Currently we only get 24 close votes a day. I find this much too limiting, I can use all 24 of those votes really quick and still find a use for 24 more votes. Is there any way we could get a couple more? Maybe 30?

This would really help with site moderation.

If anyone official reads this, can they check this bug out too?

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    +1 I always run out of close votes while reviewing
    – Amith KK
    Feb 20, 2014 at 17:43
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    What about an extra close vote for every 2/3 votes you review in the review queue? It is sort of being rewarded a bit more mess cleaning up the rest of the mess then :D - Something like that, anyway.
    – Wilf
    Feb 20, 2014 at 17:52
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    @Wilf: That's a decent idea, similar to the flagging system (1 extra flag per 10 helpful flags)
    – kiri
    Feb 21, 2014 at 20:41
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    Upping the amount of close votes (without strings attached, no need to make it complicated), that seems like it could be a sane idea. I'd like some time to double-check our policies and run some numbers before we make a decision, sound good?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Mar 22, 2014 at 4:20
  • @GraceNote Thank you so much! Yes that sounds great :-D
    – Seth
    Mar 22, 2014 at 4:23
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    The biggest issue I run into is I basically run out of votes when I go through the review queue. That doesn't leave me with enough to help clean up the other parts of the site. Mar 22, 2014 at 16:09
  • @GraceNote I don't want to be pesky, but is there any news on this?
    – Seth
    Apr 8, 2014 at 16:47
  • @Seth My intent is to get to this by the end of the week.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 8, 2014 at 19:37
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    @JorgeCastro there's also the close queue by # of votes in the 10k tools, in case you spend all your review slots.
    – Braiam
    Apr 8, 2014 at 23:18

1 Answer 1


After a review of your close habits, the volume of stuff that comes to the site, and how it all crashes into this sort of flaming wreckage, there really is a need for increased.

We've thus raised the amount of close votes on Ask Ubuntu to match Stack Overflow, at 50 votes.

  • Thanks, and sorry for the mess ;P
    – Seth
    Apr 10, 2014 at 14:28
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    Yeah! \o/ Just in time for 14.04, now we can get to work! Apr 10, 2014 at 14:41
  • Why wasn't the amount of reviews increased?
    – Braiam
    Apr 10, 2014 at 15:29
  • @Braiam Simple and direct answer is that we were looking at closures, not reviews.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 10, 2014 at 15:55

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