I'm seeing lots of first posts on our site that have gone through the "first review" queue but come out the other side with no action.
It is unacceptable that we are not using the opportunity to welcome new users
Every user's first post deserves:
- An edit if it is needed
- Comments asking for clarification if warranted
- An upvote if possible
- Their question closed if it doesn't belong here
What I'm seeing is that some folks who review lots of first posts are instead using "No Action Needed" most of the time. The only time that a reviewer should take no action is if somebody else has already welcomed the user, the post has been edited appropriately and the post has an up vote.
Here is an anonymous example from the review queue moderator tool of a user that is not doing the right thing:
Looking through the review history, we have several power users whose review history is similar.
Most of those "No Action Needed" questions still have zero score and no answers. Many of them end it "thanks!" and have spelling errors.
The first post review is a great opportunity to improve this site and grow our active user base. We are currently not taking advantage of it. I would like to get the attention of all our users who typically review first posts. Collectively, we need to improve the culture of this site with these reviews.