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11 votes

Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

I pretty much gave up closing and close-vote reviewing during the recent Monica fiasco. Although I totally agree that closing bad questions is the right thing to do, and although I think I can safely ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
10 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

Oh, please do not reset it to 5 while reviewing anything. This change has been such a massive improvement that going back to 5 even briefly would just bring back all the old pain. Questions are ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
9 votes
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Should questions "solved by a reboot" be closed?

There's a difference between "I don't know what happened but a reboot fixed it" and "A reboot is needed because reasons". The later is useful, for those unaware that a reboot is necessary. Consider ...
Braiam's user avatar
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7 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

Are there things other than 3-vote close impacting your interest in reviewing? The UI changes that increase the number of clicks required to do common tasks certainly hasn't increased my motivation ...
womble's user avatar
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6 votes

Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

I'm not against this change, but I don't know whether it'll do very much. I keep on top of the close votes review queue, to keep it under control, and it's pretty rare that I hit a question that has ...
womble's user avatar
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6 votes
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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

Some of you may have noticed the Meta Stack Exchange post - Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites (it's linked in the featured on meta sidebar) - we've finally got this project under ...
Catija's user avatar
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6 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

It definitely helped, yes! Items spend less time in the queue and they are processed before they age out... It would be interesting to see the number of items that aged out of the queue before vs now.
Swisstone's user avatar
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5 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

I Agree to Everyone, 3 is a nice number which does do its job. It's DEFINITELY helping, yes. Did this help? -YES, Definitely Did it Hurt? -Only those, that are Spamming this Site with Off topic - ...
djdomi's user avatar
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5 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

From this moderator's point of view the change has been beneficial. Flag-volume is mostly not an answer issues, and is leaving the questions alone for the most part. Once in a while I'll see one ...
sysadmin1138's user avatar
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4 votes

Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

Thanks everyone for the feedback ! As the feedback is nuanced in the answers provided; not a No, but more like a shy Yes, but the suggestion is kinda up-voted much. I asked a CM and it's a change ...
yagmoth555's user avatar
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3 votes

Should questions "solved by a reboot" be closed?

Subsequent to my posting this Meta question, the question I referenced in my post has been put on hold. I therefore conclude it was correct to initiate action to close this question. Based on the ...
I say Reinstate Monica's user avatar
2 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

My impressions as a new user here: Many questions are RTFM-questions. People claim to have read the manual, yet the manual clearly answers their questions. Lack of research or understanding. People ...
vidarlo's user avatar
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2 votes

Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

I agree with Ward, the community should be doing more of this but the fundamental problem has always been there aren't enough people voting to close. I could be wrong about this but there seems to ...
Greg Askew's user avatar
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