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Stack Overflow's /review page has staggeringly high numbers of "Low Quality Posts" and "Close Votes". This can discourage potential reviewers from contributing, as it can feel like a hopeless task.

It would be helpful if the /review page somehow communicated "yes, these numbers are large, but we are making progress".

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This will look... abysmal on Stack Overflow... – casperOne Aug 11 '12 at 5:10
    
Really? I've been keeping an eye on "Low Quality Posts" for the past few days, and it seems to go down by a few hundred every day. Slow progress, but still progress. – Matthew Pirocchi Aug 12 '12 at 16:41
    
Follow-up: Since I posted this question, the number of pending "Low Quality Posts" has dropped from 41.9k to 27k. – Matthew Pirocchi Aug 19 '12 at 1:33

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