This feature request is prompted by two recent Meta.Chem.SE posts, dealing with old 'Welcome!' comments left on new posts and with explicit "EDIT:" notations added to questions and answers when edits are made. In both situations, the now-nuisance content was acceptable to (at least a subset of) the community when it was first posted, but is now obsolete and would be better excised from the question/answers.
I propose a 'Prepare for Archive' review queue, for questions that have seen no content activity (no new answers, and no edits or comments to the question or any answers) for some set period of time after having been initially asked/answered/discussed -- perhaps one week? This queue would prompt community members to, e.g., flag obsolete comments and to clean up "EDIT: or other notation that is undesirable.
While these two examples are only from one SE site, I think the feature could be useful more broadly. Each site's community (or, perhaps just the leadership) could define the scope of the queue for that site.
To avoid the edits made out of such a queue just then being punted to the Suggested Edits queue, I would suggest a minimum rep of no less than 2k to gain access to this queue; perhaps even higher. The 'done reviewing' buttons would be similar to those in the 'First Posts' and 'Late Answers' queues. At this point, I'm envisioning that each question would go through this queue only once in its lifetime.
For completeness, there are a few feature requests of various ages for new review queues already on Meta.SE:
- Old question review queue
- Add review queue for recent migrations
- Global Review Queue
- Add "Questions edited after closing" review task
- "New user in trouble" review queue?
- "New Users" review queue
None of these appear to be what I'm envisioning.