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How can I vote for "Leave open" outside of the review queue?

Sometimes I stumble upon a question where some close votes already have been cast (but the question is not closed yet). How I can vote for "Leave Open" now ? I can not search for a specific ...
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Late answer in the review queue should be a comment

Going through the review queue I saw a late answer from a user that has 1 reputation. The answer should very much have been a comment, since it only pointed out a mistake the OP made in their ...
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Review queue comments and edits on first posts

I have been using the review queue for the last couple of weeks. I have mostly been reviewing first posts. Often I will see a first post where the OP needs to give some more information before anyone ...
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Should trivial (bordering on (if not outright) ideological) edits to post be acceptable?

I don't intend this to be directed at the Mod and User in question, but this instance has me questioning what kinds of edits to posts are acceptable here. See this recent edit to a post of mine. It is:...
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What does the red circle at the review queue pictogram mean?

I've recently gained acesses to some review queues, but most of the times there's something to be reviewed (gray dot beside the queue), there's no notification saying so, other times I see a red dot ...
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Filter for questions for review

I received the requests for reviewing the questions. Among them there are questions related to machine learning which I have not any knowledge. Is there any way (for example, modify my profile) such ...
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How can I figure out why my reviewer privileges were revoked and how can I get them back?

This question concerns me personally, but some parts of it might also be of general interest. During the last week or so, I had been regularly reviewing first posts and late answers. Yesterday @gung ...
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Please help again with review queues, even if they are short!

Again posts can linger for too long (days) in the review queues without resolution. Now not because the queues are long, they are short so people forgot to visit them. See my former question long ...
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Reviewing suggested edits for questions on hold, when they don't address the main problem

When I'm reviewing suggested edits, I occasionally encounter suggestions for questions that are on hold. These suggestions tend to tidy the question up a bit, fixing a bit of grammar and formatting. I ...
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Is there a difference between the mission statement of this site and the direction the site has taken? [closed]

The mission statement of this site includes the sentence "With your help, we are working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about statistics." In particular, there ...
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What to do about long review queues?

There are now often very long review queues, especially the close vote queue. Accumulating the necessary 5 close votes typically takes more than 24 hours, often twice as long. What can be done? Over ...
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Is this question in the reopen queue and if not, why not?

This question was edited while being on hold by me. This should have pushed it to the reopen queue. However, this does not seem to be the case: A reopen review task does not appear in its timeline – ...
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How often do you "skip" on closing a question and why do you do so?

When deciding whether to close a question, one option is to skip - which is like abstaining. How often do you do this? Why do you do so? And, as another question, what happens when people skip?
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Addressing reopening decisions in the review queue

Sometimes when addressing decisions to reopen a question I find that the OP has addressed the reason why the question was closed but still violates a condition for being open. As a common example a ...
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Request for "Review suggested edits" page to render edited formulas

On the "review suggested edits" page, even when you choose the "rendered output" view, it will still show the raw TeX of the formula you edited. (Unedited formulas in the answer are rendered, though.)...
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Is it possible for an OP with less than 2k reputation points to approve, reject or improve edits?

Looking at the review section on Cross Validated I realised that two OPs, each with reputation 1, reviewed Suggested Edit. How is that possible? EDIT: I'm attaching a picture taken today h. 10:21 a....
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Does unanimity of reasons to close matter?

When I look to the close review queue I sometimes find that other voters have given a different reason to close from the one I has eventually decided on. Sometimes though I was only 60:40 in favour of ...
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Should an OP's edit of their own question be accepted before their accounts are merged?

Basically I was looking around the queue and found this suggested edit: https://stats.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/117203 It became obvious to me the user was having difficulties with ...
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Not sure if I skipped a review or accepted the question: what happens to the review queue?

For various reasons, I've never wanted to review questions up to now. However, out of curiosity, and also because I felt it would be giving back to the community, I decided to give it a try. A couple ...
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Customize criteria for automatic population to review queue?

I think we could dramatically improve the review queue process if we could auto-populate the queue with questions that are suspect for more refined reasons than currently exist. In the same vein as to ...
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Bug in displaying the list of review badges

Badges such as "Custodian" (bronze) to "Steward" (gold) are awarded for each of the six review types. However, in browsing the list of users who have been awarded a badge, CV reports the same users in ...
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Show reason for closure when reviewing questions for reopening

It would be helpful if the reopen review queue always explained why the questions were initially closed. When reviewing close votes, the system shows the reasons other reviewers gave for closing the ...
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How much effort is meant to be put in to reviewing a First Post?

This question is rather related to an earlier question by Chris C about "learning from other people's reviews, and somewhat related to my previous post on how best to use the review queue. I tend to ...
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Why are there 500+ entries in the Late Answers queue?

On inspection, it looks like many "late answers" from years ago have been added to the review queue. Is this a change to, or an error in, the algorithms that select which answers get added to the ...
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Review queue and skip button

I just had a quick look at the first-post review queue to see if there were any questions I could helpfully edit. The answer was no (in the time I had to do so), so I pressed 'skip' for each of ...
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Learning from previous review decisions

As a new review queue user, I'm slightly intimidated by the possibility of misjudging a new post's quality. I would find it comforting to see how other, more experienced, users have reviewed in the ...
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How best to use the review queue?

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 ...
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Links to review history on the election page are broken

On the election page there is a link "review history" under each nomination. It's supposed to display the list of nominee's reviews, but it does not. The reason is a recent tweak of user profile pages:...
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Error in the suggested edits review queue

For some time now I've had problems with rejecting suggested edits in the suggested edits review queue. Usually the majority of edits is actually an improvement but when the exceptions occur the ...
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Is it possible to change accidental reviews for a short time after the review?

Often I visit CV via my mobile phone because during the day I am out for work, etc. With the smaller screen and the imperfections of a touch device I have experienced a few instances where I approved ...
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Review flag does not indicate items to review

I notice that now there seems to be a rust colored flag between my usercard and "review" in the top bar. As I type this, it reads 4. Clicking on it takes me to ...
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Is there a way to 'undo' a mistaken review?

A few minutes ago, I rejected a tag wiki edit (which didn't match the comment) as too minor (a one character change), and seconds after I did so realized that I had made a mistake, since it turns out ...
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