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The only way to disagree is to downvote the answer. Personally, I think it is an excellent answer that gives the only reasonable solution to a rather silly question. It is certainly the simplest, most obvious and most foolproof solution even if it isn't technical. The fact that it's a hardware solution (so to speak) and not a software one doesn't make it a ...


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Audits are generated automatically by the system, there is no manual human verification of them involved, as far as I know. It just takes any post it deems as good, based on the metrics it knows (vote score, is accepted, maybe view count, ...) and shows that content to you in a less obvious way (i.e. hiding the votes etc.). So yes, of course this system is ...


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It is technically a valid solution, there are even whole ranges of products you can buy to do this exact thing but I agree, it is not a great answer from a technical stand point. The thing is, people can vote for what ever they like, even the OP accepted it. Audits are automatic, so I doubt there is much anyone can do, it was not tampered with and the ...


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Don't fret, you're not alone, all of us have failed the occasional tricky audit. Some of them are, what I call bad audits, but to stop people from robot reviewing they are a good thing and that is what counts. Being myself annoyed with audits from time to time, yep even failing some. Doesn't keep me from reviewing. One rule of thumb you should go for when ...


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Here were my thoughts on loading the link. Bloody hell, that's short. Maybe Hugo's onto someth... Hang on, that's an interesting problem. This is certainly reflective of my personal interests but scripting and programming is my $DAYJOB and silly little problems like this are the sort of nonsense that hold things up. Having it asked, and answered makes the ...


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You could click the link to view the question on the main site to examine the post more thoroughly. If it is really a spam post that hasn't been deleted yet, flag it as such. Or if it is not spam but otherwise bad but not fitting a close reason, downvote and/or flag accordingly. Maybe even leave a comment if you think the OP could fix the post or would ...


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Ok, you can't improve an edit like that. Reasons: It defaces the post. Replacing Reading state information... Done with something else is not necessary. It obscures a message in the post about apt-get. The reason of the edit doesn't apply. An edit that says "improved link display" but doesn't improve any link must be summarily rejected, you don't need to ...


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This might not be the same audit, technically. We got a large number of similar or identical spam/troll posts like that one. You're probably getting different ones in each audit, that look similar. I've gotten a number of audits with that spam as well.


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No, actually the lack of a well defined quality policies will dismiss the usefulness of the audits, I've failed 2 audits already just because of this (and went outside of the queue and voted to close them). The system selects seriously upvoted posts as examples, but upvotes is not the face value of a post (for example this Comparison of backup tools). Your ...


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With 6 audits under your belt in 3 days, you're near the top of the list for "most audited". Mostly, that's just because you do a lot of reviews, but some of it is due to plain old luck... Review audit frequency is semi-random: you shouldn't get in a situation where every review is an audit, but if you're unlucky you can end up encountering them fairly ...


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Once you're sure it's an audit, anything would be fine.


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I am not good at reviewing but if we look at this special case the other way round we have to admit that this question: is resolved, i.e. has an accepted answer has many upvotes not only to the question but also to answers is well recognized with 647 views as today has a potential to help others because of the nice answer it has So, irrespect of what the ...


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This is just an edge-case that, frankly, most folks will never hit. Audits are generated based on criteria that avoid posts with close votes. And review tasks associated with posts that you've voted to close are filtered out for you. However... If the system generates an audit for you, and you open the post and vote to close it, and then jump back into ...


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The audits will not go away. They are in place due several complains about reviewers not reviewing or misusing the review queues. Summary, reviewers bring this forth by themself. Now, if you seriously fails so many review audits in good faith, then go outside the queue and fix the issue you found! Downvote, vote to close, edit, flag, etc. That's why there ...


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The Community user randomly puts tests into the review queues. This is to check whether the reviewers pay attention and do their work right. A single mistake has no consequences, but many of them may lead to a review ban. It just takes posts that were reviewed earlier by real humans and found to be not worth keeping on the site for whatever reason. (There ...


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The review audit system really isn't that smart, which is why you get questions that you have already dealt with. Remember the audits aren't here to test you, they're here to catch robo reviewers who fly through the review queue applying the same action to every post. They should be easy for you to catch. I do agree however, that the frequency could be ...


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This has been reported several times before. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to reproduce it reliably. ...With one exception: Opening the post editor in a new tab does not pass a review audit If you trigger the edit link on a review item, it will normally let you pass the audit and move on to the next item. However, this is activated via JavaScript - ...


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Downvote (nobody receives the same audit), vote to close (rightfully), and move on.


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Yes, this is a confusing case, however looking at the timeline clears it up. The system created the audit 17 hours ago (at this writing) and it sat in the queue until you happen to get it in review. By that time there were already 3 close votes, hence the confusion. You're probably thinking it should be removed once the post receives close votes, that ...


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The question, and the answer content: Try using a live distro to edit or remove your /root/.bashrc. The answer is correct, but it's far from being a good answer. The question already knows it's a broken /root/.bashrc file so the answer might as well just say: Fix it! The OP figured that out and restored the file from /etc/skel/ in the end. They ...


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It's always been like that: you just never saw a spam question in the review queue before... That's it! Stop worrying and keep up the good work! ;-)


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It's an audit. It's actually based on a question that was deleted a while ago so no, you can't do anything to it. Just mark it for closure (because it was a bad question with no detail and no updates) and you'd have passed.


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Like I said earlier, the audit system is not smart. All it can do is take posts it sees as "good" (ones with lots of upvotes, both on the question and answer(s)). I'm not sure what all the system looks at, it probably looks at views too. But, in essence, the audit system relies on us to define what a good question is and what a bad question is. This is ...


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