In the topbar, I see "N total posts awaiting review", but clicking on it shows nothing for review: all items (low quality post, first post, etc) have zero. I had already done a review, but why is the number still more than 0?

For example, N is currently 8 for me. But in this session, I didn't skip 8 review items.


Sometimes posts are in multiple queues, e.g. First post and VLQ. When you skip them in one queue, they get skipped in all queues, that way you can have a bigger number showing up there without actually having skipped that many posts.

  • Do you routinely see "N total posts awaiting review" with N>0? One has to click on it to actually see if there's something for review? – eth Feb 8 '16 at 8:50
  • I just tried on Bitcoin.SE: I've skipped one, now I have 7 shown on the review queues but I have 9 showing up in my topbar. Maybe the topbar doesn't refresh as quickly as the review queues do. – Murch Feb 8 '16 at 9:06
  • So, the answer is "yes", that does happen every once in a while when I've skipped an item from the queues. – Murch Feb 8 '16 at 9:23

Your answer is caching.

Additionally, skipping items removes them from your queues but not the topbar count, and there may be some items you can't review in the first place.

  • If there are items we can't review in the first place, is the site going to fix it so that it isn't even included in the topbar count? – eth Feb 13 '16 at 23:49

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