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I'm looking at this (off-topic) question, which has now been closed, but only 3 of the 5 users are listed in the bullet points - why? Is it a bug?

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It would be nice if the other reason were listed anyways… –  U2744 SNOWFLAKE Jul 18 '13 at 1:41

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The other two users chose either duplicate, unclear what you're asking, too broad, or primarily opinion-based. (aka anything other than off-topic)

Why is this a bug? The users didn't choose off-topic, so why would they be listed as "chose off-topic?"

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Ah, ok, thanks Doorknob! :) RE: your edit, it does say put on hold as off-topic by: x, y, z, a, b, although it's always said this on the close reason. The new bullet points confused me. –  Danny Beckett Jun 27 '13 at 13:34
    
@DannyBeckett If a mod chooses a different reason, that reason appears as a separate bullet point. –  Daniel Jul 17 '13 at 17:38
    
@Daniel Except it doesn't - see the above screenshot. –  Danny Beckett Jul 17 '13 at 22:26

As Doorknob said in the other answer, the other users probably chose a different close reason. As I mentioned in a comment on Doorknob's answer, If a mod chooses a different reason, that reason also appears as a separate bullet point. I'm not sure how many non-mod users it takes to achieve a bullet point. Here's a screenshot example of a close with two bullet points, where a mod chose a different reason. It comes from this question.

Screenshot of two close reasons

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This is what I was trying to explain to you. Here, all 5 users chose off-topic. In my example, 2 users chose something else, such as too broad or primarily opinion based; which does not generate extra bullet points (as shown in my screenshot). –  Danny Beckett Jul 18 '13 at 1:30
    
@DannyBeckett How do you know? Did they tell you in chat or something? –  Daniel Jul 18 '13 at 1:36
    
I would add to this answer that "the other users probably chose a different close reason that wasn't an off-topic close reason", just to be clear. Hope this helps! :) –  jmort253 Jul 18 '13 at 1:38

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