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Why does it show "Queue has been cleared" every time I check 3 questions?

I recently got the Review Questions privilege, so I know very little stuff about how to review questions. I was recently reviewing some questions, but after checking 3 questions, it said "This ...
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First questions queue is not working

First questions queue is not working properly. I noticed this a couple of hours ago and it has been not fixed yet. (Screenshots on mobile device)
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Should we refrain from using canned comments when reviewing?

Since the review queue update, I have seen multiple instances of the following situation: a new user asks/answers a question, a reviewer finds the question unclear or lacking sufficient detail and ...
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How to treat suggested edits that "correct a formula"?

Once in a while I see a suggested edit that claims to "correct a formula" (this is usually written in the edit summary). Is there a general "rule"/recommended procedure for such ...
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Confusing message from new review queue?

The answer here (in which a new user posted an elaboration on their question as an answer) has the following comment from the Community bot, presumably due to its review in the new "First Answers&...
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Should Physics enable a "triage" review queue for homework-like questions?

One of the differences between Physics.SE and Stack Overflow is that SO has at least one review queue which we don't have: Triage. From the 2014 announcement comes this description: We've been ...
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What constitutes an "answer" when the question is unmeaningfully vague?

I recommended deletion in review of a submission with the reason corresponding to "not an answer" (NAA) on this Q&A: What does $H\parallel ab$ mean? This was in the "low quality ...
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User is receiving badges for review tasks they could not have performed

I have come across a user who seems to have accumulated "Steward" badges at an impossible rate; I believe there must be a bug in the platform. They received the badge 18 times in the 8 hours ...
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Confusion about rejection of edit suggestion

I saw that I had several edit suggestions rejected so I decided to take a look at them, out of curiosity. While most of them were fair, or at least understandable, there was one that I found very ...
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Should contributions to the community be made compulsory?

Just yesterday, I read this and there dmckee♦ posted this comment, and he said: ...relatively small fraction of the eligible users apply their power with any regularity. Now there is already a ...
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Should One Downvote a Question While Voting to Close It?

The title pretty much conveys what I want to ask but I would elaborate a bit. If a question is appropriate to be closed due to either of the listed reasons for a question to be closed, should one also ...
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Why directly voting to close a question does not add to your number of reviews in the queue?

If you go into the "close votes" review queue and either selecting "Leave Open" or "Close" adds a count to the number of reviews you have done in the "close votes" queue. However, if you are viewing a ...
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Is Vote to Close as Off-Topic an appropriate remedy for questions that are deemed too "populist"?

Background: There are users who have been using the privilege to vote to close a question as off-topic as a way of dealing with "populist" questions (see the discussion here) believing them to be "...
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Can we reopen this question which used to have meaning-distorting grammar?

The question Effect of temperature and surrounding medium in the Cavendish experiment to measure the gravitational constant was closed as 'unclear what you're asking', probably because earlier ...
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OP edit is identical with my rejected edit

This is mainly to help me understand how the reviewing of edits (to questions) works. I recently had an edit to this question approved by a reviewer (Chair), but then "rejected by Community" because "...
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Prematurely closed "duplicate"

This question, asking why oceans look blue but rivers don't, was closed as a duplicate of another question, which was answered with a good explanation of why large masses of water, including oceans ...
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Why was my answer on decoherence deleted?

My answer to this question was deleted. For anyone who can't see it, the answer was: I hope somebody will correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that the simplest way to phrase the main objection is ...
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Is it possible to change review decisions?

Today was my first time reviewing low-quality posts, and I accidentally pressed the "Looks OK" button a few times for posts that should clearly be deleted, as I was used to reviewing edits and "Looks ...
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LQP review & voting

I often come across answers flagged for LQ in the corresponding review queue which don't really fit into the categories of a LQ post - not spam, not better as a comment, not better as a question, etc. ...
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Why has my question been put "On Hold"?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Could you help me please with mathematical model of the soil freezing process? I got it (I fix my question) Why is it "On Hold"?
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Flagging as duplicate - After someone else has done it & Reviews

Suppose someone has flagged a question for being a duplicate, should I also flag it as duplicate, or does the one flag suffice? (And does this change if it's a duplicate of two questions or more?) ...
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When it comes to the Suggested Edits queue, what would you consider a healthy ratio of accept-to-reject?

Some data first. As of today, there have been 27636 suggested edits: 23490 have been approved, 4146 have been rejected, 6873 were improved. The top 20 reviewers have the following stats: What do ...
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A way to mark questions as non-duplicates?

