I was asked to review this answer. I added a comment about how it could have been more helpful. And was then told, it was an inappropriate review.

Why is adding a comment considered to be inappropriate?

  • From what I understand review audits are funky things ...unless it's an absolutely horrible answer, the audit just expects you to say "it looks okay".
    – Nathan C
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 12:49
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    Well your comment is correct enough, but not sure why the review was brought up on that answer from Basil at all in the queue.
    – TheCleaner
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 13:03

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You got a Review Audit. On those, if the original edit was approved then you can only "pass" the audit by also clicking "looks okay". If you click anything else, including leaving a comment, you fail. It's dumb, but failing makes no difference unless you fail a lot...

This seems to happen once every few months, you're not alone.


Breaking it down:

  • Comments are a neutral concept.
  • Badges for review tasks are dumb and encourage people to do dumb things things.
  • The devs need the comment action to trigger a pass or fail, because Review Audits are more focused on catching you "gaming the system" than teaching good behavior.
  • Review Audits are dumb.

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