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Whenever I review Close Votes, I sometimes stumble upon something that I don't think should be closed, but just to make sure I haven't missed something, I press the "Close" button to see how many people have actually voted that something is e.g. off-topic or what is going on.
Unfortunately, this method is faulty, because from time to time I'll be met with this message which I'm sure we're all familiar with.
And all of a sudden, I feel bad and feel like I've done something wrong, even though I haven't actually voted to close anything, I just wanted to peak.
Therefore, I have a question and a request:
Question: Are those times where I apparently don't pass the test getting recorded? If I keep using this method, will it eventually have some effect on my voting?
Request: Can we not make the error message show up until reviewers have clicked "Vote to close"? In the dialog, it shows many people have voted. Just adding random votes in here will only further my confusion to the close reason, but not having any votes in there will also be "suspicious". Exactly how this can be changed, I don't know; I just know that I don't like getting told to stop and listen for no reason...sob.