As in inveterate queue clearer, the behavioural impact is negligible. The cognitive impact, however, is unwelcome. The red dot immediately signals dread: "Oh, there are a heap of these things to deal with now..."
Save the red for when you really need it (ie., when the queue really is backed up: 10 or more, or whatever the old threshold was). Bring back the ...
I definitely agree the review queue indicator needs to be more aggressive, but it's neither a good idea nor necessary to sacrifice the urgency indication feature just for that. Instead of setting the whole site on fire, how about a yellow-to-red transition?
One could even think about always having a dot on every queue, maybe green for empty ones – those ...
You don't like it because the normal vote-to-close behavior tricks you into thinking your opinion is worth less than it really is.
But it is a trick. Your opinion is worth a lot.
Finding duplicates is hard. You have to know what to search for, and then know enough about the topic to say whether the results match what's being asked. No one has complete ...
As long as the system doesn't warn you or allows you to relinquish the right to close "immediately" there are at least two things you could consider to do, for the tags you have a gold badge for right now and for any future ones:
Edit the appropriate tag descriptions and insert a warning that alerts the person applying the tag, with an appropriate text that ...
There isn't; this feature was requested on the main meta and declined:
Just noticing that when we reviewed these proposals a while back, this one never got updated even as the corresponding one on DBAs did.
tl;dr: Implementing this in a way that wouldn't allow authors to break some / all page layouts, whether inadvertently or maliciously, is not feasible.
Spoken about review queues, please change/repair the mobile apps so it's finally possible to do those tasks from within the app . I rarely use the website and thus rarely perform review tasks. An indicator no matter how big it is helps in this situation. The same goes for participation in elections, the winterbash and more stuff like that.
Because I was curious, I clicked through to the SEDE query to see what U&L's "N" value would be for turning the indicator red.
Re-quoting the meta post:
Each queue may be in one of three states:
No dot (empty queue)
Grey dot (at least one but fewer than N review tasks)
Red dot (N or more review tasks)
And as of today, U&L values ...