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"this question still needs 4 more votes from other users to close"

At 3000 rep we probably know how it works :) )

Given that you can already see how many people voted to close a question "close(2)", this message seems a little redundant. I understand that some 3000 reppers might not know about the 5 votes to close a question thing, but I think the vast majority of us do and don't need a little popup to remind us. :D

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Funnily enough, some people believe the exact opposite. I.e that at 3k rep people don't understand closing & need more help/guidance -… (admittedly, the issues raised here are more about close reasons than the actual mechanics of closing). – Alconja Mar 1 '10 at 23:36
@alconja, I'd vote that answer – juanformoso Mar 1 '10 at 23:43

I like these popups, as it provides confirmation that the submission actually worked.

Contrast this to what happens when you flag a post: when one flags for moderator attention, you get the popup "thanks, we'll take a look at it!", but if flagging as offensive or spam, you get absolutely no feedback whatsoever that the flag request was received.

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You can see if the number next to close incremented or not. I would have no problem with a confirmation box that closed itself after 2 seconds :D – Gordon Gustafson Mar 2 '10 at 20:51
@Crazy: yep, that would be just fine. – Ether Mar 2 '10 at 21:14

Let's replace it with:

You're a closing hero, keep up the good work!

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