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Why do you not review?

I review, but only once I have nothing else to do. That doesn't happen that often. Similar to Rinzwind, I spend most of my time on the site with the newest questions so I deal with issues as I bump ...
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Why do you not review?

Reviewing, if you want to do it well and read the entire post, takes too much time.
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14 votes

Why do you not review?

I simply don't have enough rep to review. I like to help with the reviews queues, but 3k (and 2k, even 500 rep) is quite a number to reach!
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Shouldn't we stop closing questions instantly as Off-Topic if we see the words "mint", "debian", etc.?

Yes. "Mint," "Debian," "Kali," etc., don't mean "stop paying attention." You're right that it's bad to robo-close questions based on the presence of specific ...
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Why do you not review?

I do not use the queue. I vote and edit the topics I read while visiting the frontpage :)
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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say "No Action Needed"?

The No Action Needed button means that the post is good in your opinion. However, it doesn't mean you have to press it. A post may need improvement, it may need to be flagged, it may need you to ask ...
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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

In both cases, it isn't the OP who made the secondary edits you refer to, but another user who was reviewing your suggested edit. Reviewers other than the OP must have 2000 reputation. At that level, ...
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Let's not do "I don't know how to fix your problem, so just reinstall"

I agree to some point. Reinstall the whole system is a bad answer. Probably one of the worst you can find, specially when it comes with no background research. To be fair, as don.joey said, it was ...
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Links in reviews, good or bad?

The main point of the audits is that you are paying attention and not robo-reviewing. If you did spot any of these, you are paying attention. As Randall Munroe would say (see last pane):
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Problem with the review section

First of all, no, you should not downvote duplicates just because they are duplicates! Duplicates are useful because they help direct users to the right answer. The search functionality of the site is,...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

In my opinion you have three options: If the pastebins aren't huge just embed them in the post. Ask the OP to reupload the pastebins without expiration. Reupload the pastebins yourself without ...
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Why do you not review?

The review queue is just too long. It is discouraging.
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Upvoting during review

I just want to go further than muru's answer and say, if you think it is an upvotable post, or you can edit it to be one yourself, then please do upvote it . I feel that I see far too many No Action ...
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How do I review?

The new review icon (which only appears when you have 500 reputation or more) looks like this: or in context (ooh look a tooltip!) it's been suggested that it looks kinda like a stapler... This ...
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My flags have been waiting for review for 10+ days?

All the flags you have currently pending are close flags (flags for the closure of questions). These aren't shown to moderators directly, but are placed in a queue for users with 3,000, or more, ...
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What should I do with answers about other Linux distros?

I tend to follow the same mentality I use for questions. Questions about Mint, Kali or even macOS could be perfectly applicable to Ubuntu, but I don't know that, and so I flag as OT. There are ...
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Upvoting during review

If you would have upvoted otherwise, yes. Voting, up or down, is one of the actions that are sufficient to complete your review of that post.
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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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VLQ is not applicable but the post is low quality - what should I do?

The name of the queue is Low Quality Posts, not VLQ (Very Low Quality). Posts sent to this queue include those flagged as NaA (Not an Answer), and since the VLQ flag is of limited use (where it ...
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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

muru's answer is all true, but I just want to add some extra information, as the edits you linked are done by a user with the edit privilege. And before answering your question, I want to explain how ...
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PSA: When reviewing, don't post duplicate (and near-duplicate) comments!

If I see a comment that seems to cover what I want to say I try to make it a practice to just upvote that comment and move on. This seems the logical approach to me. I seldom go backwards so it would ...
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What is the difference between "delete" and "recommend deletion" votes?

Supposedly, the low quality review queue allows you to vote to delete (a 20k privilege) 0 scored answers from the review, in hopes this speed up the deletion process. If 3 20ker users vote to delete ...
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One-line response: what flag?

One line answers themselves aren't necessarily bad. "To fix this foo the bar" is an answer. Not the most descriptive answer, but is one. Don't flag these. I don't downvote these, but you are free to ...
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Reviewing tool should be less flexible by enforcing the Skip option rigourously

I don't see a problem here. First of all, the "skip" option only removes the post from your review queue, not from everyone else's. If you skip a post, that won't make it magically disappear from my ...
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How many Questions can I edit in a bulk before they are reviewed?

The answer to the first question is five. For how the review works you can see What are the review queues, and how do they work? Edit reviews don't take long. Currently, there are two pending edits ...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

I agree with BeastOfCaerbannog, wholly. The system can handle large-ish pastes and will tell you when it can't. Just remember that you don't have to indent you can use ~~~ fences before and after code ...
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Can we increase the capacity of our Suggested Edits queue?

jokerdino pointed out some more data to me, and we noted that the number of suggested edits being made per day/week/month has actually been gradually declining at least since 2015 and is currently at ...
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Can we increase the capacity of our Suggested Edits queue?

I think the immediate need for this has passed but let's look at some data since we're here and I've been looking at data. This is that graph Zanna mentioned in her answer. This is suggested edits per ...
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Why do you not review?

I do review, but it feels a bit like a job, and I only do four or five in a row. Only doing it if there is no nice question to work on, and then mostly on my favorite subject: unclear what you are ...
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