I’d like to bring to your attention the growing size of our close review queue.
This is a large number, considering that the size of the review queue was 10-20 questions as recently as last September. For the last 6 moths or so, the close-review queue has been flaring up and down. Let’s look, however, at the last 2 years. In this time, the number of new questions per week went up by 79% (and so did the number of answers). The number of questions that get closed per week went up by 58%. The overall number of 3k+ members have increased. The number of people who participate in reviewing on any given week, however, remained roughly the same.
This week, 8 of our members have done close vote reviews, and some of us have put quite an effort into reviewing. Thank you!
We are doing a pretty good job at identifying poor questions and flagging them. But we currently don't have enough participation in the downstream review process.
There are about 20 of the 3k+ members that post questions and answers each week.
If each one of us does 3-4 close vote review tasks and checks the review queue each week, this issue will be gone, and remain gone.