First off, the new close vote retraction option is great. Thanks for that. However, I did notice that any retraction of a close-vote is final (not that this is unreasonable), and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to add the ability to change your close vote reason freely within a short time window, say 5 minutes. Sort of like a grace period for close votes.
Sometimes (and I'll admit this is a bad habit), I'll see a vote-to-close comment with a few upvotes that roughly gels with my perspective on why the question is unsuitable for the site, and I'll cast my vote too quickly.
Giving it a couple minutes more of thought though (perhaps in light of incoming comments), it often becomes clear that the close reason I originally went with is subtly incorrect. The question might be more "asks for a tool to solve a problem" than "opinion poll", or better closed as a duplicate than "must demonstrate minimal understanding". My first instinct in this situation is to just leave the wrong close vote there instead of retracting it permanently, because I feel the question cannot be reasonably answered in its current state and should be on hold, just for a different reason.
So, three questions:
- Is this problem faced by enough other users to even warrant such a change?
- Could this be exploited in any way?
- Is there a better way to address the problem than a grace period? (short of simply not being a dunce with your close votes, of course)