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I recently noticed this on Hardware Recommendations:

Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs

As far as I am concerned, we Software Recommendations is facing a similar problem since long ago (more precisely, the Ask Question Wizard on Stack Overflow).

Does the SoftwareRecs community think that a similar mechanism would help ease the ache?

  • The situation is certainly almost the same – only one slight difference: HW is still in Beta, we're not. But I welcome the discussion – so thanks for bringing it up! Let me link another related Meta-Q here to stick things together: Let's design our own Ask Question Wizard guide (that idea/task was mentioned on HW as well). – Izzy Jul 14 at 16:46
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This would be very welcome here!

There are always a hundred questions in review, and the volume of incoming off-topic questions is such that our community is not able to reduce the backlog despite doing its best.

It leaves the 3 moderators alone to do all of the work of closing questions, which is not their primary role, and causes burnout.

Single-vote close would give our very skilled power-users the ability to help with moderation much more effectively.

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