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This seems like a good statistic to have: it shows how much someone does several important moderation duties.

Also, the elections page shows how many flags that user made, but that's not the whole story.

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It would be good information to have.

However, it's not currently public information (you can see close voter names after a question has been closed, but the actual votes are private). Also, so far as I can tell we've only tracked this information for a bit less than a year (prior to that, close votes were hard deleted) so the most useful statistic (success rate for close/re-open) could only be accurate for the past 10 months.

I don't think we can in good conscience reveal raw vote numbers, but if individual nominees want to post this, they're free to do so.

  • Do we have access to that for protected question count even? – Flexo Jun 11 '12 at 20:45
  • I don't believe so. And frankly, I wouldn't find that particularly interesting anyway. Close and Reopen votes can be found on your profile's Votes tab (along with delete/undelete). – Shog9 Jun 11 '12 at 20:48
  • Given that a successful close/reopen requires a decent view velocity is that metric really important? Even if it is, I would expect 10 months to be enough to do relative comparison. Also isn't flag-count non-public? Shouldn't you be hiding that as well? – Some Helpful Commenter Jun 11 '12 at 21:06
  • Looking at it I think we can't give any real numbers even if we wanted since the votes tab doesn't give totals and only seems to show activity on non-deleted questions where the vote hasn't expired. (Not sure if I would quote that verbatim or not given the choice and character limit and it's too late this time anyway) – Flexo Jun 11 '12 at 21:17
  • Wait, could you post the number of close votes that resulted in a closed question, since that information is public (you see who voted for the question to be closed once the question is closed)? Or, did you not track that either? That could still be good information to have, even if it's incomplete. – user160606 Jun 11 '12 at 22:05
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    @Christofian: that seems reasonable. – Shog9 Jun 11 '12 at 22:11
  • @Shog9 could you talk to the dev team about implementing this? Flags only tell part of the story, since many people close things instead of flagging them. – user160606 Jun 13 '12 at 19:59
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    @Christofian: probably too late this time around, but I'll definitely be suggesting it for a future election. – Shog9 Jun 13 '12 at 20:01
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    This topic just came up again in the SO November 2015 elections (see @bjb568's comment to my nomination). The original reasoning of lack of collected data seems less relevant now, more than three years later. Can we ask to reevaluate this request? – Mureinik Nov 12 '15 at 6:56

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