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  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close VotesSteward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

About a month ago, I have been #5 at Top Reviewers all time#5 at Top Reviewers all time, at about 5K reviews, well above most of those behind me having "mere" 2-3K reviews. Today, I am #11, and everyone in Top 20 has over 4K reviews, and top 7 guys have all over 6K reviews.

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

About a month ago, I have been #5 at Top Reviewers all time, at about 5K reviews, well above most of those behind me having "mere" 2-3K reviews. Today, I am #11, and everyone in Top 20 has over 4K reviews, and top 7 guys have all over 6K reviews.

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

About a month ago, I have been #5 at Top Reviewers all time, at about 5K reviews, well above most of those behind me having "mere" 2-3K reviews. Today, I am #11, and everyone in Top 20 has over 4K reviews, and top 7 guys have all over 6K reviews.

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Update: I wish I could downvote decline justificationdownvote decline justification twice.

"You can already filter down by close reason." Oh reallyOh really ,

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

For reviewers unaware about filtering by close reasons, mixing two such different flows could significantly lower productivity (as discussed in more details in another postanother post - by the way note comment right below this post, 'Wow. I never even saw the "filter" link...'").

Per some estimates, it is going to take almost two yearsalmost two years for it to come down to normal size.

I think the part of the problem is that often, new reviewers who could potentially help in handling it become disappointed and distracted by inconvenience of working with this queue. Not only newbies, even experienced reviewers note how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queuenote how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queue:

Thing is, with "filtered" flow getting golden badge in this queue is substantially easier than even Electorate or Fanaticeasier than even Electorate or Fanatic, and there would simply be no sensible reason for them to run reviews that slowly.

Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice.

"You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really ,

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

For reviewers unaware about filtering by close reasons, mixing two such different flows could significantly lower productivity (as discussed in more details in another post - by the way note comment right below this post, 'Wow. I never even saw the "filter" link...'").

Per some estimates, it is going to take almost two years for it to come down to normal size.

I think the part of the problem is that often, new reviewers who could potentially help in handling it become disappointed and distracted by inconvenience of working with this queue. Not only newbies, even experienced reviewers note how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queue:

Thing is, with "filtered" flow getting golden badge in this queue is substantially easier than even Electorate or Fanatic, and there would simply be no sensible reason for them to run reviews that slowly.

Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice.

"You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really ,

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

For reviewers unaware about filtering by close reasons, mixing two such different flows could significantly lower productivity (as discussed in more details in another post - by the way note comment right below this post, 'Wow. I never even saw the "filter" link...'").

Per some estimates, it is going to take almost two years for it to come down to normal size.

I think the part of the problem is that often, new reviewers who could potentially help in handling it become disappointed and distracted by inconvenience of working with this queue. Not only newbies, even experienced reviewers note how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queue:

Thing is, with "filtered" flow getting golden badge in this queue is substantially easier than even Electorate or Fanatic, and there would simply be no sensible reason for them to run reviews that slowly.

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Update: I wish I could downvote decline justificationdownvote decline justification twice.

"You can already filter down by close reason." Oh reallyOh really ,

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

For reviewers unaware about filtering by close reasons, mixing two such different flows could significantly lower productivity (as discussed in more details in another postanother post - by the way note comment right below this post, 'Wow. I never even saw the "filter" link...'").

Per some estimates, it is going to take almost two yearsalmost two years for it to come down to normal size.

I think the part of the problem is that often, new reviewers who could potentially help in handling it become disappointed and distracted by inconvenience of working with this queue. Not only newbies, even experienced reviewers note how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queuenote how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queue:

Thing is, with "filtered" flow getting golden badge in this queue is substantially easier than even Electorate or Fanaticeasier than even Electorate or Fanatic, and there would simply be no sensible reason for them to run reviews that slowly.

Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice.

"You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really ,

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

For reviewers unaware about filtering by close reasons, mixing two such different flows could significantly lower productivity (as discussed in more details in another post - by the way note comment right below this post, 'Wow. I never even saw the "filter" link...'").

Per some estimates, it is going to take almost two years for it to come down to normal size.

I think the part of the problem is that often, new reviewers who could potentially help in handling it become disappointed and distracted by inconvenience of working with this queue. Not only newbies, even experienced reviewers note how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queue:

Thing is, with "filtered" flow getting golden badge in this queue is substantially easier than even Electorate or Fanatic, and there would simply be no sensible reason for them to run reviews that slowly.

Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice.

"You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really ,

  • Do you see many reviewers using filter?

  • Do you see Steward badges awarded for Close Votes as frequently as these would be to obtain with appropriately filtered review queue? Hint: currently, there are 1-2 CV Steward badges awarded a day

    ...300 freaking easy golden badges that could drain 40,000 items from the queue in less than a month, and so little interest in these among 10,000 eligible users - why?

  • Do you see review queue draining?

For reviewers unaware about filtering by close reasons, mixing two such different flows could significantly lower productivity (as discussed in more details in another post - by the way note comment right below this post, 'Wow. I never even saw the "filter" link...'").

Per some estimates, it is going to take almost two years for it to come down to normal size.

I think the part of the problem is that often, new reviewers who could potentially help in handling it become disappointed and distracted by inconvenience of working with this queue. Not only newbies, even experienced reviewers note how frustrating is the experience working with close votes queue:

Thing is, with "filtered" flow getting golden badge in this queue is substantially easier than even Electorate or Fanatic, and there would simply be no sensible reason for them to run reviews that slowly.

27 examples += 53 (id 202227), 54 (id 202258), 55 (id 202261), 56 (id 203704), 57 (id 203670), 58 (id 203707), 59 (id 204642), 60 (id 204664), 61 (id 207058)
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26 examples += 46 (id 199099), 47 (id 199875), 48 (id 199879), 49 (id 200100), 50 (id 201553), 51 (id 201653), 52 (id 202159)
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25 examples += 39 (id 197498), 40 (id 197943), 41 (id 198549), 42 (id 198627), 43 (id 198725), 44 (id 198719), 45 (id 198726)
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24 examples += 34 (id 194102), 35 (id 194487), 36 (id 194515), 37 (id 195352), 38 (id 195884)
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23 examples += 28 (id 184312), 29 (id 188542), 30 (id 191540), 31 (id 192108), 32 (id 193291), 33 (id 193976)
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22 examples += 21 (id 183444), 22 (id 183840), 23 (id 186817), 24 (id 186984), 25 (id 189093), 26 (id 190148), 27 (id 190492)
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21 corrected a typo in decline justification quote // "can filterdown" -> "can filter down"
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20 formatting kaizen // "Oh really" deemed better source for target link than "can already filter" :)
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19 just give it a try += http://www.halfarsedagilemanifesto.org/ "'Responding to change over following a plan -- provided a detailed plan is in place to respond to the change, and it is followed precisely'"
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18 linkified "downvote" to better express the intent // http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/8843183#8843183
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17 can already filter += http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/151833/huge-close-votes-review-queue-on-stack-overflow/151994#comment457887_151994 "yeah sure, in a way that nobody notices: 'Wow. I never even saw...'")
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16 it just doesn't fly += http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/8843182#8843182 "decline culture at SE is not in the best shape"
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15 [![http://i.stack.imgur.com/1PPQ1.png](http://i.stack.imgur.com/1PPQ1.png "review queue screen shot")](http://stackoverflow.com/review/)
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14 formatting kaizen
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13 Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice...
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12 twenty examples (carefully picked through 4 months and 5 revisions) now look worth a dedicated bullet point // gee 20 directly related questions, can't believe the problem is *that* painful
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11 examples += [20](http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/182493/165773 "example")
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