A moment ago I voted to close this question as I found it to be off-topic. When I got there, there were 2 votes to close as "Non-Constructive" and two votes as "Off Topic." I cast the third Off Topic vote.

I expected to find the question closed as OT, since I had cast the 5th vote and it was a tie-breaking vote. But in fact, it was closed as NC.

Why was this post closed as not constructive, rather than off topic?

Not sure if this is a feature or a bug, so I'm asking.

  • Maybe your eyes deceived you? – Mystery Jul 16 '12 at 23:36
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    The only thing I can think of is if 1 of the votes was just for "off topic" and the other was for "off topic belongs on [some other site]" and the system doesn't see those as the same. shrugs I guess a dev would have to answer. – animuson Jul 16 '12 at 23:38

Reviewing the voting data, I see three votes for "Not Constructive" and two for "Off Topic". You did vote OT, and cast the last vote, but with a majority for NC that reason won out.

I'm not rightly sure why it would've appeared that the split was 2 and 2 when you voted.

  • hm, I'm pretty sure it displayed as tied. – John Dibling Jul 17 '12 at 4:30

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