Now that several of us have moderator privileges, I think its time to discuss when one of us should step in and vote to close. I was chatting with Robert Cartaino earlier today, and he mentioned that our votes are instant and binding. That means if one of the moderators votes to close a post, its done that moment.
Given that, I am wondering what our tactic should be. I'm sure there will be questions that we see that should immediately be closed...but I think that should be rarer. Is it better to allow the community to decide which threads to close without our votes in most cases, and only cast our vote when we are certain that a thread really does need to be closed?