I have recently noticed a trend which makes me uncomfortable: many questions are getting close votes (even old ones), and I recall a few occasions in the past week when I voted "Leave Open" in the review queue.
Granted, with an increased traffic to our site, it is expected to have more newcomers who are not yet familiar with SE's Q&A style. But it's not hard to see how this can go wrong: the community ends up closing so many good questions that no one is interested in asking anymore, users are driven away, and experts leave because there is no chance to share their knowledge and experience anymore.
Okay, it is not this bad yet. (But being aviators, we tend to foresee and take corrective actions before it's really a problem, haven't we?) However, this (4 close votes at this moment), this, this and this prompts me we are starting to head in the wrong direction. These are just taken from the first page of the review history btw; there are a lot more cases like this.
Is it just me, or does it feel like we are getting too fast on the trigger?