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I originally posted this on UV, but I'm moving it here.

It is somewhat annoying when you close a question, but are not the last person closing it, that the official close reason doesn't necessarily match the reason you've chosen. I'd like to be able to see the reason that each voter has chosen in addition to the official close reason.

If the reason was kept along with the close vote (a FK to the reasons table wouldn't take much space), then it could be provided as a hover over on the person's name when the close message is shown.

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See this question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/926/… –  Alex Rozanski Jul 5 '09 at 12:38
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Yes it's a dupe (with a different suggestion to solve it) the original was declined. –  Ólafur Waage Jul 5 '09 at 13:02

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I like it that you suggest a hover, it wouldn't take up space in the UI, kinda like the net votes thingy on posts

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Perhaps there should be an official reason, and a separator, footnote+ indicator, or other distinguishing mark to indicate that you can hover over other names.

closed as off topic by Moderator User♦, Agrees with mod, Other user 1*, and Other user 2*

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closed as off topic by Moderator User♦, and by Other user 1, Other user 1, and Other user 3

(Hover for close reasons implemented im markdown).


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I'm not sure hover is a good idea:

  • As in the close messages all the usernames are links to profiles, I'd expect the title attributes to describe these links, not something else.

  • If you think it's really important data, then note that hovering will make it unavailable for many touch devices.

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Enlighten me on how one can be "note sure". –  Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 15:03

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