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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 ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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 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 is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

We modified the review queues so that users cannot be audited on questions they already reviewed. We hope that solves your issues! Answering your question about the question pool - yes, we audit users ...
marrados's user avatar
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Can reviewers review suggested edits more than 20 times?

The twenty-first review was indeed for one of Videonauth's own posts.
muru's user avatar
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

No, there are no reputation rewards for passing review tests, nor should there be. The ability to review things in the queues is a privilege, it should not be giving you additional capabilities or ...
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What is the red circle on my review icon?

Yes, it's not very self-explanatory is it.1 The red dot means that there is stuff to review. More specifically, it means that some per-site threshold for stuff-to-review in a particular queue that ...
Zanna's user avatar
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Privileged users reviews

have the right to know if I'm being reviewed Maybe... I mean, we're all being monitored in the sense that everything we do here is seen by other users. On top of that, the lowest rep users have most ...
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What to do with tag-only edits?

If the edit is appropriate and useful and nothing else needed editing, approve it. This can only be answered in a very general way, because there's no specific edit suggestion* to look at. In general, ...
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Shouldn't we stop closing questions instantly as Off-Topic if we see the words "mint", "debian", etc.?

Questions that mention Mint or any other unofficial derivative should not be immediately closed, but they most likely do require additional scrutiny. If a problem exists with only Mint (or the OP is ...
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LQP queue recanting recommendations

The review in question was completed and the post survived. As Mark Kirby mentioned in a comment there is no way to change a review after you've done it. A Recommend deletion vote can't be retracted, ...
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Me-too post? Or partial answer?

I would like to note that the post in question has been edited (and deleted), and I think Elder Geek's answer may be more directed towards the latest revision than the one that was current when this ...
Zanna's user avatar
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Remove the "really" from the review comment

I decided to write an answer in the hope of clarifying the question a bit. To be honest, this isn't an answer, just a really long comment. Irony I guess! Here are our canned comment options, with the &...
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