If you follow SO/MSO you will notice an event in the Community Bulletin:

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If you read up, SE has made some changes to the close queue in hopes to motivate close voters to... review. In the efforts they have fuzzied the numbers of items in the queue, made advertisements for rather obscure tags, removing in batchs items with no/less reviews from the queue, plus some other improvements, to get people reviewing. Now, we have +200 users with +3K reputation, ergo access to the close votes review queues, but even so questions sits there for a good while. What you think it can be done to get users review tasks in the review queue?

BTW, the current performance of SO is awesome, they triplicated the amount of reviewers, review tasks and completed reviews:

Since I posted this challenge, 15,137 reviews have been done in the close review queue, and a total of 6,829 review tasks have been completed.

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    Personally I think it's quite boring to handle the close vote queue, beacuse most questions should be closed. But the other queues are interesting and constructive beacuse you can improve them and make them better in more ways. That's why I'm not doing so much in the close vote queue right now...
    – Alvar
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 17:51
  • @Alvar you can select things that you don't find boring, like per tags questions or per close reason, like "opinion based". Just doing 1 a day is good ;)
    – Braiam
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 18:44

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    Hmmmm... just the right size for a Community Ad.... can I add it?
    – Wilf
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 15:34
  • Sure, do we want it linked to just the review or the close queue?
    – Mateo
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 16:34
  • just did this with a bad rollover of Please help this site by reviewing!, and links through to the review queue.
    – Wilf
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 17:00
  • Ahh found where I got this.... do you have any files to make a high res new version plz?
    – Wilf
    Commented Mar 20, 2016 at 18:26
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    I'll take a look, otherwise I can remake it ;)
    – Mateo
    Commented Mar 20, 2016 at 19:57
  • ok here we go: meta.askubuntu.com/questions/14925/community-promotion-ads-2016/…
    – Mateo
    Commented Mar 20, 2016 at 23:22

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