I just spotted this question and flagged it off topic, as it contained non-working code.

Some time later I checked the review queue and this same question popped up.

I thought about what to do. Clicking No Action Needed came to my mind, because I already flagged it as off topic, but as this is not the meaning of this button, I then just clicked on Skip.

What would be the right way to review in such a case?

  • \$\begingroup\$ In which review queue did it appear and what were your options? \$\endgroup\$ Jul 14, 2014 at 14:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ First post review queue. The Flag as off topic has been greyed out. \$\endgroup\$
    – Heslacher
    Jul 14, 2014 at 14:37

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The only other thing that I may have done (depending on how long the question had been there after you flagged it) is Down Vote the question or if not entirely worthy of a down vote you could have commented on the question about why you think it is off-topic.

I would have also posted the share link in The Second Monitor so that the Mods and the Regulars could read the question and decide if it is truly off-topic.

so three things, two of which will give you credit for the review.

  1. Comment
  2. Up vote a comment already in place
  3. DownVote (only if it is a truly bad question, that cannot be saved through edits)
  4. Post share link in The Second Monitor chat room
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    \$\begingroup\$ As I already have upvoted @Simon André Forsberg's comment I didn`t see option 1 for me. As the OP states that there are errors shown, it was clear for me that the question has been off topic. So only option 2 would have been the route to go. But sharing the link in the chat is a good thing for other posts where I am not sure. Btw. I don't care about credits ;-) \$\endgroup\$
    – Heslacher
    Jul 14, 2014 at 14:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ you should be able to Comment on most of the posts shown in the review queues. I think the low quality queue is the only one where you can't comment, and I don't think you have access to that one yet. \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Jul 14, 2014 at 14:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I know but i didn't wanted to add a duplicate comment as Simon's had been sufficient. \$\endgroup\$
    – Heslacher
    Jul 14, 2014 at 14:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ oh I see what you are saying...lol I misunderstood. if you upvote a comment, I think that counts as well (for review credit) \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Jul 14, 2014 at 15:15

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