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3 votes for closing/reopening experiment: the results

Were you really expecting a different result? This is simple mathematics; you reduce the number of votes to close, and the number of questions that get closed is going to increase. That's not what ...
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The CV experiment has officially failed...but what are we supposed to do about it?

In my opinion this "spam" problem that gnat speaks to is one of those problems that is so deceptively simple, so completely obvious in hindsight, and something brought up before hiding in plain sight. ...
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3 votes for closing/reopening experiment: the results

Robert Harvey's answer is almost perfect. He touches on one point at several points, but I do think it needs more emphasis. On Programmers, we close questions ruthlessly and viciously. And that's a ...
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3 votes for closing/reopening experiment: the results

tl;dr: Most question closures, when questions in aggregate are analyzed, are valid. This suggests the experiment was successful - not a failure. This meta post won't be for the faint of heart. ...
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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!

I wasn't going to update the experiment this week, but the results this week were so encouraging I can't help myself: Week posted Qs Closed Close Rate Closed->Edited Reopened Cl->Ed->Re ...
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3 votes for closing/reopening experiment: the results

I think a significant part of the disagreement here might be as simple as conflicting uses of terms like "off-topic". Some people use "off-topic" in a far broader sense than I do, encompassing what I ...
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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!

Getting more questions rehabilitated is a laudable goal, but having the ability to close clearly off-topic questions more quickly and get them off the front page is much more critical. I would like ...
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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!

After one week, the results are not encouraging: Week posted Qs Closed Close Rate Closed->Edited Reopened Cl->Ed->Re Deletion Rate ----------- --- ------ ---------- -------------- -------- --...
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3 votes for closing/reopening experiment: the results

I'd like to rebut some of your responses, if I may. I don't understand this site because... Software Design and Development means those things that are directly involved with producing software. ...
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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!

Another aspect you may not have considered, which I believe is also unique to PSE, is the number of close votes being used on old questions. I have a SEDE query I run occasionally that frequently ...
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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!

It does seem to me that the state of affairs on PSE is exactly what you'd want - questions are either good or bad and voted on accordingly. Superuser seems much more vague with questions that might be ...
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