There was a meta question over at The Workplace which had me wading through a lot of closed questions. Every closed question has a nice box like this that shows who closed it:
After a few dozen questions, I saw clear trends on how people were voting, and thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice to know who the most prolific closers are, and for what reasons?"
Thinking logically, I assumed that since the information was displayed publicly on all closed posts, there must be some hidden corner of the user profile that displays this sort of info.
Well, then there must be some sort of information in the API at least to retrieve this, right?
This information is already available, just tedious to compile. There shouldn't be any issue with making it more accessible.
For questions which are:
- Already closed
- Voted on either directly on the question or through the queue
The 'votes' in the profile page for 'closure' should show the questions in question:
Additionally, there should be an additional field in the API that lets us track who voted on closed questions (just add an additional field linked with
shallow_user that provides the names of the 5 people who voted to close, and the timing of it).