At the moment, (AKAIK), when one casts a close vote, the only way to know whether the community agrees with you is to check back on that question manually to monitor it's status. And that's fine.
But with the recent changes to /Review, and the associated up tick in editing/close voting, etc., I've been thinking about ways to provide feedback to 3k users who are new to close votes, similar to (but obviously different from) flag weight.
Just as flag weight is meant to be a single number that (sorta, kinda) encapsulates how appropriately one flags content, I'm interested in a single number that (sorta, kinda) encapsulates how appropriately one uses close votes.
For instance, personally, I would be interested in seeing the following measure: If
p = proportion of questions where I cast the first close vote that were eventually closed q = proportion of all questions with at least one close vote that are eventually closed
p/q or possibly
Edit Since two people already badly misread this suggestion, I'm going to elaborate. Note that both
q involve only the first close vote cast. So I'm specifically picking out those questions where I voted to close with no other close votes present, and asking whether those questions were closed more or less often than "normal". Casting votes 2-5 to close would have absolutely nothing to do with any of this.
While my main interest is curiosity (and I just kind of like numbers and stuff), I also thought that this (or something like it) might be helpful for users who are learning how to use close votes to see how in line they are with the overall community's sense of what should be closed or not.
Is measuring something like this possible, and if so, could it be useful?