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I've found when I vote to close I am told that there are 12 more votes needed to close. Why would that be? I thought there was only one diamond or five regulars needed to close.

Screenshot: screenshot of close dialog

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screenshot or it never happened – juanformoso Nov 22 '10 at 1:28
Are you talking about delete? I've seen that on some highly voted community wikis. – aaronasterling Nov 22 '10 at 1:36
@Jaun Manual - I've added a screenshot. @aaronsterling - no. – Moshe Nov 22 '10 at 1:37
Your screen shot shows that you have 12 votes remaining. It does not say that 12 more votes are needed to close. – aaronasterling Nov 22 '10 at 1:37
@aaronsterling - however then, when I click on it after voting, it seems to show 3 or 4 votes. Does that include up/down votes? – Moshe Nov 22 '10 at 1:39
Screenshot doesn't at all match what you read in your head – random Nov 22 '10 at 2:15
possible duplicate of Change the wording for "X votes remaining" – Andreas Bonini Nov 22 '10 at 2:47
When you put quotation marks around something, people commonly expect that what's in the quotes is literally what you saw or heard. Quotation marks are powerful characters; please be more careful when you use them. – Rob Kennedy Nov 22 '10 at 4:49

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

That means you have 12 close votes left for that day. Questions only need 5 votes to close (or a binding moderator vote).

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Hm, I can see why the question was asked. Perhaps changing the wording might make it a bit less ambiguous. – Spudley Mar 13 '11 at 14:52

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