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Is the Robotics community interested in having the Close and Reopen vote threshold lowered to 3, rather than the standard 5. They made this change permanent on Stack Overflow and it has been working well for them.

If anything, it would be more valuable as a change here, since we have so few people actively voting to close and reopen questions. At the moment, there are fewer than 100 people who have the 500 rep currently needed to cast close and reopen votes and few people are exercising that privilege. I very rarely see more than one vote to close on a post before I deal with it, and frequently need to use the other review queues to find questions which should be closed, as they simply haven't attracted any close votes.

If there is a consensus that we should do this, then I will make a request for the threshold to be changed.

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    $\begingroup$ Hiya! For things like this, that you think have reasonable support from your community, please feel free to add the status-review tag, which will add it to our backlog and we'll triage it and let y'all know what the plans are. For this, I'd really like to look at all of the network sites and make this change anywhere it makes sense. I think it'd be really beneficial and I'm hoping to have time for it soon but right now, we don't have the time to make this change and monitor the impact. I'll get an update to y'all when I have more information. $\endgroup$ – Catija Sep 17 at 1:57
  • $\begingroup$ This question currently has 3 close votes and isn't closed - did the threshold actually get changed? Tagging @Catija, too. $\endgroup$ – Chuck 23 hours ago
  • $\begingroup$ @Chuck Nope. It'd be status-completed if we had made the change. What I said in the last comment is still true - we want to do this because we think it'll be beneficial for sites but likely won't get to it right away. $\endgroup$ – Catija 23 hours ago
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, thanks @Catija :) $\endgroup$ – Chuck 23 hours ago
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I agree. I think 3 makes more sense for our community.

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