In the SO Review page https://stackoverflow.com/review, I see the following stats for questions awaiting review:
- Close votes: 51.8k (and rising)
- Suggested edits: 10 (fluctuates, but rarely goes above 20)
- Everything else: 0 (occasionally see some if you're really lucky)
My question is: Why?
Why are there so many close votes waiting for review? Close votes should expire after four days. And even if there's a good reason for them hanging on longer (ie they're not being viewed), there surely has to be a cut-off eventually after which they can be safely dropped?
And yes, I saw this question, which is asking basically the same thing. But that was several months ago, and it seems that the queue has hardly moved since then. It seems to me that there's a massive backlog that will never be cleared, and apparently will never expire either. That's not good.
And on the flip side, why are there hardly ever any new user posts or low quality posts to review -- there are always new users posting things, and I recall before this new review system was launched that the list of low quality posts to review was always pretty big.