I'm new to SE but practically every day I come across constructive, thought-out questions that are very quickly marked as duplicates -- while a simple comparison with the alleged duplicate shows very ...
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Reasons for Closing

First: I realize there has been a lot of discussion of the reasons for closing, and I haven't followed most of it, so I apologize for any redundancy here. That having been said: Here is an example ...
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How is a low quality post review completed?

In this case and this, review has been completed by a single "Looks OK" vote. While in this case it has been completed by two "Looks OK" votes. Is there a reason for it?
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What is the review counter showing?

Here comes an odd little low-practical question out of curiosity: What does the review counter show? The little counter in the upper bar is always showing a high number (fluctuating a bit) even when ...
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Flagging low quality answers: an experiment

Abstract: We are experimenting with expanding the scope of the very low quality (VLQ) flag. For two weeks, August 8-21, moderators will not decline any VLQ flags. We will allow these flags will sit in ...
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Why don't close-vote counts agree with the number of close votes on review pages?

The process of closure of this question of mine has been started. As you can see in the figure below, the number of close votes is 3. (the picture has been taken at 18, July, 2016, 06:00 UTC) But ...
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Deleting copyrighted material

Today I had some issues regarding an answer (now deleted) that I encountered in the Low Quality queue. The question asked for clarification about a solution by Michael A. Gottlieb, and included a ...
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Why was my flag on a 'link-only' answer disputed?

Recently I flagged an answer to this question citing not an answer as it was providing only a link. Now, link-only answers are not encouraged here as they may ...
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Should information provided in the comments be taken into account when evaluating the merits of a question?

When an unclear or otherwise lacking question is posted on this site, it often happens that one of the more experienced users posts a comment asking for clarification. Fairly often, the asker responds ...
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Re-open review queue default tab

When a question comes up in the re-open queue because it was edited, the default is to show the side-by-side comparison of the pre- and post- edit. There is another 'tab' available that will show the ...
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What to do regarding suggested edits that cure self-vandalism by post owners?

The context is the following post: Hooke's Law and Bungee Jumping and the revision history can be viewed here. As one can see from the revision history, the post owner himself/herself vandalized ...
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Old-ish first post showed up in review queue

I was just checking the First Posts review queue, and I found this post: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/146862/many-body-quantum-rotors# Strange that it should be there, given that it's ...
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Guidelines for the First Posts review queue

Is there any guidance on reviewing the first post of a new user? I have looked in meta and could not find a similar question. All I can think of at the moment is to compare with guidance on the ...
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Suggestion: an idea to audit the question close/delete mechanism without any moderation privilege

On my opinion, the current question voting/deleting mechanism is bad, because it often closes(deletes) valid questions as well. But it is my opinion only - until now. Now, I've found an idea to get ...
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The change to the taskbar is massively annoying

I mean this change: Specifically the number in the orange square, which is related in some vague to the number of posts that have needed review in the last day or so. When it shows "20" this implies ...
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Is it appropriate to use the low quality review system to get rid of 'bad' answers?

It seems that posts often come up for deletion in the low quality posts review queue which are clearly 'bad' answers but answers nonetheless. The answers are often 'bad' because they are short but ...
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How can I see rendered MathJax/LaTeX when reviewing edits?

Posts from new users often requiring edits that add LaTeX code. When I review edits from users that add such code, all I see on the LHS and RHS are the raw LaTeX codes, such as ...
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Can we get a 'skip flag' button in the 10k review tools?

Re the answer review page you reach by clicking on the number in this yellow square: I can't see a Skip option. The only way I can make answers disappear from this page is by flagging them in some ...
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How much are 3k+ users moderating through the review queue?

This question is an offshoot of Ben Crowell's question Have we lost the necessary critical mass of professional physicists?, and I'm asking it separately to help avoid multi-threaded comment ...
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There is currently a flood in the Reopen Votes review queue

Related: Lots of questions in the reopen queue at meta.stackoverflow. The review queue for reopen votes is currently at an exceptional high. Did something happen system-side to bring this on? A lot ...
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How should I use "No Action Needed" while reviewing in "Physics.SE"?

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 ...
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Please review our posts on the LHC

We have a lot of posts on the LHC - however, the experiments are still on-going and it's possible that some answers that were right at the time are now outdated. It's also possible that some questions ...
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Help reviewing new users' posts [closed]

I just want to bring your attention to the review site where you can see questions/answers posted by new users so we can assist them in getting to know the SE system and maybe improving their posts. (...
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