I have recently cleared 3,000 rep, so I am new to casting close votes. I am ready and eager to use my power for good! But I'm struck by the fact that there seem to be 40+ polls in the queue around the clock and the first time I realized that I only got 20 votes per day, I spent the rest of the day seeing even worse questions and feeling like I should have kept my powder dry.
If you are an established user, could you discuss how you triage your votes to have the maximum impact on the user experience? I find myself prepared to always vote to skip the following two cases, for instance:
A problem that is clearly homework and has a lot of downvotes and no answer, since the system will eventually clean that out on its own. (See Is "Don't bother voting to close a sufficiently downvoted question" good advice?)
A problem that is probably homework, but already has several answers including an accepted answer. I mean, the horse has already left the barn there, and there's nothing we can do to promote better behavior from the OP on future quetsions.
But then, skipping just keeps the issue in the pipeline for everyone else. So, how does everyone else deal with this dilemma?