I have some information regarding the process of changing the "close/reopen vote threshold".
- We need a question on our meta site that discusses the merits of changing the required number of close and reopen votes.
- Options are 5 votes, or 3 votes, or 1 vote.
- Once our users have talked it through, we can get a one-month test started.
Let's see what our users and other site moderators have to say (we are all in different timezones).
In the mean time, how about an anonymous survey for the Arduino SE users. Please up vote one of the following comments you agree with.
I spoke with a SE employee about this proposed change, and ask for your patience while they work through higher priority tasks. While we are waiting, there are some things we can do as a community:
- Use the "Flagging" system to bring "problem" questions to the
moderators attention. Before I was elected as a moderator, I raised
640 flags in 640 days (35 were declined). If you see something wrong,
don't be afraid to flag it.
- Vote to Close the question. You don't have to use the "canned
reasons". Select "off topic" then "other" to give us a description of
why you think the question should be closed.
- Down vote the question. It doesn't "cost" you any rep, and it sends a
clear message to the community about the perceived value of the
- If you have the rep, and feel strongly about a question, do all of
the three previous suggestions.
Update 2019-12-11. Our site has been scheduled to have the test started some time in January. I’ll update this answer as more information becomes available.
Update 2020-01-13. There are 2 comments to Juraj’s question that should be discussed.
The first comment is regarding this Q+A:
Is it permissible to use strlcpy to copy an array to itself?.
Right now it has a score of -3, with 4 Votes To Close (VTC). The question includes a sketch that compiles, however, it’s subject matter is a basic
C++ question. As a user of Arduino SE, I dis-agree with closing the Q+A. As a moderator, I was elected to work for the community, so I will give it the 5th VTC. As a user, I’m sorry to say this to the 4 people who VTC, but I’m up-voting the question to try to give the OP some rep back, and I’m up-voting Edgar’s answer because he gave a great answer as usual. Unless this question gets up to at least 100 views in 5 days, the community robot will permanently delete it from the system.
The second comment deals with other questions. One of them has 3 VTC
and the other has 2 VTC. Regarding the 3 VTC:
It has a score of -1 (I gave it the -1 before the OP make 2 edits to improve it). The last comment indicates the OP is still "working on it", so I will VTC. This question can still be edited and will show up in the Reopen Votes: https://arduino.stackexchange.com/review. Of course, any user, can leave a comment on any question, (or flag it) at any time, and say "I have an answer. Please re-open the question".
The question with 2 VTC:
Arduino uno wifi rev2 stuck inside loop.
I can see the OP is a "New contributor" to our network, so extra patience is expected from our community. There seems to be multiple languages used here (English, German, Dutch). Arduino SE is an "English" site, however, we have a global audience with users who speak everything except English. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to teach yourself another language, just so you could ask for help on the Arduino SE network.
Some of the things I don’t like about this Q+A. There is a lot of discussion in the question’s comments. The comments should be moved to chat, which I will do. The use of the additional languages creates extra work for the community. I used Google Translate to verify that none of the comments, code comments, and language in the image were offensive (in English).
For now, I’ll add this question to my list, and watch for further VTC. If we are approved for the 3 VTC proposal, then one more VTC will close it. I won’t like it, but if that is the wishes of the community, so be it.