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  1. 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}
    
  2. 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:

    1. Those individuals that have earned the Steward BadgeSteward Badge for the close vote review queue: v + 25
    2. Those individuals that have earned the Marshal BadgeMarshal Badge: v + 5
    3. 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.

  3. 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.

  1. There are currently 827 individuals that have earned the Marshal BadgeMarshal Badge
  2. There are currently 19,979 individuals that have a reputation of 3,000 or higher - Number of users with the specified minimum reputation
  3. 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.
  1. Cast close and reopen votesCast close and reopen votes
  2. Close Vote Expiration Updated
  1. 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}
    
  2. 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:

    1. Those individuals that have earned the Steward Badge for the close vote review queue: v + 25
    2. Those individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge: v + 5
    3. 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.

  3. 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.

  1. There are currently 827 individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge
  2. There are currently 19,979 individuals that have a reputation of 3,000 or higher - Number of users with the specified minimum reputation
  3. 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.
  1. Cast close and reopen votes
  2. Close Vote Expiration Updated
  1. 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}
    
  2. 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:

    1. Those individuals that have earned the Steward Badge for the close vote review queue: v + 25
    2. Those individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge: v + 5
    3. 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.

  3. 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.

  1. There are currently 827 individuals that have earned the Marshal Badge
  2. There are currently 19,979 individuals that have a reputation of 3,000 or higher - Number of users with the specified minimum reputation
  3. 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.
  1. Cast close and reopen votes
  2. Close Vote Expiration Updated
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  1. Huge close votes review queue on Stack OverflowHuge close votes review queue on Stack Overflow
  2. Would raising the review limit help with the Close Votes queue?Would raising the review limit help with the Close Votes queue?
  3. Increase close votes in /review [duplicate]Increase close votes in /review [duplicate]
  4. Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike! Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike!
  5. Daily close votes queue limit Daily close votes queue limit
  6. Close votes daily limit increase [duplicate]Close votes daily limit increase [duplicate]
  7. Increase vote to close count when higher rep [duplicate]Increase vote to close count when higher rep [duplicate]
  8. Should the Daily Close Limit be Higher?Should the Daily Close Limit be Higher?
  9. Lowering rep requirement for reviewing activitiesLowering rep requirement for reviewing activities
  10. Reviewing Close Votes, is just too painful, make it easier [duplicate]Reviewing Close Votes, is just too painful, make it easier [duplicate]
  11. What can be done about the massive Close Votes queue on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]What can be done about the massive Close Votes queue on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]
  1. Cast close and reopen votes
  2. Close Vote Expiration UpdatedClose Vote Expiration Updated
20 Migration of MSO links to MSE links
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  1. Huge close votes review queue on Stack OverflowHuge close votes review queue on Stack Overflow
  2. Would raising the review limit help with the Close Votes queue?Would raising the review limit help with the Close Votes queue?
  3. Increase close votes in /review [duplicate]Increase close votes in /review [duplicate]
  4. Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike! Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike!
  5. Daily close votes queue limit Daily close votes queue limit
  6. Close votes daily limit increase [duplicate]Close votes daily limit increase [duplicate]
  7. Increase vote to close count when higher rep [duplicate]Increase vote to close count when higher rep [duplicate]
  8. Should the Daily Close Limit be Higher?Should the Daily Close Limit be Higher?
  9. Lowering rep requirement for reviewing activitiesLowering rep requirement for reviewing activities
  10. Reviewing Close Votes, is just too painful, make it easier [duplicate]Reviewing Close Votes, is just too painful, make it easier [duplicate]
  11. What can be done about the massive Close Votes queue on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]What can be done about the massive Close Votes queue on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]
  1. Cast close and reopen votes
  2. Close Vote Expiration UpdatedClose Vote Expiration Updated
19 Updated Statistics for Marshal badge, users that have 3K reputation or higher, and number of questions in the close vote review queue
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18 Corrected values and cleaned up my descriptions.
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17 Corrected terminlogy.
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16 Added a link to the related discussion section.
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14 tags per http://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/191898/165773; Post Made Community Wiki
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13 cleaned up my formula and fixed some terminology, will update my flowcharts later this evening when I return home.
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12 fix terminlogy
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11 fixed terminlogy
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10 correct terminlogy
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6 Corrected typo
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5 Further clarification changes.
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4 Fixed typos and added further clarifications.
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