I have a really minor question. Now that I'm (just) over 5k in reputation, I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege (which I haven't had a chance to use yet), but I think it's causing my Unix.SE header to show my own pending edits. I just submitted a tag edit, and back on the main screen, I see:

5k suggested edit header

If I click on the 2 next to the review link, it takes me to https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits where it says

This queue has been cleared!

(Yet I know that my edits are still pending). The actual suggested edits queue (for Q & A edits) actually is clear (at the moment). I'm assuming this link has used different logic from the UI header to come to the correct conclusion that I can't approve my own edits.

So, is it a simple UI bug, or is it something harder to fix? Or do I just ignore this until I get to 10k :)

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The numbers shown there are the absolute number of pending review items. This includes things you've already cast a vote on and those you've submitted yourself. The SE devs have explained on the main meta that having the numbers be per-user is too costly and have chosen to cache it instead:

Correct, @gnat: this is everything in review, even stuff that you, personally, can't review. Super-expensive to personalize this - so the alternative is simply not having an indicator. Think of it as... A reminder to encourage your peers to review.- Shog9 Apr 29 '14 at 22:29

Also see https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/251914/203101.

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    There should be a meta tag, "yet another thing that's been exhaustively discussed on SE that I am unaware of" -- learning something every day; thank you!
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Mar 18, 2016 at 11:04
  • @JeffSchaller - this used to drive me crazy too but I've learned to just live with it 8-). Congrats on the 5k leveling up!
    – slm Mod
    Mar 18, 2016 at 12:51

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