The current system is to add an answer to What questions should be considered to close by 500+ users? for question to be closed, but it is not obvious what to do when the question are closed. The closed questions are then mixed with questions to be closed, which is impractical. Should we delete the closed questions ? Add another "community wiki" answer recording all closed questions ? Use another system ?


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Or maybe another possibility might be to forget about this ad-hoc system altogether, as there are now about 25 500+ users and many others are close to 500. I suppose this is enough to make the voting system work on its own.

So I'd suggest to start a new CW meta-question that would only be for users that don't yet have 500 rep. Because if you have 500 rep already you don't have to post about bad questions; just go ahead and vote to close directly.

Although right now I thought about another related matter: cleanup of old questions. Probably another CW meta-question should be started for this. The rationale here being of getting attention of all the community to close old questions that went unnoticed and are unlikely to be spotted by enough people to close them anymore.

  • $\begingroup$ 2 questions : 1. Why is the current meta question not good for current users with less than 500 rep. I don't think we need a new one 2. Is there a way for 500+ user to see the list of questions with votes for close ? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 9:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Frédéric: 1. I guess it is. But right now there are only comments from higher rep people (who can vote anyway) and that might intimidate someone? I am not sure. 2. I'd also like to know that. It's probably even worthwhile asking that over at meta.SO. $\endgroup$
    – Marek
    Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 9:14
  • $\begingroup$ On 1. to make the thing less intimidating, let's delete closed questions. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Fréd: Users with 2k+ rep (and moderators, of course) can view the close votes summary via the " mod tools ". There doesn't seems to be a way to read that list for [500, 2000)-rep users though. Also, the rep threshold will be raised to 10k after the site leaves beta. $\endgroup$
    – kennytm
    Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 18:48

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