It has been a little while since our site had been promoted with a new design and thresholds for privileges have been raised alongside.
Now what I have seen is that the "Close votes" review queue has been filling up with at least 10+ up to 40+ close votes awaiting review. Before the site promotion, users of 500+ reputation could vote on close votes, now this has been raised to 3k+ reputation, which means before there were over 300 users that were able to vote and right now there are only 45 users with over 3k+ that can vote.
Some people are even calling upon the Romanian army...
Ok, 10 to 40 queued reviews is nothing compared to the numbers seen on StackOverflow, I know. But if we need the powers of one man to solve this, then I would not call this a community effort.
Come on people of 3k+, vote!
I thought, ok maybe a lot of those 3k+ users aren't active? (maybe now after this post and the tweets... :P). So I checked, doing some jQuery and Ajax on the users page and that is clearly not the case:
Marius Last seen 15 mins ago Amit Bera Last seen 8 mins ago Sander Mangel Last seen 4 hours ago philwinkle Last seen 14 hours ago Fabian Blechschmidt Last seen 22 hours ago fschmengler Last seen 3 mins ago --- <20k --- David Manners Last seen yesterday Alan Storm Last seen 14 hours ago Ben Lessani - Sonassi Last seen yesterday benmarks Last seen yesterday Anna Völkl Last seen yesterday --- <10k --- Qaisar Satti Last seen 41 mins ago Rajeev K Tomy Last seen yesterday Tim Bezhashvyly Last seen yesterday Vinai Last seen 2 days ago R.S Last seen 2 days ago Alex Last seen yesterday Kristof at Fooman Last seen yesterday ProxiBlue Last seen 3 hours ago Vladimir Kerkhoff Last seen 2 days ago Raphael at Digital Pianism Last seen 10 mins ago davidalger Last seen Mar 28 at 18:56 <--- B00MER Last seen 50 mins ago Keyul Shah Last seen 7 hours ago Matthias Zeis Last seen 3 hours ago --- <5k --- mbalparda Last seen 51 mins ago KAndy Last seen 20 hours ago MeenakshiSundaram R Last seen yesterday mageUz Last seen Apr 4 at 7:30 Alex Paliarush Last seen 21 hours ago Pradeep Sanku Last seen Apr 4 at 16:09 Amasty Last seen Feb 10 at 10:24 <--- Fiasco Labs Last seen 2 days ago Sukeshini Last seen 3 hours ago Flyingmana Last seen 17 hours ago oleksii.svarychevskyi Last seen Mar 17 at 8:55 <--- musicliftsme Last seen 22 hours ago moose Last seen 1 hour ago Simon Last seen 1 hour ago Jonathan Hussey Last seen 3 hours ago Abdul Last seen 3 hours ago Adarsh Khatri Last seen yesterday TBI Infotech Last seen Mar 1 at 8:39 <--- brentwpeterson Last seen yesterday Keyur Shah Last seen 6 mins ago