By default on Stack Exchange sites, users with sufficient reputation (500 on our site) can vote to close a question or to reopen a closed one. Once a user votes to close or reopen using the link under the tags of a question, the question appears in the corresponding review queue and stays there until a decision is reached (five votes for or five votes against the action) or two weeks have passed since the last vote. Votes to close or reopen can be cast directly from the question without passing through the review queue. The magic number of votes for any such actions is five. Should we lower this number from five to three?
The proposal has some votes in support and no comments or votes against, and it has bee featured on meta for a month. Moderators agree that this is a good idea. Thus we can consider it decided that we do indeed want to lower the threshold from five to three, and we are now waiting for staff to make the change.
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