22 replaced http://stackoverflow.com/ with https://stackoverflow.com/ edited May 23 '17 at 12:36 Variable Close Vote Review Limit - Every midnight, a script is executed to calculate the number of additional close votes reviews that can be awarded to qualifying members, this is based on the number of questions in the close vote review queue at that time. Since this number is calculated every evening, and is based on the needs of the site, the calculated additional close vote reviews should decrease over time and eventually go to zero when the number of questions in the queue reaches a nominal point. In my solution, the nominal point is `n = 10000` This is the most important aspect of this feature because it removes the worry that some members have about members gaming the site to earn badges since the vote limit reduces over time; however, it can still help the site greatly reduce the number of questions in the close vote review queue while the site is in need of the heightened voting, now and again in the future if this issue returns. Calculation of `v` is as follows: ``````v = b {n < 10000} v = b + ⌊n ÷ (100000 ÷ m)⌋ {10000 ≤ n < 100000} v = b + m {n ≥ 100000} `````` Badge Privileges - Individuals that have earned specific badges are awarded additional close vote reviews. Since these users present a lower risk than those users that have not earned these badges, providing them extra close vote reviews is very helpful at reducing the size of the queue: Those individuals that have earned the Steward BadgeSteward Badge for the close vote review queue: `v + 25` Those individuals that have earned the Marshal BadgeMarshal Badge: `v + 5` Those individuals that have earned both of the badges listed above: `v + 30` NOTE: I do have a reservation about this solution in that I am unsure if the site is currently capable of tracking how many close vote reviews a particular individual may have, as opposed to setting one value that applies to all qualifying members. But I thought it would be nice to at least share this idea. Increase close vote expiration - Allow close votes on posts that have more than 100 views to expire after 7 days; instead of 4 days as it currently stands. My feeling is that 4 days is just too short of a time span to allow votes to expire. In situations where we have long weekends or holidays, or simply not having enough people visiting the site to work on the review queues, close votes may be falling off for the wrong reasons. There are currently 827 individuals that have earned the Marshal BadgeMarshal Badge There are currently 19,979 individuals that have a reputation of 3,000 or higher - Number of users with the specified minimum reputation Using the Stack Exchange Data site, I was unable to determine the number of users that have attained the Stewerd BadgeStewerd Badge for the Close Vote Review Queue. Variable Close Vote Review Limit - Every midnight, a script is executed to calculate the number of additional close votes reviews that can be awarded to qualifying members, this is based on the number of questions in the close vote review queue at that time. Since this number is calculated every evening, and is based on the needs of the site, the calculated additional close vote reviews should decrease over time and eventually go to zero when the number of questions in the queue reaches a nominal point. In my solution, the nominal point is `n = 10000` This is the most important aspect of this feature because it removes the worry that some members have about members gaming the site to earn badges since the vote limit reduces over time; however, it can still help the site greatly reduce the number of questions in the close vote review queue while the site is in need of the heightened voting, now and again in the future if this issue returns. Calculation of `v` is as follows: ``````v = b {n < 10000} v = b + ⌊n ÷ (100000 ÷ m)⌋ {10000 ≤ n < 100000} v = b + m {n ≥ 100000} `````` Badge Privileges - Individuals that have earned specific badges are awarded additional close vote reviews. Since these users present a lower risk than those users that have not earned these badges, providing them extra close vote reviews is very helpful at reducing the size of the queue: Those individuals that have earned the Steward Badge for the close vote review queue: `v + 25` Those individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge: `v + 5` Those individuals that have earned both of the badges listed above: `v + 30` NOTE: I do have a reservation about this solution in that I am unsure if the site is currently capable of tracking how many close vote reviews a particular individual may have, as opposed to setting one value that applies to all qualifying members. But I thought it would be nice to at least share this idea. Increase close vote expiration - Allow close votes on posts that have more than 100 views to expire after 7 days; instead of 4 days as it currently stands. My feeling is that 4 days is just too short of a time span to allow votes to expire. In situations where we have long weekends or holidays, or simply not having enough people visiting the site to work on the review queues, close votes may be falling off for the wrong reasons. There are currently 827 individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge There are currently 19,979 individuals that have a reputation of 3,000 or higher - Number of users with the specified minimum