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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 ...
31 votes
12 answers

How can the Close Vote review queue be improved? [duplicate]

Check the Review stats for Stack Overflow. Low quality posts is effectively empty, after previously having thousands and thousands of items. The suggested edits queue is kept low, after previously ...
Ben Brocka's user avatar
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48 votes
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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) ...
waffles's user avatar
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12 votes
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Give a broom to anyone who completes 10 close queue reviews successfully in a 24 hour period [duplicate]

Remember Winter Bash? How fun was that? I propose that we give a virtual broom to everyone who completes 10 reviews in any 24 given hour period. The broom would only last for 24 hours, so to keep it,...
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23 votes
2 answers

Close votes daily limit increase [duplicate]

Due to large number of reviews waiting do be done - at the time about 46,000 - did you consider - maybe temporary increase daily close votes limit from 40 to higher number ? I know there is limit ...
bensiu's user avatar
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-1 votes
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Close votes policy review [duplicate]

There are currently 47.5k questions with close votes. This seems to be quite a problem in my opinion and I think the close vote policy needs to be reviewed. A few suggestions: Higher reputation users ...
Bernhard Barker's user avatar
33 votes
2 answers

An alternative approach to the close queue [duplicate]

Here's an alternative proposal for the close queue. Two queues. Queue #1 shows only questions that are no more than 24 hours old. The site would use this queue to get attention onto ...
Rosinante's user avatar
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-6 votes
3 answers

Should we reduce the required reputation to review close votes? [duplicate]

I have tried to find a duplicate of the question but not able to. so please excuse me if there is a duplicate of this. This is my suggestion that we should reduce reputation cap require to review "...
Dhaval's user avatar
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A non-competitive, chat-based event for reviewing close-votes? [duplicate]

tl;dr "Many hands make light work." Based on the belief that incentivizing moderation (e.g. close-votes reviews) via competition can undermine the integrity and quality of said moderation, this is ...
Andrew Cheong's user avatar
-12 votes
2 answers

Too many of my flags are active; is there no one to review/decline? [duplicate]

I am talking about moderator attention Flags I have flagged many questions, some of them were reviewed very soon but some still remain active. I have some active flags that are older than a month. Is ...
Trikaldarshiii's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer

How can I make a bigger dent in close vote reviews? [duplicate]

I have 40 close votes per day, which I can go through in 15-20 minutes on reviews (or much less if I filter to opinion-based/too-broad). The current close vote queue size is 90.7k. At 4 remaining ...
Jason C's user avatar
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4 votes
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Close Vote Review - Can we just get a Community Wiki on this? [duplicate]

Seriously, in just the last few hours we have: Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike! Reward me for my community service Allow direct linking to a filtered /review queue Display the number of ...
Johnny Bones's user avatar
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14 votes
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Stack Overflow review tasks: close votes [duplicate]

I have been doing review tasks on Stack Overflow for some time now, and I notice the following trend: there are at most 10 review tasks of each kind except for close votes where there at about 50,000 ...
Konstantin Dinev's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer

Hiding queue counts to avoid the 'Starfish*' effect [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I haven't reviewed in ages. I just see 55k and think, What's the point? This leads me to wonder if it might not make a psychological difference (and maybe calm the robo-reviewers?) If ...
Benjol's user avatar
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7 votes
1 answer

Reviewing Close Votes, is just too painful, make it easier [duplicate]

I have been reviewing close voted questions for a while now. And I am not feeling encouraged to close questions since the numbers are just growing. I feel really responsible for allowing SO to have so ...
Siddharth's user avatar
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8 votes
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From bull to bear - what can be done to decrease the mass of close votes? [duplicate]

Sure enough a lot of work is done on the close review queue, which steadily approaches a total of a first million all-time reviews. But unfortunately, the queue still seems to grow at a rate of ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers

How to handle ever-increasing number questions pending closure in the review section [duplicate]

Ever since I gained 3000 rep on SO, I've noticed that the number of questions pending review for closure has increased consistently. It must have been 2 or 3 months ago that I first got rep to start ...
tnw's user avatar
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4 votes
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How can we address the relative imbalance in the review queue lengths? [duplicate]

In an effort to unashamedly pursue cool looking hats like these improve the quality of the glorious SO forums, it seems that whereas the Close Votes queue looks my work inbox after spending so much ...
StuartLC's user avatar
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247 votes
75 answers

2014 SO Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the Stack Overflow moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
541 votes
27 answers

The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems

I went to a Late Answers review queue that had four items in it and started reviewing the first one by editing it into shape rather heavily. By the time I was done, someone else had reviewed the ...
ЯegDwight's user avatar
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187 votes
24 answers

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 ...
Shai's user avatar
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347 votes
12 answers

New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes

As of the 9th of March, the banner shown to askers whose questions have attracted at least one duplicate close vote has a couple of new options: If the author clicks the first button, they're shown a ...
Shog9's user avatar
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137 votes
21 answers

Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
Tim Post's user avatar
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132 votes
8 answers

Close all the typo questions [closed]

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
78 votes
11 answers

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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90 votes
5 answers

Allow us to filter Suggested Edits and Review section by tag

I've had the ability to review suggested edits for a while now, however I don't often do so because the list is usually full of questions about languages and technologies I'm not familiar with or not ...
Rachel's user avatar
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57 votes
2 answers

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-...
Sergio's user avatar
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10 votes
8 answers

Reduce close vote expiration restrictions [duplicate]

The close vote queue currently holds 62k+ posts and has been rising for months now. The dropping numbers at the beginning are long history. What can we do to reduce the queue? One possibility would be ...
juergen d's user avatar
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29 votes
8 answers

Ideas for the close queue? [closed]

I am concerned on the growing close votes review queue size. I know it has been discussed before.. more than once, and I simply want to propose some ideas... Why not separate the single close votes ...
Inbar Rose's user avatar
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64 votes
3 answers

Allow us to additionally filter off-topic close reasons in the Close Vote Review Queue

Given the ever growing close vote review queue, I think it would help things along if we could streamline the filtering a little more. At the moment we can filter by tag and by close reason, but off-...
apaul's user avatar
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