Outside of when a moderators step in, I rarely see questions being closed due to receiving votes. Do we not have enough 3000+ rep people on the site or is the 5 vote limit for close too high? I'm not sure which is the case here, but the community moderation doesn't really seem to be working.

This isn't a knock on the mods, because you guys seem to be doing a great job.

  • It'd be interesting to see a timezone distribution and "most active hours" graph - maybe you're just seeing them when most of the 3k+ users are asleep.
    – Andrew
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 17:53
  • It's because people who have been here for a while start recognizing the questions that make you stupider for having read them.
    – Chris S
    Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 1:14

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It's because the mods are fast on the ball lately. If the question stayed around long enough, it would hit the 5 votes. We have enough 3000+ people right now.

Oh, and as of 7/29/2010 at 10AM EST we have 98 SF users at 3000+ reputation right now.

  • It seems to me that it is mostly just having active moderators.
    – Zoredache
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 22:07
  • I was only kidding, it's because of Kyle really.
    – Chopper3
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 22:10
  • I would like to see the moderators have a softer touch in this area myself .. it is easy enough to ignore questions.
    – tomjedrz
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 23:43
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    I disagree, tom. I believe you're in a complete minority.
    – Warner
    Commented Jul 30, 2010 at 13:28

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