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As much as I loved complaining about the "close (x/5)" feature (showing the total number of votes needed), I kind of liked that feature. Plus, as I recall, the number of delete votes needed to delete a post is not necessarily a constant, so it's nice to know how many votes are needed at a glance.

Where did the feature go? Why was it nixed? (Was it because I complained too much about it? Because I promise not to do that in the future if that's the case ;) )

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marked as duplicate by animuson, slugster, Martijn Pieters, hims056, nneonneo Mar 31 '13 at 1:48

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I have been wondering that as well, it has disappeared! – bluefeet Mar 30 '13 at 23:56
I don't have 3K on SO, but on MSO, it still shows a variation... I'm seeing close(x) without the /5 – psubsee2003 Mar 30 '13 at 23:57
@psubsee2003: that's the way it's always been, but for a brief period recently, it showed something more like this: – nneonneo Mar 31 '13 at 0:01
@nneonneo thanks.... I only hit 3K on MSO recently, so I only briefly saw the close (x/5), I wasn't aware this was the standard prior to that, thanks for the clarification. – psubsee2003 Mar 31 '13 at 0:03
It's visible on hover I believe, or I'm sure it said that in the changelog – Rory Mar 31 '13 at 0:08
@animuson: While the answer is there, the question is rather different. – nneonneo Mar 31 '13 at 0:15
@nneonneo: That doesn't matter anymore. All that matters is the answer is there. A different question that has the same answer serves as a signpost to the other question. – animuson Mar 31 '13 at 0:17
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See Jarrod's answer here:

They got rid of it because it was causing too many layout issues.

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We removed it because it was messing up the layout on many sites while not really providing a big benefit.

Basically, we (and users, far as we could tell) didn't love the feature enough to fix the issues it caused instead of just taking it back out.

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