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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 ...
tchrist's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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The close vote in review queue is meant to be cast judiciously

One small factor to remember is that while four or five close votes are often needed to take a question out of the queue, only three keep open votes are needed. So even if the queue was balanced with ...
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The close vote in review queue is meant to be cast judiciously

If I am working through a queue, it is precisely because I am judicious that you'll see four closevotes from me in three seconds. It's because I haven't looked at four questions in three seconds, I've ...
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Review result page did not show the actual post

Now after checking through review results from many of my past reviews, it seems to me that this is by design for reviews of Questions - so no actual post is shown in the result page. Only the ...
NVZ's user avatar
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Review queue notification

If you're using the desktop site, you should find a number in a brown background in the site header which shows the number of review tasks which are open to you to do. Here's mine: It's possible that ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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Questions about Very Low Quality flags

Users never see flags on their own posts, although I suppose that, if you have access to the relevant review queues then it may be possible to find that your own post has been flagged. I don't know if ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

Update SEDE 20-11-2016: There are now over 3.200 questions with a negative score. There are now ~600 closed questions with a negative score and pending delete votes.
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

I for one will be very ready on shortened reopen tools. Note that that tool page looks at all possible reopens, not just those that are on the most recent queue (notice the different UI). Also, it ...
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