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I closed a vote for 'too broad'. But then I realized I wanted to close it as a specific duplicate of another question instead. So I retracted my close vote. That worked. But I can't now vote to close as duplicate and the title says I already voted to close.

Maybe this is intentional but it doesn't feel that way.

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marked as duplicate by AsheeshR, Caleb, Martijn Pieters, Aziz Shaikh, Lance Roberts Aug 28 '13 at 12:34

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This is by design. When you retract your close vote there is a statement that you will not be able to vote again on that particular question.

Chrome for Mac popup

As @AnnaLear has stated in the comments below, "the reasoning behind this is that we want to prevent people from abusing close votes. One possible scenario is repeatedly voting to close to trigger closure reviews. Keeping everyone to just one close vote per question levels the playing field and helps prevent close/reopen wars"

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@Bart yea, that's right. And on Chrome for Mac it is a popup. Just uploaded pic of the popup. –  TronicZomB Aug 26 '13 at 2:35
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Sorry, just removed my comment when I saw your picture. :) –  Bart Aug 26 '13 at 2:38
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The reasoning behind this is that we want to prevent people from abusing close votes. One possible scenario is repeatedly voting to close to trigger closure reviews. Keeping everyone to just one close vote per question levels the playing field and helps prevent close/reopen wars. –  Anna Lear Aug 26 '13 at 3:07
    
@AnnaLear I had the feeling that it was to prevent "playing" with a question by keeping the question in a closure "limbo" of sorts. I hadn't thought of the abuse of triggering the closure reviews. I will add that to my answer to make it more complete. Thanks. –  TronicZomB Aug 26 '13 at 4:01
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Wait, you mean the Chrome team didn't uglify pop-up dialogs on the Mac version like they just did on the latest Windows version? Shoot. Those Mac people get all the good stuff. Too bad I'm a Windows programmer. –  Cody Gray Aug 26 '13 at 8:03

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