Linked Questions

66 votes
5 answers
2k views

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
801 views

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
48 votes
8 answers
1k views

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
  • 108k
12 votes
3 answers
362 views

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,...
user avatar
23 votes
2 answers
518 views

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
  • 363
-1 votes
2 answers
439 views

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
243 views

An alternative approach to the close queue [duplicate]

Here's an alternative proposal for the stackoverflow.com 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
  • 43.6k
-6 votes
3 answers
263 views

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
  • 577
47 votes
0 answers
333 views

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
359 views

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
132 views

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
  • 26k
4 votes
1 answer
119 views

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
  • 6,529
14 votes
0 answers
291 views

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
159 views

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
  • 17.8k
7 votes
1 answer
149 views

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
  • 242
8 votes
0 answers
139 views

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
101 views

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
  • 205
4 votes
0 answers
78 views

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
  • 2,103
246 votes
75 answers
13k views

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 ...
542 votes
27 answers
10k views

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
  • 10.7k
186 votes
24 answers
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 ...
Shai's user avatar
  • 5,714
345 votes
12 answers
6k views

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
  • 451k
137 votes
21 answers
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
131 votes
8 answers
6k views

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
1k views

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 ...
user avatar
89 votes
5 answers
660 views

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
  • 19.3k
57 votes
2 answers
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-...
Sergio's user avatar
  • 2,458
10 votes
8 answers
664 views

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
  • 39.2k
29 votes
8 answers
640 views

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
  • 2,187
64 votes
3 answers
673 views

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
  • 20.2k
25 votes
3 answers
680 views

Would raising the review limit help with the Close Votes queue? [closed]

We all know the problem with the close votes queue, but it seems the problem is people not reviewing enough. Whenever I had time, I would go through all 40 that I was given, but by then I wanted to do ...
Cole Tobin's user avatar
  • 5,220
48 votes
1 answer
1k views

How do close votes age away?

The help center states, Close votes age away harmlessly if the threshold is not reached after a number of days. If the question has at least 100 views, close votes will age away after 4 days; ...
Rory's user avatar
  • 11.7k
84 votes
1 answer
594 views

New bronze badge for using a filter on the Close Votes review queue

Many bronze badges are awarded for just for using features of the site. This is a simple and efficient way to advertise features. One feature that took me (and probably also others) a while to find ...
oberlies's user avatar
  • 3,563
7 votes
2 answers
712 views

Additional requirement for Steward or Reviewer badge to help new reviewers learn about using "Skip"

I propose to add a requirement for the steward-badge or reviewer-badge to help reviewers "Learn to love that Skip button". I believe that ignoring "Skip" in current badge requirements tends to ...
Amicable's user avatar
  • 1,910
16 votes
3 answers
625 views

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 ...
bfavaretto's user avatar
  • 8,576
19 votes
2 answers
380 views

How to make close-review queue less thankless [closed]

It's been hovering around 50k for months now. I'll give the benefit of the doubt and assume these questions are well-prioritized so that the totally irrelevant-to-close questions according to some ...
djechlin's user avatar
  • 14.6k
31 votes
2 answers
542 views

Close Vote Review Limit Recommendations

Summary As many of us are aware, the number of questions in the close vote review queue has been increasing at what appears to be a faster pace than ever. During the month of December, I observed that ...
28 votes
2 answers
853 views

Strongly separate duplicates from "the rest" in close votes review queue

##Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice. "You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really , Do you see many reviewers using filter? Do you see Steward badges ...
gnat's user avatar
  • 11.1k
18 votes
2 answers
367 views

Why are there so many close votes to review and so few of the others? [duplicate]

In the SO Review page https://stackoverflow.com/review, I see the following stats for questions awaiting review: Close votes: 51.8k (and rising) Suggested edits: 10 (fluctuates, but rarely goes ...
Spudley's user avatar
  • 4,279
8 votes
3 answers
316 views

Suggestion: close votes review queue [duplicate]

The size of the close-votes queue is 55k questions. 2,331 review were made today, It is decreasing but it really need some speed as it may take few years to match other review queues. I have some ...
Zaheer Ahmed's user avatar
  • 5,414
27 votes
2 answers
266 views

Reduce the number of reviews needed to complete an item in the CV queue

There are currently 95.3k items in the Close Vote queue, and 2 items in the Reopen Votes queue. The number of reviews needed to close a question from the CV queue is 5, which is ridiculously high. ...
Matt's user avatar
  • 16k
1 vote
4 answers
694 views

How to tag questions related to size of The Queue? [closed]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions. ('tags' wiki excerpt) Questions related to size of Close Votes review queue at Stack Overflow are ...
gnat's user avatar
  • 11.1k
59 votes
1 answer
549 views

Let me choose when I use my close votes

There have been some questions recently about how large the close-votes queue is and whether it can be improved along with requests for more close votes. On Stack Overflow I rarely use all my close ...
ben is uǝq backwards's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
380 views

Was this flag lost somehow?

I flagged this question almost a week ago now, and the flag is still waiting for review (it shows as "waiting for review" in my flagging history) Is there anything I need to do to get ...
jcsanyi's user avatar
  • 1,267
16 votes
1 answer
228 views

How many posts in SO CV queue aren't eligible for vote expiration, ie have no votes, only flags?

Is there a way to estimate amount of posts in queue that aren't eligible for vote expiration, that is have only flags? I'd like to understand how many posts are guaranteed to eventually leave the ...
gnat's user avatar
  • 11.1k
14 votes
2 answers
151 views

Close Vote Funnel and Metrics

Since the recent change to Close-Votes the number of votes in the Close review queue has been growing dramatically. This has been discussed. Most of these discussions center around whether there is ...
Nathaniel Ford's user avatar
-10 votes
2 answers
262 views

Allow 1k users to review close votes, but count them only as 0.25 actual close votes

Wow.... 66.6k close votes at SO, and despite my willingness I cannot assist in revising them. It certainly makes sense that only >3k users who can vote to close can also review these votes, but I ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
193 views

Daily Close-Vote review queue [closed]

The close-vote review queue gets bigger and bigger every day. Some say they are discouraged by the sheer number of outstanding close-votes. What can we do to encourage reviewing? Display a fake ...
juergen d's user avatar
  • 39.2k
8 votes
1 answer
232 views

What's the hold-up on dealing with the duplicate question problem?

So, given the lack of progress on Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions or Huge close votes review queue on Stack Overflow, I decided to stop marking questions as duplicate and start ...
Peter Alfvin's user avatar
  • 4,527
-19 votes
2 answers
244 views

Reward me for my community service

Guess what... The queue again. So many good proposals, and these are only the ones in the feed right now. Close review queue rep A non-competitive, chat-based event for reviewing close-votes? ...
ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd's user avatar

15 30 50 per page