Stack Overflow is running an experiment where 3 close votes are enough to close a question:


Should we ask for the same experiment on Software Recommendations?

  • What do you think is a good goal for the size of the Close Votes review queue? – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Aug 16 '19 at 9:05
  • I would say that ideally it should reach zero about once every week or so (not sure if realistic). Maybe softwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2862/… is better for us actually, but I would gladly accept any of these experiments. – Nicolas Raoul Aug 16 '19 at 9:18
  • Definitely. Seeing how many users with sufficient rep we have at all, and how many VTC they throw, 5 isn't achieving a thing. 3 will already be hard enough. Some days it seems to me as if 90% of all closures go on me… – Izzy Aug 20 '19 at 21:39
  • PS: If a site like SO needs such an experiment, that seems like a bad sign… – Izzy Aug 20 '19 at 21:41
  • Hardware Recommendations ran another experiment where everyone with closing privileges was granted binding close votes. – gparyani Aug 23 '19 at 1:29
  • @gparyani: Indeed! I believe this is the topic of softwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2862/… :-) – Nicolas Raoul Aug 23 '19 at 1:32

Given the size of our review queues, this is a good idea.

Yes, let's ask for the same experiment on Software Recommendations SE.

If lowering the threshold to 3 is not sufficient, we can then experiment with 2 or even 1.

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    There are sooooo many questions coming in that can be closed without any doubt, that even 3 is high. But yes, 1 might be risky.... – user416 Aug 27 '19 at 15:39
  • I agree with the answer. A resounding yes, but I would like to expand the closure reason "belongs on another site" to include - definitely S.O, probably SuperUser too. We also get some misplaced Android questions, but I am not sure where we should draw the line (I see the occasional Internet of Things question, but probably not enough to justify adding it as a closure reason). Btw, if I am certain of the site where a questions belongs, should I flag it for a mod to migrate, rather than voting to close? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Aug 30 '19 at 10:36
  • @mawg softwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2851/… – user416 Sep 16 '19 at 14:23

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