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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 ...
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I get a post which I flagged before in review audit

I faced this already a couple of times. In Late Answers or First Posts appears some stupid post that is not an answer. I try to flag it, but it does not let me, because it seems that some time ago ...
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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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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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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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A special review?

Must be something special - 7 close votes are not enough? https://askubuntu.com/review/low-quality-posts/255605
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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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What to look out in the Reopen queue?

Well, since now the High traffic questions are automagially falling in the Reopen queue, what are the things to look out? I'm aware that duplicates that has an awful amount of traffic can be merged (...
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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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Why is there a 20 posts limit on the review queues?

Why is there a 20 posts review limit on the review queues? I've searched the help pages and read the corresponding privilege page, but nothing even seems to mention that there's a limit to begin with,...
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How long after a question or answer has been posted does it appear in the review queue (if it is to be reviewed)?

What is the correct action? Should one wait for a question or answer to appear in the review or just go ahead and edit or flag it as soon as possible? I get the impression, from the slider, that there'...
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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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Using Wayback Machine of internet archive

I have read on a different meta post that there is a system being implemented to fix bad links systematically. Could it be set up to automatically use the Wayback machine to automatically redirect ...
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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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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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WAT! Failed review audit but the question is closed

This question is closed as too broad, rightly so despite the upvotes (if you only take into account the last question "Won't a recent Ubuntu version affect my software in any way ?" you will need more ...
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Don't include self answered or questions where the OP commented in the review audits

There is a mayor problem with one of our close reasons and the audits. We close stuff based in "no reproducible" basis, when OP can't figure out what was wrong nor how the issue was solved nor there's ...
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My last rant on review audits [closed]

Please bear with me - this is definitely the last rant from me about the review queue. Because it told me again: That's what I will do - I'll stop using the review queue, instead I will look at ...
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duplicate question review management

When you click on the close button on a question and select duplicate you can then search for a question and get a result list. If you select a question that is on hold/closed for being a duplicate ...
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Just a reminder for reviewers: a comment is not always needed [duplicate]

When reviewing "Low Quality Posts" you are asked what comment you want to add. If there a̳l̳r̳e̳a̳d̳y̳ is an appropriate comment on the post don't add your own - just select no comment needed
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What happened to Low quality posts? [closed]

I noticed today when I came to review it had 303 low quality posts. That's an amazing number, more than I've ever seen on any other site.. What happened to get so many? All the posts appear to be ...
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Suggested edits count includes a user's own tag wiki edits

In review, I'm told there are 3 suggested edits for me to approve/reject/improve: (These images are from the old review system; the new system's interface is different but this still seems to occur.) ...
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Is it possible to partially accept an edit?

A post of mine just got edited. Most of the edit was great. Just one thing was not true. Is there a way to partially accept an edit. I just accepted and then edited the edit, is there a better way?
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Should I flag items for deletion when this is a method of communicating with the user?

I've recently been given review privileges for new users. Occasionally, some of them make the mistake of posting answers when they shouldn't, such as here, where the user asks for clarification on ...
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What to do when a user asks a question editing an another question?

Today I was looking at the suggested edits and I found edit #70248. The edit was made to a question about a graphics problem and consisted in the following text: pls do tell me how to connect to ...
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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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Reviewing added information - does accuracy matter?

I sometimes get edits to review where the person making the edit has added in some details or sources missing from the original answer (or question, sometimes). But it may be about a subject that I ...
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Ask Ubuntu tested me

Why Ask Ubuntu tested me while reviewing close votes?What was the purpose of this kind of tests?
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The quality of the duplicates is so bad that I want to cry

Earlier today, I was pointed towards a bunch of question that were duplicated one of the other. But while reviewing the stuff linked to the question I noticed that most of those questions don't have ...
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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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Accidentally approved an edit that I meant to improve

I was given an edit to review that, although it was a slight improvement over the original, had a lot of bad grammar and generally was not very good quality (probably suggested by someone whose first ...
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Shall we try and clean the close vote review queue to start the new year?

Another update We only have about 26 questions to review! Update Due to hard work of several ask ubuntu community members and a mod or two we have now reduced the queue considerably. We are almost ...
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Review edit interface is misleading

I was reviewing an edit here, but even though it turns out the suggested edit was made on the original post, it was compared to a later edit (a nice one by the way). So much so, that the edit being ...
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How are low-quality answers detected?

In the sidebar of the review page it said: These are automatically detected low quality posts on Ask Ubuntu. How are those detected?
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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 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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Should voting to close a correctly closed question for the right reason really be considered failure?

I encountered this review audit. To test me, the review item told me the question had received close votes as primarily opinion-based. This was obviously wrong, which I recognized quickly, but I saw a ...
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Add related posts during question reviews

When reviewing First Posts questions, it would be very helpful to add the Related section which we can see in the right side bar of a question page like this one. This can make reviewing questions ...
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What is the site self-evaluation?

Today I encountered the site self-evaluation evenmt. When I clicked on it the review site opened and I had to evaluate several questions. However this thing lacked some explanation. So what is the ...
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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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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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What is peer review?

What is peer review? I always see this quote on a statement after edit a post. And how much reputation user can do the peer review? This is the example: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be ...
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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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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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Meaning of orange number left to the "review" button for 10k+ users [duplicate]

We all know that the orange bubble with the white number (here: 330) represents the number of Suggested edits for users with 3k+ reputation. But I have recently (today) reached 10k reputation and now ...
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Failed a review audit that has a close vote

This audit was failed, even trough 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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