I nominated this question to be closed as a dup.
I see that two other people upvoted my comment, so they might have voted to close it as well.
Now, we didn't gather enough votes, and all close votes expired ... and I can't re-vote to close.
What is the motivation behind expiring close votes ... especially for close-as-duplicate?
Update: Please take into consideration:
- Beta Stack Exchange sites have a smaller community, and fewer people with voting privileges
- Closing as a duplicate is "usually the right thing" IMHO - much less controversial than closing as off topic.
- After a vote is reset, the original users can't vote again. On a small site, this makes it even harder to get a consensus of five votes.