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A tale of complexity and unintended consequences The review task was added in response to this edit which you made. Which is a good thing, generally. That edits can result in the review of a previously-closed post. However... There's a check, in the logic that determines whether an edit qualifies to do this, which excludes edits by folks who've also flagged ...


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A native English speaker understands the language on an innate level that can be hard to articulate. I think this can cause someone to consider something to be obvious, when it could never be obvious to a non-native until they learn it. I'm understanding the proofreading rule to discourage questions where a user submits a paragraph or two riddled with ...


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The problem with this usage of "Proofreading" is that the close text pretty much tells people "go away, your question is bad and doesn't belong here". Proofreading questions are off-topic unless a specific source of concern in the text is clearly identified. See: Alternative websites for proofreading Proofreading is someone posting an entire sentence or ...


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Here is the key part of the message: Please take some time to read posts carefully and decide what action needs to be taken when reviewing. If you don't want to take the time, please don't review; it causes more harm than good. This is your second review ban, and in this case it was based on your reviews in the Late Answers and First Posts queues. In ...


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Sure. Absolutely. Happy to oblige. There was a sizable backup in close reviews roughly just a week ago and I thought "Well since no one is doing it I better take it on." Good to know people are looking at the queues! I very specifically put this as a problem in a question during the moderator election and talked about how not a lot of people are doing the ...


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So I am opposed to this, not because it means extra work for me but because it hides important work that the community does, without really adding (in my opinion) much benefit. The community collaborating on a first post to either edit it or explain to a new user how to interact with the site is a very valuable part of the site. We learn from each other ...


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Since some while ago, the graduation process changed and became design-independent. When a site graduates, the reputation levels required for almost all the privileges are increased. It was decided that the site graduation be announced first, and the privilege thresholds be raised after the design is ready. Well, the design is ready.


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Disclaimer: This is opinion. The answer as it stands is not entirely incorrect. It is in fact somewhat right, as J.R. noted in the comments. I see where you're coming from on that point, but I don't really think you can argue against the answer on that basis. However, it is an extremely poor answer: It explains nothing, it repeats itself for no reason, it ...


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It's wrong on purpose. It's a SE-wide design decision to show approximate total pending review tasks across the site, not the subset of tasks that are available to you, because they decided it was too expensive to calculate the latter in the header. It just happens at the moment that it lines up for you on other SE sites. A week from now, it might be ...


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This probably shouldn't happen, but it's also a very localized problem - after the private beta ends, you'll need 125 reputation on the site in order to do any reviewing, and that excludes new users for at least a little while. Beyond that, there's nothing you can do to your post in the First Posts queue that you wouldn't be able to do elsewhere.


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My interpretation of this is that the mod team is allowing the community the chance to override the unilateral "leave open". Yes, it's unfortunate that the people who already voted to close don't get to vote again on it, but if a question can't muster more than 5 votes, it probably won't cause that much damage to leave it open. Still, given how fast the ...


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That is the “review needed” indicator that is shown to reviewers when the queue is getting full. There is more information about how it works on Meta. You’ll see the indicator is turned on: if any review queue has a red dot (explained below) and if it’s been at least an hour since you clicked on the review icon. So the idea is that when ...


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The one shown on the screenshot is a different review, suggesting the same edit. #75276 is the one you have reviewed, and has been rejected. However, #75277 suggested the same edit, and it's shown to you (and everyone else) when accessing the review queue again. Based on the behavior, looks like someone was deliberately trying to vandalize the post...


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I rejected that first suggested edit because it was a trivial edit, not because it was bad formatting. The existing formatting was fine in my opinion and there was no need to bump the post or reward the suggester with 2 reputation points for a trivial edit. If you have earned the privilege to make edits without peer review, you should feel free to improve ...


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"This item is not reviewable" only applies to you. In this case, you cast the first close vote on that question which is what landed it in the review queue, so you couldn't take another review action on top of that. Other possible causes include the post being deleted, locked, or somehow otherwise disqualified from review.


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From what I can see after reviewing your latest review activity, your average review in some categories was 8-10 seconds, which is a red flag that you may not be taking as much care as is needed. Looking at some of the "late answer" reviews it appears that you approved some late answers that had serious quality issues. It's important to take all reviews ...


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I'm in favor of ♦ flagging them. Some of these unsubstantiated answers can be converted into helpful comments, and the mod team can convert those that fall under that umbrella.


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Filter by tag to include only [grammar] and [pronunciation] questions in the queue. (Assuming questions are tagged appropriately, of course, but that's another story.) You can also filter by close-vote type (duplicate, off-topic, etc), although that doesn't distinguish between Proofreading and Details Please. For filtering questions outside a queue, the ...


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I'm editing my answer to bump this discussion, because I think we need to talk about it again. We just closed two questions as duplicates of each other. The first close votes happened around the same time, but the ones after that should have looked at the question that was proposed as a duplicate, and seen the comment that the other question was proposed as ...


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My comment made me curious: How many closures are unjustified? So I asked rene to write a SEDE query (Thanks rene!) to find out. The query gives you the links to all of the questions that received close votes but didn't get closed. So I ran the query for 8 other sites than ELL; which, according to the SE list of sites and their info have some of their ...


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This is fixed now. You shouldn't get your own post in the First Posts or Late Answers review queues any more.


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It now appears clear to me where my own misunderstanding has created this confused situation. Whenever a moderator casts a vote in the review queue, it is binding and the question is automatically removed from the review queue. I actually just came to that realization. Thank you for that! As I have explained under your other post, somehow I was in the ...


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You do need to wait for the second reviewer to clear the edit. You could bring a post with a pending edit to the attention of the community here on meta to get it out of the review queue more quickly. You can always improve a post, you just need to wait for it to complete the review process so that it doesn’t have pending edits. You may want to bookmark ...


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As far as I know, it's impossible to do this. If you voted to Reject but want to change to Reject and Edit, it's doable, although not ideal: just go to the post's revision history and click "edit" on the top revision, which will automatically override the suggestion once you finish it. This does have two problems. First, without installing a userscript for ...


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This answer is wrong, but this isn't a reason to delete it. “Looks Good” in the low quality review queue is confusing: it means “I don't think this should be deleted” — so when you see a wrong answer, you should open it in another tab and downvote, but select “Looks Good” in the low quality review. The reason this answer should be deleted is that it is very ...


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If an answer is wrong, I downvote and then explain why I believe it's wrong in a comment. I think that's one of the things comments are for. Also, I never downvote without giving a comment. I hate it when someone downvotes one of my answers with no explanation why.


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It's not that all of them clear up by-design. However, As far as I'm concerned, (review queues: VLQ = Very Low Quality, FP = First Posts, LA = Los AngelesLate Answers, CV = ‎Curriculum VitaeClose Votes) A new user's first answer to an old question will appear in both FP and LA review queues. If it's been flagged too, it would also appear in the VLQ queue. ...


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