What Does Frequent Paper Review Requests from a Journal Editor Signify?

In summary, the conversation is discussing the meaning behind an editor frequently sending papers to review, even sending two at a time on different topics. The question arises if this means the editor is considering the person for an associate editor position or if they do not take peer-review seriously. There are both positive and negative views to consider. It is mentioned that the review invitations are the same each time with no additional remarks.
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This can be a general thread that others may discuss their experiences. I have a question to which I couldn't readily find an answer:

What does it mean when the editor(in-chief, if it makes a difference) sends you papers to review often, like once a month? The editor even sends that person two papers that are on completely different topics at the same time.

Does it necessarily mean he likes you for a potential associate editor position at the journal? Could it mean he doesn't take peer-review seriously? There could be negative and positive views to take.
 
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Your concern is understandable. Did he/she just send you that papers on other topics, without any additional remark?
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mcastillo356 said:
Your concern is understandable. Did he/she just send you that papers on other topics, without any additional remark?
Greetings!
Nothing special. The same content in every review invitation.
 
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