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What is a “closed” question?
What happens if a fifth person chooses a different reason to close?
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When a question is closed! It will highlight the reason for closure (ie, based on the maximum number of votes for a category is received)

considering the example below: if a question has received two close votes for being off-topic, two as well for not being a not-a-real question. Also someONE found it to be too-localized!

With total number of 5 close votes, question will be closed. But since both the number of off-topic votes and not-a-real question votes are equal ie 2. What will be the reason highlighted on the question after getting closed. Does it depend on the reputation of close voters?

like if (total reputation of close voters for off-topic > total reputation of close voters for not-real-question) then close question as off-topic

This scenario ideally shouldn't happen! But if it happens then how it is handled and is this how it works?

two users have voted for off-topic and two for not-real .. the last person chose too-localized. Then what will be the close reason?

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marked as duplicate by Bart, ChrisF, Mat, hims056, ben is uǝq backwards Jan 10 '13 at 11:36

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See also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/32700/… –  Bart Jan 10 '13 at 11:06
    
@MartijnPieters, like I have mentioned in the example, there can be tie, 2-1-2 –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jan 10 '13 at 11:07
    
@Bart, let me ask this, two users have voted for off-topic and two for not-real .. the last person chose too-localized. Then what will be the close reason? –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jan 10 '13 at 11:09
    
@Mat, ohk if you find it a duplicate question then what is the answer for my question? asked just above this comment also in question added as blockquote! –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jan 10 '13 at 11:12
    
Did you read the What if multiple close reasons are used on a question? part of that question I linked? –  Mat Jan 10 '13 at 11:14
    
yes I read, that goes by last vote, but here in my question last vote was on too-localized, ie, neither on off-topic nor on not-a-real –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jan 10 '13 at 11:16
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Too localized isn't part of the tie. –  Mat Jan 10 '13 at 11:18
    
now it is clear! –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jan 10 '13 at 11:30

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The last vote cast for the reason have equal votes has priority in the case of tiebreakers.

And in the case of different reasons chosen, the first selected will be the one that triumphs.

two users have voted for off-topic and two for not-real .. the last person chose too-localized. Then what will be the close reason?

result will the last vote cast for off-topic or not-real and too-localized has not significance until it reach two votes.

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Thanks for clarifying :) –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jan 10 '13 at 11:30

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