The Close Votes Review Queue has reached 75K. It increased from ~50K in the last two weeks.

I have a suggestion I would like to propose to resort the queue based on the amount of close votes.

So, if there are questions which already received 4 votes then move them up the queue so we only need 1 more vote to close them and remove them from the queue.

I kind of know how queues work and my suggestion kind of defeats the purpose of having a queue in first place, but I think one time sort would much help quickly get rid of a great amount of questions that could possibly be closed quickly.

I am not sure how difficult it would be to implement such a sort algorithm so I'll leave it down to the developers.

I think though it would help to decrease the size of the queue quickly.

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    Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/195352/…
    – Oded
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 10:14
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    "I am not sure how difficult it would be to implement such a sort algorithm" - data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/135216 Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 10:16
  • @benisuǝqbackwards wherever I try to insert the PostId after http://stackoverflow.com/review/close/ the page is not found :/ not sure why
    – user221081
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 10:24
  • Because it's a different table (probably) @mehow; these are votes so you can work out how many votes each post has. It would need to be joined to the review table. Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 11:18
  • Related (briefly mentioned this in number 12). Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 11:36
  • @benisuǝqbackwards Personally I think a new question with 4 votes should be before an old question with 1 vote. Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 12:52
  • I'm not arguing against that @Dukeling though I would say that an old question with one vote that is about to age away should maybe be prioritised over a question with 4 votes that has a few days left. Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:02
  • Even if we don't sort the items in the queue by votes, if we could add a filter for the number of votes similar to how we can filter for tags, close reason, etc.
    – Taryn
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:07
  • @benisuǝqbackwards Makes sense. Ok, an old question that doesn't have 100 views yet (thus votes don't age away yet, as far as I remember). Sorting purely on the first vote on a question that will age away might be a good idea. Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:08
  • Also related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/194515/… Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 22:37
  • As stated in this answer on the question that @Nathan mentioned, the review queue is already sorted according to the number of review tasks that have already been performed on that question. This is not perfectly identical to your request, but it's close enough for government work. This should possibly be closed as a duplicate of that question.
    – jmac
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 7:11