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Often when I vote to close, I want to go back and check the comments on the question, to see if it's been improved, to comment further, or to answer the question.

It would be helpful to add a bit of a trail so I can find those questions again. I'm suggesting adding an event to the Activity page on the user profile, because this is the logical spot for the given action.

I realize the Activity page is public, but I don't see why this content couldn't be added only for the currently logged-in user.

An alternative would be to add a new tab on the user profile page that only lists current-user content, and is not shown publicly. I'm sure there are other events, data, or statistics that could be shown here as well, so I'm certain a new tab like this wouldn't be underutilized.


One thing that could be done instead of this is to always add a comment stating why I voted to close. This works well enough, but only some of the time -- for example, if there is already a vote to close as a duplicate and a comment with a link to that duplicate, I'm not going to add a comment myself if I have nothing to add aside from a close vote.

Another way to do it would be to favourite the question. This only works well to a point since questions that get voted to close don't necessarily end up being downvoted (i.e., for my "closed favourites," I couldn't just look at the last page of my favourites).


Related: Jon Skeet suggested that votes to close on your own questions be shown in the Recent Activity area, which is not what I'm requesting here.

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Captain Skeet's suggestion is the same as yours, man. One begets the other. Close votes given and received should both be visible. Note my accepted answer to his suggestion. –  XMLbog Feb 24 '10 at 16:20
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Actually not a duplicate - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11188/… - can I rescind my close vote please. The linked question is from the poster's point of view, not the closer's. Will vote to re-open if it does get closed. –  ChrisF Feb 24 '10 at 16:24
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@ChrisF: see: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11188/… –  XMLbog Feb 24 '10 at 16:40
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@Urdnot You can't vote to close a question as a duplicate of an answer. It would be better to edit meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11188/… so that it includes this idea. Until it does, this is not a duplicate. –  Brad Gilbert Feb 24 '10 at 17:03
    
Sure it is. You're awfully wrong. –  XMLbog Feb 24 '10 at 17:31
    
Which is not to say I don't support it, because I definitely do we just probably need to drum up support (e.g., with a bounty) on one of the older proposals. –  jonsca Oct 19 '11 at 15:25
    
@jonsca, it's an accurate dupe flag, I think? I searched for "review close votes" and didn't find anything, didn't think to look for those terms. –  jrturton Oct 19 '11 at 15:40
    
@jonsca : not sure I drummed hard enough? –  jrturton Nov 6 '11 at 9:13
    
@jrturton I forgot what the vote count was before you put the bounty on it, but every upvote on it counts. I've got the question starred, we'll have to put it back through with another bounty at some point. –  jonsca Nov 8 '11 at 9:41

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up vote 34 down vote accepted

Well this is now done:

closure filter

In the new votes tab on your profile, you can see a list of questions you voted to close.

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Visible only to ourselves, not even to mods, I assume? –  Ben Brocka Apr 26 '12 at 2:12
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@BenBrocka no ... mods can not see it –  waffles Apr 26 '12 at 2:22
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I love waffles! With butter and very little syrup. –  Andrew Barber Apr 26 '12 at 3:19

I like this idea. I thought it would have been done, but when I checked where I thought it would be I found it was not there. I suggest this be added under the "Activity" tab of your user profile:

Put it here

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Oh good, I thought I just couldn't find it. I'll update the tags to feature request then. –  jrturton Oct 19 '11 at 14:56
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+1 for semi-transparent freehand. –  Pëkka Oct 19 '11 at 14:59
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-1 for semi transparent - that's too much effort –  slhck Oct 19 '11 at 15:20
    
@slhck using Mac OS X it's no effort at all! Right below the color selector is an opacity slider :-D –  The Unhandled Exception Oct 19 '11 at 15:28
    
I know .. just kidding :P –  slhck Oct 19 '11 at 15:40
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Whaaa? -1 for using Mac OS X –  Pëkka Oct 19 '11 at 15:43
    
HEY @Pekka THAT'S NOT NICE! ;-) –  The Unhandled Exception Oct 19 '11 at 15:48
    
Thanks for the reps @jrturton! –  The Unhandled Exception Nov 7 '11 at 12:37
    
@TheUnhandledException, no problem, not sure if adding the bounty actually achieved anything, though! –  jrturton Nov 7 '11 at 13:06
    
@jrturton it shows the team you're serious. The team does what they feel like, but every now and again we can influence them ;-) –  The Unhandled Exception Nov 7 '11 at 13:10

Since "votes to close" are public (after the post is closed) then there should be no problem putting close votes in the activity tab in the user profile.

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If this info were made available, (and I'm in favor,) it should be up to the user to decide if it's public or not. –  Moshe Feb 24 '11 at 6:00
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@Moshe: I disagree; in the post that is closed, it lists the users that close it. It's already public and in the wild. It forces accountability for our actions. –  casperOne Nov 11 '11 at 16:10

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