When deciding whether to close a question, one option is to skip - which is like abstaining.

How often do you do this? Why do you do so?

And, as another question, what happens when people skip?

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    $\begingroup$ I skip questions on topics I don't feel expert about, that are not clearly off-topic or against the rules. I skip if I have mixed feelings and no clear opinion. We have many users capable of voting, so this should not be a problem if some of us abstain from voting in some cases. $\endgroup$
    – Tim Mod
    Jul 2, 2018 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Tim That seems like a fine answer -- and is basically identical to my own feelings on skipping. $\endgroup$
    – Sycorax Mod
    Jul 2, 2018 at 21:00
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    $\begingroup$ Peter, as a moderator you have access to a complete list of reviews, including skipped ones if you request them. Meta isn't the place to discuss such moderation tools, though: inquire in chat if you're not sure where to find this information. $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Jul 2, 2018 at 21:01
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    $\begingroup$ What @Tim said. About 1/3 of the time for me, the question seems OK on the surface, but I don't know enough about the subject to say whether it's definitely reasonable or definitely screwy, so I leave it to someone more knowledgeable to decide. $\endgroup$ Jul 3, 2018 at 21:23


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