Reviewing Close Votes, I sometimes see close votes cast for reasons that seem to me not as appropriate as other reasons to close. In these cases, I am certain the post needs to be closed, so I feel compelled to follow the trend of previous votes, though I question that accuracy of the close vote reason.
I think the most extreme case I could give is a question that had several votes as "too broad" while the question was about Software/Hardware and thus doesn't even belong on Stack Overflow.
With the CV queue now over 100k, I am debating the topic two ways:
- With a queue so high, we should just try to get the post closed and done with, so go with the popular vote
- The queue is so massive that "every little bit" doesn't even matter any more, so for the sake of accuracy, vote against the trend of previous votes at the expense of the post staying open (or open longer).
What's the proper approach here?