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A grey dot appears next to the review queue if there is something to review in that queue. This grey dot turns red if there is a sufficiently large number of reviews within that queue, denoting some urgency in reviewing that specific content. At that time, the actual review queue button also gets a red dot. Here is that view on Stack Overflow: The Reopen ...


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Keep in mind that the processes are set up for the entire network, and in some (many?) cases the nature by one of the largest networks - Stack Overflow - governs the implementation. There you typically deal with a sharks den of coding experts. Voting still reigns supreme in terms of the Stack Exchange ranking mechanism. We tend to favour the one direction (...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible