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If you're not going to review and fix questions, don't use the review queue!

I was sort of happy when I saw that the day after release we had 0 incoming new questions in the review queue! Aww man, nothing for me to do, everyone's taken care of all the incoming questions! Then ...
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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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Let's not do “I don't know how to fix your problem, so just reinstall”

Not sure how this question went through multiple reviews: https://askubuntu.com/questions/507573/how-do-i-get-a-zte-mf667-usb-modem-working But we should be more careful when people recommend ...
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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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Call out to reviewers - you CAN “skip”

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, ...
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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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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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Why do you not review?

The title says it all. I am wondering why people do not review. Feel free to post an answer with your reason or to upvote someone else's answer. You can upvote multiple answers (as always), but that ...
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Request: Please take time while reviewing close votes

First I must say, the new review system is great. It is easier to review items, especially the linked duplicate question tab is very useful. But I think, the easiness of reviewing posts has posed ...
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Spammers are being nastier withing the second!

To the reviewers that check First Time posts, please, be very alert about this new kind of attack: Spammers are now posting seemly valid answers/questions ripping of other posts/answers inside/...
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How do we deal with “urgent!” questions?

I've come across some plain "please help me"-issues posted by users including the comment they need urgent help. Clearly, they're not looking on the right site or should ask this on chat instead, but ...
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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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Should we get review audits?

Today (2013-12-11), in 3-4 occasions, regulars in chat rooms expressed their concerns that users do not know how to use the site. Is not surprising considering that our eternal September hasn't ended ...
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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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When is an edit too minor?

I see a decent number of edits in the queue that feel like someone is trying to get rep rather than trying to improve the site. Some examples: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/223751 -- ...
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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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Please try to read bug reports before voting to close something as a bug

I just found this in the review queue: Does it matter that wlan0 has changed its name to eth1 after I upgraded to 12.04? It has a couple of votes to close as off-topic, I assume because somebody ...
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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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Broken review test

Moments ago a late answer popped up in the review queue with a link to a bash script debugger hosted at SourceForge. I started by editing the answer (which was not well formatted), but whenever I ...
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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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Can we improve the “better to include the essential parts” pro-forma comment?

I've seen the following problem a few times. Alice posts link-only answer. Bob reviews the answer and posts the following pro-forma comment: While this link may answer the question, it is better ...
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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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Clearing out the close review queue 2015

From my point of view, there are ~880 questions in the close review queue. I don't recall a time when it was below 700 (I became active only around last June). Do we need to put in a concerted effort ...
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Is everyone uncomfortable with their first reviews?

On one hand, I think many of the first posts / answers are quite messy, and not only in bad English, but, and that is probably worse, the result of practically no effort to do some research before ...
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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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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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The audit review system - dubious posts

This is the second time I got that unloved "Stop! Look and Listen" for a question I voted to close after reading it several times and trying to understand it. The question really is not clear to me: ...
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Redesigned disabled buttons in review are hard to distinguish

After recent redesign, the buttons in review queue [No Action Needed] and [I'm Done] look almost the same. I would start competition if you can distinguish which one is disabled on the below image (...
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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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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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Add a copy of the question title above answers in the review screen?

I am reviewing first-posts and late-answers for a few weeks now and something is annoying me: Always when there is an answer to be reviewed, I have to scroll down (if the answer is long enough) to see ...
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Review Old Questions?

How do we deal with really old questions that don't have an accepted answer or no answer at all? I know that the 'Community User' bumps them once in a while, but is that enough? Our answered ratio ...
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LQ Review: Add canned delete comment for link-only within askubuntu.com (should have been flagged as duplicate)

Within the last weeks, I reviewed a growing number of answers from the Low Quality queue (or spotted them directly on the main site) that basically looked like this: Follow the answers at askubuntu....
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Tests are now one third of review tasks

Yesterday I reviewed about ten posts, of which three where tests. Today in just three reviews I got a test. I find this an overkill, especially since I passed all the tests so far. Not very motivating ...
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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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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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How to watch for hidden gems?

In late answers review I found a helping notice as: This is a new user's answer to an old question. Watch for hidden gems, non-answers, and spam I understand what non-answers and spam refers to, ...
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Notifications review optimization

I'm just curious about review feature on Ask Ubuntu. For example when you finish 20 suggested edits then it tells you to come back in 5-8 hours etc. but still keep pushing notifications on available ...
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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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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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“Review Low Quality Posts” does not let you say that posts can be improved

Review Low Quality Posts has just three buttons: Looks Good, Edit, Recommend Deletion. I often see one-liner answers, sometimes link-only answers. Most of the times, such answers can be improved by ...
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What is the difference between “delete” and “recommend deletion” votes?

I can't quite get how the Low Quality queue works. How many delete votes are needed to delete an answer and is any "Recommend deletion" votes are enough? And what is the difference between these ...
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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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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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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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Do we need a event to clear out the Close Queue?

If you follow SO/MSO you will notice an event in the Community Bulletin: If you read up, SE has made some changes to the close queue in hopes to motivate close voters to... review. In the efforts ...
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Review Audits - room for improvement

First impressions from the review audit system: I am slightly amused but more annoyed. The first two audits I got were ones that I had voted to close myself - so it was a mild form of deja vu ...
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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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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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Low quality edits are being robo-reviewed on Ask Ubuntu

I had an edit proposed on one of my questions, and since it did not offer much in the way of improvement, I rejected it. It encouraged me to explore the editor's edit history, where I found a mix of ...