Several months ago, SE changed the format of the stuff on the top line. I got used to the new format, including the hamburger, except for one thing:

The old format told me at a glance how many items were in each review queue without my having to click on anything. Yes, I am lazy, but I can be guilted into reviewing if I see at a glance that there are 100 close votes to review. If the heading doesn't tell me that there is content to review, I feel much less guilty about skipping the queues.

Can we get the info-at-a-glance back?

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    Yeah, it seems like there is no reason to remove the number. I'd like to know how much of an impact my reviewing will have.
    – Mitch
    Commented Dec 30, 2017 at 15:52
  • I for one bookmark a site's review page instead of the homepage (if I'm a reviewer on the site). So whenever I visit, I'm first taken to the queues, and then from there, I decide whether or not I should move on to the question pages. So, the review queue link in the top bar, whether number or dot, is Fredo to me.
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 3:02
  • @NVZ some questions are so low quality, it takes seconds to decide on their "fate" but it seems you might cast to close a question without seeing whether any answers have been posted. I know I have a better idea when I see questions and answers on an entire page.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 10:23
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    @ab2 I like not seeing a red number giving me an unnecessary guilt trip. If I want to review I will, and I do.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 10:24
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    The number bore only a passing resemblance to the actual number of available reviews. SE fixed that problem by making sure that it's never incorrect because it's never shown.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 11:39
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    @Mari-LouA I don't see where you are getting at. I can and I do visit any questions page even while I'm reviewing, when I feel like more context would help..
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 14:40
  • It seemed from your comment you jumped straight into the review queue. Apologies @NVZ
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 14:41
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    @Mari-LouA Of course, I jump to the review queues, but I look into a post's context and the entire question page when a question or answer I'm reviewing requires it of me. There's always a way to go to the actual question page from the reviews.
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 14:44

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This is not a change peculiar to our site; it’s a network-wide change. You might want to read in more detail how it’s now supposed to work.

If you really want to see the number, simply click the “all queues” link in the toolbar’s popup menu for the review queues.

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    Or a middle click on the review icon takes one directly to the "all queues".
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 6:30

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