Stack Overflow now has a 3 close vote threshold

We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold on Stack Overflow from 5 to 3.

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Other sites can have whatever threshold is most appropriate for them

So, do we want to request lowering our threshold to three?

Vote up for agree, and down for disagree. Add an answer if you have some longer thoughts.

After a while, we can look at the vote spread, and if it looks positive enough, I will take the lead of getting in contact with the CM team for next steps.

  • Shamelessly nearly a copy/paste of meta.stackexchange.com/q/341810/160923 – mpdonadio Jan 8 '20 at 23:04
  • Will this automatically lower the reopen threshold as well? – leymannx Jan 9 '20 at 7:05
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    @leymannx Yes, the number of re-open votes would be lowered as well. – kiamlaluno Jan 9 '20 at 10:05
  • OK, we have 6/0 on the question votes. I think that is pretty much consensus, given the number of people that participate on MDA. Sending a msg to the CM team. – mpdonadio Jan 28 '20 at 14:12
  • The CM team has this in the queue. – mpdonadio Jan 30 '20 at 18:23

As a diamond moderator, I would like to see the threshold lowered. I do not like closing questions outright; I think some community consensus is needed so that diamond moderator bias doesn't creep in. Right now, the site doesn't get enough traffic to warrant the current five vote threshold.

And, remember that closure doesn't not always mean the end of a question.

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    Totally agree, I'd like to see it lowered too – Clive Jan 8 '20 at 23:51
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    I agree too, but on the basis that there are more users asking questions than users who can/do vote to close questions. – kiamlaluno Jan 9 '20 at 10:06

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