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This question on SO was closed a few minutes ago. Now it isn't, but has 3 votes to close. So I guess it was closed, and reopened, and is on it's way to being closed again.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2232338/how-big-is-the-importance-of-a-bachelor-of-science

Is there a way to see the actual close history for a question? Any way to prevent the loop of close/reopen/close when there is some disagreement on whether or not a question should be closed?

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Now that it's been edited, you can click the revision history to see this.

(This form of link - http://stackoverflow.com/posts/<postid>/revisions - is always valid, but you have to type it in manually if no one has edited the post in question. For example: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/38865/revisions.)

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Any way to prevent the loop of close/reopen/close when there is some disagreement on whether or not a question should be closed?

No one user can vote to close or to re-open a question more than once. So the termination condition for such a loop is built into the system.

You could also ask a moderator (flag -> Requires Moderator attention) to lock the question, thereby preventing it from being re-opened/closed. But this is rarely necessary.

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Wish I could mark both answers correct since my question really had two parts. Thanks for answering the other part! –  Sam Feb 10 '10 at 2:19
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