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The [expiration] date of this tag is near

The expiration tag has 23 questions, no tag wiki or excerpt. It seems primarily to be used for asking questions about aged-away close/reopen votes, but is also on other questions covering topics such ...
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3answers
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What do I do when I can't vote to close a question but want a mod to look at it?

I found a related question What is the guidance for using "Standard Flags?" about using standard flags and custom moderator intervention flag. Using custom flag directly takes them to ...
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Should dupehammer wielders use their powers to wipe obviously incorrect close-as-duplicate votes?

Occasionally, a user will cast a close-as-duplicate vote that's clearly incorrect. If that vote closes the question as duplicate, a gold tag badge user in a tag for the question ("dupehammer user") ...
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1answer
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Do close votes on old questions really ever age away? [duplicate]

So now and then I stumble upon an older question which is essentially a duplicate of a yet older and/or more popular/canonical question. Today's example is What's the difference between ...
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2answers
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Find the time left before expiration of votes?

Trying to reduce the size of the close vote review queue on SO (currently at 7.8k), I'm wondering if there is a way to find the time left before votes begin expiring on a post. There's some scripts ...
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1answer
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How are flags handled?

Just out of pure curiosity: How are flags handled? Searching through Meta Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow, I have found bits and pieces on how the flagging works and what is happening behind ...
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1answer
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How to remove the "possible duplicate" banner? (before the question is actually closed)

How could you change a post that is marked as "possible duplicate" (only OP can see the banner) after receiving dupe flags or close votes, but was changed to make it not a duplicate? Can it be changed ...
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1answer
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What is the result when a diamond Moderator chooses "Leave Open"? [duplicate]

If a diamond Moderator uses the Close Votes review queue and chooses "Leave open", what happens? Does their vote count as just one of several that might kick the question out of the queue, or does it ...
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4answers
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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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2answers
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Disputed flags and triage [closed]

Is the disputed flag handled any differently in the new triage review queue. I marked this question as very low quality, after choosing unsalvageable and this was disputed. From what I have read, if a ...
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1answer
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What happens when a moderator clicks 'leave open' in the close-vote queue? [duplicate]

It takes 3 ordinary users clicking "leave open" in the close-vote queue to remove the question from the queue. How about diamond mods? Do they remove it from the queue in one click, or not?
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1answer
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When does the Community ♦ moderator vote to close a question?

Occasionally, there are questions for which one of the close voters is the Community ♦ user. When does this happen, and why? What is the difference between this and a deleted user? For instance, one ...
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0answers
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Does the close vote aging script run twice on Saturdays? [duplicate]

I'm a regular close vote queue handler and for that reason interested in the close vote queue size. (the size itself is fine/too high/too low/depressing/suicidal/whatever: we don't need another ...
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24answers
5k views

Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike! [closed]

I know this question is going to make me unpopular here – but I feel I have no other options. I have been concerned by the size of the close votes review queue for quite a while. When I ...
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2answers
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Questions sometimes have a "possible duplicate of" comment but no close vote?

I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but I've seen it several times over the past few days. Occasionally there will be one of these comments under a question: possible duplicate of ... But there ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to see the reviews of a particular question?

I voted to close a question I thought was too localized, and four days later I see that my close vote has apparently been aged away. The question only has <100 views right now, so based on what ...
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1answer
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Removing 'may already have an answer' flags

Related to this question, is it feasible for users above a certain rating to be able to remove the 'This question may already have an answer here: [link]' panel. For example, I know my recent question ...
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0answers
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Get Community involved in the close process

It's been noted that the Stack Overflow close vote queue has a few questions in it. More generally, it appears as though the Stack Overflow community cannot keep up with the volume of questions that ...
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11answers
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Proposed contest for close review queue posse [closed]

Many hands make light work. I propose that we offer a coveted Stack Exchange coffee mug to the top 25 people who work to clear the close queue in the next 45 days, and a USB rocket launcher to the ...
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2answers
1k views

Daily close votes queue limit [closed]

This question is related to this (jan23), this (mar 12) and many others; with the difference that close queue on SO today is 20k longer = 74k. I read & understand about the fear for robot-...
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0answers
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Do reopen votes have an expiry time? [duplicate]

Once I asked a question but unfortunately it got closed. So I edited my post and voted for it it to be reopened. 2 days later I got 4 votes, but never got the last one. Yesterday I spotted that the ...
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2answers
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Duplicate dialog breaks when the identified duplicate is deleted

The story: Question posted on Programmers (let's call it Q1), Same question posted on Code Review (let's call it Q2), I migrate Q1 to Code Review, Someone notices that Q1 is a duplicate of Q2 and ...
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4answers
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Can something be done to prevent delete votes when a question has reopen votes or is being discussed on meta?

I saw this question where the OP was asking why his question got closed as "not constructive". I edited the question into something more "constructive" and it had a few reopen votes, but while I was ...
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1answer
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Is a closed question without any other votes in four consecutive days still possible to reopen?

I have asked a question: What is the Type? [closed] It has been closed and might not have any casting vote changed in the past four days. Before I ask this meta question, I have read What ...
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1answer
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Why are questions that are too old to migrate being migrated?

Coming upon this question I felt that it was off-topic for StackOverflow, so I immediately clicked on close. I was promptly informed that this question was too old to migrate so, presumably, I would ...
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0answers
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Improving the reopen system

I'd like to find a method of making a larger proportion of the community involved in the reopen process and remove some of the opacity in this process. At the moment there are three ways to reopen a ...
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25answers
5k views

Huge close votes review queue on Stack Overflow [closed]

Today, the size of the close-votes queue is 55k questions and growing. Is that a problem? Which action could be taken to clean it up? It seems to be growing faster than Stack Overflow members ...