https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/223497/lets-burn-down-the-close-queue is one of the more exciting things I've read lately -- and not just because of the animated Fred gif... I feel the same excitement I did in 1996 when I used a transparent gif to position a marquee tag so I could highlight the "Sign my Guestbook" link on Geocities.

So my question is, what will happen once the queue hits ZERO?

Do we return to the slog of reviewing close votes once it starts up again? Or take a moment of victory!

I feel like streamers should shoot out of my monitor... but since that is totally ridiculous, I recommend the following reasonable options should be considered for everyone who helped burn down the queue during the recent time period:

  1. Offer the reviewers a free Stack Overflow membership for a year
  2. The person who closes the final post should get a "Ultimate Burninator" gold badge
  3. Free unicorn rides at the Stack Overflow offices (in case of shortage, rhinos may be used as fat gray stand-ins)
  4. Hand-knitted reproductions of the reviews per day chart

reviews per day

Are there better options?

  • I thought my stack overflow membership was already free – Richard Tingle Mar 2 '14 at 1:31
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    @RichardTingle who have I been paying for the last year?? – MikeSmithDev Mar 2 '14 at 1:32
  • *isn't sure if joking* unless you mean stack overflow careers – Richard Tingle Mar 2 '14 at 1:37
  • @RichardTingle no it was meant as a joke. So were the unicorns. Unless you have some stashed beside your rhinos :) – MikeSmithDev Mar 2 '14 at 1:38
  • ........no unicorns! You monster! – Richard Tingle Mar 2 '14 at 1:39
  • @RichardTingle the only serious part of that was #4. You knit, right? – MikeSmithDev Mar 2 '14 at 1:40
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    Are we talking about when the queue actually hits 0, or when the fuzzied version hits 0? If it's the latter, then it was already mentioned here – Dennis Meng Mar 2 '14 at 2:50
  • When the current votes threshold puts the queue in a low size (over a period of time - possibly a few days), we will lower it. What will happen when the threshold is back to "normal" and the queue hits 0? Let that happen first, then we decide ;) – Oded Mar 2 '14 at 7:59

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