reputation Using the Stack Exchange Data site, I was unable to determine the number of users that have attained the Stewerd Badge for the Close Vote Review Queue. Variable Close Vote Review Limit - Every midnight, a script is executed to calculate the number of additional close votes reviews that can be awarded to qualifying members, this is based on the number of questions in the close vote review queue at that time. Since this number is calculated every evening, and is based on the needs of the site, the calculated additional close vote reviews should decrease over time and eventually go to zero when the number of questions in the queue reaches a nominal point. In my solution, the nominal point is `n = 10000` This is the most important aspect of this feature because it removes the worry that some members have about members gaming the site to earn badges since the vote limit reduces over time; however, it can still help the site greatly reduce the number of questions in the close vote review queue while the site is in need of the heightened voting, now and again in the future if this issue returns. Calculation of `v` is as follows: ``````v = b {n < 10000} v = b + ⌊n ÷ (100000 ÷ m)⌋ {10000 ≤ n < 100000} v = b + m {n ≥ 100000} `````` Badge Privileges - Individuals that have earned specific badges are awarded additional close vote reviews. Since these users present a lower risk than those users that have not earned these badges, providing them extra close vote reviews is very helpful at reducing the size of the queue: Those individuals that have earned the Steward Badge for the close vote review queue: `v + 25` Those individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge: `v + 5` Those individuals that have earned both of the badges listed above: `v + 30` NOTE: I do have a reservation about this solution in that I am unsure if the site is currently capable of tracking how many close vote reviews a particular individual may have, as opposed to setting one value that applies to all qualifying members. But I thought it would be nice to at least share this idea. Increase close vote expiration - Allow close votes on posts that have more than 100 views to expire after 7 days; instead of 4 days as it currently stands. My feeling is that 4 days is just too short of a time span to allow votes to expire. In situations where we have long weekends or holidays, or simply not having enough people visiting the site to work on the review queues, close votes may be falling off for the wrong reasons. There are currently 827 individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge There are currently 19,979 individuals that have a reputation of 3,000 or higher - Number of users with the specified minimum reputation Using the Stack Exchange Data site, I was unable to determine the number of users that have attained the Stewerd Badge for the Close Vote Review Queue. 21 replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/ edited Mar 20 '17 at 10:31 20 Migration of MSO links to MSE links edited Apr 24 '14 at 14:01 19 Updated Statistics for Marshal badge, users that have 3K reputation or higher, and number of questions in the close vote review queue edited Feb 17 '14 at 21:15 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 18 Corrected values and cleaned up my descriptions. edited Feb 15 '14 at 23:40 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 17 Corrected terminlogy. edited Feb 3 '14 at 21:46 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 16 Added a link to the related discussion section. edited Feb 3 '14 at 21:32 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 15 Added reference to another related discussion. edited Jan 30 '14 at 5:04 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 14 tags per http://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/191898/165773; Post Made Community Wiki | link edited Jan 26 '14 at 19:58 gnat 6,3092020 gold badges118118 silver badges259259 bronze badges 13 cleaned up my formula and fixed some terminology, will update my flowcharts later this evening when I return home. edited Jan 26 '14 at 19:16 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 12 fix terminlogy edited Jan 26 '14 at 16:56 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 11 fixed terminlogy edited Jan 26 '14 at 16:45 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 10 correct terminlogy edited Jan 26 '14 at 16:29 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 9 edited title | link edited Jan 26 '14 at 15:57 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 8 Removed unrelated content edit approved Jan 26 '14 at 14:21 brasofilo 2,83222 gold badges2020 silver badges4141 bronze badges 7 Fixed typo edited Jan 26 '14 at 10:47 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 6 Corrected typo edited Jan 26 '14 at 9:56 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 5 Further clarification changes. edited Jan 26 '14 at 9:41 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 4 Fixed typos and added further clarifications. edited Jan 26 '14 at 9:28 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 3 added 8 characters in body edited Jan 26 '14 at 7:20 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 2 added 33 characters in body edited Jan 26 '14 at 7:13 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges 1 asked Jan 26 '14 at 6:58 Anil Natha 87177 silver badges1212 bronze badges