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Do nothing. Even if there weren't issues around certain aspects of the review system one failed audit isn't going to cause you a problem. The audits are designed to catch so-called "robo-reviewers" who automatically click the button that's going to get them one step closer to the badges you can earn by reviewing. These people will fail multiple audits and ...


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This is a network-wide change. See this Meta.SE question and this answer to it: Queue growth Review queues lose effectiveness if posts aren't regularly (and accurately) cleared. A queue such as close votes on Stack Overflow that never seems to get to 0 fails to provide time-sensitive feedback that aids learning. So if we raise the bar for ...


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"No action needed" means that you feel that way, AND you feel strongly enough about your opinion that you are willing to make it BINDING on the site. "Skip," means that you don't feel strongly one way or another, and you want someone else with greater knowledge or conviction to decide for the site.


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You should spend as much time as you feel comfortable reviewing to review. No one is watching the time you spend or making sure you spend enough time or do enough reviews. If you're going to review and either accept or reject a post, you should look at the edits and make sure they are worthy. If you can't make a decision for any reason, feel free to skip - ...


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In general, moderation should not require technical knowledge of the subject matter. A code change is almost always a change in the poster's intent, and reviewers shouldn't have to know anything about what the code does (or whether it works or not) to make that evaluation. Therefore, code examples added to someone else's answer are usually considered a ...


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They're not suggested edits... That's everything waiting in all of the queues. As a member of the site with moderator privileges, you're trusted with information on what's happening outside of your specific area, now including the total /review backlog. Normally, it should turn over fairly regularly: if you notice that's taking a long time, try to drum up ...


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Per my reading of this answer written by SE developer, downvotes increase chances of the post getting into Low Quality queue: approach to low-quality auto-flagging, by looking for similarities in posts downvoted or flagged as low quality... It is worth noting that per mentioned answer, upvotes tend to have an opposite effect: referenced post got 2 ...


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No, you are not out of line, but I would respectfully disagree with you. Yes, the asker outlines three possibilities, but that doesn't immediately make the question opinion based. The question is almost equivalent to asking "Should I use return values, errno or longjmp to report an error in C?" and although multiple possibilities are mentioned in the ...


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I looked at it. Rejection seems appropriate in this case - the edits are extremely minor and do not significantly improve the post. One of the edits even added "emphasized text", which is the helper when you click on the italics button above the post box instead of actual italicized text. I don't see a need to do anything with this post. Even though you may ...


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I can't speak for all the users with review queue access, but I can point out a few reasons why I never use these review queues: The suggested edits review queue seems to be the only one that ever actively reminds me to review it. Every time there's a little "1" next to "review" at the top of PSE, it's always a suggested edit review. I have no idea if this ...


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I think for such cases it is a good idea to ask the original author if the code example matches his intent and let him make the decision. For the particular case, it seems the editor actually did that, but the edit was so quickly rejected by @gnat that the OP did not even have a chance for this. Of course, when the OP does not show up here on SE within a ...


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As explained in this answer to related question at MSE, there is no such plan. More specifically, Triage review was not intended to be applicable network wide; it was designed based on assumptions that apply at Stack Overflow but not necessarily hold at other network sites. For the sake of completeness, per what I additionally learned at MSE (1, 2), site ...


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This will be fixed in the next deploy. Keep an eye out for revision 2014.6.24.1677. The gist of the problem here was that the sidebar on Prog.SE is styled differently from other sites, so it requires a bit more love to get the mod dialog to show up when a moderator brings it up in /review. (Fun fact: there's a "mod" link beside the "link" link if you have a ...


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Will be fixed in the next build. Keep an eye out for revision 2014.6.25.1680.


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