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In the "Votes Cast" section of my profile, my vote to close this question is annotated with "(deleted)":

However, the close vote does not appear to have been deleted: it successfully closed the question:

Why was this vote marked as "(deleted)"?


If the vote was deleted my some internal process after the question was closed and the closers were recorded, I call that a . Regardless of what happens internally, it's irrelevant to users if close votes are deleted after they have taken effect.

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Yeah, the fact that successful close votes expire is a bit silly. But I guess checking if your particular vote was responsible for the current closed state might be more trouble than it's worth. –  Tim Stone Apr 8 '13 at 2:13
    
I've been wondering this for some time, but couldn't figure out if it'd been asked already or not.. I should have asked ._. –  Daedalus Apr 8 '13 at 2:42
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It means the vote was deleted.

That's not unusual - close votes are often deleted after they've taken effect. Your votes tab lists them anyway because otherwise it would only show your failures...

The (deleted) indicator was added a few days ago for internal purposes. I'm not sure it's supposed to be visible to non-employees; unless you can think of a good use for this information, I would agree that it is a bug.

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I thought it was supposed to be internal-only cause it's kind of useless and confusing for everyone else. –  Anna Lear Apr 8 '13 at 2:58
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Should say (waffles) for everyone else. Just as useless and confusing, but much tastier with maple syrup. –  Shog9 Apr 8 '13 at 3:04
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Indeed. Deleted votes just taste like sadness and regret. –  Anna Lear Apr 8 '13 at 3:08
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@AnnaLear I've had waffles like that too, though. –  Andrew's a Unitato Apr 8 '13 at 3:22
    
Hahaha, I love this! –  Danny Beckett Apr 8 '13 at 4:44
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But what exactly does it mean for a close vote to be deleted? Not all my successful close votes are deleted, so it doesn’t seem to be synonymous with being successful. I can’t really think of anything meaningful to happen to a close vote after it carried. –  doncherry Apr 25 '13 at 4:34
    
That's kind of bizarre -- I just noticed this now as well, and came here to find the reason. I would have expected it to say "Closed"... what "Deleted" is referring to is very much not intuitive. –  LittleBobbyTables Jul 30 '13 at 13:58
    
I don't feel this is the case. Every close vote I have has "(deleted)" next to questions that were actually closed. All of the questions without that mark are still open. –  vcsjones Sep 4 '13 at 17:25
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@vcsjones Close votes expire so if you look at your oldest votes you might find some (deleted) that weren't closed. –  Some Helpful Commenter Sep 26 '13 at 17:11
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