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I just logged into my account today and saw this sort of a notification if I can call it. It first showed the 4 items for review. I reviewed one of them and then the rest disappeared, I thought that someone else also may have reviewed other which were pending. But this 4 doesn't go. Why is that so?

  • I have the same issue; the number is not very accurate and/or useful in my experience. I believe it also counts duplicates e.g. a question can be in First Post and Late Answers and you will see 2. As soon as you review it, it will be removed from both queues. – ppl Jul 9 '14 at 4:41
  • In my experience, on other Stacks, that is the number of items in the Suggested Edits queue and is refreshed only on a full page browser request. – MrWhite Aug 10 '14 at 1:58
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Caching. That number is expensive to calculate so it is heavily cached. It will update sooner or later.

It is also not customized per user and shows the total number of reviews in the system, including ones that may be no longer available to you.

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