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For the last two weeks, my menu bar shows three posts waiting for review. When I check all of the review queues, there are no reviews pending. When the count goes above 3, then there are that many reviews, minus three, pending.

Is this a bug or am I missing something?

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The reason it's complicated is that there are reviews that are still in progress but which aren't in your personal available reviews. There can be two reasons for this:

  • You have done a review task, but not enough other people have for that particular task to be completed.
  • You pressed the “Skip” button on a review task.

The review count in the header shows reviews that need attention, not necessarily those that you can advance — my understanding is that this is both for performance reasons (avoid expensive database queries if you're not actively reviewing) and to report on the health of the review system in general.

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  • $\begingroup$ @GlennW9IQ That used to confuse me too, before I realized this. :-) $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Oct 4 '17 at 19:08
  • $\begingroup$ Understood, but it has been stuck at 3 for nearly a week. My observation with pressing the Skip button is that it is removed from the review count. $\endgroup$ – Glenn W9IQ Oct 4 '17 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ @MikeWaters Sorry, Mike should have tagged the above comment. $\endgroup$ – Glenn W9IQ Oct 4 '17 at 23:56
  • $\begingroup$ @GlennW9IQ I should have tagged your comment? $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Oct 5 '17 at 1:56
  • $\begingroup$ Now the count is up to 8 with nothing in the queue. The semaphore is nearly useless. $\endgroup$ – Glenn W9IQ Oct 8 '17 at 16:01

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