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What would happen/How would close votes appear in case of

  • 1 too localised vote
  • 2 not a real question votes
  • 2 not constructive votes

How would message about closing look like?

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possible duplicate of What is a "closed" question? –  Cody Gray Aug 2 '11 at 0:00

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The question would be closed with which ever out of "Not a Real Question" or "Not Constructive" was cast last.

The rules are (as far as I know):

  1. Take the reason a moderator used to close.
  2. Take the reason with >= 3 votes (>= 4 for a migration)
  3. In the event of a tie take the reason of the last vote cast out of those involved in the tie.
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Jarrod provided some clarification for this on Gaming's Meta (credit to Grace Note for linking the question in chat), explaining:

In the event of a tie, the last close vote will be used, e.g. in the following order

  1. NaRQ
  2. off-topic
  3. NaRQ
  4. off-topic
  5. S&A

the question would be closed as off-topic.

This is also reflected in the FAQ entry on closed posts, under the section "What if multiple close reasons are used on a question?"

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