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.

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  • It could be that there are items in the queue that you already reviewed but needs review of other community members, too. – Afr Feb 8 '16 at 19:54
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    check this: meta.stackexchange.com/a/230802/226837 – Afr Apr 27 '16 at 9:19
  • Upvoted, thanks. – eth Apr 27 '16 at 17:50

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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