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When I come across a question that in my opinion needs be closed, I click on the close link below the question, choose a reason and confirm. But sometimes, I already have cast a vote to close the question, and I realize that only when the choices' window displays:
You have already voted to close this question

I suggest changing the appearance of the close links to make it obvious if you have already cast a vote to close a question.
I see 2 possible options:

  • write the link in a different color (such as what is already done when you upvote or downvote a question or answer)
  • write the link in bold:

    close (3)

The same thing may also apply for delete-votes.

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It happens with the "delete" link to. Sometimes, I vote to delete a question I have already voted to delete. –  kiamlaluno Sep 24 '12 at 22:00

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I also sometimes find myself revisiting questions I've already voted to close, but I don't think it's really a problem. Making a UI change to save a single click in this rare case seems unnecessary to me.

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Although it is quite rare, I have clicked to close questions which I've already voted for plenty of times. It would be a handy little feature, wouldn't hurt anything, it would just help.

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The only hurt would be an extra nanosecond used when the page is loaded. –  Jerry Dodge Feb 13 '13 at 19:12

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