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The question What's the best way to move to linux from windows for web development ? currently has four close votes, and has stayed at that number for almost its whole existence. With that many votes, I would expect that it would show up on the close mod tools page and quickly get that last vote.

However, the current votes are split between 2 "off topic" (migrate to P.SE) and 2 "not a real question". As a consequence, it doesn't show up in either of the corresponding categories on the mod tools because it only has two votes of each. Without that visibility, it's unlikely to get that final vote.

I suggest that the mod tools use the total number of close votes when sorting questions to show. This would cause questions such as the above to show up in two categories with 4 close votes each.

Update: After the mention here, the question got its final close vote. Of course, the situation described still needs attention.

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I was unaware that vote count had anything to do with the visibility. Is it different for Stack Overflow compared to other places? –  Grace Note Dec 28 '10 at 21:19
    
@Grace Note: Questions on the close page are sorted by close vote count, in descending order, with a limit of some total number of questions shown. SO has enough closed questions that questions with low close vote counts aren't always shown. –  Greg Hewgill Dec 28 '10 at 21:27
    
Ah, I see. That makes sense. Showing all 4 votes on the wrong category might be misleading, but that could be touched up by, say, adding a tooltip with the breakdown. –  Grace Note Dec 28 '10 at 21:28

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

After the next build, it will be ordered by the combined votes.

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