AN UPDATE AND A CALL TO (a sort of strange) ACTION:
I posted this question in Meta Stack Exchange this morning. The following comment provides a status update and an odd call to action:
The "Q&A": "How does the review-needed indicator light work exactly?”
(dated 10-18-17) is an announcement, complaints rather than answers,
go beneath it. Makyen's complaint addresses your concern. Upvoting
that 'answer' is one way to bring attention to the issue, indeed
there's a discussion that it's tricky to set the threshold properly -
what's needed is a smarter algorithm. Even the grey dot lies. – Rob
So what Rob is telling us is, we all need to upvote that particular answer of Makyen’s as one way to bring attention to the issue. I am not extremely convinced it will work, but there is the link, if you would please go there and up vote his answer... It is the third of four answers, you will need to scroll down a ways.
Is this really how things work on here when something needs to be fixed??? Isn’t that a bit ironical considering this entire entity was invented by coders???