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Is this @Mitch's fault?

After clicking around a bit through Andrew's link, I found this explanation of how the Late Answers Review queue works: The way the late answers queue works is by checking two things. Was the answer ...
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Gosh! 82 Close Vote Reviews in one day

The direct answer is that yes, moderators can cast unlimited numbers of votes to close, reopen, delete, or undelete posts because these are considered moderation activities. You must just have been ...
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The close vote in review queue is meant to be cast judiciously

Perhaps some review queue reviewers who feel that the site is overrun with cruddy questions are loath to waste any of their allotted 20 daily review votes on keeping acceptable questions open, since ...
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Varieties of abstention in review queues?

Skipping is definitely not dissolute. You have at least considered the post and consciously decided that you cannot honestly pass an opinion. This has to be better for the site than clicking either ...
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The close vote in review queue is meant to be cast judiciously

It's much less bad than you can see in your view. Moderators can also see which reviews were deliberately skipped. I can't tell you specifics, but on average for every two or three entries you do ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

I think it is broke, and this would be worth at least trialling. Currently there are over 160 questions in the review queue. I confess I don't use the queue much; I simply don't have the time and ...
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Difference between 'No Action Needed' and 'Skip'

In clicking "No Action Needed" you make a judgement, and the system will use your judgement to help decide what action to take in respect of a post. It may be that your click, when combined with other ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

Would ELU like to start a trial of only need 3 votes to close/reopen a question? Update April 30, 2021 Community Managers are working to implement this now. No, thank you. To close a question all ...
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What if senior users could put on hold "proofreading" questions single-handedly?

I've often thought that a "weak" close would be useful - a way for folks with some knowledge in a given area to quickly take a new question off the table so that it could be discussed, edited, etc. ...
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Too many "No Action Needed" on First Posts?

Choosing No Action Needed is not a behavior that needs to be done less, but rather more appropriately. In the instructions, it says "when this post needs no action from you." Interpreted generously, ...
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

Even after reading the community manager guidance in When Should I Vote to Delete, this still doesn't strike me as a high-value activity. Some might consider these questions "broken windows", but if ...
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WTH is up with the 'beyond 300' review queue?

Things get in the CVRQ by having a close vote cast or a close flag cast. They stay there until they get enough Leave Opens or Closes, or are closed, or expire. It was 322 when I last looked at it. ...
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WTH is up with the 'beyond 300' review queue?

This is perhaps an inevitable affliction of mature Stack Exchange sites. The closure review queue grows due to a confluence of several factors. I have found that empirically, user reputation scores ...
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When is it reasonable to reject a suggested edit that fixes a broken link in a LQ post?

@Mari-Lou A wrote: Several links in my posts have been fixed by this user, and I've always given the green light. Fixing a corrupt link is nearly always a good thing, regardless of the post or ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

Although implementing this proposal carries obvious risks, it is worth trying because it promises to reduce the number of questions that are closed after being answered. The purpose of closing seems ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

I can't deny I've been remiss in not going through the review queue so often lately. But when I do tackle the "Closevote" queue, I invariably hit my daily limit (20 VTC), because the queue is so long....
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Six votes recommending deletion, but not deleted

It's because it had a net positive score at the time that six recommends were racked up. There's a notice on it. Eventually if the user doesn't return pretty soon and fix it up, it will probably be ...
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Is this @Mitch's fault?

I was hoping that the powers above The Powers That Be could reverse the settings, but apparently they cannot. Please roll back this change immediately. We have now a 3.2k entries long review queue ...
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Is it possible to have closevote limits increased for EL&U?

Based upon Jeff Atwood's answer to Should Available Close Votes Be a Function of Inflation or Rep?, made in 2011, I surmise that the answer to the titular question is yes, it is possible. Sci-Fi and ...
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WTH is up with the 'beyond 300' review queue?

This site gets lots of new users who post questions which aren't up to scratch. I would guess that a long term average of 40% closed is on the high end across the network. Perhaps something that ...
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

I am a compulsive tidy-upper and throw-it-awayer, so I jumped on the Delete Queue enthusiastically and voted to delete five questions I thought had no redeeming qualities. I was too hasty on one of ...
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Low quality answer review. Skip button vs Looks okay button

Should I hit "looks okay" to clear it from the queue and give the suggestion some time, or should I hit "skip" to keep it in the queue? You be the judge. Review process takes a while. If the OP ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

I'm a frequent close voter, and I think it's worth a try. There's a double-layered effect where misdirected questions often get answers that are of poor quality, which further increases the queue ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

The evident purpose of this proposal is to make it easier to close bad questions quickly. To the extent that it would promote that goal without producing undesirable side effects, I have no objection ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

UPDATE After reviewing the stats, it looks like this change has been very much beneficial for you all. While you had been doing in the 40-80% completion range for questions gaining at least one flag ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

The requirements for close-voting have only been reduced recently, but already I have experienced expedited closure for off-topic questions, and I can say it's already an improvement. Much better ...
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WTH is up with the 'beyond 300' review queue?

...as of a week later from posting, we're down to ~70. Keep going!! Wow...WTH. Did I say something wrong? 831 Late Answers StackExchange implemented a change to the way they evaluate late ...
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How can I see how many posts are truly in the review queue?

The easiest way is to open the review page in an incognito/private browser window.
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Low Quality Answers - Add Option for "Not Enough Detail"

I don't see why OP wants the option of voting to delete insufficiently-detailed answers. If they're not actually wrong, just don't upvote them. If the lack of detail really bothers you, you can ...
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