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Reduce voting threshold from 5 to 3 votes for close/reopen

I would like to propose lower threshold for votes. I motivate this with high threshold for votes, rather small community (compared to SO for example), which in turn yields poor users' moderation. To ...
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A guide to moderating Computer Science Stack Exchange yourself — close voting

We've had complaints in the past that too many questions were closed by moderators. And as the site grows, we have more questions in need of closing. We have a growing number of users who can cast ...
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Missing MathJaX in the duplicate subtab of the close review queue

When I review a question with a vote to close as duplicate, I see MathJaX formatting for the question body, but not in the tab that shows the proposed duplicate. Chrome 23.0.1271.17 beta in case it ...
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Closing questions that are too broad

I voted to close This is a broad question, asking for an overview of a whole subfield. While the answers do provide some ...
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Closing questions because of the attitude of the asker

Here, we have a vote to close on the grounds that asker is rude to people trying to help him. My instinctive reaction is that this is not a reason to close the question. Part of the purpose of ...
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Please add a comment explaining the reason when voting to close a question

If you are voting to close a question, please explain the reason. There are some questions which are closed with no explanations in the comments (two about careers). Not everyone reads the ...
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Should the question on what is the most efficient known priority-queue be closed?

The question What is the most efficient known priority-queue? asks for the most efficient priority-queue. The question is obviously badly phrased: what is the "most efficient" data structure? The ...
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Duplicate on other SE site

It turns out that this question What is tail recursion? has an answer at It is not possible to vote for closing as exact duplicate,...
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Will the close/reopen vote threshold be reduced from 5 to 3?

Recently I find that the close/reopen vote threshold is reduced from 5 to 3 in StackOverflow. Will this feature be applied in this site? I think this feature will be really helpful because in this ...
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Am I closing too many questions?

Looking at the 2022 year in moderation report, I noticed that it lists moderators as closing many more questions than community users. So, I wanted to solicit feedback. Do you see me as closing too ...
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Should questions close on a user who is currently editing an answer

It happened to me several times that a question closes while I am answering. It may sometimes be more than an hour wasted. I would expect not to be the only one to whom it happens. Could there be a ...
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