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Since I have started to use the review page, I have looked at many old questions. Some of them I believe should be closed (like What is the fastest BitTorrent client? for example). While I can cast my vote, I find it highly unlikely that it will ever accumulate enough to get closed, and if it merits it, subsequently deleted.

Is there a way to look at posts that have close votes cast on them?

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    well, if you really want something closed, there's always the vote to close chatroom. Since close votes apparently expire after a time, only recent close votes count – Journeyman Geek Dec 2 '11 at 0:58
  • Huh, why is that? – soandos Dec 2 '11 at 1:05
  • its just the way its designed. see meta.superuser.com/questions/2285/… – Journeyman Geek Dec 2 '11 at 1:10
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    You'll often find a user or two who disagree with your question. Leaving their votes around indefinitely will a) motivate others to vote on "borderline" questions (think software-rec where it officially entirely depends on whether it's "interesting") and b) make it much easier to accumulate such votes over a very long time. If five users on the site thought your question wasn't good over a 6 month period, is this really reason enough to close it? – Daniel Beck Dec 2 '11 at 6:23
  • Makes sense now, thanks. – soandos Dec 2 '11 at 6:24
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Users with more than 10,000 reputation can view questions with votes to close on the /review/close page.

Currently I have put in a request to have that change.

For those under 10k, after casting the vote, use the Super User: Vote To Close Room. Posting a link there will allow us to vote to close it, and moderators check it often.

  • Got it, thanks. – soandos Dec 2 '11 at 1:04
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Another option if you find a large number of old posts you think should be deleted is to post the list on meta. Other users can then take a look at the list and comment on whether they should be removed, and a moderator can then go through and close/delete as appropriate once the community has had a chance to check out the proposed closures.

The vote-to-close room is going to be your best option though, and I would encourage you to use it!

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