17 votes

Accepted answer that you don't agree with during review audit

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 ...
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15 votes
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Failed first post audit by flagging as a duplicate. Is it correct?

It's just a duplicate that went hot before anybody found the dupe. The audit system frowns on downvoting or closing posts it picked as examples of good posts, even if they are legitimate actions. It's ...
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11 votes
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Disagree with audit

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 ...
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10 votes

Is it wrong to comment in a "high quality post" in a review test (audit)?

Yes, you're right, it makes no sense at all that trying to add a comment causes you to fail an audit when the post is high quality. You are also right that the system does not read your comment to see ...
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10 votes
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Accepted answer that you don't agree with during review audit

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, ...
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10 votes
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Adding a comment = audit failed?

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 ...
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9 votes

Disagree with Low Quality review audit

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 ...
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8 votes
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What happens if I flag a high-quality post in a review audit?

My question is, however, what if I had flagged this post? Even though the UI seems to indicate you flagged the post, the flag itself is never cast. I've tested this a while ago after somebody asked a ...
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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?

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 ...
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7 votes

Am I penalized for trying to "improve" a test edit?

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-...
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7 votes

Why did 'the system identify' a high quality post 'as possible spam' in review audit?

It wasn't identified as spam, on the contrary, it was identified as high quality and that's why it was used in a review audit. Review audits are there to stop "robo reviewing": people who ...
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6 votes

Obviously wrong answer count in review reveals it's an audit at a glance

I don't know exactly how review audits are generated, but it looks like the question is displayed as is. If that is always the case, then a deleted answer would most probably cause a wrong count in ...
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5 votes
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I have had the same audit 4 times now

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. ...
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5 votes
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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?

Once you're sure it's an audit, anything would be fine.
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5 votes
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How do I check if the vote I cast in review audit is actually cast on the original post?

This post from 2017 suggests the vote does not get registered on the real post. If you want your vote to stick, you have to go through to the real post and vote. I (correctly) upvoted it as a ...
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5 votes

Some new weird review ban

According to https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/158678/280883 Here are the full details on how the ban works. Most of the steps take into account the length of any previous review bans you've faced, ...
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Obviously wrong answer count in review reveals it's an audit at a glance

Audits are usually for identifying and suspend "robot reviewers" who click on "No action needed" or up/down vote for every post they encounter. If you observed the answers count, ...
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4 votes

How do I check if the vote I cast in review audit is actually cast on the original post?

Nothing you do in a review audit is real. I think of review audits as mock-ups based on real posts. The post score will be shown differently from the real score, the author's picture and reputation ...
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4 votes

Disagree with Low Quality review audit

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 ...
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4 votes

Failed a review audit that has a close vote

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 ...
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STOP! Look and Listen

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 ...
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3 votes
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Failed audit - unclear really?

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 ...
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Some new weird review ban

Review audits are frequently intentionally tricky and weird. It's a common practice on the Stack Exchange network designed to teach the reviewer to stop, look and listen. It's not unusual at Stack ...
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2 votes

Broken review test

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 ...
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2 votes
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Misclassified audit question?

Downvote (nobody receives the same audit), vote to close (rightfully), and move on.
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2 votes
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Questions with pending close votes in an audit

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. ...
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2 votes
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Bogus review test question

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 ...
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  • 280k
1 vote
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Spam answer as Low-Quality-review test?

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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1 vote
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First Post review test question broken

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)...
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