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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 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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PSA: When reviewing, don't post duplicate (and near-duplicate) comments!

As jrg♦ said (pinned in main chat): Hey folks who use "canned" comments: If you see one thats already there that expresses the same general idea, don't add another one. Thanks. :) This has been ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Am I reviewing the Low Quality Queue properly?

I have been finding that my judgement about review items in Low Quality Queue contrasts drastically compared to fellow members of this site. I find the posts to be "good"; whereas others "recommend ...
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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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What to do when an anonymous user insists they are the OP for an edit?

Some edits, such as those adding information about an OP's system, should only be made... by the OP, or at the OP's explicit request, or by someone who is merely putting the information into the ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does Recommend Deletion have an option for link-only answers?

I have recently joined the 2000+ Club and was awarded the privilege of reviewing Low Quality Posts. If you have not yet seen the following question and its answers, you are urged to go through them (...
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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 general ...
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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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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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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 to know which questions should be closed, a reprise

Recently Luis went SPACESHIP and brought the 1000-or-so items in the review close queue down to zero. A truly epic effort that I'm sincerely grateful for. Shortly after, he posted on Meta about his ...
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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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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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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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Please, don't use the edit button in the close queue to correct typos or improve the formatting, you are reviewing to close!

As the title says, please don't! This throws the item out of the review queue just by correcting a typo or formatting a bunch of code. The "Edit" button is only helpful in the cases where the question ...
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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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A Challenge For You

This is sort of a follow-up to my previous question, since it's on the same subject. I want to get the CV queue down to 0, even if it's only for a few minutes. Therefore, I challenge every user with ...
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Cannot access review queues

As of 5:26 AM on September 9, 2016 (UTC), the review queues went down: My browser is reporting that this page is an HTTP Error 500 page, suggesting (as noted) that something is wrong with ...
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Reviewing tool should be less flexible by enforcing the Skip option rigourously

When you are reviewing posts, you are faced with three options: Skip, I'm done (after some change), Nothing to review. Ideally, when you make a change like edit, flag, comment, or vote, the "I'm done"...
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Unable to edit other posts

I have been reviewing other posts for some time. But after a certain number of edits I am no longer able to edit any further post. Why is it so?
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edit suggestions: problem with meaningless comments [duplicate]

I am in a dilemma: There is one user who contributes (very) good edit suggestion but the comments are almost always the same: improved formatting, even if he did a lot more. I do want to get that ...
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Reviews are offered even while I'm banned!

Due to my sloppiness in reviewing, I've been blocked from reviewing for a while. However, on my home page, I'm shown a non-zero number of items to review. Why?
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Can reviewers review suggested edits more than 20 times?

I thought you aren't able to perform more than 20 reviews of one sort per day. But in https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/stats, it looks like Videonauth has reviewed 21. Is that possible?
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Rejecting edits because they “Failed to correct critical issues with the post”

So I just made it past 2k rep, and I've been reviewing some edits. Once, one of my suggested edits was rejected because it apparently Failed to correct critical issues with the post I found a ...