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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

One thing is certain: without an attendant increase in the close vote review limit, this would only result in the close review queue length increasing. Putting questions on hold is not a panacea for ...
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How should I vote on a question which I consider too low quality to migrate?

You should still vote to close. Other people's votes are not your responsibility. All you can do is vote correctly. Certainly, disagreeing with a close vote isn't a valid reason to flag, for example.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Don't vote to close so many old questions at once

(cough noob cough) Oh, that jerk... yeah, he sucks. But, at the same time, 50 close votes a day... use 'em or lose 'em. If they age out, they can be re-cast, so worst case, "losing" a close vote to ...
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How to deal with off-topic questions that cannot be closed?

You can flag it for moderator attention. A moderator can then deal with the bounty and close the question.
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

I've set the limit at 50 per day, making Server Fault consistent with other large sites on the network.
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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 ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Bumping this. Given recent events it's possible we need this now more than ever. I've burned through 20 in an hour today alone, and our close queue is steadily increasing. I'm in favor of an ...
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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 ...
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Should we introduce a close reason for old, unanswered and unlike-to-be-answered questions?

Nope! The SE robot does a few things with these. Questions with no upvoted answers are bumped to the front page in pairs at random. I believe two questions are picked every four hours. This is ...
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Can we increase review queue limits?

First off, note that the limit automatically increases if the backlog gets really big. It's more or less permanently 40/day on Stack Overflow simply because thousands get added every day. But 20 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 - ...
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5 votes

Can the off-topic close reasons be re-arranged?

There's no UI provided to us Moderators now have the capability to rearrange the close reasons. But we can't edit them; to change one, it has to be deactivated and a completely new one activated. ...
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Can we increase review queue limits?

If you really want to close something in the queue, you can click through to the Question and close it there. I know this isn't a good answer, since it's a pain, but it's what I plan on doing when I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should we introduce a close reason for old, unanswered and unlike-to-be-answered questions?

Per the link meta.so Journeyman Geek mentioned, the easiest way to get these removed is to vote the question below 0. It'll get reaped within a week. No need to vote-to-close them and wait for a ...
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"too old to migrate" not showing on "off topic" flag

Apparently this was silently (I can't find any announcement) changed sometime around March 2014. Related mSE question complaining about the same (and "Very Low Quality" has disappeared in the Flag ...
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