So today I went to check the review queues, as per usual, and found the following message:
Please take more time when reviewing in the future. Take a moment to look through your previous reviews to see where your choices have differed the resulting action. In the future, please read each review carefully - not just skim.
Come back in 8 days to continue reviewing.
I have a few questions about this.
Most importantly, why? I'd like to know what to learn from this. For months now I've been dedicated to the review queues, checking them every time I log in. I believe I have completed more reviews of each type than any other user, and have always been conscientious about it, thinking carefully about whether a question really deserves to be closed, whether a suggested edit really improves the post, etc. I'd like to know what I've done that's off so that I can improve when I'm allowed to access the queues again. Not just for my own sake: since I'm such an active user, it would be good for the site if I know how to improve my reviewing skills (unless I get a permanent review ban).
How was it done - manually or automatically? If automatically, is there a possibility that it was done in error?
I can't even parse the message I got. Does "where your choices have differed the resulting action" mean where they've differed from the resulting action - i.e. I voted to close a question and others voted to leave open, or whatever - or where they've made a difference to the resulting action? (I guess this answers my 2nd question: one would hope that an automatically generated message would at least be in correct English.)
If the former, what's the problem? Is having a differing view from the majority not acceptable at SE? Do I have to "follow the sheep" in order not to get banned? (Note that my vote isn't worth any more than anyone else's: I don't have a "close-hammer" like the mods. It's not as though my voting differently from others could create a huge problem that would need 5 other votes to rectify.)
If the latter, I can't see what the problem is either. Surely the whole point of reviewing is in order to make a (positive) difference to the site?
I've had a look on main meta, but all I've found is this, which doesn't really help me. (As a side issue, how on earth do the review queues work at SO? I don't understand half the lingo used in that question!)