We've got this new option called "No Action needed". I think this got rid of two things. I've got no evidence. But, I think...

1) Skip: I use this when I don't know what the post actually means. For example, I hate to look in , , etc. So, I usually skip those posts, except if there's some spam / wasting-time answers which we can easily recognize. Now, my usage of "Skip" has been drastically reduced by the introduction of this option.

2) Upvoting: A few months ago (before this option came into existence), I noticed that there was a cruel upvoting by some guys (I think, it's from some reviewers). We can notice it in the first posts. When we're reviewing, we can see that it has already been upvoted. I don't think those answers deserve an upvote. But if the upvoter believes that it deserves, then I've got another point. Whenever there's a first post, it gets upvoted. And, we can notice that while reviewing. And now, there aren't posts with so cruel upvotes. I had a chat with @tpg regarding that Okay, that's just a minor discussion.

I think the definition of this option doesn't satisfy me. My question is: "When do I use this option? Is there something wrong if I use it excessively?"

Does "No action needed" means - "It needs no action from me" (which is somewhat rude, because many posts will go like that) or as it states as a popup - "This answer seems to be valid".

Both definition bugs me. Can someone point me an MSO post regarding that option, or atleast tell me,
Is my reviewing OKAY?


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Been there, done that

Late Answers and First Posts


In these queues, you can edit the post, flag it, upvote or downvote it, add a comment, or upvote a previously existing comment. When you take one of these actions, the I'm Done button becomes enabled, allowing you to complete review. If you feel that the post is fine as it is, but you don't want to vote on it (you're not that impressed with it, etc), then you can always click the No Action Needed button. If you're unsure about the post, please use the Skip button.

  • $\begingroup$ I love it when I get to quote myself :) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 31, 2013 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ All right. Then, I'm doing it right. That's cool... Read the whole post ;-) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 31, 2013 at 5:10

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