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Community ♦ has gained sentience and is posting bad comments, what should I do?

On Thursday the review queues changed. Whilst the change is hopefully for the better in the long term. In, hopefully, the short term, [5] the release has a number of issues. [1] There are a few I'd ...
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"I'm Done" option disabled

I tried to review this question, once I was done, I tried to click on I'm Done radio button, but I can't (it is disabled). I can only choose No action needed, but I decided to skip instead. The last ...
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"Find out how review queues work" pop-up even after 1k reviews

I don't participate as often as I used to on this site. But I still have about 1k reviews on my account. So I was sort of surprised when I saw this pop-up today: My questions are: Is this a bug? Is ...
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Adding alternative answer comment to low quality posts queue

When I review posts in the low quality posts queue, sometimes I stumble upon answers which provide alternative solutions instead of reviewing the OP's code. It would be nice to add this entry (...
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Why did I receive this moderator message?

I got a moderator message informing me that I've made some bad reviews. However, I failed to see which ones they are pointing at. Can you please show me? I've made 21 reviews in total.
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Are we voting to close too quickly?

With the kerfuffle on SE, I've decided to try & contribute a bit more again. So I started with the vote close queue, and this one irked me: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/review/close/...
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How to handle a VTC as duplicate that goes the wrong way around?

I encountered this review today, where a question was to be closed as duplicate of another, older question. However, the dupe target was closed, at -5 and unanswered. The quality was much lower than ...
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How should we handle edits to answers to make code congruent with the language of the question?

This is related to What are our answer editing guidelines?, but about an edit with a brief comment: Switched to python. To me that makes sense, since the code looked like a mix of python and a c-...
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Flagging users who select "No Action Needed" in First Posts review queue

A while back I was directed to read the accepted community wiki answer to this First Post Review question (and of course heeded the advice). In Jamal's answer to this question about reviewing a ...
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PSA: Excel going "Not Responding" isn't broken code

Some VBA questions mention the host application (e.g. Excel) is going "not responding" while their macro is running. Is it ok to vote to close these questions as "broken code"?
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Incorrect suggested edit review - how to educate users?

The scenario: An asker posts a question. A low rep user notices some improvements to the questions code, and edits them into the question. The edit gets accepted in the review queues. Another user ...
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First post appeared on the review queue long time after being asked

This question was asked 12 hours ago. But it just appeared a short moment ago on the review queue as a first post entry. How/why did this delay happen?
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Is there a way to accept a suggested, but rejected, edit?

Someone recently suggested an edit to one of my posts. The suggested edit was rejected before I even saw it. As the author of the post, I find the suggested edit correct, and I'd like to accept it ...
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What to do with Code Only Answer in Low Quality Queue

The only options currently are Looks OK Edit Delete Skip But when you have a code only answer, It isn't Okay There isn't anything to edit really Deleting a good start to a review seems like a bad ...
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Removing leading white space in question code blocks

I've made a couple of suggested edits to this question. The first one was rejected because it deviated from he original intent / it edited code. When I looked at the suggested edit, it did look like ...
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Why was "Get minimum of four and maximum up to a limit" not reopened after the code was fixed?

With enough reason this question was closed for being out of scope. Meanwhile I gave some advice to the OP and the question seems to be in shape for a re-open vote. I already placed my vote. I also ...
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The "Edit" screen seems to be broken

I saw an open edit on a question, and when I clicked it I got this: One of the buttons is shown only partly, and I think there are some buttons missing. Browser is Chrome 47.0.2526.111 on Windows 7 (...
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Is the automatic low quality answer comment unfit for Code Review?

This is the comment made on my behalf when I recommended deletion on an answer in the VLQ queue: This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author,...
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Do we want to enable the review auditing feature that discourages robo-reviewing?

For all of you who don't know what review audits are, have a read of this stackexchange meta question: what-are-review-tests-audits-and-how-do-they-work This question is related to these code review ...
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Notification if there is a post requiring review

I always hated going to the review page, only to find nothing required reviewing. It is a time-consuming task going between questions and review. I was thinking, if there were a notification, or at ...
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Best action for reviewing a code-only answer

A bit of a situation for a review of this answer where I didn't know what the best action was. The answer has good intentions but could be improved by elaborating what the changes mean and why they ...
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VLQ review queue, option for "this should be a comment"

I was reviewing an item in the Low Quality queue (which I sadly cannot link to) that was most definitely not an answer and should have been a comment, because it was asking for clarification from the ...
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Why does the top bar say "3 total posts awaiting review" when there's only one?

When I mouse over the "3" it says "3 total posts awaiting review". I click on it... there's 1 post awaiting review. No other posts. The "3" disappears if the review queue is empty, but it always ...
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Can we suggest a review of a reviewer, or an evaluation of a person using the review queue heavily?

On this review, the user selected No Action Needed... @rolfl edited this question after the review was done so evidently, action was needed. Here you can see the amount of times this user has used ...
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Why am I being asked to review a suggested edit for a locked post?

I see the yellow box next to "review", and click it. It offers to let me review suggested edits. But when I get there, the only option available to me is "Skip". Why is it offering for me to review it ...
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Review queue and already flagged question

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. ...
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Do new CR users who are trusted elsewhere on SE go through the First Post Queue?

This question is in regards to users who have 100 rep points. When we come here from another SE site, we are awarded 100 rep points to get us started. What I'm wondering is, do those users go ...
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First Post Review Queue — what is it? Why is it a bad idea to click "No Action Needed"?

When you pass 500 reputation you gain access to the Review Queues. One of them is the "First Post" queue. What is this queue, what purpose does it serve, and how should I process items in that queue?
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How did downvotes suddenly put these old answers into the Low Quality queue?

This answer and this answer (both are now-deleted "looks good" answers with no detail), posted some years ago, were recently put into the Low Quality queue after receiving downvotes. According to the ...
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Is there a way to force the review of a suggested edit?

I've made this suggestion that fixes an error in a question. It's pending since about 15 minutes, but maybe this delay is normal for this site? If not, is there a way to stimulate the review process?
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Should you edit someone else's code in a question?

I have seen several (suggested) reviews lately, where someone edits the code in the original poster's question. Should such edits be allowed? The edits in question are mostly minor. Some add spaces ...
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Does Community Evaluation make sense for Code Review?

A “Community Evaluation” queue just appeared on the review page. It seems one of the main reasons for that queue is to compare each question with other sources on the internet for that same question: ...
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