3 Copy edited. (its = possessive, it's = "it is" or "it has". See for example <http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Its-and-It%27s>.)
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I created a querya query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 1800 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation, and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There'sThere are really only two viable options: reopenReopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle it'sits own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.

I created a query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 1800 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation, and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There's really only two viable options: reopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle it's own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.

I created a query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 1800 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There are really only two viable options: Reopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle its own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.

    Bounty Ended with 50 reputation awarded by doppelgreener
2 A handy GROUP BY knocks off about 100 for questions which link to multiple duplicate targets.
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I created a query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 19001800 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation, and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There's really only two viable options: reopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle it's own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.

I created a query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 1900 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation, and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There's really only two viable options: reopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle it's own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.

I created a query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 1800 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation, and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There's really only two viable options: reopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle it's own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.

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I created a query to figure out how many questions this affects. It returns over 1900 questions on Stack Overflow, and 200 here on Meta. There would definitely need to be a review option for this. We don't want an instant 2000 increase in our flags queue (which actually hit 2000 earlier today).

I propose just using the Reopen Votes queue for this. It's perfectly well suited to handle this situation, and would only need one slight modification to make it workable:

Replace the Leave Closed button with a Delete / Recommend Deletion button. Obviously leaving it closed as a duplicate of a deleted question isn't a viable option. There's really only two viable options: reopen it (and possibly re-close it if people think there is a better duplicate target, but that is not a task for this queue) or delete it.

Make that particular button work like the LQP does. The following actions would dismiss it from review:

  • Post Reopened event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Post Deletion event, either on the question directly or through review.
  • Six (6) Recommend Deletion events from users without enough reputation to Delete.

Review lets the community handle it's own clean-up, which it is perfectly capable of doing in this situation. There's really no need to hand this off onto the moderators, even when we clean up the existing mess.