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How about a "Vote not to close" option to counter the "Vote to close"?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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126 votes
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New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta

Please post new bug reports, feature requests or discussions as individual questions tagged with at least review in addition to the requisite And thanks for all the great feedback so far! We are ...
84 votes
3 answers

Help me make myself a better moderator—give me statistics about my own close vote accuracy!

In a recent answer on Meta Stack Overflow, Shog9 made the following note: Accuracy is all over the map too. Some of our most prolific close voters routinely toss votes at questions that don't get ...
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Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags

On low-traffic tags, a bad question may pick up one or two close votes, but simply hasn't been viewed by very many people with the close-vote privilege. So, after 4 days, the close votes expire, and ...
Awesome Poodles's user avatar
66 votes
5 answers

What can be done about the massive Close Votes queue on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

There are (at the time of writing this; see edits at bottom of post) 54.2k questions with close votes on the review page on Stack Overflow. Unlike the other review tasks, which all usually return to 0 ...
48 votes
8 answers

26,000 questions have close votes, now what? [duplicate]

In Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags Jeff exclaimed: Brock, this is GENIUS! I am hereby using my super-upvote on this feature-request: Close votes (and probably reopen votes) ...
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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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21 votes
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Allow voting "Vote to not close" from the question without being in a review

I just reached the 3k rep limit required for close votes and have started exploring the vote-to-close UI that's opened up to me, and I have a request. The review queue has a Do Not Close button, but ...
Brian's user avatar
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16 votes
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How slow is the Close Votes queue being processed? And how large should it get daily when the backlog is gone? [duplicate]

After a few months, the Close Votes queue's large backlog is slowly climbing down, but in the short term we still see regular upward spikes. I'm curious, when it reaches a manageable size, how ...
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14 votes
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Reopen votes expiring too early?

Per this explanation, reopen votes should expire at a rate of 1 per day after 4 days of no new reopen votes, providing the question has over 100 views. But I've seen at least two cases now where this ...
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13 votes
3 answers

Difference between "Not Sure" and "Do Not Close" in Review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta What is the functional difference between "Not Sure" and "Do Not Close" when casting votes in /review? I understand that ...
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12 votes
1 answer

Specify that three "Leave Open" votes are required in the Help Center

From Help Center > Privileges > cast close and reopen votes: Edits or a sufficient number of "Leave Open" reviews will remove the question from review and immediately begin aging the close votes. ...
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1 answer

Do I have to flag a question that is wrongly marked as a duplicate by the new system?

There's this new mechanism to detect duplicates that brings up a box like that: This question may already have an answer here: Incredible question 4 answers Today I found a question that fooled ...
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2 answers

Can (or should) anything be done about someone who votes "Do not Close" a lot in /Review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Steward Badge gaming visible in the Review Close Queue I've noticed that most people who /Review a lot of close votes on ServerFault do about 12-20 reviews a day. That seems ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer

Six reopen votes cast resulted in tie with question remaining closed

When voting, doesn't a minimum number of votes required for action have to reached? For example, five votes must be cast to reopen closed questions. Wouldn't this mean a maximum of nine votes could ...
Jason Sturges's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer

Rearrange button order on Close Vote review

Can we move the "Close" and "Do Not Close" buttons far, far away from each other? I've been running through the Close Vote review, and of the ~30 reviews I've done today, I accidentally hit "Do Not ...
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3 votes
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Why can't you vote to leave open after previously voting to close and reopen?

Here's an interesting scenario: A question was closed as off-topic. I voted to reopen it and it was eventually reopened. However, in the process of getting reopened the question was edited. I closed ...
Alex's user avatar
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Do enough "leave open" votes make an item fail the close-vote-queue? [duplicate]

This question is similar to a feature request from a week ago, but it's different. Background: On German Language we currently have problems with good questions being closed "too fast" / &...
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3 votes
0 answers

Effect of "Leave Open" in review of close votes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens with the new “Do Not Close”? What happens when you click the "Leave Open" button when reviewing close votes? I expect I should already know this somewhow, ...
xpda's user avatar
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How does reviewing influence closing? [duplicate]

Consider a question that has been marked as duplicate for no good reason. The indicated duplicate uses the notion difference list in the title. But there is no more commonality than that. After being ...
false's user avatar
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1 vote
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Close vote disappeared on a question just as I closed it

There is a question on PMSE that I've been watching. It's a shopping question. I planned to close it, but I wanted to give the community some time to catch it in the reviews and take action themselves,...
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Is there any difference between "Leave Open" and "Skip" in Close Votes Reviews? [duplicate]

I often review Close Votes in my favorite SE site ever since I got the close vote privilege and I have seen both Leave Open and Skip in the queues. What is the difference between both. From my ...
Unitato says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers

Leave Open should negate close votes

Currently SE review system allows questions' closure by the option of vote-to-close. There is an option of "Leave open" and I have read this to understand its use properly. I am suggesting that the ...
Aseem Bansal's user avatar
-8 votes
1 answer

Drain Close Queue [duplicate]

Preferred duplicate: How about a "Vote not to close" option to counter the "Vote to close"? Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens with the new “Do Not Close”? EDIT: I'm ...
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Why do close votes have priority? [duplicate]

At present, any votes that are to close have priority. Normally thing would be that if someone wants the thread closed that a single vote should be registered. Then if someone wants to keep the thread ...
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