I have been noticing recently that the questions I require for closure stay open, and I am the only one that thinks that these questions need to be closed.

In my opinion, these questions are clearly off topic. But since I'm the only one thinking it, I can admit I'm wrong so I need you to help me so I can fix my way of judging these questions.

Here are some examples:

The community and the mods consider these questions on-topic so I'm the one in wrong, I understand. I just want to know why.

  • In the bigger picture this all seems to look more like a problem of activity than clear contradicting policies. I doubt those questions stay open because users genuinely thought they ought to stay open rather than simply noone really noticing (or caring, for that matter).
    – Major Tom
    Nov 20, 2018 at 14:17
  • @MajorTom, since I asked for closure, people that have the close-vote rights should see them in the review list + the mods. It should be a dozen of people...
    – Bebs
    Nov 20, 2018 at 14:19
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    ...provied they check these queues and have a strong enough opinion on the matter. Both these things might be at odds, or they might not and it's really just a difference in policy viewpoints. However, if they are at odds, that's a point worth working on (maybe even more so than the actual policies).
    – Major Tom
    Nov 20, 2018 at 15:16

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We as a site need to have more discussions on what is on and off topic and we need people with close privileges to go through the queues. I agree with all you assessments so I have closed them, but we should have bigger discussions about each topic especially the identification questions.

I've in the past tried to be quicker with going through the queues, but met some resistance so I'm trying to leave a lot of this up to the community. The problem is that we've leaned on quantity over quality so we've catered to a lot of borderline content that should be closed.

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    So what do we need to do now?
    – Bebs
    Nov 26, 2018 at 13:25
  • @Bebs focus on what we can and discuss issues as a community.
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 27, 2018 at 0:47
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    Yes, I understand, but how? When do we start?
    – Bebs
    Nov 27, 2018 at 6:57

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