For the past couple of months I've had access to the review queue and haven't really got to grips with it yet. I find the design rather unintuitive and clunky - when looking at a post in the review queue, most of the context of whatever you are looking at is cut out, and if editing a post I can either see only the preview of the rendered output, or only the text entry box. So most of the time I just leave the review screen and go to the thread directly, where it seems easier to see what is going on and then take whatever action I feel appropriate.
I'm sure this isn't the "right" way of doing it - no review action gets recorded against my account, and I wonder whether for several of the actions this even removes things from the queue. I know that actions for suggested edits work, but these seem to disappear by the time I've made a decision on them! Can anybody give me hints on how to use the tool more effectively?
I notice, for instance, that regular patrollers of first or low quality posts often leave a stock comment (e.g. regarding a question that is entirely coding, or is self-study but not tagged as such or not showing an attempt, or an answer which is just a link with no description). Are these produced by template, through the review mechanism itself, or is there simply a list to copy and paste from?