I feel like it is currently too hard for non-moderators to close and re-open questions on Webmasters. According to 2021: a year in moderation in the last year our moderators closed 989 questions while non-moderator users only successfully voted to close 2 questions. According to A Theory of Moderation "The ideal moderator does as little as possible" and reserves their big-hammer single-vote close actions for questions that are blatantly off-topic.
I propose that we reduce the number of close votes from regular users that it takes to close a question from five to three. If we wanted to do this, a community manager told me that they could make the change for us. Stack Overflow already made this change two years ago. They found that "lower close/reopen vote thresholds, better enables individuals to trigger each critical action: close, reopen, edit." I'd hope that if we made the same change here it would better empower our community and take much of the burden for keeping our site on-topic off the shoulders of the moderators.
Should we follow suit with Stack Overflow and reduce the close, re-open, and edit thresholds from five to three?