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In Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags Jeff exclaimed:
Brock, this is GENIUS! I am hereby using my super-upvote on this feature-request:
Close votes (and probably reopen votes) only expire after all of these conditions are met:
4 days have passed since the last close vote.
The question has more than 100 views.
This has left us with a little bit of a mess:
The review path now has a new a tab that can help you cut through these questions and help us clean up some of the mess. 10k only
I find that having such a huge backlog, makes it very hard to properly deal with closures.
What steps or system changes can we make to get the huge close backlog on Stack Overflow, under control?
Keep in mind, now we keep track of the user ids who "reviewed" the various questions.