Updated: As the preferences expressed seem to endorse the change, I have asked the Community Managers (CMs) to carry out a one month test of reducing the number of close/re-open votes to 3 to see how this works. We don't yet know when this will happen as the CMs have an embarrassment of work on hand, but -- if we get prior warning -- we will let you know when the experiment starts.
Recently Stack Overflow reduced the number of votes needed to close/reopen questions from 5 to 3 after a successful experiment to see if it was worth it.
The results were that it did improve the rate at which bad questions were closed but didn't result in good questions being incorrectly closed.
Do we want to go down the same route here on Genealogy & Family History?
As background, 2019: a year in moderation reveals that of 96 questions closed last year, 95 required moderator intervention to close them! A change to the number of close votes needed would make it easier for the community to close questions that need closing quickly, and also to re-open questions that have been improved.
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