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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 ...
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Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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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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The “First Posts” review queue is ineffective and toothless [duplicate]

As it stands, the "First Posts" review queue is empty on Stack Overflow. As I seldom review that queue, it isn't empty because I have no posts to review; it's empty because, well it's empty. However, ...
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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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5 years of Stack Overflow [closed]

I noticed Stack Overflow will become 5 years old soon. Not sure of the exact date though. Are there any plans for the site to celebrate its 5th birthday (no idea what - special site features?)? ...
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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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What exactly happens with the button “Leave Open” (previously “Do Not Close”)?

I've noticed and used the new (at least for me) button Leave Open, but I can't find any explanation as to the implication of clicking it. I've found a highly voted status-declined question: How ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Did the new Close Vote reasons just wipe out existing close votes?

I had been watching a question that had a few close votes on it, and when I refreshed the page, the close votes were gone. Then I went to the review tab, and found this: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah? I ...
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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 awarded for ...
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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 ...
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Why is the close vote review queue so full? [duplicate]

There can't be over 50k current close votes. Close votes expire: Close votes age away harmlessly after 4 days if the threshold is not reached. This question for instance is in the close vote ...
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Filtering to Duplicates makes Close-Votes Queue a Haven for Robo-Reviewers

I recently started filtering to duplicates in the close votes queue and I've noticed that every review will always have a Duplicate tab allowing you to tab between the question and proposed duplicate. ...

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