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I was looking at this question that has been closed and reopen a countless amount of times (I'm sure many of you are familiar with it), and I couldn't help but notice close (1).

So I clicked it (not because I wanted to close it, I just wanted to look at the proposed close reason) and it said 12 votes remaining:

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Is this a new feature? If yes what's the exact formula to calculate the amount of close votes needed?

(I hope this isn't a duplicate, I promise I searched and looked at the blog too)

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This is a hidden feature request: Make it "You have ____ votes remaining". – Pëkka Feb 14 '10 at 0:00
No freehand circles == I see nothing! – fretje Feb 14 '10 at 21:02
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I believe it's related to this question. You only have 12 closing vote per day, and now, it is shown how many you have left in this box.

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That's the number of close votes you still have. Nothing to do with the 5 close votes per question limit.

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