I've had a suspicion for a while that there are simply not enough active users (or users with enough rep) on Fitness.SE to pass a community close vote.

It looks like I might be correct. Shog9's previous post shows the statistic:

                 Action                  Moderators Community¹
---------------------------------------- ---------- ----------
Questions closed                                261          5

Obviously we can't compare Fitness.SE to Stack Overflow but the percentage is quite different:

                  Action                  Moderators Community¹
----------------------------------------- ---------- ----------
Questions closed                              33,862    306,210

Personally, I have voted to close questions before. Questions that were so blatantly off-topic that I didn't have to think twice. They've hung up around 3 or 4 close votes before a mod either gives the 5th vote or closes it at 4.

Would it be worthwhile to reduce the required number of close votes on Fitness?

  • The threshold can be set on a per site basis, at 5, 3 or 1. I don't think 1 would be useful, I've added two options to vote on, keep it at 5 or change to 3. Please vote for your options, and if the community wants 3, I'll ping the team in charge for the change. Note - This also changes the reopen vote limit to 3.
    – JohnP Mod
    Jan 8 '20 at 14:14
  • I have requested of the PTB to have the threshold lowered to 3.
    – JohnP Mod
    Jan 27 '20 at 20:45
  • You may have seen that we conducted a test on 13 network sites — please stay tuned for the results of that step and next steps on this.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jul 9 at 10:40
  • @JNat -- neat! Looking forward to it.
    – C. Lange Mod
    Jul 9 at 13:20

Change to 3

Yes, I think the threshold should be lowered to 3 votes to close.

  • 2
    I agree with C. Lange on this. We have a small, but good community. I tend to agree with their close votes anyway.
    – Alec Mod
    Jan 8 '20 at 16:52
  • 3
    The irony of this sitting at 4 votes...
    – Dark Hippo
    Jan 22 '20 at 15:52

No Change

Keep the close threshold at 5 votes.

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