So the Close Vote queue, while down somewhat since the last mod elections, is pretty full. I haven't reviewed in a while, and I see 342 to review, which means the number is probably that, if not higher.
Instead of asking how we can encourage people to go through the queue, I have a proposition (which can't go into an answer on the other question for reasons explained further on). I propose that we put together a few days/times when a group of at least five users can go through the queue and review. (If it's started soon before UTC 0:00 then 40 CVs can be reviewed in one session.)
Here's how I think we should put these together:
- A user willing to head up a review session and remind those who pledged to help will write an answer to this question.
- Users who can participate at the proposed time can comment and volunteer to participate.
- When the time comes to review, the user who wrote the answer will remind users who commented to come help out.
- The group will go through as many questions as it can, reviewing the CV queue.
- Once the review session is over, then the answer is deleted, so as to free up clutter.
If you want, join this chatroom during review sessions to discuss anything that needs discussing. http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/206/ubuntu-regulators
If this can become a regular thing, at least for a week, we might be able to get the CV queue down to <100, which would be pretty impressive.
If you want to commit to a regular review time, say so in the answer. If a user wants to help at that time, but can't do it regularly, then they can comment and mention that, deleting the comment after the session has finished.
How does this sound?