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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

Alternative option: Only weight votes cast in review - We could make it so the privilege is only awarded for reviewing and would only weight votes cast in close/reopen reviews. Please don't do this. ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

What will happen on May 6th to questions with three pending close votes (or three pending reopen votes)? Will they be closed (or reopened) instantaneously? Or will they need one more vote, then the ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

Discussions about ways to constructively resolve some of the issues SE has experienced should be on topic here. While there are many things that make SE unique, we are not so different from other ...
De Novo's user avatar
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New close/reopen privilege explanation for users who earn it for the first time

This looks like a very cool feature and definitely a step in the right direction. Kudos. A bit of feedback... The word "question" is being used in two different ways in the second list item: ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

Oh my! I'm really not the controversy type. Given that Stack Exchange has basically stopped communicating (and I don't blame them), it seems reasonable to find precedent elsewhere. Wikipedia is ...
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What is the status of three-vote closure testing on non-SO sites?

Update As of 3 May 2021 the tests are scheduled to begin on 6 May on 13 sites. We're working on it. Nicolas and I are both assigned to this project to investigate the benefits of this change. We got ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

OK, I'll bite. Regarding this: I know that some sites want to test this because they'd like to see questions closed more quickly, before they get answered - I understand this instinct and I'm not ...
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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

Whatever the rules are, please make them as simple as possible People are already confused by how sometimes moderators and gold-badge holders can unilaterally close/reopen questions. Fortunately, ...
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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

I'd like to start by apologizing for not getting to this sooner! Although we added the ability to retract Close/Reopen votes, Delete/Undelete votes operate very differently within our Data Model. TL/...
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Why was the period for closed questions to enter the reopen queue extended from 5 days to 70 days?

It's all your fault. Ha-ha, not really. Well... Sorta; remember when you suggested that the new close notices should "Making it clear that making an edit within five days will make the question ...
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Can't rescind my close vote after closure

I'm not quite sure why this should be possible. Yes, you can remove your close votes prior to the question actually getting closed but - in my mind at least - there's no reason you should be able to ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

I'm sure that lots of you have thoughts and questions for me about this - let me know and I'll work on getting answers. It would be nice -if possible- to include a small digest of per site statistics ...
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Are users notified when their questions are reopened?

Actually, as of recently, there is now an inbox notification when a question is reopened: As you can tell from the heading "question update", and my actually checking the linked question, this ...
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Do not let comment flags invalidate reopen reviews

Ok, this is fixed - all comment flags will be henceforth ignored for the purpose of this check, along with any "in need of moderator intervention" flags raised on the post itself (that exception ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

As the volume of moderator-only closures is quite important for this topic, I would like to share an observation that Cascabel and I made a few years ago, when playing with the SE data dump for ...
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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

I like this idea primarily because it speaks to a belief that I think you and I both share: Tying user-level moderation abilities, and the weight they carry, to non-reputation validity more easily ...
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Why do some close or reopen votes show in a timeline as invalidated instead of completed?

Because the review task was still ongoing when the question got either closed or reopened. Now that the action is already completed, there is no point in continuing the review process for it - so the ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

I'm at 70k+ on Unix & Linux but only 1500 on SuperUser. Given the high subject matter crossover I'd happily help with the review queues on SU but as yet I haven't been able to get enough points. ...
Chris Davies's user avatar
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Why can I vote to both reopen and delete a question at the same time?

Why not? Those are different actions. You can also: Vote to close a question and upvote it. Vote to delete an answer and upvote it. Vote to reopen a question and downvote it. ...and many more things ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

While I can't speak for other sites, I definitely wouldn't like to see this happen on History SE. It seems that we already have a high closure rate. One of our mods, T.E.D., posted the following in a ...
Lars Bosteen's user avatar
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Can moderators be given a way to change the close reason on a question without clearing reopen votes?

As a moderator, I sometimes use reopening and closing again explicitly to clear reopen votes. I’d say it is rare that we accidentally cleared reopen votes this way, and not an edge case I would want ...
Martijn Pieters's user avatar
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Should a mod reopen a closed voted question for being broad if it has an accepted answer?

No I don't think they should. If your question is closed then the correct course of action if you want it reopened is to edit the question to make it acceptable to the relevant community, not to ...
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Give 2k users a 'don't put this in the reopen queue' checkbox

With the release Review queue workflows final release, we have included functionality that addressed this. Users editing closed questions will now be shown a box that allows them to indicate if they'...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

Just a clarification question: there's conflicting info in your post as to when the experiments will start on all sites. At the top of the post, you say: I have 25 known outstanding requests to test ...
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Should moderators override the community's "reopen" votes?

Yes, moderators can and should do the actions you describe. One term used to describe the elected moderators is "exception handler". That means that they handle things that the community ...
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Author's edit right in on-hold question vs invalidating existing answers

Alice asked a question. Bob read the question, felt that it's too broad. However, he VTC and give an answer. If Bob really believes that the question is too broad (or is closable for some other ...
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Should we allow OPs to open their own closed post at any reputation and designate a special class to such posts?

UPDATE Updating my answer to reflect the current state of the question, No, I don’t think we should do that. Why? Right now, the only authors who can close their questions whenever they like are ...
Ollie's user avatar
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Is there a reason for >3k users to "Submit for review"?

Checking that box will put the question in the Reopen Votes review queue, but it doesn't cast an actual reopen vote (one of the five/three necessary to reopen the question). If you want to reopen the ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Lower reputation requirement for "reopen" privilege

That question clearly has value, but not on Stack Overflow. We have another site in the network, Software Recommendations, for such kind of questions, and the question you mention probably even fails ...
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