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The close and delete tabs of the 10k tools page can get fairly cluttered, even here on MSO; I imagine it's ten times worse on SO. Could the page be modified to indicate which question(s) you've already voted to close or delete?

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I imagine this is only going to be an indication on posts that are currently displayed? If the full history is shown, then closed questions can easily be cluttered by successful votes, while deleted questions will be cluttered by the non-expiring live votes. –  Grace Note Jan 13 '11 at 18:32
Nice botch on your short comment. ♪ –  Grace Note Jan 13 '11 at 19:29
Thanks, @Grace! []()[]()[]()[]() ' ' U+200U+200U+200 –  Pops Jan 13 '11 at 20:09
This was kind of mentioned here. –  Jon Seigel Jan 13 '11 at 23:52
"I wanted to spend all of "2551 characters left" just to whine about this, but I'll stop here." :-) That's when you would have found out the hard way that bounty reasons come out as one long paragraph (no formatting). –  Monica Cellio Aug 1 '14 at 14:56
@MonicaCellio Yes, but the wall of text on the page would still be impressive. I should have thrown some Zalgo text in there too... –  Normal Human Aug 2 '14 at 22:11

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Yes, please!

As one of a small number of users with vote-to-delete privs on some sites, I review the list of posts with delete votes fairly regularly. The problem is that I can't tell, without clicking through and hovering over the delete link, whether a post is one I've already voted on, which is kind of a hassle. Once I've voted there's nothing more I can do, so I'd like to know I can skip past those in the list.

This problem is exacerbated by two other factors: (1) for answers, the name of the answerer doesn't appear, just the title of the question (tonight I had multiple answers on the same question in that list), and (2) if I just click instead of spawning a new tab, then when I return to the list it's collapsed down to three again even if I had previously expanded it.

I don't think we want to remove posts from the list after voting (you still want a handle to the pending ones), but adding "(voted)" or some such after the post title would really help. I've seen suggestions to change the link color; that might work, but let's not overload link color (which should mean visited/not visited), and anyway beware of accessibility concerns. A text or graphical marker will work better for more users.

Alternatively, the lists could be subdivided into posts you've voted on and ones you haven't. That seems like a more-major UI change, though.

I recognize that any solution to this problem will involve generating a different page for each user, while (probably) the current page is generated once for the site. I don't know how much of a consideration that is.

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