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First, this is a fairly non-productive place to ask this question: privileges are handled network-wide, so Meta Stack Exchange is the better place to ask it. There doesn’t appear to be any previous discussions of an idea like this, but you should probably do a more thorough search than the quick look-see I did if you want to raise it there. (Then again, ...


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This will mean you'll be notified of outstanding tasks you can't clear. This is going too far. You know when you go to some site that you don't even have an account on and it's got a fake bar at the top with a "notification" lit up to make you click on it, and it doesn't really go away or do anything? I know you don't mean it to be, but this is like that. ...


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You are not required to use all community privileges SE does not pay you, nor any of us who participate and who fulfill a variety of the "community mod" functions. You are thus under no burden to do that which you feel not qualified to do. If you are not comfortable with some of the community mod tools, or feel unqualified to review or answer certain ...


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I have rejected edits to my own questions and answers that sought to vandalize them or pervert their meaning. Likewise, I have seen edits to my questions and answers approved by others that vandalized and perverted my questions and answers. When a user posts a question or answer, the user should be allowed to retain some control over the edits that are made ...


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It’s entirely appropriate for the author of a post to have review power over suggested changes. It’s words being put into their mouth: they should be able to approve or disapprove the change. Removing authors from the review process would be useless and bad. Useless, because authors can always edit their posts. Even if they were prevented from reviewing ...


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You might be using the "mobile" version on your phone The mobile version of the site does not include all the buttons in the top menu: Fortunately the "full version" of the site is responsive and perfectly usable on a phone and includes several additional options (including the review queues): To change to the full version you need to scroll all the way ...


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A major problem for reviews is so-called "robo-reviewers", who click through queues for the review badges without actually reviewing - they just hit approve on everything, letting all the crap through that the review queues are supposed to keep out. The SE staff introduced review audits on certain large SE sites to try and stop people from doing this. A ...


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They've been pretty firm about only providing reputation for core actions. Those core actions are considered: Asking questions Answering questions The only other thing you can get reputation for doing is getting confirmed suggested edits. That's it. Reviewing stuff isn't a core action, it's a purely optional, privilege based activity.


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Larger sites deal with a high count of review items on a regular basis and it works, because no single user is responsible for reviewing the whole queue and the system is built with that in mind. Reviewers can just take bites out of it, and bow out when decision fatigue rears its head. Pressing Skip when at all unsure helps a lot in that regard, too. Others ...


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“Looks OK” is appropriate here. If in doubt, feel free to Skip and save your energy for posts you can more comfortably figure out. Despite the wording, “Looks OK” is also fine for posts that might get downvoted or need additional info added by the author. It's OK as in this post isn't nonsense or spam or whatever, and that it can actually viably survive on ...


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I think it may be caused by having used up all your up/down votes for the day—you've cast 40. See here: Review queues seem to have disappeared So it's not exactly a bug, but it certainly isn't an ideal user experience. You have enough reputation for the Access Review Queues privilege (500+) which means you should be able to see the Late Answers and First ...


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I'm the one who put those questions into the close vote queue, so I figured I should say my piece. There were game-recs and other old questions there, and I didn't dump them in from search. I'll get back to that. If you find it so annoying to deal with, I encourage you to leave the review queue alone at those times. There's plenty of other people to cover ...


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The review queue notification isn't actually specific to you. It's a sum total of the number reviews waiting across the site for anyone. It will appear on RPG.SE anytime there's at least 3 total reviews currently in the queues. Anyone over 10k sees it, which also means it bugs every 10k user to go empty all the review queues so it'll go away faster. :) ...


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Treat it like any review item: if you have something useful you can do, do that. If you can't, skip it. There isn't harm in skipping review items — it means the item just gets left there for the next reviewer to encounter and deal with. It's even a useful tool for avoiding burnout. (If everyone skips it that's a problem, but an unlikely one.) If you'...


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I don't believe you can retract that approval-vote. What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes? doesn't say anything about edit-approval votes, and neither can any other meta.SE questions about "edit" "approve" "vote" and "retract," "revoke," "rescind," or "take-backsies." But you can revert the edit. At the bottom of the post should ...


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I'm getting this too. The review queue indicator right now: But when I open it, lo and behold, a review item! The same is happening on main site:


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I'm appreciative of the change: if I see no indicator, I now know there's no reviews. It used to be there could be 1-2 sitting there and I'd just have nothing telling me. It's a bit over-tuned in that it shows me everything I can't even work on, as mentioned in the question, but over-tuned is a nice departure from under-tuned, and I appreciate there's ...


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I have never gotten the red dot in Edge, IE 10, nor in Chrome in the top bar before opening. I have at seemingly random intervals gotten a red dot next to whatever item in the review queue I need to take a look at, but most often they are still gray. I will update this answer if I ever do get the red dot in the bar. I had no idea that the red dot was ...


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This is actually much less prone to false-positives, so far as I can tell, than the old (numerical) one, which was false-positive all the time. I prefer false-positives to false-negatives for this, anyway, but so far in this experiment I haven’t had any.


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I will note that I was definitely looking at the new (new top-bar, before this experiment) review indicator much less than I had looked at the old (numerical) one. Probably because of all the times there were (3) that I couldn't act on... In previous weeks I'd been making a conscious effort to click in to the review queue, so I'm glad to see it being ...


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Wow, look at what I found this morning! If I can figure out more about the indicator's new behavior, I'll update this answer, but for now, it looks like it's working. Followup: As of my next login (~8 hours after this answer was originally posted), I found no indicator on the review icon, but one pending review task. Perhaps this morning's success was ...


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