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Recover Close Votesvotes if Asker Deletes His Own Questionasker deletes their own question

I did some searching, but haven't yet found a question that seems to cover this ground. However, searching for "close vote" was admittedly casting a wide net, so if I missed a question somewhere let me knowWe should recover close votes cast on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. 

This is actually a situation that's happened to meFor example, a couple of times in the last few days. A user posts a question, and I think to myself that it looks familiar. A search on SO turns up one (or several) pretty clear duplicates, so I vote to close and provide the link to the older question(s). A short time later, the OP comes by and realizes that their question is, indeed, a duplicate and decides to delete it.

What I don't like about this is that I've essentially "wasted" a close vote. Now I'll admit, I've never actually used all 12my allotted close votes in a day yet, but it's a little disappointing to know that I've effectively squandered a vote pointlessly when it could have been used for something more productive instead (i.e. a question that really ought to be closed for whatever reason).

I suppose there's also some hypothetical room for abuse of this current mechanic (trying to force people to waste votes), but with moderators on the boards I think that's a non-issue.

The gist of it: I think we should recover close votes cast on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. Does this seem reasonable? Would it be possible?

Recover Close Votes if Asker Deletes His Own Question

I did some searching, but haven't yet found a question that seems to cover this ground. However, searching for "close vote" was admittedly casting a wide net, so if I missed a question somewhere let me know.

This is actually a situation that's happened to me a couple of times in the last few days. A user posts a question, and I think to myself that it looks familiar. A search on SO turns up one (or several) pretty clear duplicates, so I vote to close and provide the link to the older question(s). A short time later, the OP comes by and realizes that their question is, indeed, a duplicate and decides to delete it.

What I don't like about this is that I've essentially "wasted" a close vote. Now I'll admit, I've never actually used all 12 votes in a day yet, but it's a little disappointing to know that I've effectively squandered a vote pointlessly when it could have been used for something more productive instead (i.e. a question that really ought to be closed for whatever reason).

I suppose there's also some hypothetical room for abuse of this current mechanic (trying to force people to waste votes), but with moderators on the boards I think that's a non-issue.

The gist of it: I think we should recover close votes cast on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. Does this seem reasonable? Would it be possible?

Recover Close votes if asker deletes their own question

We should recover close votes cast on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. 

For example, a user posts a question, and I think to myself that it looks familiar. A search turns up one (or several) pretty clear duplicates, so I vote to close and provide the link to the older question(s). A short time later, the OP comes by and realizes that their question is, indeed, a duplicate and decides to delete it.

What I don't like about this is that I've essentially "wasted" a close vote. Now I'll admit, I've never actually used all my allotted close votes in a day yet, but it's a little disappointing to know that I've effectively squandered a vote pointlessly when it could have been used for something more productive instead (i.e. a question that really ought to be closed for whatever reason).

I suppose there's also some hypothetical room for abuse of this current mechanic (trying to force people to waste votes), but with moderators on the boards I think that's a non-issue.

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I did some searching, but haven't yet found a question that seems to cover this ground. However, searching for "close vote" was admittedly casting a wide net, so if I missed a question somewhere let me know.

This is actually a situation that's happened to me a couple of times in the last few days. A user posts a question, and I think to myself that it looks familiar. A search on SO turns up one (or several) pretty clear duplicates, so I vote to close and provide the link to the older question(s). A short time later, the OP comes by and realizes that their question is, indeed, a duplicate and decides to delete it.

What I don't like about this is that I've essentially "wasted" a close vote. Now I'll admit, I've never actually used all 12 votes in a day yet, but it's a little disappointing to know that I've effectively squandered a vote pointlessly when it could have been used for something more productive instead (i.e. a question that really ought to be closed for whatever reason).

I suppose there's also some hypothetical room for abuse toof this current mechanic (trying to force people to waste votes), but with moderators on the boards I think that's a non-issue.

The gist of it: I think we should recover close votes cast on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. Does this seem reasonable? Would it be possible?

I did some searching, but haven't yet found a question that seems to cover this ground. However, searching for "close vote" was admittedly casting a wide net, so if I missed a question somewhere let me know.

This is actually a situation that's happened to me a couple of times in the last few days. A user posts a question, and I think to myself that it looks familiar. A search on SO turns up one (or several) pretty clear duplicates, so I vote to close and provide the link to the older question(s). A short time later, the OP comes by and realizes that their question is, indeed, a duplicate and decides to delete it.

What I don't like about this is that I've essentially "wasted" a close vote. Now I'll admit, I've never actually used all 12 votes in a day yet, but it's a little disappointing to know that I've effectively squandered a vote pointlessly when it could have been used for something more productive instead (i.e. a question that really ought to be closed for whatever reason).

I suppose there's also some room for abuse to this mechanic (trying to force people to waste votes), but with moderators on the boards I think that's a non-issue.

The gist of it: I think we should recover close votes on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. Does this seem reasonable? Would it be possible?

I did some searching, but haven't yet found a question that seems to cover this ground. However, searching for "close vote" was admittedly casting a wide net, so if I missed a question somewhere let me know.

This is actually a situation that's happened to me a couple of times in the last few days. A user posts a question, and I think to myself that it looks familiar. A search on SO turns up one (or several) pretty clear duplicates, so I vote to close and provide the link to the older question(s). A short time later, the OP comes by and realizes that their question is, indeed, a duplicate and decides to delete it.

What I don't like about this is that I've essentially "wasted" a close vote. Now I'll admit, I've never actually used all 12 votes in a day yet, but it's a little disappointing to know that I've effectively squandered a vote pointlessly when it could have been used for something more productive instead (i.e. a question that really ought to be closed for whatever reason).

I suppose there's also some hypothetical room for abuse of this current mechanic (trying to force people to waste votes), but with moderators on the boards I think that's a non-issue.

The gist of it: I think we should recover close votes cast on questions which are deleted by the owner before actually being closed. Does this seem reasonable? Would it be possible?

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