# Blocked from reviewing?

I have periodically reviewed posts on CV over the past few years. In recent months anytime I click on 'review' there are never any available tasks.

Has my account been blocked from reviewing and if so how come?

• I suspect that the explanation is very simple. High reputation users are sufficiently zealous here that queues disappear quickly. Compare, for example, Stack Overflow with $>120,000$ close votes in the air.... – Nick Cox Feb 21 '14 at 18:07
• I have had the same experience :-). – whuber Feb 21 '14 at 18:21
• It happens to us all, I'm afraid ... one thing (of many) the moderators and high-rep users here manage to be very efficient at is keeping those review queues short. Sometimes I have to wait days before I get one. That's a good thing. – Glen_b -Reinstate Monica Feb 23 '14 at 6:45
• Right now it's about 2am Sunday morning on the US east coast (not where I am, but probably an approximate time for the bulk of users) and there's exactly one item across six review queues, and it's only been there a short time (a few minutes, I'd guess). Even if I don't review it, someone else will have taken care of it before I can go get a cup of coffee. – Glen_b -Reinstate Monica Feb 23 '14 at 6:55
• Thanks all for your responses - has alleviated my paranoia! I do get a certain perverse satifaction from correcting bad grammar and phrasing but certainly not a pressing issue. – BGreene Feb 24 '14 at 9:37
• I can relate :) I probably got a few hundred rep points (2 at a time) just out of correcting bad grammar, spelling, punctuation, even capitalization! It was quite perversely satisfying. – Nick Stauner Feb 24 '14 at 15:56

If you can't perform a review task, it will be grayed out, as at your rep level should be the case with all except the First Posts and Late Answers tasks. When I'm around, I'm one of those zealous users that's causing your problem ;) I check the review queue between practically every page navigation precisely because these tasks' queues empty so quickly – of course, in the process, I exacerbate the "problem" in which I share. My solution was to hit the next tier of privileges so I could start reviewing suggested edits too. I imagine higher-rep users will be alternately relieved and disappointed that my overzealous editing won't need reviewing anymore, nor fertilize their badge farms :) In summary, I'm afraid the only solution is to keep up with the crowd! Good luck to you (it's not easy in this crowd!), and may the fastest reviewer – who doesn't sacrifice thoroughness and tact – "win"!