as 16.04, firefox, and security. An edit came up that only changed the tag 16....
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I know "This suggested edit to your post has already been handled" -- I handled it!

I rejected this edit suggestion on one of my own posts. But when I view it, it tells me: This suggested edit to your post has already been handled and your action is no longer required. Although ...
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Me-too post? Or partial answer?

Where do we draw the line between "I'm having the same problem, too" posts and partial answers? This answer and its comments are what have motivated me to ask this. But I'm hoping for a ...
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Plea to reviewers of First Posts & Late Answers: consider Action. And, some Actions to consider

I often get a bit frustrated when I look at the history pages of First Posts and Late Answers and see that some prolific reviewers are clicking the No Action Needed button all the time or nearly all ...
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How does this happen? Or When to comment on an Answer?

Whenever reviewing Low-Quality Posts (Answers) I generally choose to comment if appropriate situation is detected, But if a comment is present on the answer already, should I select No comment Needed ...
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Don't say someone who rejected an edit approved it

On this page, it says "approved by Community, David Foerster 20 hours ago". When you follow the link, it takes you to the review page, but David Foerster actually rejected it: Please don't say it ...
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Remove the "really" from the review comment

This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have ...
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Upvoting during review

Basically, should I up vote if I think it is a good question/answer in the Late Answers and First Posts review queues?
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If you want to edit an unsalvageable NAA post, please don't use the edit button in the LQP review queue to do so

This is somewhat related to this useful question: Should we edit the answer we flag as NAA? The answer said, in part: If you're a 2k user, knock yourself out - after all, it's just your own time ...
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How many Questions can I edit in a bulk before they are reviewed?

I like to edit question and answers by new users, but I don't have edit privileges. So every time I edit a couple of posts I receive this message: I just want to know How many posts I can edit in a ...
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

I'm aware that one can get "punished" for failing several review tests in a row, but where is the reward for passing these tests? Other than the satisfaction of helping the community of course... I ...
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Low Quality Posts review chokes when I run out of delete votes

Most days I run out of delete votes somewhere in the middle of the Low Quality Posts queue. I have noticed what seems to me to be a (minor) bug here. When I get to my last delete vote, if I click ...
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Problem with the review section

Today, I was reviewing new posts and came to a post titled as "Why does Ubuntu not ship with a way to fill in PDF forms?" which I found a low quality question and down-voted it. Surprisingly I got a ...
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Cannot see review history per user in /review

I can not access a single person's review history using the below URL (replacing <id> with a User ID): https://askubuntu.com/review/close/history?userId=<id> (Try me, against Kaz Wolfe's ...
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What should I do with answers about other Linux distros?

See this chat conversation for intense discussion. When I see an answer "here's how to do this in Windows", I flag it and leave a comment explaining that this is off-topic. All such flags have been ...
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Behavior of Site when Marking Test Questions as Duplicates / Commenting on Test Questions

I just wanted to review first posts and got this one. A few days ago, I already came across that quesiton by normally browsing AskUbuntu. I knew that the wording of the question was exactly the same ...
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Is this not an incomplete answer? (low quality review)

I would expect it to also mention how to check folder permissions and, if required, to modify them. Perhaps I should not have recommended deletion, but modify it or add a comment. Yet, the system ...
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Add a feature for similarity comparison

It'd be nice if answers which are an exact copy of an existing (possibly upvoted) answer or contain large substring of such an answer and few own text - which should be a comment on the copied answer -...
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